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Daegu International Jazz Festival (DIJF) (대구국제재즈축제)

Daegu International Jazz Festival (DIJF) (대구국제재즈축제)

7513     2020-09-21

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First opened in 2008, Daegu International Jazz Festival (DIJF) invites visitors a chance to enjoy jazz music all throughout the city. The festival not only aims at celebrating jazz music, but also other genres such as rock, folk, and trending music. With fringe performances and various other events, DIJF is filled with activities everyone will love.

Chuncheon Art Festival (춘천아트페스티벌)

Chuncheon Art Festival (춘천아트페스티벌)

3220     2020-09-18

112, Chuncheon-ro, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-251-0545

Chuncheon Art Festival was created with the idea of holding a festival in a new style, featuring events that focus on providing opportunities for artists, performers, and theater staff. The festival also has ‘talent donations’ where performers freely show off their skills for the enjoyment of festival-goers. The festival first began in 2002 by staff and perfomers who volunteered and participated for free and, like today, didn't charge visitors to view their performance.

Everland Summer Water Fun (에버랜드 썸머 워터 펀)

Everland Summer Water Fun (에버랜드 썸머 워터 펀)

13771     2020-09-18

199, Everland-ro, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
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Thanks to its annual water festival held during the hottest time of the year since 2005, Everland is one of the most popular summer attractions. The festival is packed with various programs like water shows, light shows, and game activities for visitors to enjoy.

Hoengseong Hanu Festival (횡성한우축제)

Hoengseong Hanu Festival (횡성한우축제)

20714     2020-09-18

47, Munhwacheyuk-ro, Hoengseong-gun, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-1522-1099

Every year, a hanu (Korean cattle) festival takes place in Hoengseong county, where the climate and the environment are said to be perfect for raising cattle. The festival attracts a large number of people, who come to try Hoengseong hanu beef at affordable prices as well as deodeok (mountain bellflower), another specialty of Hoengseong. In addition to food sampling, the festival holds diverse agricultural experience programs.

Masan Chrysanthemum Festival (마산국화축제)

Masan Chrysanthemum Festival (마산국화축제)

34524     2020-09-18

74, Susan 1-gil, 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 (Masan) has proliferated, accounting for 13% of chrysanthemum farming nationwide. Masan 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 Masan’s chrysanthemums and enhance the market.

Busan International Magic Festival (부산국제매직페스티벌)

Busan International Magic Festival (부산국제매직페스티벌)

13571     2020-09-18

120, Suyeonggangbyeon-daero, Haeundae-gu, Busan
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-51-626-7002

Busan International Magic Festival is the largest magic festival in the world. Several events are prepared to mesmerize the audience, including the fascinating opening ceremony that takes place on the shore of Haeundae Beach.

Wonju Hanji Festival (원주한지문화제)

Wonju Hanji Festival (원주한지문화제)

20557     2020-09-17

151, Hanjigongwon-gil, Wonju-si, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-734-4739

Wonju Hanji Festival is an annual festival that celebrates the wonderful cultural heritage of hanji (mulberry bark paper). Along with food and entertainment, the festival offers various programs related to hanji to entertain and educate visitors at the festival.

Mungyeong Chasabal Festival (문경찻사발축제)

Mungyeong Chasabal Festival (문경찻사발축제)

33836     2020-09-17

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Mungyeong Chasabal Festival takes place at Mungyeongsaejae Open Set Studio in Gyeongsangbuk-do, an area famous for traditional ceramics. Visitors will be able to join in traditional tea ceremony and pottery-making programs, operated by local artisans.

Toji Literature Festival (토지문학제)

Toji Literature Festival (토지문학제)

849     2020-09-16

76-23, Pyeongsari-gil, Hadong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-55-880-2363

Toji Literature Festival is held annually in Hadong-gun, the setting of one of Korea's greatest historical novels, Toji, written by Park Kyongni. The festival pays tribute to the novel Toji, depicting the modern history of Korea between the years of the Donghak Revolution in 1897 and the Liberation of Korea in 1945. It has become one of the nation’s major literature festivals.

Bucheon International Animation Festival (부천국제애니메이션페스티벌)

Bucheon International Animation Festival (부천국제애니메이션페스티벌)

2320     2020-09-16

1, Gilju-ro, Wonmi-gu, Bucheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-32-325-2061

Bucheon International Animation Festival features various genres of animation including feature-length, short-length, student, TV & commissioned, and online. Held as a competitive animation film festival, it aims to grow into an international event, promoting the animation industry throughout Asia.

Jeonju Bibimbap Festival (전주비빔밥축제)

Jeonju Bibimbap Festival (전주비빔밥축제)

37931     2020-09-16

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Bibimbap was one of the top three foods during the Joseon period and it is thought to be the most favorite Korean meal among foreigners. In particular, Jeonju bibimbap is considered one of the best foods in Korea. It is a nutritious and healthy food comprised of rice with bean sprouts, one of 10 famous foods in Jeonju. Jeonju's bibimbap is decorated with five colors and with five flavors that come from 30 different ingredients including ginkgo, pine nut, chestnut, walnut and fresh seasonal vegetables. It has a balanced nutrition, packed with carbohydrates, fats, protein, vitamins, and minerals alike. It is considered the perfect food embracing the ancestor’s wisdom and scientific theory.

Jeonju is the center of Korea's delicious cuisine and its representative food is bibimbap. Jeonju Bibimbap Festival is held in the area around Jeonju Hanok Village and Korean Intangible Cultural Heritage Hall.

Gimhae Buncheong Ceramics Festival (김해 분청도자기축제)

9729     2020-09-17

275-35, Jillye-ro, Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-55-330-3241

Gimhae Buncheong Ceramics Festival celebrates the unique Korean buncheongsagi (a grayish-blue-powdered celadon). The festival kicks off with the opening ceremony where a traditional kiln is fired up to promote and develop the tradition of buncheongsagi. Visitors can enjoy various programs such as cooking with buncheong ceramic pot, pottery making experience, flying a wish balloon, Japanese celadon dance performance, and many more.