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Chuncheon Mime Festival (춘천 마임축제)

Chuncheon Mime Festival (춘천 마임축제)

44847     2021-04-19

All around Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-242-0585

One of the three mime festivals in the world and one of the foremost artistic festivals in Korea, this festival began in 1989 and went international in 1995 with the participation of artists from around the world. The festival sees performances held across the entire city of Chuncheon, in both indoor and outdoor spaces, culminating in the double highlights of “The City of Water; Asurajang” and “The City of Fire; Dokkaebi Nanjang.” The former is a joyous ruckus involving water blasters, while the latter is a performance emphasizing the manipulation of fire. The program’s participatory nature means that visitors get to enjoy the festival in a more intimate manner.

Chuncheon Makguksu & Dakgalbi Festival (춘천 막국수닭갈비축제)

Chuncheon Makguksu & Dakgalbi Festival (춘천 막국수닭갈비축제)

19649     2021-04-19

200-9, Samcheon-dong, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
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This festival celebrates dakgalbi (spicy stir-fried chicken) and makguksu (buckwheat noodles), two of the most famous specialties of the city of Chuncheon. The festival was newly launched in 2008 by combining the two existing festivals into one. During the festival period, the entire festival grounds are covered in booths selling buckwheat noodles and spicy stir-fried chicken. The festival includes cooking competitions, donation programs, and performances ranging from celebrity openers to regional groups and singing competitions.

Gangneung International Film Festival (강릉국제영화제(GIFF))

Gangneung International Film Festival (강릉국제영화제(GIFF))

396     2021-04-15

2120, Gyeonggang-ro, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-647-6807

The Gangneung International Film Festival is a non-competitive film festival dedicated to celebrating literature arts through films. As the home of Korea's greatest female artist and writer Shin Saimdang and poet Heo Nanseolheon, Gangneung aims to promote the values of literature arts with the residents of Gangneung and movie fans worldwide.

Seongbuk Global Food Festival Nurimasil (성북 문화다양성축제 누리마실)

Seongbuk Global Food Festival Nurimasil (성북 문화다양성축제 누리마실)

4843     2021-04-15

1, Seongbuk-ro 8ga-gil, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-6906-3194

Seongbuk Global Food Festival Nurimasil provides visitors with a chance to enjoy cultures from around the world in one place through food and arts. It is truly an international event open to visitors from around the world to enjoy unity and learn more about other cultures.

Masan Chrysanthemum Festival (마산국화축제)

Masan Chrysanthemum Festival (마산국화축제)

35024     2021-04-15

148, Haean-daero, Masanhappo-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-55-225-2346

Since its inception in 1961, chrysanthemum farming in Changwon (formerly Masan) has proliferated, accounting for 13% of chrysanthemum farming nationwide. Changwon suits the requirements with rich soil, warm temperature, and cutting-edge technology for growing chrysanthemums. Masan Chrysanthemum Festival has been held since 2000 to promote the excellence of Changwon's chrysanthemums and enhance the market.

Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival (영등포 여의도 봄꽃축제)

Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival (영등포 여의도 봄꽃축제)

263894     2021-04-13

Yeouiseo-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-2670-3114

The Yeouido Spring Flower Festival is held on Yeouiseo Road (Yunjung-ro) in mid-April when the azaleas, forsythia, royal azaleas, and other spring flowers are in full bloom. The celebration is famous for its 1,886 Korean cherry trees.

Gimje Moaksan Festival (김제 모악산축제)

Gimje Moaksan Festival (김제 모악산축제)

2705     2021-04-13

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Gimje Moaksan Festival celebrates the beauty and peace found at Moaksan Mountain. The mountain is home to the 1,400-year-old Geumsansa Temple, Confucian-inspired Geumsan Church, and many more religious structures.

Jeju Canola Flower Festival (제주 유채꽃축제)

Jeju Canola Flower Festival (제주 유채꽃축제)

76969     2021-04-13

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The Jeju Canola Flower Festival is one of the most famous festivals in Jeju, signaling the start of spring with fields upon fields of bright yellow flowers. Large numbers of visitors come to the festival every year to take in this beauty. In addition to enjoying the vibrant landscape, visitors can participate in a variety of festival events that showcase the unique spirit of Jeju Island.

Wild Flower Exhibition of The Garden of Morning Calm (아침고요 야생화전시회)

Wild Flower Exhibition of The Garden of Morning Calm (아침고요 야생화전시회)

7721     2021-04-09

432, Sumogwon-ro, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
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The Garden of Morning Calm's Wild Flower Exhibition showcases wild flowers that signal the start of the spring season. The unassuming beauty of wildflowers are a simple sure sign of the time between winter and spring. The event aims to protect and promote wildflowers which are often ignored or unknown.

Hueree Maehwa Festival (휴애리 매화축제)

Hueree Maehwa Festival (휴애리 매화축제)

7443     2021-04-09

256, Sillyedong-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-64-732-2114

Held in Hueree Natural Living Park at the foot of Hallasan Mountain on Jeju Island, Hueree Maehwa Festival is held every spring, when the air is filled with the scent of plum flowers. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful plum flower fields at Hueree Natural Park. Photo zones are set up throughout the field, and visitors can also see black pig and peacocks in the park.

Yangyang Salmon Festival (양양연어축제)

16584     2021-04-12

15, Nammun 1-gil, Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-671-3803

Yangyang Salmon Festival is a festival celebrating one of Yangyang’s specialties, salmon. The festival is held in mid-October each year, at Namdaecheon Stream, Yangyang. Namdaecheon Stream sees the greatest salmon run in Korea, hosting more than 70% of the salmon returning to Korea. Salmon born in Namdaecheon Stream grow for 3 to 5 years in the North Pacific, and return to Namdaecheon Stream in fall through the East Sea to lay eggs and face the end of their lives. Yangyang Salmon Festival joins these fishes in their powerful, vigorous display of life as they return to their native river. The festival starts with Yongwangje, a traditional rite, and offers a bevy of experience programs, including the most famous program of salmon hand-catching. Seeing the salmon drifting and darting between one’s hands is certainly an experience that can only be had in very few places around the world. Salmon ecology experience offers an interesting insight into the growth and movement of salmon, and other activities like salmon tasting, salmon rubbing, and salmon ecology exhibitions keep the spirit of the festival alive.

Yangyang Songi Festival (양양송이축제)

20855     2021-04-12

9, Nammun 10-gil, Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-671-3803

Yangyang Songi Festival is a festival dedicated to Yangyang’s famed specialty, pine mushrooms, held at the end of September to early October each year around Namdaecheon Stream and the production sites of this delectable mushroom. Yangyang’s pine mushrooms are renowned for their exquisite texture and fragrance that make them stand out even among pine mushrooms, as they grow in natural conditions on pine roots 20 to 60 years old, giving them their characteristic fragrance of pine resin. Yangyang Songi Festival offers many experience programs and art and cultural events themed after pine mushrooms. Mushroom hunt, a program where participants go through the mountains and forests in search of pine mushrooms, is always a popular mainstay of the program. Other programs include the shiitake picking experience, where visitors pick about 1 kg of mushrooms to take with them in shiitake mushroom production sites in the region, and ecology experiences, where visitors learn how Yangyang’s pine mushrooms are grown. Direct sales markets offer quality products to visitors, while the food truck zone and the VIP restaurants offer fresh and delectable dishes made from pine mushrooms.