If you want to eat some good authentic Korean kimchi, but you don’t have the time or the money to fly to Seoul and buy it – well, this weekend you’re in luck.
On Saturday, April 22, the North Carolina Korean Festival will take place at Center City Park in downtown Greensboro, giving local residents a chance to drink in Korean culture for a day and eat a wide variety of foods popular in that country.
According to promotional materials from organizers, the festival will feature plenty of Korean food, cultural activities and, of course, K-pop music.
The event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, is being put on by the Korean-American Association of Greater Greensboro.
There’s a $5 admission fee but kids under 12 are admitted free.
If this year’s festival is anything like previous ones, it will well be worth the price of admission. In recent years, Korean culture and Korean music have exploded unto the world scene with acts such as Twice, BTS, Brave Girls, and Blackpink becoming well known in America and frequently touring here.
There will also be vendors selling Korean merchandise.
There won’t be any big headlining musical acts at the April 22 festival but there will be a good deal of K-pop dance and musical talent on display thanks to local K-pop fans and artists.
The photo above is the group shot of contest participants at the 2019 festival. That festival filled the park with K-pop music, Korean games, traditional and modern Korean costumes and more. The festival also filled the air with the smell of bibimbap, and Korean barbeque to name a few.