The Irvine Korean Cultural Festival Committee and its sponsors presented the 4th Annual Irvine Korean Cultural Festival on May 18.
Performers sang and danced to both traditional and modern Korean music. Booths exhibited a various arrangement of brush paintings, paper crafts, folk paintings, artifacts, and more for the people to be more educated about the Korean heritage and art forms. At the food court, there were various Korean cuisines.
There was also a Hanbok Fashion Show and a talent contest. Program Coordinator Jenny Jung said, “After a difficult audition process, I selected 7 [talent show] finalists perform at the festival. Since only the top contestants performed, the judges had a difficult decision. The multi-ethnic crowd especially enjoyed K-Pop music.”
The Festival was created to celebrate Korean immigration and share Korean art, music, food, and entertainment traditions. Originally held on January 13 to celebrate Korean-American Day, the festival was moved to May this year in hopes that better weather would attract more members of the general public and better enhance cultural sharing and understanding in Orange County.