Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of South Korea
The Korean Society of Queensland invites you to an exciting family day out at the Korean Cultural Festival in King George Square on Saturday 11 August. This colourful festival brings the sights, sounds and tastes of South Korea to everyone with an all-day event from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm showcasing traditional and contemporary Korean culture.
This fun family event, will feature delightful spectacles and offerings from South Korea such as a delicious selection of authentic Korean cuisine to tantalise your taste buds, live music and shows including pan-sori (Korean traditional singing), K-pop (South Korean popular music and dance), taekwondo (Korean martial arts), children's activities and more. Throughout the day at this FREE event, roving Samul-Nori cultural performers will entertain the crowds. For further details click here
The selection of food stalls and food trucks from this rich and vibrant country will enable you to explore the nation's powerhouse of authentic tastes. Although heavily influenced by neighbouring China, Korean cuisine is as unique as it is tasty. There will be many side dishes to tempt you such as the popular kimchi - a Korean fermented cabbage/radish dish. There will also be rice dishes, spicy soups, noodles, and the famous Korean Barbecue.
Visitors will experience Taekwondo demonstrations - Korean martial arts. It was developed after World War II and combined Japanese karate with Korean and Chinese martial arts. It has grown in popularity since becoming an Olympic Sport at Sydney in 2000 and it has been a Commonwealth Games sport since 2010. It has head-high kicks, jumping and spinning kicks. It uses speed, agility and power but also has a gentler philosophy. The overarching goal is a peaceful society, and respect and courtesy are integral tenets of the sport. It is a spectacular, fast sport and great for spectators.