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Jeju Fire Festival (제주들불축제)

Jeju Fire Festival (제주들불축제)

74215     2023-02-01

San 59-8, Bongseong-ri, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
• 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-64-728-2736

Jeju Fire Festival is a representative cultural festival related to Jeju's culture of livestock care. Held every March at Saebyeoloreum Volcanic Cone, the night sky lights up with fiery red. The festival features a media façade show, torch march, fire show, and more as well as various programs and food trucks.

Seoul Lantern Festival (서울빛초롱축제)

Seoul Lantern Festival (서울빛초롱축제)

248027     2023-01-13

172, Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-3788-0845

This year, the Seoul Lantern Festival takes place in Gwanghwamun Square to commemorate the reopening of the square. The festival will have beautiful light fixtures and a media facade. 

Hangang Moonlight Night Market (한강달빛야시장)

Hangang Moonlight Night Market (한강달빛야시장)

86918     2022-12-29

330 , Yeouidong-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • Dasan Call Center: +82-2-120

Hangang Moonlight Night Market is an event organized by the city of Seoul. Visitors to the night market can enjoy foods from around the world and shop for unique handmade accessories by the beautiful Hangang River under the moonlight.

Paju Booksori Festival (파주 북소리)

Paju Booksori Festival (파주 북소리)

20038     2022-12-29

145, Hoedong-gil, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-31-955-0055

Paju Book City is a leading publishing and cultural hub in Korea, started in 2011 with the establishment of a street lined with bookstores to transform the area from a place of publication to a place for enjoying book culture. A total of 42 bookstores opened within the city's first year. In view of participating in international activities, the city joined the International Organization of Booktowns (IOB) in June 2012. The IOB is an organization of 16 booktowns in 13 countries.

Paju Booksori Festival is the largest book festival in Asia. Launched in the fall of 2011, the festival draws around 100 publishers, and leading organizations related to the publishing industry, books, education, and culture.

Pohang Steel Art Festival (포항스틸아트페스티벌)

Pohang Steel Art Festival (포항스틸아트페스티벌)

1763     2022-12-29

Songdo-dong, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-54-289-7853~4

The Pohang Steel Art Festival blends steel, art and cultural activities throughout Pohang's history including the story of POSCO's success in the steel industry. The festival is the country's only steel festival, and encompasses the local culture and philosophy of the Pohang area, while aiming to create an urban landscape through art.

Andong Mask Dance Festival (안동국제탈춤페스티벌)

Andong Mask Dance Festival (안동국제탈춤페스티벌)

86369     2022-12-29

200 , Chukjejang-gil, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-54-841-6379~8

Andong Mask Dance Festival takes place in Andong, home of the UNESCO World Heritage designated Andong Hahoe Village. The festival includes various cultural performances including Korea's mask dance drama, an intangible cultural heritage, and mask dance performances from around the world. In addition to watching performances, visitors can also participate in a variety of hands-on experience programs to learn more about the dances, masks, and related culture.

Hamyang Wild Ginseng Festival (함양 산삼축제)

Hamyang Wild Ginseng Festival (함양 산삼축제)

15559     2022-12-29

49, Pilbongsan-gil, Hamyang-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-55-964-3353

Hamyang Wild Ginseng Festival is held at Hamyang Sangnim Forest, Natural Monument. The area of Hamyang stretches across Jirisan Mountain and Deogyusan Mountain and features high quality wild ginseng and herbs that bring many domestic and overseas visitors to the area. This healthy well-being festival helps to promote and distribute wild ginseng and herbs produced in Hamyang.

Goyang Street Arts Festival (고양호수예술축제)

Goyang Street Arts Festival (고양호수예술축제)

39325     2022-12-29

595, Hosu-ro, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-31-960-9684

Goyang Street Arts Festival provides festivalgoers a chance to see various performances all in one place. From street performances to citizen participation programs, there are plenty to see and enjoy at this street festival.

Songdo Beer Festival (송도맥주축제)

Songdo Beer Festival (송도맥주축제)

139011     2022-12-29

350, Central-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-32-830-1000

Songdo Beer Festival aims to become one of the world's best beer festivals equal to that of Germany's Oktoberfest and China's Qingdao International Beer Festival. Enjoy beer and food while watching exciting live performances and fireworks.

Moonlight Tour at Changdeokgung Palace (창덕궁 달빛기행)

Moonlight Tour at Changdeokgung Palace (창덕궁 달빛기행)

61618     2022-12-29

53 , Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-3210-4804

The Moonlight Tour at Changdeokgung Palace is a high-quality cultural event held at Changdeokgung Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage. The tour offers a unique opportunity to witness and experience palatial beauty under the moonlight.