Culture, Food and Art Come Together at the Irvine Korean Cultural Festival

May 08, 2017

On May 13th from 10am-5pm, the Irvine Civic Center will host one of the most vibrant and exciting events in Irvine. The 8th Annual Irvine Korean Cultural Festival provides a dynamic mixture of food, art and music that entertains and educates guests who are interested in learning about Korea.

Korean culture has a distinct place in California history, and a large population of first and second generation Korean Americans live in Irvine. The Irvine Korean Cultural Festival celebrates this heritage with a lively assortment of activities, including contests and live entertainment. This year’s Festival Feature Performer is Korean-American singer-songwriter Dia Frampton, known for her performances on hit NBC series The Voice. Guests will also have the chance to see live taekwondo demonstrations and witness a K-Pop Battle of the Bands!

Visitors can also try delicious food from vendors like Seoul Street, which specializes in Korean-fusion dishes like bulgogi fries topped with perfectly cooked Korean BBQ beef and kimchi. There will also be a Choco Pie eating contest! For those who don’t know, Choco Pie is a popular Korean snack that consists of cake, chocolate and marshmallow filling. Choco Pies are a famously tasty treat, so be sure to try one if you get the chance!

In terms of arts and culture, guests can participate in several unique activities, including trying on a hanbok, or traditional Korean dress. The dazzling event continues with colorful music and dance performances that further elaborate on the history of Korean culture. For the younger attendees, the Irvine Korean Cultural Festival is hosting family-friendly activities like arts and crafts, a bounce house and face painting.

Not only does this event include free on-site and off-site parking, admission is also free of charge. With so much to offer, this immersive festival is not one to be missed! Visit to learn more.

Irvine Korean Cultural Festival
Irvine Civic Center
1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606


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