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Yeongam Wangin Culture Festival (영암왕인문화축제)

Yeongam Wangin Culture Festival (영암왕인문화축제)

20279     2022-11-01

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Yeongam Wangin Culture Festival is held to commemorate the achievement of Korea’s Dr. Wangin, who traveled to Japan over 1,600 years ago to spread Korean knowledge, culture, and arts. Visitors can enjoy various events during the festival period.

Canceled: Busan Fireworks Festival (부산 불꽃축제)

Canceled: Busan Fireworks Festival (부산 불꽃축제)

104755     2022-11-01

219, Gwanganhaebyeon-ro, Suyeong-gu, Busan
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Busan Fireworks Festival takes place every autumn along Gwangalli Beach. The festival’s diverse programs of cultural events, high-tech laser light shows, and myriad of unique and colorful fireworks make this one of the area’s most popular festivals, drawing crowds of over 1 million visitors each year. Although most people flock to the beach for a closer view of the festivities, nearby Hwangnyeongsan Mountain, Dongbaekseom Island, and Igidae Coastal Park also offer great views of the fireworks.

Jinju Namgang Yudeung (Lantern) Festival (진주 남강유등축제)

Jinju Namgang Yudeung (Lantern) Festival (진주 남강유등축제)

154609     2022-10-31

626, Namgang-ro, Jinju-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
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Jinju Namgang Yudeung Festival originates from the floating lanterns that were used during the Jinjuseong Fortress Battle of the Imjin War (1592-1598) as a military strategy to prevent Japanese troops from wading the Namgang River. The highlights of the festival are the floating of lanterns along the Namgang River and the parade of lanterns created by local students themselves. In addition, the festival has various events and programs including a fireworks show, water lighting show, cultural performances, and more.

Geoje Island Flower Festival (거제섬꽃축제)

Geoje Island Flower Festival (거제섬꽃축제)

20372     2022-10-31

3577, Geojenamseo-ro, Geoje-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
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Geoje Island Flower Festival is held at the Geoje-si Agriculture Development Complex in Geoje, Gyeongsangnam-do. The festival presents autumn flowers in a variety of exhibitions and displays. Attractions include autumn flower sculpture exhibition, themed flower hills, chrysanthemum items, test room of greenhouse, flowering tree examining office, warm region orchard, and more.

Cheongsong Apple Festival (청송사과축제)

Cheongsong Apple Festival (청송사과축제)

25680     2022-10-31

Wolmak-ri, Cheongsong-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do
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Cheongsong Apple Festival is held in fall every year to promote the excellent quality of apples grown in the area. Cheongsong has the perfect conditions for superior taste and quality of apples, being located in a clean environment with low amount of rainfall and plenty of sunlight. The festival offers various unique events and activities to entertain visitors.

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
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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)

20877     2022-10-31

22, Jungjeong-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
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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
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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.

Gimhae Buncheong Ceramics Festival (김해분청도자기축제)

11175     2022-10-27

275-35, Jillye-ro, Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
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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.

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
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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.