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!*

A Special Thank-You Gift!

We still have a few of these limited-supply thank-you gifts available, so please consider making a donation at the $200 (Patron) level today.

Masks are 3-layer, reversible & made of either 100% cotton or a cotton blend (depending on color) w/a polyester middle & a tightly woven 100% cotton inner layer in black.

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

Alona Oba
Alex Prewitt
Amie Pfeifer
Andrew Ko
Ann Park
Anthony Yoo
Avila Family
Carol Kim
Caroline Gonzalez
Cheryl Jordan
Chris Hamamoto

Daina Burnes
Elizabeth Kang
Eun-Joo Chang
Grace Kim
Helen Hwang
Jacqueline Kurzer
James Choe
Jessica Jordan Thompson
Jessica Jung
Jenni Zaidi
Joseph Avila

Kate Marley
Lena Kim
Leslie Griep
Margaret Liu
Melanie Rezac
Montira Warran
Peter Sohn
Robin Park
Ruth Wei

Sebastian McClure
Sophia Oh-Kim & Seung Kim
So Yong Park
Stuart Fong
Suzi Nelson
Tommy Gentzel