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The 16th edition of the annual gathering runs from noon till 10:30 PM each day and includes cultural activities and demonstrations on two stages in Albany Park, a neighborhood where approximately 45 percent of businesses are Korean-owned. Demonstrations range from traditional Korean dance and cooking to tae kwon do and ssirreum, a native form of wrestling. Attendees can also participate in the annual 5K or a B-boy break-dancing battle, as well as sample offerings from restaurants like Woo Lae Oak and Woori Village. Memo.Fx, the Hemmingbirds, and Parts Per Million are a few of the bands providing musical entertainment throughout the weekend.
Festival chairman Brandon Yu of the Chicago Korean American Chamber of Commerce anticipates thousands in attendance. Admission is a $5 suggested donation.