Korea Week: K-Fest
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DateJune 10, 2023 @ 1:00 PM
1 PM - 10 PM
Great Lawn – 450 Queen Elizabeth Driveway
LocationLansdowne Park, Great Lawn
K-Fest with K-Pop Cover Dance Festival
The KCC is excited to announce ‘K-Fest’, the headline event for the 2023 Korea Week at Lansdowne Park. Visitors will be able to experience every aspect of Korean culture, from its cuisine, tourism, Hangeul, traditional culture, taekwondo, K-pop, and Hanbok, in one place.
Various cultural booths will begin to operate at 1 PM, featuring the Institute of Traditional Korean Food, Korea Tourism Organization, Korean Community Association of Ottawa, and National Folk Museum of Korea’s ‘Culture Box’. A range of Korean and local foods will be available, such as Korean hotdogs, kimbap, sweet and sour chicken, bulgogi pie, croffle, and Korean snacks.
The opening ceremony at 5 PM will see the Canadian Children’s Choir and K-Pop boy group ‘Kingdom’ join together to sing the national anthem of both counties, symbolizing the harmony between the two nations. In recognition of the 60th anniversary of CAN-KOR diplomatic relations and the growing influence of Korean culture, the City of Ottawa will officially proclaim June 9 to June 15 as ‘Korea Week’ during the opening ceremony.
The ‘2023 K-Pop Cover Dance Festival (KCDF)’, an annual dance competition that has been gaining popularity and interest from Canadians, will take place at 7 PM. Co-hosted by Seoul Shinmun and the KCC, the top 12 teams that have advanced from the preliminaries will compete for a spot for Global Round to be held in Seoul to represent Canada. K-Pop boy group Kingdom has been invited as a special judge for this event.
The finale of K-Fest is decorated with special performances by renowned K-Pop artists. Solo K-Pop artist and former IZ*ONE leader ‘Kwon Eun Bi’, along with boy group ‘Kingdom’, have prepared a special stage for Canadian fans, promising a night filled with unforgettable, spectacular performances.