7004 Little River Turnpike # L, Annandale, VA
The KORUS festival needs volunteers to help out. The festival is a 3 day celebration of Korean/American culture... the largest in the DC area (and probably on the East Coast). This is our 3rd year helping the festival, and we have a larger role this year. The festival will be in September (near the time of the Korean thanksgiving holiday "Chuseok"). The name KORUS is for KORean and US.
Same as in 2011 and 2012, we've been asked to help brainstorm, plan, learn, plan other special events, along with discuss other ideas such as what performers to have.
This is the "big" regular meeting, held mostly in Korean. Most of the people attending are not meetup group members - they are members of the non-profit (KAAW), or other planning volunteers. The formal meeting starts at 6:30pm, but we can & should arrive and meet-&-greet from 6 to 6:30.
Food (snacks) may be provided. There is no cost to attend.
Park in the numbered spots for the building - 7004 - there are many in the parking lot. And parking is free.
KORUS planning meeting & events - how to tell them apart:
This event is the part of the series of meetings at the KAAW - Korean-American Association of the Washington Metropolitan Area. KAAW is the non-profit that has organized the KORUS festivals every year.
Join us as we plan and help make this year's event bigger and better than ever!
No experience needed! No Korean language ability needed. The meeting will be held in Korean with English as well. The meeting will be a discussion of what needs to happen, and a chance to find out what you can do to help out this summer.
Korean Festival Fact Sheet
The annual KORUS festival held each fall in Virginia, bringing together thousands of fans of Korean culture: music, food, entertainment, language, and more. The 3-day event is free, and offers live performances, with food available from many vendors.
The first festival was held in 2003 in Northern Virginia. Over the next several years, the size and reach of the event grew. The 2010 festival in Annandale, VA, had an estimate 70,000 attendees over 3 days. In 2012 the event was held in Bull Run Park in Virginia.
Past performers include:
Delicious food dishes served at the festival include bulgogi, kalbi, and ddokbokki, with side dishes including kimchi and rice.
Pictures from last year's festival: