Korean festival to present opportunities for cultural enjoyment


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The Korean Festival, which features opportunities such as trying on hanbok, traditional Korean clothing, is in Carrollton Asian Town Center on Saturday. The Korean Society of Dallas hosts an annual Korean Festival which features local Korean art, Korean food and live entertainment to give many Korean-Americans an opportunity to reconnect with their culture.

Claire Clements, Executive Editorial Page Editor

Tomorrow, the Korean Society of Dallas and Korean American Development Foundation are hosting their annual Korean Festival in the Carrollton Asian Town Plaza (2625 Old Denton Road) from 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The festival serves as an opportunity for Korean-Americans to enjoy their culture, as well as for others to experience it through traditional performances, art and foods, such as tteokbokki, stir-fried rice cake. 

“As a Korean myself, it’s important to celebrate [Korean] culture because we should recognize representation and maintain the culture from our ancestors,” Coppell High School junior Christie Park said. 

Along with the food and clothing stands, many nearby stores will have discounts on Saturday as well. 

This year, K-Pop groups Snuper, Neon Punch and DJ Flash Finger are performing.

“If [you’re] interested, you’ll experience many different things [such as] the cuisine, traditions and pop culture,” Park said. “If you like food, music and exploring culture, you should definitely come to the Korean festival.”

The full itinerary for the festival can be found on the Festival Facebook page

 Admission is free, but fans of the various K-Pop groups performing can attend a fansign through registration and a purchase of a CD for $35. 

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