Hawaii’s Kitchen: 15th Annual Korean Festival

Experience Korean culture from the past and the present this weekend at the 15th Annual Korean Festival. As one of the largest cultural festivals of the year in Hawaii, the Korean Festival will once again have the best flavors of Korea, entertainment and culture exhibits. Organizers expect over 30,000 people to attend.

The festival will run for two days on the last weekend of August.  Friday night will feature a free screening of Korean blockbuster “Miss Granny”. The event space opens at 5:00pm and the movie will begin at 7:30pm.  Cooking Hawaiian Style TV Host Grant Sato will be serving Pojang Macha (Korean Street Food) for the movie night.  Grant was a recent winner of the “Global Taste of Korean Regional Contest” in Hawaii last year.


Saturday, August 27 will run from 10:00am to 9:00pm and will be the main festival. The Korean Festival presents a unique, authentic taste of Korean culture through food, dance, art, music, and entertainment. The program of festival events includes performances such as a taekwondo (Korean martial arts) demonstration, Korean fan and drum dances, KPOP dance performances, Korean song contest and special musical performances from guests from Korea.


The festival also provides interactive activities, such as Korean cooking lessons from talented chefs from the community, and the festival favorites kim chi eating contest and jajangmyun eating contest.

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