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Roar Cultural Festival (Korean Festival)

The Roar Festival is a free, annual Korean event for the whole community that takes place in Fullerton Downtown Plaza over the course of 3 days. The festival celebrates Korean culture with an immersive experience featuring cuisine, art, performers, and vendors.

Presented by Daroo Korean Performing Arts and Culture and the City of Fullerton, the 2023 event is a first for Fullerton, while marking a decade of the festival’s presence in the greater Los Angeles area.

Roar Cultural Festival (Korean Festival)

Roar Korean Festival

Roar Festival Website

Where: Fullerton Downtown Plaza
Address: 125 E Wilshire Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832
When: Friday, October 27 thru Sunday, October 29, 2023
Event Host: City of Fullerton, Daroo KPAC

Schedule of Events

  • Area 1: Music Performance & The 10th Korean Traditional Music and Arts Festival
  • Area 2: K-Art Craft Street
  • Area 3: Korean Culture Street
  • Area 4: Kids’ Fun Fiesta

Day 1: Friday, October 27

Opening ceremony, Performance, Demonstration, Exhibition, Experience

  1. Opening Ceremony: 3:00 pm, stage 1
  2. Celebration performance by a folk Korean music ensemble: 3:30 pm ~ 5:00 pm, Stage 1
  3. Arts craft Demonstration: 5:00 pm ~ 5:30 pm, stage 2
  4. K-Food Competition & Demonstration: 6:00 pm ~ 7:00 pm, Stage 3 (Area 5)
  5. Korean fusion performance & Art craft Demo: 7:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm, Stage 1 & 2
  6. K-Pop music & dance performance: Fri, 10/27, 8:00 pm ~ 8:30 pm
  7. Flash Mob performance: Fri, 10/27, 8:30 pm ~ 8:40 pm

Day 2: Saturday, October 28

The 10th Korean Traditional Music and Arts Festival & Performance

  1. The 10th Korean Traditional Music and Arts Festival: 2:00 pm ~ 8:30 pm, Stage 1 & 2
  2. K-Food Demonstration: 6:00 pm ~ 6:40 pm, Stage 3 (Area 5)

Day 3: Sunday, October 29

Performance, Demo, Closing ceremony

  1. Performance by the Winning Team of the Competition: 3:00 pm ~ 4:30 pm, Stage 1
  2. Traditional game Demonstration: 5:00 pm ~ 6:00 pm, stage 2
  3. K-Food Demonstration: 6:00 pm ~ 6:40 pm, Stage 3 (Area 5)
  4. Closing show: 7:00 pm ~ 8:30 pm, Stage 2
  5. Closing Ceremony: 8:30 pm

Kids’ Fun Fiesta

Kids Fun Fiesta offers fun activities for kids daily during the celebration.

About Daroo Korean Performing Arts and Culture

Daroo Korean Performing Arts and Culture is a non-profit organization committed to promoting Korean folk music and performing arts in the U.S. Their mission is to share the legacy and spirit of Korea to Korean and non-Korean communities through Korean arts, culture, food, and live musical performances. . They have been hosting music & arts education and performances since 2007 as well as the Annual Korean Traditional Music & Arts Festival with performers of different ages and backgrounds from all over the nation. After spending 10 years in Los Angeles, the festival has moved to the city of Fullerton.


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Monique McArthur is a mother of two, writer, and creator of delicious recipes. In her spare time she enjoys exploring all that Orange County has to offer, traveling, shopping, running with her dogs and spending time with family.