Korean Festival Offers a Full Day of Food, Music, and Other Entertainment

Korean festival logoThe Hawaii Kore­an Cham­ber of Com­merce, with the sup­port of many com­mu­ni­ty orga­ni­za­tions and busi­ness­es and the help of hun­dreds of vol­un­teers, will stage its thir­teenth annu­al Kore­an Fes­ti­val Sat­ur­day, July 12, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

This year’s fes­ti­val will be held at Mag­ic Island. The event is free and open to all.

The Kore­an Fes­ti­val aims to share, pro­mote, and raise aware­ness of Kore­an cul­ture in the com­mu­ni­ty. Pro­ceeds from the event are used to fund ser­vice projects and ven­tures that ben­e­fit the Kore­an and larg­er com­mu­ni­ty in Hawaii, includ­ing an annu­al schol­ar­ship fund for out­stand­ing, civic-minded stu­dents enter­ing or cur­rent­ly enrolled in col­lege.

Every year, the fes­ti­val presents sam­ples of Kore­an cul­ture through food, dance, art, music, and enter­tain­ment. Per­for­mances this year run from tra­di­tion­al dance to K-pop to the Roy­al Hawai­ian Band. The com­plete sched­ule of events is avail­able at http://www.koreanfestivalhi.com/en/index.html.

This year the Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies will be rep­re­sent­ed at the fes­ti­val. Look for our tables in the tent with oth­er arts and cul­tur­al activ­i­ties orga­ni­za­tions. Stop by and talk with us about the Center’s activ­i­ties and resources.

Korean festival layout