Kingston Korean Festival 2011: 13 August

The drum dance at the 2009 festival
The drum dance at the 2009 festival

And that’s all I know so far. I’ve spoken to many people in the Korean community who’ve been involved with the festival in prior years, but none of them are involved any longer. There are rumours of a k-pop contest, and also of a piano trio who will play arrangements of Korean folk melodies. And in prior years there have been taekwondo demos and hip-hop / breakdancing performances.

The Veterans March-past in 2010
The Veterans March-past in 2010

So, the best guess, based on past experience, is that the important part of the Liberation Day celebrations (march-past by the war veterans, speeches by the Ambassador and the Mayor of Kingston) will be at 11am, after which there will be plenty of food to eat, varied performances, bric-a-brac stalls, entertainments for children, and more food. You’ll be able to find plenty of soju and makgeolli in the ice bins to help sustain you through the day, and things will start winding up about 5pm.

A performance of the lotus flower dance at the 2009 festival
A performance of the lotus flower dance at the 2009 festival

The event will be at the Fairfield recreation ground in Kingston this Saturday. It’s an easy walk from the railway station. I’m hoping the Residents Society will send me more information, and if they do so I’ll update this post with whatever I get.

Fairfield map

(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.

One thought on “Kingston Korean Festival 2011: 13 August

  1. Do you know when this years Korean Festival will take place and do you have the name of an organiser I would get in touch with? Hoping for your help.

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