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16th Annual Korean Festival

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About the Festival

The annual Korean Festival is one of the premier cultural events in Hawaii, bringing together a broad array of local businesses, community groups, and individual volunteers from the Korean community in a joint celebration of their unique heritage.

Honolulu Hale Civic Grounds
AUGUST 11 & 12 2017
Friday from 5pm - 9pm
Saturday from 10am - 9pm

FREE ADMISSION

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About the Festival

The annual Korean Festival is one of the premier cultural events in Hawaii, bringing together a broad array of local businesses, community groups, and individual volunteers from the Korean community in a joint celebration of their unique heritage.

Honolulu Hale Civic Grounds
AUGUST 11 & 12 2017
Friday from 5pm - 9pm
Saturday from 10am - 9pm

FREE ADMISSION


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Events

• Kimchee-eating contest
• Jajang myun(black bean sauce noodles)eating contest
• Soju tasting & Korean beer tent
• Korean song contest
• Korean traditional dance & martial art performances
• Korean wedding ceremony march
• Korean traditional games
• Picture taking with Korean costumes
• Children's art corner
• K-pop dancers
• Korean food & products and much more!

Events

• Kimchee-eating contest
• Jajang myun(black bean sauce noodles)eating contest
• Soju tasting & Korean beer tent • Korean song contest
• Korean traditional dance & martial art performances
• Korean wedding ceremony march
• Korean traditional games
• Picture taking with Korean costumes
• Children's art corner
• K-pop dancers
• Korean food & products and much more!


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Korean Song Contest

Koreans and Koreans-at-heart are Welcome!
Grand Prize: Round Trip to Korea
Preliminary orientation: July 29th, 2017 at 2 pm.
Little Seoul Restaurant
2600 S. King St.
Contact Mark: 230.7255

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Korean Song Contest

Koreans & Koreans-at-heart Welcome!
Grand Prize: Round Trip to Korea
Preliminary orientation: July 29th, 2017 at 2 pm.
Little Seoul Restaurant
2600 S. King St.
Contact Mark: 230.7255

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Calendar of Events | Friday, August 11th, 2017


• 5:00pm - Opening Remarks (W. Sunny Lee Oshiro)
• 5:30 - Nanta Fusion (Thunder Hawaii)
• 5:40 - K-POP Dancers - VIVID
• 5:50 - Na Maka O Pu'uwai aloha Hula
• 6:00 - K-POP Dancers CCHARM
• 6:10 - Sol Janggo (Chin Chu Roche)
• 6:20 - K-POP Dancers (SWITCH)
• 6:30 - Halla Huhm Studio • 6:40 - K-POP Dancers (HI FORCE)
• 6:50 - Hawaii's Singer: Mimi Kang
• 7:00 - South Carnival (Band from Jeju do, Korea)
• 7:40 - K-POP Girl Group - FANTASTIE
• 8:30 - Autograph Signing
• 9:00pm - Closing Remark




Saturday, August 12th, 2017


• 10am - Opening Remarks
• 10:15 - Korean Farmers Music & Dance
• 10:35 - K-POP Dancers (SWITCH)
• 10:45 - Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Hawaii
• 11:00 - Wedding Ceremony
• 12:00pm - Governor David Ige Congratulatory Message
• 12:05 - U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono
• 12:10 - Young Hoon Kang, Korean Consul General
• 12:15 - Scholarship Award Presentation
• 12:30 - Enterpreneur of the Year Award Presentation
• 12:45 Local Dance Groups:
Myoung Woo Dahn
Halla Huhm Studio
Thunder Hawaii
• 1:45 - K-POP Dancers VIVID
• 2:00 - Kimchee Eating Contest
• 2:30 - Jajang Myun Eating Contest
• 2:50 - K-POP Dancers HI Force
• 3:00 - Taekwondo Honolulu (United Korean Assn. of Hawaii)
• 3:30 - Singing Grandmas
• 3:35 - Hawaii's Singer: Mimi Kang
• 3:45 - K-POP Dancers -CCHARM
• 3:55 - Han Wul Rim & Moanlua H.S. Nanta Team
• 4:20 - South Carnival from Jeju do, Korea
• 4:50 - Rapper - Young Han
• 5:00 - Song Contest
• 6:50 - 808 Breaker
• 7:00 - K-POP Girl Group: FANTASTIE
• 7:45 - Singer & Songwriter Cho Eun from Korea
• 8:30 - Autograph Signing
• 9:00pm - Closing Remark







Featured Entertainers:

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Cho Eun. Performing Saturday, August 12th.









Fantastie

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Fantastie. Performing Friday and Saturday
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South Carnival - A Korean Reggae, Latin & Ska band from Jeju Island

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Performing both days!
Check out our YouTube Channel HERE!




To volunteer at the festival, contact Karen Choe at 808.529.6365

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