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Korean Cultural Heritage Festival

Korean Festival

The Korean Cultural Heritage Festival is a free event at Burnaby’s Swangard Stadium that showcases Korean culture, food and music in August.

Korean Cultural Festival 2018

In 2018 the Korean Cultural Heritage Festival takes place on Saturday, August 4th, from 10 am until 8 pm.

As it is every year, the venue is Swangard Stadium which is located at 3883 Imperial Street in Central Park not too far from the Patterson SkyTrain Station.

Swangard Stadium at Korean Festival
Swangard Stadium at the Korean Festival

What Happens at the Korean Festival?

The Korean Cultural Heritage Festival is a fairly simple, yet enjoyable cultural event. It’s not huge, and tends to attract primarily people of Korean descent, but it’s open to the public, free and offers a variety of things to see and do.

Activities at the festival include Tae Kwon Do demonstrations, music, art exhibits, and crafts, games and face painting for children. There are community organization displays and a small number of food vendors selling both Korean and other types of food.

If you’re interested in Korean culture and Asian food, and you’re in the area, then this is can be an interesting event.

TIP: Swangard Stadium is located in the northwest corner of Burnaby’s Central Park which is full of forested trails and features a fabulous children’s play area, pitch and putt golf, a couple of ponds and an outdoor swimming pool. While in the area, go for a stroll and explore the park!

Free Events in August

Other Information

Click Korean Cultural Heritage Festival for the event’s website.

If you enjoy this type of event and want to experience even more Asian culture, then check out the Powell Street Festival which also takes place in August (and usually even on the same weekend). The Powell Street event is a 2-day Japanese-Canadian festival that’s also free and offers even more activities and food truck options.

For a list of other things to do this month see Vancouver’s August Calendar or click Festivals & Events.

For information in the Korean language about Vancouver, check out seatoskyworld.com.

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