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Pohang International Fireworks Festival (포항 국제불빛축제)

Pohang International Fireworks Festival (포항 국제불빛축제)

64505     2020-09-29

685-1 Duho-dong, Buk-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-54-289-7852, 7855

The Pohang International Fireworks Festival is held at Yeongildae Beach in Pohang, which is also known as the “City of Light and Fire.” The festival features a fireworks competition, a parade of lights, street performances, and a range of hands-on activities.

Cheongsong Apple Festival (청송사과축제)

Cheongsong Apple Festival (청송사과축제)

22629     2020-09-29

269, Geumwol-ro, Cheongsong-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-54-873-3686

Cheongsong Apple Festival is held in October and November every year to promote the excellent quality of apples grown in the area. Cheongsong, said to be a clean area, has the perfect conditions for superior taste and quality of apples, from being surrounded by mountains with an average altitude that is quite high, providing a huge daily temperature range to the fact that there are no industrial factories in the area. The festival offers various unique events to entertain visitors and the market sells qualified apples for a low price.

Korea Wine Festival (대한민국와인축제)

Korea Wine Festival (대한민국와인축제)

10626     2020-09-29

640-4, Gyesan-ri, Yeongdong-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-43-745-8912

Yeongdong County in Chungcheongbuk-do is the largest grape producing region in Korea and is the only Grape/Wine Special Industry Zone in the country. Yeongdong Wine Festival offers various programs including wine sampling from the products of local wineries. The festival takes place along with the Nangye Festival for a festive atmosphere.

Jinan Red Ginseng Festival (진안 홍삼축제)

Jinan Red Ginseng Festival (진안 홍삼축제)

1360     2020-09-29

160, Maisan-ro, Jinan-gun, Jeollabuk-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info:+82-63-430-2391~3

Jinan Red Ginseng Festival is held in the northern region of Maisan Mountain which has the title of being the only red ginseng special zone in Korea. With various red ginseng related programs and cultural activities, visitors are sure to enjoy the festival with this energetic food. The festival also offers discounted pricees on Jinan red ginseng for festival-goers.

Gwangju Chungjang Festival (추억의 충장축제)

Gwangju Chungjang Festival (추억의 충장축제)

23338     2020-09-29

1, Seonam-ro, Dong-gu, Gwangju
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-62-608-2421~4

Held every October, Gwangju Chungjang Festival is one of Gwangju’s most representative festivals. The festival recollects memories from Korea in the '70s and '80s, creating a nostalgic atmosphere with various performances, exhibitions, and hands-on programs.

Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival (수원화성문화제)

Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival (수원화성문화제)

52563     2020-09-29

825, Jeongjo-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-31-228-1010~4

Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival is Suwon's landmark festival held every October at Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site built to commemorate King Jeongjo’s filial piety and dream for national prosperity and military power.

Gwangalli Eobang Festival (광안리어방축제)

Gwangalli Eobang Festival (광안리어방축제)

28563     2020-09-29

219, Gwanganhaebyeon-ro, Suyeong-gu, Busan
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-51-610-4062

Gwangalli Eobang Festival is a spirited celebration of the ocean, and the surrounding area. The festival originally started as four individual events, but was combined into one grand festival in 2001. Attendees can participate in various fun activities like bare-handed fishing while taking in the beautiful scenery of Gwangalli Beach, Gwangandaegyo Bridge, and the themed streets around the beach.

Gangneung Coffee Festival (강릉커피축제)

Gangneung Coffee Festival (강릉커피축제)

22656     2020-09-29

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 as the leading coffee hub in Korea.

Daegu International Jazz Festival (DIJF) (대구국제재즈축제)

Daegu International Jazz Festival (DIJF) (대구국제재즈축제)

7519     2020-09-21

Online
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-1544-1850

First opened in 2008, Daegu International Jazz Festival (DIJF) invites visitors a chance to enjoy jazz music all throughout the city. The festival not only aims at celebrating jazz music, but also other genres such as rock, folk, and trending music. With fringe performances and various other events, DIJF is filled with activities everyone will love.

Chuncheon Art Festival (춘천아트페스티벌)

Chuncheon Art Festival (춘천아트페스티벌)

3268     2020-09-18

112, Chuncheon-ro, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-251-0545

Chuncheon Art Festival was created with the idea of holding a festival in a new style, featuring events that focus on providing opportunities for artists, performers, and theater staff. The festival also has ‘talent donations’ where performers freely show off their skills for the enjoyment of festival-goers. The festival first began in 2002 by staff and perfomers who volunteered and participated for free and, like today, didn't charge visitors to view their performance.

Everland Summer Water Fun (에버랜드 썸머 워터 펀)

Everland Summer Water Fun (에버랜드 썸머 워터 펀)

13800     2020-09-18

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

Thanks to its annual water festival held during the hottest time of the year since 2005, Everland is 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.

Hoengseong Hanu Festival (횡성한우축제)

Hoengseong Hanu Festival (횡성한우축제)

20956     2020-09-18

47, Munhwacheyuk-ro, Hoengseong-gun, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-1522-1099

Every year, a hanu (Korean cattle) festival takes place in Hoengseong county, where the climate and the environment are said to be perfect for raising cattle. The festival attracts a large number of people, who come to try Hoengseong hanu beef at affordable prices as well as deodeok (mountain bellflower), another specialty of Hoengseong. In addition to food sampling, the festival holds diverse agricultural experience programs.