Annual Korean Festival in Houston

Posted on October 19, 2014 · Posted in Events, General

Houston is known to be incredibly versatile in culture and its residents’ ethnic background, with more than 20% of its population originating in a different country. The city lavishly celebrates its diversity in many ways, and this weekend Houston has held its sixth annual Korean Festival.

The K-Fest took place in the Discovery Green park, a popular downtown location. The event was free for all its visitors, and featured something fun for everyone. Lots of delicious Korean BBQ and kimchi, vendors offering unique Korean handicrafts, performances of national Korean dancing and folk music are among some of the things you’d enjoy there. The Festival also showcased TaeKwoDo masters, aspiring Korean-American musicians, customized Korea-themed art.


The park offered lots of room for friends to socialize and for families to get together with its spacious playgrounds, sparkling cooling fountains and inexpensive kayaking rentals.



Created to unite the local Korean community in Houston, the 2014 K-Fest has certainly helped raise awareness of Korean culture among the Greater Houston audience, and allowed everyone to try the taste of Korea and its culture. Houston has quite a few MGIMO alumni, and some of them were happy to attend this great event.


Text and photos by Veronica Zubrilina (International Institute of Administration, Class of 2011)