Korean Festival this weekend

Honolulu (HawaiiNewsNow) - More than 400 volunteers representing more than 40 Korean and local organizations are teaming up for this weekend's 10th Annual Korean Festival.

The festival will take place over two days. Sunset on the Beach takes place on Friday, July 8, with a screening of the movie "A Barefoot Dream" on Waikiki Beach. Live entertainment from the popular folk music duo Hebaragi (Sunflower) starts at 6 p.m. The movie starts at 7 p.m.

A public celebration takes place Saturday, July 9 at Kapiolani Park from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. It will feature Korean foods, a kimchee eating contest, a Korean Song contest, family activities, as well as booths offering Korean and craft products. Scrip will be sold for food, products and some activities. Parking is available at Kapiolani Community College and a free shuttle will be provided.

The net proceeds from the annual Korean Festival will be used to improve the Korean and larger community in Hawaii. These activities have included trade and tourism missions; support of business-friendly legislation; student scholarships; free seminars about personal finance for senior citizens and immigrants, and taxation and business regulations; and other community outreach and service projects.

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