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Eumseong Pumba Festival (음성 품바축제)

Eumseong Pumba Festival (음성 품바축제)

14245     2022-06-27

28, Seolseonggongwon-gil, Eumseong-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-43-873-2241

Pumba was the word repeated in the songs of street singers, especially when Korea was once impoverished. They strolled around marketplaces or villages seeking food, money, or anything they could get. Pumba doesn’t have a specific meaning but is a language mechanism for keeping a rhythm. These days, the word pumba generally refers to gakseori. These performers do not beg for food or money, but do sing at events or festivals. The Pumba Festival is held in Eumseong every year to celebrate this important part of Korea's modern history.

Sancheong Medicinal Herb Festival (산청한방약초축제)

Sancheong Medicinal Herb Festival (산청한방약초축제)

26047     2022-06-27

Online
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-55-970-6601~5

The Sancheong Medicinal Herb Festival is held in September at Sancheong, home of Jirisan Mountain where over 1,000 medicinal herbs can be found. Jirisan Mountain is also famous as a place where notable physicians in the past researched and practiced medicine. The festival includes various exhibitions and events to learn about and experience Korea's medicinal herbs firsthand. Visitors can also enjoy traditional games and wear clothes from the Joseon dynasty.

Bonghwa Sweetfish Festival (봉화은어축제)

Bonghwa Sweetfish Festival (봉화은어축제)

28433     2022-06-27

Online
• 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.

Ulsan Onggi Festival (울산옹기축제)

Ulsan Onggi Festival (울산옹기축제)

20326     2022-06-27

23, Oegosan-gil, Ulju-gun, Ulsan
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-52-980-2232~4

Ulsan Onggi Festival takes place within Oegosan Onggi Village, the largest onggi village in the nation, home to seven master artisans. The festival serves to promote this local product while providing visitors with the chance to learn more about onggi through various programs and hands-on experiences.

Tongyeong Hansan Battle Festival (통영한산대첩축제)

Tongyeong Hansan Battle Festival (통영한산대첩축제)

35365     2022-06-27

27 , Sebyeong-ro, Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-55-644-5222

Tongyeong Hansan Battle Festival commemorates the Great Battle of Hansan (1592), one of the most important sea battles in Korean history. Visitors to this festival will be able to see an amazing reenactment of the battle as well as other performances. A variety of hands-on experience programs are available for children at Yi Sun-sin Waterpark.

Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival (인천 펜타포트 락페스티벌)

Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival (인천 펜타포트 락페스티벌)

48624     2022-06-27

350, Central-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-1899-7188

Pentaport Rock Festival is a rock festival held every summer in Songdo and ardently supported by local rock fans and music fans worldwide. Rock fans are invited to beat the summer heat with line-ups that feature popular bands from all over world.

Wonju Dynamic Dancing Carnival (원주 다이내믹댄싱카니발)

Wonju Dynamic Dancing Carnival (원주 다이내믹댄싱카니발)

46560     2022-06-27

170, Dangu-ro, Wonju-si, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-760-9881~4

Wonju Dynamic Dancing Carnival is an international festival led by the citizens from the preparation of the event to the stage performances. Dynamic dance parade performances will take place on a giant 100-meter long and 15-meter wide runway.

Everland Summer Water Fun (에버랜드 썸머워터펀)

Everland Summer Water Fun (에버랜드 썸머워터펀)

17922     2022-06-20

199, Everland-ro, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-31-320-5000

Since the first event in 2005, Everland's Summer Water Fun festival has made Everland 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.

Cancelled: Taean Lily Garden (태안 백합꽃 정원)

Cancelled: Taean Lily Garden (태안 백합꽃 정원)

7829     2022-05-30

200, Mageompo-gil, Taean-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-41-675-9200

Taean Lily Garden festival is held annually in spring when lilies are at their peak. As such, the festival grounds are filled with the aromatic scent of these beautiful flowers in a rainbow of hues and designs.

Postponed: Daejeon Craft Beer & Music Festival (대전 수제맥주&뮤직페스티벌)

Postponed: Daejeon Craft Beer & Music Festival (대전 수제맥주&뮤직페스티벌)

1548     2022-05-30

480, Daedeok-daero, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-1661-5869

Daejeon Craft Beer & Music Festival, which first started in 2016, is co-hosted by Weizen Haus and Daejon MBC. Visitors can enjoy up to 100 varieties of craft beer, delicious local cuisines, and performances by popular music artists.

Cancelled: Seoul Grand Park Rose Festival (서울대공원 장미원축제)

Cancelled: Seoul Grand Park Rose Festival (서울대공원 장미원축제)

24767     2022-05-30

102, Daegongwongwangjang-ro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-500-7335, 7337

Seoul Grand Park Rose Festival is held at Gwacheon Seoul Grand Park's Themed Garden every May when the roses are in bloom.

Postponed: Jeonju Daesaseup Festival (전주대사습놀이)

Postponed: Jeonju Daesaseup Festival (전주대사습놀이)

6582     2022-05-30

27, Pungnammun 4-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-63-252-6792

Jeonju Daesaseupnori Festival is held in Jeonju, where gugak (traditional Korean music) originates. The festival offers various opportunities to see talented gugak artists, and serves as a harmonized site for traditional artists. It encourages the preservation of Jeonju Daesaseupnori as it is passed down to future generations, and teaches national art that represents Korea.