Free Tickets to the Fair!

Annyeonghaseyo! The Korean Cultural Center (KCC) is seeking 4 volunteers to represent the organization at the upcoming Global Citizenship Day at the Iowa State Fair. This event is being organized by the Iowa State University Extension and Iowa 4-H. The purpose of this event is for organizations to share cultural knowledge, experiences, and to promote general global awareness - an educational, interactive, and fun afternoon for all involved!

When: August 12 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds
What: With your support, we can ensure the Korean community is well-represented at this event so attendees can learn about Korean culture and participate in our cultural craft activity. Please sign up using the link below to volunteer for a shift.

Fair admission tickets will be provided. Before and after your short shift, you are free to explore the Fair!  Additional details and information will be provided to interested volunteers.

Thank you!

Inspired Korea in Iowa: 2016 Korean Day

You Are Invited!

The Korean Consulate General in Chicago would love to invite Korean adoptees and their families to "Inspired Korea in Iowa: 2016 Korean Day" organized by the consulate and CJ Bio America in Iowa.  This will be a great opportunity for both Korean adoptees and their families to experience and enjoy Korean culture that day.  We would all be honored if you could come and celebrate the event with us.

Venue: Prairie Meadows (1 Prairie Meadows Dr. Altoona, IA 50009)
Date: Saturday August 13, 2016
Time:  10:00 am- 2:00 pm

If you are interested in attending, please contact us ( by July 30th with the names of all who will be attending.

2016 Korean Village Volunteer Signup at CelebrAsian


The Korean Cultural Center will represent Korea at this year's annual Asian Heritage Festival, CelebrAsian!  This two-day event will be held on May 27th and 28th at the Western Gateway Park in Des Moines.  The Western Gateway Park is the site of other city festivals such as the Italian Festival and Arts Festival.

The Korean village will feature three tents to celebrate and showcase how Koreans in Iowa are lighting the way everyday.

  • Food!
    • Traditional Korean Food
    • Korean Snacks
  • Gifts!
    • Korean-English books, cookbooks
    • Fans, vases, tea sets
    • Items for children
  • Culture!
    • Ink calligraphy, pictures from recent travels, informational displays

The Korean Cultural Center needs your help!  With your support, we can ensure the Korean community will continue to be well-represented.  Please sign up using the link below to volunteer for a shift at this year's CelebrAsian so people across Iowa can enjoy Korean culture!

All volunteers will receive a token of appreciation from the Korean Village on the day of their shift as a special thank you!

2016 Lunar New Year Celebration Invite and Volunteer Signup

Celebrate the Year of the Monkey!

Come celebrate the Korean Lunar New Year on Saturday, February 6 from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm.  Our venue has changed from previous years to Shepherd of The Valley Lutheran Church located at 3900 Ashworth Rd, West Des Moines (across from Valley High School).  This year's program will include authentic Korean food, cultural demonstrations, games, and crafts.  Admission is free (freewill donations accepted)!

If you are interested in helping with this year's celebration, consider signing up to volunteer!  Click on the following link to sign up for a shift:

Any questions?  Contact us at


2015 KCC Annual Meeting

Hello Friends of the KCC,

Please join us for our annual meeting where we will review 2015 and look ahead to 2016.  We will also start planning the Lunar New Year celebration. It's the Year of the Monkey!

Korean Cultural Center of Iowa Annual Meeting
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Iowa Asian Alliance at Community CPA
(lower level conference room)
3816 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

Hope to see you there!

KCC Board