The 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, the Festival is going virtual and is dedicated to supporting local businesses, organizations and individuals working hard to overcome difficulties during these challenging times.

Video highlights from the Inaugural Chuseok Festival held at
The Presidio on Sept. 14, 2019

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What’s in Store for You…

The Festival at-a-Glance

Festival Components

**We are continuing to add new Festival info as we confirm offerings, so please visit often!**

K-QUEST: Community & Culture

Complete scavenger hunt-style missions around town and online to explore local Korean history, art, food, etc. Earn points for prizes.

Youth Art Contest

Open to K-12 students. Three themes; 4 prizes. In collaboration with the Oakland Asian Cultural Center.
Contest deadline: Sept. 30th.

Online Events

Live & recorded events including cooking classes, craft demonstrations, panel discussions, music performances & more!

K-Food+

Order from our participating food & beverage vendors; receive Festival promos. K-QUEST participants can also earn points!

e-Marketplace

Support local Korean/Korean
American artists & other small
business “makers.” Discounts available for Festival attendees!

K-Pop Dance Challenge

Put on your dancing shoes, grab your parent or child, and get into the K-Pop spirit! Prize for the most
Instagram “likes”!

NGO Virtual Booths

Learn about a variety of
nonprofit organizations serving
Korean American and other
Bay Area communities.

Festival Merchandise

Shop from a curated selection of
unique handmade textile products
from Korea and “Culture-in-a-Box”
craft kit for kids.

K-Music for You!

Discover a variety of Korean music
genres & artists thru
unique playlists curated for
Festival attendees!

Festival Participation is Free & Open to All

Participate As…

Food & Beverage Truck or Restaurant

Korean /K-inspired food; Korean/Korean American chefs

 

Maker

Korean/Korean American entrepreneurs creating their own products

 

Nonprofit Organization

Providing programs/ services related to or benefiting Korean & other immigrant community

Commercial Business

Selling Korean/Korean-inspired products or services

 

We are no longer accepting registrations for this year. Thanks to everyone who already applied and also expressed interest! Please consider joining us at next year’s 3rd Annual Chuseok Festival.

Performers

Korean traditional & modern performances

We are no longer accepting registrations for this year. Thanks to everyone who expressed interest! Please consider joining us at next year’s 3rd Annual Chuseok Festival!

Opportunities

Support & Get Involved

All activities at this year’s Chuseok Festival are being offered free of charge to participants (vendors as well as attendees), recognizing the challenging times many are facing.  For those in a position to make a donation, KCI would greatly appreciate any financial support to help offset festival costs, as well as to support our social services and programming for seniors.
No amount is too small. Thank you in advance for your support!*

Festival Supporters & Partners

** We are extremely grateful to all our sponsors, partners and individual donors
who are helping to make the 2nd Annual Chuseok Festival a success.
We are continuing to add to the list below, so please consider joining us! **

INDIVIDUAL DONORS

Alex Prewitt
Alona Oba
Alyssa Wiegand
Amie Pfeifer
Andrew Ko
Ann Park
Anthony Yoo
Avila Family
Cade Long
Carol Kim
Caroline Gonzalez
Cheryl Jordan
Chong Moon Lee
Chris Hamamoto
Christina Parker
Daina Burnes
Elizabeth Kang

Eun-Hee Chang
Eun-Joo Chang
Genevieve Santos
Grace Kim
Grace Salk
Heather Bou
Heeyoung Cho
Helen Hwang
Helen Lee
Hyunsook Park
Jacqueline Kurzer
James Choe
Jan Ger
Jenni Zaidi
Jennifer Lee Olmstead
Jessica Jordan-Thompson

Jessica Jung
Kate Marley
Katherine Lee
Lena Kim
Leslie Griep
Margaret Liu
Marie-Elise Lecoq
Mary & Bill Kim
Melanie Rezac
Michael DAndrea
Mina Mok
Montira Warran
Peter Sohn
Raymond Ritter
Robin Park 
Rose Lynn Abesamis-Bell

Ruth Wei
Sara Lee
Sean Evans
Sebastian McClure
Shin Kim
So Yong Park
Sophia Oh-Kim & Seung Kim
Stella Kim
Steve Fong
Steven Choi
Stuart Fong
Suzi Nelson
Tommy Gentzel
Yareil Antonio
Youngmi Lee