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Hyoseok Cultural Festival (평창효석문화제)

Hyoseok Cultural Festival (평창효석문화제)

38904     2022-09-28

157, Ihyoseok-gil, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-10-5369-2574

Hyoseok Cultural Festival is held to commemorate Korean writer Lee Hyo-seok and his popular novel "When Buckwheat Flowers Bloom," which mainly takes place in Bongpyeong. The festival offers diverse programs inspired by the book, allowing visitors to explore the author's work as well as the beauty of Bongpyeong with its buckwheat flowers in full bloom. Visitors can also get to know more about the author by visiting the Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village and the Lee Hyo-seok Memorial Hall located near the festival venue.

Bupyeong Pungmul Festival (부평풍물대축제)

Bupyeong Pungmul Festival (부평풍물대축제)

13985     2022-09-28

168, Bupyeong-daero, Bupyeong-gu, Incheon
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-32-509-7516

Bupyeong Pungmul Festival started in 1997 to establish the identity and pride of Bupyeong as well as develop and promote the success of traditional culture. The festival reproduces a scene of Bupyeong farming culture and shares the feelings of Pungmul (farmer’s music) with many visitors.

Daegu Colorful Festival (대구컬러풀페스티벌)

Daegu Colorful Festival (대구컬러풀페스티벌)

19729     2022-09-27

Gukchaebosang-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-53-430-1261~4

Colorful Daegu Festival offers performances and art programs for everyone to enjoy and participate in. A variety of street performances are held, with the highlight of the festival being the Colorful Parade.

Busan APP WORLD TOUR (부산개최 APP WORLD TOUR 국제대회 이벤트)

Busan APP WORLD TOUR (부산개최 APP WORLD TOUR 국제대회 이벤트)

1     2022-09-23

219, Gwanganhaebyeon-ro, Suyeong-gu, Busan
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-6677-1499

APP World Tour is an international competition for developing various water sports. APP hosts the World Tour in large cities around the globe to raise the accessibility of SUP. In addition, they aim to provide contests for people of all ages and skill levels to enjoy. APP World Tour has pro-amateur races to beginner-level races as well as SUP yoga and lessons for children making it enjoyable for participants and the audience. APP aims to have a positive influence through sports. As a part of this, they host environment conservation campaigns for cleaning the sea. 

Busan Port Festival (부산항축제)

Busan Port Festival (부산항축제)

22084     2022-09-20

45 , Seolga-ro 301beon-gil, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
• 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-51-507-6051

Busan Port Festival has been held annually since 2008 to introduce one of the top five ports in the world, Busan Port, and offers a variety of programs, combined with Busan port-related industry, culture and education. Related corporations, organizations and universities take part in the festival to promote the port.

Canceled: Sinchon Water Gun Festival (신촌물총축제)

Canceled: Sinchon Water Gun Festival (신촌물총축제)

237377     2022-09-20

18-63, Changcheon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-70-8670-2182

Sinchon Water Gun Festival started as a fun festival in Sinchon. Visitors can enjoy fun activities reflecting unique ideas, various artists' participation, and local features to cool off from the summer heat. People of all ages and all nations gather to join in this fun festival through the simple water gun.

Jeongseon Arirang Festival (정선아리랑제)

20518     2022-09-19

Bongyang-ri, Jeongseon-gun, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-560-3000

Jeongseon Arirang Festival is an annual festival usually held in October in an effort to preserve and develop the oldest Arirang in Korea, Jeongseon Arirang, an intangible cultural heritage.

Many events and programs are held, with the festival's main event being the performance of Arirang folk song. Variations of Arirang from different regions will also be performed.

Boryeong Sea Mud Exhibition (보령해양머드박람회)

Boryeong Sea Mud Exhibition (보령해양머드박람회)

0     2022-09-19

204, Daecheonhang-ro, Boryeong-si, Chungcheongnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-41-930-2812

Boryeong Sea Mud Exhibition is held for 31 days in the summer with a target of 1.2 million visitors. It will combine with Boryeong Mud Festival to promote the benefits of mud and expand the ocean industry. The exhibition will have various ocean related booths as well as experience programs and events for visitors to enjoy.

Donggang International Photo Festival (동강국제사진제)

Donggang International Photo Festival (동강국제사진제)

14551     2022-09-19

1909-10, Yeongwol-ro, Yeongwol-gun, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-375-4554

Donggang International Photo Festival is a representative photo festival with a wide range of participants, such as photography enthusiasts, national and international photographers, and the residents of Yeongwol, Gangwon-do. The festival is comprised of the Main Exhibition, DongGang Photography Award Exhibition, International Open Call, Photojournalists Exhibition, Gangwon Province Photographers Exhibition, Yeongwol County Photographers Exhibition, Elementary School Photo Diary Exhibition, Street Installation Exhibition and Workshop (Yeongwol Photo Tour Program, Continuing Education Exhibition, Artist Talk, Elementary Students Workshop).

Jinju Namgang Yudeung (Lantern) Festival (진주 남강유등축제)

Jinju Namgang Yudeung (Lantern) Festival (진주 남강유등축제)

154609     2022-09-16

626, Namgang-ro, Jinju-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-55-749-8588

Jinju Namgang Yudeung Festival originates from the floating lanterns that were used during the Jinjuseong Fortress Battle of the Imjin War (1592-1598) as a military strategy to prevent Japanese troops from wading the Namgang River. The highlights of the festival are the floating of lanterns along the Namgang River and the parade of lanterns created by local students themselves. In addition, the festival has various events and programs including a fireworks show, water lighting show, cultural performances, and more.

Andong Mask Dance Festival (안동국제탈춤페스티벌)

Andong Mask Dance Festival (안동국제탈춤페스티벌)

86369     2022-09-16

200 , Chukjejang-gil, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-54-841-6397~8

Andong Mask Dance Festival takes place in Andong, home of the UNESCO World Heritage designated Andong Hahoe Village. The festival includes various cultural performances including Korea's mask dance drama, an intangible cultural heritage, and mask dance performances from around the world. In addition to watching performances, visitors can also participate in a variety of hands-on experience programs to learn more about the dances, masks, and related culture.

Bonghwa Sweetfish Festival (봉화은어축제)

Bonghwa Sweetfish Festival (봉화은어축제)

28433     2022-09-16

Naeseong-ri, Bonghwa-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-54-674-3053

Bonghwa Sweetfish Festival is one of Korea's prime summer festivals and celebrates the local specialty product of sweetfish. The sweetfish from Bonghwa are recorded as having been given as tribute to the king during the Joseon dynasty. The highest-quality sweetfish come from the upstream sections of the Nakdonggang and Seomjingang Rivers, where Bonghwa-gun is located. The festival offers numerous participatory programs including fishing, water play, a water fight, and agricultural experiences. Visitors who participate in fishing activities can feast on their catch.