Geum Yi

Don’t miss the Korean Parade in L.A.

September 16, 2014
The Korean Parade on Olympic Boulevard.

The Korean Parade on Olympic Boulevard.

The Korea Times Los Angeles staff

The Korean Parade, the highlight of the annual Los Angeles Korean Festival, is coming back to the heart of Koreatown Saturday at 3 p.m.

Stretching down Olympic Boulevard between Catalina Avenue and Western Avenue, the parade will celebrate the festival’s theme this year, “Cultural Diversity: A Celebration of Hope for the Ages.”

The four-day festival, spanning Sept. 18 to 21 at Seoul International Park, will offer 280 booths this year, according to the Los Angeles Korean Festival Foundation.

Grand marshals Korean politician Na Kyung-won and Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson will be joined by parade guests South Gyeongsang Province Governor Hong Joon-pyo, assemblymen Kim Eul-dong and Song Ho-chang, Busan Deputy Mayor Jeon Yong-sung, Yeosu Mayor Joo Cheol-hyun and Hadong County Mayor Yoon Sang-ki.

The Korean American community, as well as its organizations, will showcase marching bands, Taekwondo demonstrations, farmers’ bands and dozens of parade cars.