LA Korean independence festival coming this weekend

August 11, 2015

LA independent festivalSeoul International Park in Koreatown, Los Angeles, will host a three-day festival for the 70th anniversary of Korean independence from Aug. 14 to 16.

The event, themed “A Taegeuki wave from Los Angeles to Dokdo,” is co-hosted by several Korean American organizations, among them the Korean American Federation of Los Angeles.

Promotional booths, food and other goods will be available, as well as a screening of hit film “Ode To My Father,” cultural showcases, an experience booth to make a South Korean flag, face painting and a photo zone.

A stretch of road on Irolo Street, from San Marino Street to Olympic Boulevard, will be closed to traffic for the duration of the festival.

A free shuttle bus from 10 a.m. to 10 pm. from a parking lot on 3450 Wilshire Blvd. will be in operation, the committee said.

“This event was planned to remember the day we found independence 70 years ago and to share that significance with non-Koreans,” said Heo Sang-gil, head of the festival committee.