Festivals - Korea travel information

Buan Masil Festival (부안 마실축제)

Buan Masil Festival (부안 마실축제)

7150     2020-04-01

11, Yesulhoegwan-gil, Buan-gun, Jeollabuk-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-63-580-3889

The Buan Masil Festival takes place in Buan, and introduces the local history and culture to visitors. The festival is the perfect way to see, hear, and feel the warmhearted welcome the village is known for.

Jangseong Honggildong Festival (장성 황룡강 홍길동무 꽃길 축제)

Jangseong Honggildong Festival (장성 황룡강 홍길동무 꽃길 축제)

8582     2020-04-01

469-13, Honggildong-ro, Jangseong-gun, Jeollanam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-61-390-7241

Jangseong Honggildong Festival, celebrating one of Korea's legendary heroes, takes place in the area around Honggildong Theme Park and Public Stadium in Jangseong-gun, Jeollanam-do. Events during the festival include a character parade, Honggildong impersonation competition, 4D video experiences, traditional martial arts experiences, and more.

Seoul Jazz Festival (SJF) (서울재즈페스티벌)

Seoul Jazz Festival (SJF) (서울재즈페스티벌)

12200     2020-04-01

424, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-563-0595

In the wide grass field of Olympic Park in Jamsil, Songpa-gu, Seoul, Asia's top jazz festival, the Seoul Jazz Festival is held. Every May, world-famous artists come to entertain visitors during the festival.

Samgwangsa Temple Lantern Festival (삼광사 연등축제)

Samgwangsa Temple Lantern Festival (삼광사 연등축제)

13308     2020-03-31

29-7, Choeupcheon-ro 33beon-gil, Busanjin-gu, Busan
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-51-808-7111

Samgwangsa Temple annually holds its famous lantern festival, with over 40,000 lanterns to celebrate the birthday of Buddha. Visitors can see lanterns in a variety of colors and formations, including a tunnel, along with various events.

Bupyeong Pungmul Festival (부평풍물대축제)

Bupyeong Pungmul Festival (부평풍물대축제)

13256     2020-03-31

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 and to 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.

Ulsan Grand Park Rose Festival (울산대공원 장미축제)

Ulsan Grand Park Rose Festival (울산대공원 장미축제)

19841     2020-03-31

377, Nambusunhwando-ro, Nam-gu, Ulsan
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-52-229-3340

Ulsan Grand Park Rose Festival has on exhibit about 3 million roses in a vast rose garden. The festival offers diverse views of beautiful roses along with dynamic performances and participation events.

Ulsan Whale Festival (울산고래축제)

Ulsan Whale Festival (울산고래축제)

24301     2020-03-31

20, Jangsaengpogorae-ro 288beon-gil, Nam-gu, Ulsan
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-52-226-1991

Ulsan Whale Festival is held in the area of Jangsaengpo Whale Special Culture Zone. The area is equipped with many things for visitors to see, such as the whale museum, Jangsaengpo Whale Watching Cruise, and Jangsaengpo Whale Life Experience Museum. The variety of sites at the festival will give visitors an extra level of fun and discovery.

The Great Battle of Myeongryang Festival (명량대첩축제)

The Great Battle of Myeongryang Festival (명량대첩축제)

4755     2020-03-31

12-36, Gwangwang leisure-ro, Haenam-gun, Jeollanam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-61-286-5261

Jeollanam-do hosts the Great Battle of Myeongryang Festival to commemorate the victory of Admiral Yi Sun-sin and spirits of the residents of Jeollanam-do who saved the country. Various programs are prepared for visitors of all ages to give them a feel of the real historical scene.

2564 Busan Lotus Lantern Festival (2564부산연등축제)

2564 Busan Lotus Lantern Festival (2564부산연등축제)

23480     2020-03-31

818, Jungang-daero, Busanjin-gu, Busan
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-51-867-0501

The Busan Lotus Lantern Festival is an annual tradition that provides visitors with an opportunity to experience Buddhist culture through the many activities offered. To celebrate Buddha's birthday, splendid lotus lanterns in different shapes and sizes are on display. The main events are the Grand Buddhist Ceremony and the Lotus Lantern Parade, both of which attract a lot of spectators regardless of their personal religous beliefs.

Yeoju Ogok Naru Festival (여주오곡나루축제)

Yeoju Ogok Naru Festival (여주오곡나루축제)

13048     2020-03-31

13, Silleuksa-gil, Yeoju-si, Gyeonggi-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-31-881-9692~5

Yeoju Ogok Naru Festival takes place in the area around Silleuksa Temple Resort. This festival is a great place for visitors to see Yeoju's agricultural and local products, such as rice, sweet potatoes, peanuts and fruits.

C-Festival (씨페스티벌)

C-Festival (씨페스티벌)

13906     2020-03-31

513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-6000-8121

C-Festival is the perfect urban festival for a fun experience in the city at COEX, an "Urban Culture Playground." The festival focuses on realizing one's dream to make it into reality.

Gangneung Coffee Festival (강릉커피축제)

Gangneung Coffee Festival (강릉커피축제)

21073     2020-03-30

102, Surigol-gil, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-647-6802

Gangneung's reputation as "the City of Coffee" first began when Park Yi-choo, one of the three first-generation baristas in Korea, opened a roastery in Yeongok, Gangneung. Until then, Koreans were only familiar with instant coffee and coffee vending machines. From then on, the practice of roasting coffee beans gradually spread, changing the coffee culture in Gangneung. The Gangneung Coffee Festival is held every year to promote coffee culture and celebrate the city's growth the leading coffee hub in Korea.