Join us for our 2018 Lunar New Year celebration! (February 17)

Join the Korean Cultural Connection (KCC) at its annual Lunar New Year celebration on Saturday, February 17, 2018.

  • Location: NOAH’S Event Venue (1805 90th Street West Des Moines, IA)
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Traditional Korean food (bulgogi, japchae, kimchi, and rice), games, crafts, cultural information, calligraphy, and tae kwon do demonstrations will be offered throughout the afternoon. In addition, the Winter Olympics will be aired in honor of the games being hosted in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

This celebration is free and open to the public. Free will donations will be accepted. Guests are encouraged to wear their hanboks.

Want to get involved? There's still time to help! Visit the following link to sign up for a volunteer shift:

Questions?  Contact us at

Thank you in advance for your support. We hope to see you there!
-KCC Board

2017 Fall Potluck

The Korean Cultural Connection (KCC) invites you to join us for our 4th annual Fall Potluck on Sunday, October 8, 2017. This event will be held from 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the Colby Park Shelter in Windsor Heights, IA. (6900 School Street.) Free parking is available.

  • Eat/Drink: Bulgogi, kimchi, rice, and bottled water will be provided by the KCC. Bring a dish to share and anything else you’d like to eat/drink. (Non-alcoholic beverages only, please! Alcohol is not permitted.)
  • Play: Colby Park has a playground, plenty of green space, and is located near the trail system. Yard games are welcome!
  • Learn: KCC's Board President, Ben Jung, will share a few remarks at 12:45 p.m.

You are welcome to come and go as you please. We hope to see you there!

-KCC Board

Questions? Contact us at

2017 Korean Village Volunteer Signup at CelebrAsian


The Korean Cultural Center (KCC) will represent Korea at this year's Asian Heritage Festival, CelebrAsian. This two day event will be held May 26-27 at the Western Gateway Park in downtown Des Moines. The Korean Village will feature three tents to showcase the following:

  • Food: Traditional Korean food & snacks
  • Gifts: Korean-English books & cookbooks, fans, vases, flags, tea sets, items for children & more
  • Culture: Try on a hanbok, snap a photo at our photobooth, enjoy informational displays & more!

KCC needs your help! With your support, we can ensure the Korean community will be well-represented at CelebrAsian, so please sign up for a volunteer shift below! (Did we mention that all volunteers will receive a token of appreciation from the Korean Village as a special thank you? And that you’ll be surrounded by really fun people?)!/showSignUp/70a0e44afa72eaa8-2017/27111715

We hope to see you there! -KCC Board

PS: This year is extra special because CelebrAsian celebrates its 15th anniversary. You won’t want to miss out on the food, cultural exhibits, performances, music, and family-friendly activities the festival has in store!

2017 Lunar New Year Celebration

New Location for KCC LNY Celebration!

This year's celebration has been moved to

Location: St. Timothy's Episcopal Church (1020 24th St, West Des Moines, IA 50266)
Day and Time: Saturday, 1/28, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Admission is free (freewill donations accepted and tax deductible)! This year's program includes authentic Korean food, cultural demonstrations, games, and crafts.

There's still time to sign up to volunteer to help with this year's celebration!  Click on the following link to sign up for a shift:  The volunteer sign up form still may list the old venue until we are able to update it to St. Timothy's.

Any questions?  Contact us at

Thank you in advance for your time, partnership, and support. We hope to see you there!

-KCC Events Committee

2018 KCC Annual Meeting: Save the Date

The Korean Cultural Connection (KCC) invites you to our Annual Meeting where we will provide a review of 2017 and where KCC is headed in 2018.

  • When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018, from 6:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Where: Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group (601 E. Locust Street Ste. 105 / Des Moines, IA 50309)

Formal agenda to follow. Questions? Contact us at

We hope to see you there!
- KCC Board