Festivals - Korea travel information

Canceled: Korea Drama Festival (KDF) (코리아 드라마 페스티벌)

Canceled: Korea Drama Festival (KDF) (코리아 드라마 페스티벌)

29161     2022-10-31

626, Namgang-ro, Jinju-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-55-755-2363

The Korea Drama Festival (KDF), first started in 2006, is an annual event celebrating Korean dramas—loved not only by Koreans, but by people all around the world.
Main events include the Korea Drama Awards, the Drama OST Concert, and Drama Musical. Subsidiary events include drama exhibitions, hands-on experience programs, and cultural events that allow visitors to experience the true charm of Hallyu.

Canceled: Jeju Olle Walking Festival (제주올레걷기축제)

Canceled: Jeju Olle Walking Festival (제주올레걷기축제)

20878     2022-10-31

22, Jungjeong-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-64-762-2190

The Jeju Olle Walking Festival is held in autumn, when Jeju’s nature is at its finest, to offer the opportunity of walking the wonderful Jeju Island with fellow participants who enjoy walking tours, along with performances and local food. Visitors from China, Taiwan, America, England, Japan, Canada and other countries participate in this walking festival. Volunteers support the festival management, local residents offer Jeju programs and food, and performers provide impressive entertainment. This large scale festival held in Jeju has the participation of a lot of people.

Yangyang Salmon Festival (양양연어축제)

21473     2022-10-27

226-2beonji, Nammun-ri, Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-671-3803

Yangyang Salmon Festival is a festival celebrating one of Yangyang’s specialties, salmon. The festival is held in mid-October each year, at Namdaecheon Stream, Yangyang. Namdaecheon Stream sees the greatest salmon run in Korea, hosting more than 70% of the salmon returning to Korea. Salmon born in Namdaecheon Stream grow for 3 to 5 years in the North Pacific, and return to Namdaecheon Stream in fall through the East Sea to lay eggs and face the end of their lives. Yangyang Salmon Festival joins these fish in their powerful, vigorous display of life as they return to their native river. The festival starts with Yongwangje, a traditional rite, and offers a bevy of experience programs, including the most famous program of salmon hand-catching. Seeing the salmon drifting and darting between one’s hands is certainly an experience that can only be had in very few places around the world. Salmon ecology experience offers an interesting insight into the growth and movement of salmon, and other activities like salmon tasting, salmon rubbing, and salmon ecology exhibitions keep the spirit of the festival alive.

Hangang Moonlight Night Market (한강달빛야시장)

Hangang Moonlight Night Market (한강달빛야시장)

86919     2022-10-27

281, Eulji-ro, Jung-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.

Gimhae Buncheong Ceramics Festival (김해분청도자기축제)

11175     2022-10-27

275-35, Jillye-ro, Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-55-330-3244

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.

Seoul Lantern Festival (서울빛초롱축제)

Seoul Lantern Festival (서울빛초롱축제)

248026     2022-10-27

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

Since its inception in 2009, the annual Seoul Lantern Festival has become one of the representative festivals of Seoul. The festival features a number of large paper lanterns and LED sculptures along Cheonggyecheon Stream. This year, the Seoul Lantern Festival takes place in Gwanghwamun Square.

Herb Island Light Festival (허브아일랜드 불빛동화축제)

Herb Island Light Festival (허브아일랜드 불빛동화축제)

296893     2022-10-27

35, Cheongsin-ro 947beon-gil, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-31-535-6494

Herb Island Light Fesitval features a romantic ambience created by splendid lighting displays. The festival is a spectacular evening event that entertains visitors year-round with aromatic herbs from spring to fall, and even more light decorations in winter.

Insa-dong Traditional Culture Festival (인사전통문화축제)

2319     2022-10-27

49 , Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-737-7890

Celebrated annually since 1987, Insa-dong Traditional Culture Festival is a feast of Korean culture and art, hosted by the Traditional Culture Preservation Society and the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism. The festival features an international folk festival, parade, and singing contest. Street events include ceramic art demonstrations, portrait drawings by street artists, and making traditional rice cakes.

Korea Grand Sale (코리아그랜드세일)

Korea Grand Sale (코리아그랜드세일)

1322     2022-10-27

Online
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-70-7603-3807

Korea Grand Sale is an integrated festival that promotes culture, tourism and shopping to international visitors. While the Korea Grand Sale online platform provides various content and promotions throughout the year, it offers the biggest discounts and programs in January and February.

Oktoberfest (남해 독일마을 맥주축제)

Oktoberfest (남해 독일마을 맥주축제)

28465     2022-10-26

89-7, Dogil-ro, Namhae-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-55-864-4515

Held annually in October, German Village's Oktoberfest features exhibitions related to the history of the South Korean nurses and miners who went to work in Germany in the 1960s and 1970s. Those who moved back to Korea were instrumental in the establishment of German Village.

Visitors can try German food and drinks such as beer and sausages, enjoy German cultural performances, or participate in beer-related games, and competitions.