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Chuncheon Art Festival (춘천아트페스티벌)

Chuncheon Art Festival (춘천아트페스티벌)

3127     2020-07-14

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 give of their skills for the enjoyment of festival-goers. The festival grew from Chuncheon Dance Festival in 2002, where all of the staff and performers participated for free and like today didn’t charge for visitors to view their performances.

Seoul Silver Grass Festival (서울억새축제)

Seoul Silver Grass Festival (서울억새축제)

32063     2020-07-14

95, Haneulgongwon-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-300-5574

The World Cup Park was established on Nanjido, whose name means the island of "abundant orchids and gromwells." The island was once a wonderful ecosystem where flowers flourished season in and season out, and migrant birds came to visit every year.

Unfortunately, Nanjido was used as a landfill site between 1978 and 1993 and the once beautiful ecosystem became a smelly place full of trash and sludge. However, the Landfill Recovery Project began in 1996, once again restoring life to the barren wasteland. Plants and animals returned to the area and it was christened the World Cup Park in May 2002. Each of the five divisions of the World Cup Park (Pyounghwa Park, Haneul Park, Noeul Park, Nanjicheon Park, and Nanji Hangang Park) represents an aspect of the radical transformation of Nanjido back into an ecological haven.

Haneul Park (Sky Park) is full of lush Eulalia and home to the Seoul Silver Grass Festival, held every year in October when the grass is in bloom. Although the park is open to visitors during the daytime, the park is usually closed at night to reduce the negative effects of visitors on the native plants and animals. During the festival, however, the park remains open until 10 p.m. and the entire grounds are aglow with light. Visitors not only get a beautiful view of the city lights and Hangang River, but can also enjoy the variety of events and performances offered during the festival period.

Everland Summer Water Fun (에버랜드 썸머 워터 펀)

Everland Summer Water Fun (에버랜드 썸머 워터 펀)

13665     2020-07-14

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

Jeonju Bibimbap Festival (전주비빔밥축제)

Jeonju Bibimbap Festival (전주비빔밥축제)

37736     2020-07-10

95, Seohak-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-63-231-8969

Bibimbap was one of the top three foods during the Joseon period and it is thought to be the most favorite Korean meal among foreigners. In particular, Jeonju Bibimbap is considered one of the best foods in Korea. It is a nutritious and healthy food comprised of rice with bean sprouts, one of 10 famous foods in Jeonju. Jeonju's bibimbap is decorated with five colors and witholds five tastes that come from 30 different ingredients including gingko, pine nut, chestnut, walnut and fresh seasonal vegetables. It has a balanced nutrition, packed with carbohydrates, fat, protein, vitamins, and minerals alike. It is considered the perfect food embracing the ancestor’s wisdom and scientific theory.

Jeonju is the center of Korea's delicious cuisine and its representative food is Bibimbap. Jeonju Bibimbap Festival is held in the area around Jeonju Hanok Village and Korean Intangible Cultural Heritage Hall.

Rainbow Island Music & Camping Festival (레인보우 아일랜드)

Rainbow Island Music & Camping Festival (레인보우 아일랜드)

13008     2020-07-10

60, Jaraseom-ro, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-70-5165-3071

The Rainbow Island Music & Camping Festival is held on Jaraseom Island, and is open for anyone who would like to join in this romantic camping experience.

Gangneung Coffee Festival (강릉커피축제)

Gangneung Coffee Festival (강릉커피축제)

22072     2020-06-29

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.

Goseong Lavender Festival (고성 하늬라벤더팜 라벤더축제)

Goseong Lavender Festival (고성 하늬라벤더팜 라벤더축제)

37545     2020-06-29

175, Kkotdaemaeul-gil, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-681-0005

Every June, the area around Eocheon-ri in Goseong-gun is covered with purple lavender fields. During this season, many local and international visitors attend the annual Goseong Lavender Festival. The festival offers a variety of programs, including exhibitions and performances.

Ulsan Soeburi Festival (울산쇠부리축제)

Ulsan Soeburi Festival (울산쇠부리축제)

6749     2020-06-29

58, Dalcheoncheoljang-gil, Buk-gu, Ulsan
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-52-293-3500

Ulsan Soeburi Festival celebrates the history of iron forging in the Ulsan area, along with the modern businessa and culture surrounding the ironworks factories in the city. The festival features many activities and programs connected with the festival theme.

Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market (서울 밤도깨비 야시장)

Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market (서울 밤도깨비 야시장)

77983     2020-06-29

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

Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market is an event organized by the city of Seoul. Visitors to the night market, happening on Fridays and Saturdays from March to October, can enjoy foods from around the world, shop for unique handmade accessories, and watch various cultural performances.

Baekje Cultural Festival (백제문화제)

Baekje Cultural Festival (백제문화제)

25058     2020-06-29

386-6, Baekjemun-ro, Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-41-635-6980

Baekje Cultural Festival first started in 1955 to commemorate the three loyal subjects of the Baekje era, namely Seongchung, Heungsu, and Gyebaek through a Samchungje rite. The festival aims to bring the history and culture of the Baekje era to life, taking place at UNESCO-recognized sites.

Cheongwansan Eulalia Festival (천관산 억새제)

2541     2020-07-14

Gwansan-eup, Jangheung-gun, Jeollanam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-61-863-7071

Cheongwansan Eulalia Festival will take place in a broad Eulalia field at Cheongwansan Mountain located in Jangheung-gun, Jeongsan. Major programs of the festival include Eulalia rituals, Miss Eulalia (an impromptu beauty pageant to select the most beautiful women among the visitors to the festival), a music concert on top of the mountain, and environmental protection campaigns.

Nonsan Ganggyeong Salted Seafood Festival (논산강경젓갈축제)

24963     2020-07-06

45, Geumbaek-ro, Nonsan-si, Chungcheongnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-41-746-5662

Nonsan Ganggyeong Salted Seafood Festival is held in the town where the large salted seafood market in Korea is located. The salted seafood in the area is known for it long tradition and special process. During the festival period, visitors can buy salted seafood at a special discounted prices.