The Bay Area Chuseok Festival…
celebrates the rich cultural diversity of the SF Bay Area by showcasing Korean traditions, music, arts, cuisine, and community. Our mission is to inspire exploration and discovery of Korean culture across communities and generations, while offering the area’s Korean Americans a way to celebrate together an important traditional holiday.
This year, in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Festival is going virtual and is dedicated to supporting local businesses, organizations and individuals working hard to overcome difficulties during these challenging times.
Check out video highlights below from the Inaugural Chuseok Festival held at the Presidio last year.
2020 FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Scavenger Hunt-style “Missions” to complete & earn points!
Explore local Korean history, art, food, etc. by completing short “missions” around the SF Bay Area and other socially distanced activities. Using a special app, keep track of your participation and earn points for prizes.
More information about the “Missions” will be available shortly.
Online Cultural Workshops & Interactive Panel Discussions
Learn new skills while enjoying hands-on virtual workshops, including K-food (kimchi and more) and traditional Korean crafts.
Meet and hear from Korean American beverage (beer, makgeolli, wine) and other makers about their paths in building their small businesses.
K-Pop, Dance & Other Performances Online
Enjoy Korean traditional and pop music, dance and other performances. Stay tuned for details.
Culture-in-a-Box: Introduce children to Korean culture through a kit full of fun activities and more.
Art Contest: Submit artwork that reflects one of three themes (your choice), including what “Chuseok” means to you. Open to K-12 students. In collaboration with the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. Details coming soon.
Spotlight on Our Local Community
Discover and support local Korean artists, makers, businesses, and non-profits serving the Korean community.
For sponsorship opportunities, please fill out our sponsor application form.
Food & Beverage Truck or Restaurant
Korean /K-inspired food; Korean/Korean American chefs
Korean/Korean American entrepreneurs creating their own products
Providing programs/ services related to or benefiting Korean & other immigrant community
Selling Korean/Korean-inspired products or services
Korean traditional/modern performance teams or Korean/Korean American performers
Sign up to participate in completing “missions” around the SF Bay Area by visiting local Korean restaurants/food trucks, Korean cultural/historical sites, and Korean businesses. Also, use the special app to answer quizzes about local nonprofit organizations that serve the Korean American community and about the Bay Area’s Korean immigration history. Earn points for prizes.
More information about this activity and how to register will be available shortly.