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Yeoncheon Paleolithic Festival (연천 구석기축제)

Yeoncheon Paleolithic Festival (연천 구석기축제)

17549     2021-01-22

1510, Yangyeon-ro, Yeoncheon-gun, Gyeonggi-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-31-839-2561~4

The Yeoncheon Jeongok-ri Paleolithic Festival takes place in Jeongok-ri in Yeoncheon, where relics of the Paleolithic era still exist. This festival explores Korea's paleolithic history through games and educational programs to provide a great opportunity for international visitors to discover Korea’s prehistoric cultures. Moreover, this festival is a great event for families, since children can learn about paleolithic cultures, farming village lifestyles, and take part in traditional cultural programs.

Hampyeong Butterfly Festival (함평 나비대축제)

Hampyeong Butterfly Festival (함평 나비대축제)

43218     2021-01-22

27, Gonjea-ro, Hampyeong-gun, Jeollanam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-61-320-0011

The Hampyeong Butterfly Festival held in April offers visitors the opportunity to get a closer look at ecology, in particular the region’s butterflies, flowers and other insects. The complete process of becoming a butterfly from egg can be seen as well as an exhibition of nine thousand insects from around the world. A special event where butterflies in a bottle are released in a flower garden is something not to be missed. Various hands-on programs are also available at the festival.

Hansan Ramie Fabric Cultural Festival (한산모시문화제)

Hansan Ramie Fabric Cultural Festival (한산모시문화제)

23906     2021-01-22

1089, Chungjeol-ro, Seocheon-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-41-951-4256

Hansan Ramie Fabric Cultural Festival continues the tradition of recognizing Hansan ramie fabric, a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Visitors can experience weaving traditional Korean natural fiber as well as try on mosi clothing. Various other programs and events are planned including a fashion show, parade and DJ party.

Daegu Chimac Festival (대구치맥페스티벌)

Daegu Chimac Festival (대구치맥페스티벌)

44340     2021-01-22

36, Gongwonsunhwan-ro, Dalseo-gu, Daegu
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-53-248-9998

Daegu Chimac Festival celebrates what Koreans love to enjoy, chicken with beer, and takes place at Duryu Park in Dalseo-gu, Daegu. The term "chimac" is a portmanteau of chicken and maekju, the Korean word for beer. The festival includes performances and EDM parties, making the entire festival overflow with youthful energy.

Daegu Yangnyeongsi Herbal Medicine Festival (대구약령시한방문화축제)

Daegu Yangnyeongsi Herbal Medicine Festival (대구약령시한방문화축제)

26732     2021-01-22

51-1, Namseong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-53-253-4729

The Daegu Yangnyeongsi Herbal Medicine Festival celebrates the herb medicine market in Daegu which has been operating since the Joseon dynasty. The festival takes place every year in May and gives visitors an opportunity to experience a wide range of relaxing and curative traditional medicinal procedures.

Damyang Bamboo Festival (담양대나무축제)

Damyang Bamboo Festival (담양대나무축제)

64549     2021-01-22

119, Jungnogwon-ro, Damyang-gun, Jeollanam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-61-380-3150, 3152

The Damyang Bamboo Festival takes place annually in May to celebrate the beauty and value of Damyang's natural bamboo forest. The festival features various experience and educational programs open to locals and visitors alike. Visitors can also enjoy some of Damyang's local specialities as well as visit nearby attractions.

Boseong Aromatic Tea Festival (보성다향대축제)

Boseong Aromatic Tea Festival (보성다향대축제)

65833     2021-01-22

775, Nokcha-ro, Boseong-gun, Jeollanam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-61-850-5211~4

Boseong is considered the birthplace of the commercial tea industry and is the largest producer of tea in the country. At the Boseong Aromatic Tea Festival, some of the most popular festival events are the hands-on experience programs such as picking tea leaves, making tea, and sampling green tea snacks. Other events such as the tea exhibition & sale, and a number of celebratory performances are also scheduled to be held during the festival period.

Boryeong Mud Festival (보령머드축제)

Boryeong Mud Festival (보령머드축제)

284414     2021-01-22

Daecheon Beach, Boryeong-si, Chungcheongnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-41-930-0891

Daecheon Beach in Boryeong, Chungcheongnam-do is one of the representative summer getaway locations in Korea. Every summer, Boryeong Mud Festival attracts the largest number of international visitors to the beach. During the festival period, tourists flock to the area to experience the benefits of Boryeong's mud while having a blast. Fully immersed in both the mud and the festival’s great atmosphere, visitors become one enjoying various activities and programs.

Wonju Dynamic Dancing Carnival (원주 다이내믹댄싱카니발)

Wonju Dynamic Dancing Carnival (원주 다이내믹댄싱카니발)

18013     2021-01-22

170, Dangu-ro, Wonju-si, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-763-9401~2

Wonju Dynamic Dancing Carnival has expanded from a local festival to an international event. The main program of the carnival is the street parade, the biggest and the longest street parade in the nation, featuring a variety of folk dances and magnificent military marching bands from international teams across the globe, as well as the local citizens' passionate performances. Many additional events including the Green Safe Playground and Fringe Festival performances are also available for all visitors to enjoy.

Pohang International Fireworks Festival (포항 국제불빛축제)

Pohang International Fireworks Festival (포항 국제불빛축제)

65056     2021-01-22

685-1 Duho-dong, Buk-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-54-289-7852, 7855

The Pohang International Fireworks Festival is held at Yeongildae Beach in Pohang, which is also known as the “City of Light and Fire.” The festival features a fireworks competition, a parade of lights, street performances, and a range of hands-on activities.

Hoengseong Hanu Festival (횡성한우축제)

Hoengseong Hanu Festival (횡성한우축제)

21518     2021-01-21

Online
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-1522-1099

Every year in fall, a hanu (Korean cattle) festival takes place in Hoengseong. As the biggest hanu festival in Korea, the festival offers various programs and events. Visitors can enjoy hanu beef at a large cooking restaurant that can seat 1,000 people at an affordable prices.

Cheongwansan Eulalia Festival (천관산 억새제)

2641     2021-01-22

Gwansan-eup, Jangheung-gun, Jeollanam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-61-863-7071

Cheongwansan Eulalia Festival takes place between mid-September and mid-October when the fields turn white or gray with sunlight. The best time of the day to take in the beauty of the eulalia field is before nine in the morning and after five in the afternoon. The view of eulalia waves in the breeze at Cheongwansan Mountain is a sight to be seen.