The annual Los Angeles Korean Festival takes place every September in Seoul International Park (recreational area on San Marino St.) The event features various programs and performances showcasing Korean culture, beauty and traditional cuisine. The biggest event of the festival is the annual Korean Parade on Olympic Boulevard sponsored by the Korea Times. Thousands of spectators come to see colorful floats, skilled performers, musicians, celebrities and notable figures of the Korean community.
Every year, the Los Angeles Korean Festival presents the best of Korean pop and entertainment. The festival hosts a series of performances, from martial arts demonstrations and traditional dance to K-pop entertainers for an unforgettable festival experience for everyone. Another highlight of the festival is food: from Mung Bean pancakes, spicy rice cakes to the famous Korean BBQ and potato sticks—there is always something new and fascinating at the LA Korean Festival.
The four-day festival runs from 3 pm to 10 pm on Thursday, from 10 am to 11 pm on Friday and Saturday, and from 10 am to 10 pm on Sunday. The festival was founded in 1977 so that second-generation of Korean Americans could appreciate their heritage and the people of Los Angeles could learn about traditions of Korea.