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Seoul International Fireworks Festival (한화와 함께하는 서울세계불꽃축제)

Seoul International Fireworks Festival (한화와 함께하는 서울세계불꽃축제)

191484     2019-09-27

330, Yeouidong-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-120

Seoul International Fireworks Festival, a large festival in Korea, is an annual event organized by Hanwha Group since 2000. Every year, major fireworks teams are invited to perform fireworks displays and to light up the night skies of Yeouido. The event is also filled with various subsidiary events during the daytime.

Andong Mask Dance Festival (안동국제탈춤페스티벌)

Andong Mask Dance Festival (안동국제탈춤페스티벌)

82517     2019-09-27

239, Yuksa-ro, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-54-841-6397~8

Andong Mask Dance Festival is held in Andong area which is considered the capital of Korean traditional culture, with the theme of mask and mask dance. Andong’s culture and religion have remained a great value over the years with various cultures intact. Therefore, Andong is the region which has the most of cultural heritages and boasts the beauty of the East alike.

Cancelled: Jeong Yakyong Culture Festival (정약용 문화제)

Cancelled: Jeong Yakyong Culture Festival (정약용 문화제)

2521     2019-09-27

11, Dasan-ro 747beon-gil, Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-31-590-8526

Dasan Cultural Festival takes place in the area of Dasan Heritage Site and Dasan Ecological Park in Namyangju. The festival has been held annually since 1986 in memory of the spirit of Dasan Jeong Yakyong, a scholar of the late Joseon Dynasty whose hometown was Namyangju. During the festival, various performances and hands-on programs will be prepared for visitors.

Chuncheon Ani Town Festival (춘천 애니타운 페스티벌)

Chuncheon Ani Town Festival (춘천 애니타운 페스티벌)

3020     2019-09-27

854, Baksa-ro, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-245-6771

Chuncheon Ani Town Festival is host by Chuncheon Animation Museum to celebrate the success of domestically created animations, featuring contests, creative animations for the opening ceremony, a 3D movie festival, product consultations, and other events.

Hadong Bukcheon Cosmos and Buckwheat Festival (하동북천 코스모스 메밀꽃 축제)

Hadong Bukcheon Cosmos and Buckwheat Festival (하동북천 코스모스 메밀꽃 축제)

9502     2019-09-27

7, Jikjeon 1-gil, Hadong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-10-8456-8987

Hadong Bukcheon Cosmos and Buckwheat Festival is an experience-based festival held to promote farming tourism by using the local farming landscape in connection with Direct Payment Program for Rural Landscape Preservation. The festival also aims to contribute to the regional economy and farming value. This year’s festival prepares fantastic cosmos and buckwheat flowers to welcome a million visitors to autumn.

Geochang Summer Festival of Theater (거창국제연극제)

Geochang Summer Festival of Theater (거창국제연극제)

7054     2019-09-27

60-6, Hwangsan 1-gil, Geochang-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-55-942-1755

Geochang Summer Festival of Theater is held by Geochang Cultural Foundation. It has the aim of becoming a world famous theater festival in Korea.

Let's Rock Festival (렛츠락페스티벌)

Let's Rock Festival (렛츠락페스티벌)

3847     2019-09-27

162, Hangangnanji-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Let's Rock Festival started in 2007 as one of the largest urban music festivals. The festival celebrates the start of fall with musicians from dynamic genres, along with activities, food vendors, and more.

Geumsan Insam Festival (금산인삼축제)

Geumsan Insam Festival (금산인삼축제)

36814     2019-09-27

30, Insamgwangjang-ro, Geumsan-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-41-750-4147

Geumsan Insam Festival is held annually in Geumsan-gun, the largest production region of ginseng in Korea. Growing both in content and in size, the festival was selected as a cultural and tourism festival by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Sports in 1996 and became established as a national festival. With the rising popularity of the festival, the marvelous effects of Geumsan ginseng have become known throughout the nation, drawing an increasing number of local and foreign tourists every year. The festival also holds special exhibitions and sets up booths where people can try some of the various health therapies. Aside from the exhibitions, exciting events, performances, and delicious food are sure to please visitors.

Seosan Chrysanthemum Festival (서산국화축제)

Seosan Chrysanthemum Festival (서산국화축제)

11022     2019-09-27

320-1, Gobuk 1-ro, Seosan-si, Chungcheongnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-41-662-5959

Seosan Chrysanthemum Festival takes place in October at the area of Gobuk-myeon, Gagu-ri in Seosan, Chungcheongnam-do. This festival offers chrysanthemum exhibitions inside of an apple orchard, featuring various colors of chrysanthemum in full bloom as well as a mountain of apples, photo zone, and other events to fill the festival grounds with the scent of autumn.

Bonghwa Pine Mushroom Festival (봉화 송이축제)

Bonghwa Pine Mushroom Festival (봉화 송이축제)

10453     2019-09-27

1111, Bonghwa-ro, Bonghwa-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-54-679-6341~3

Bonghwa’s songi (pine) mushrooms are regarded as a special delicacy as they grow only on the very best types of pine trees called Chunyangmok Pine Trees. They can be stored for long periods of time. At the Bonghwa Pine Mushroom festival, visitors will be able to observe the mushrooms in their natural habitat, and get the chance to harvest them. They will also be able to sample various alcohols and specialty dishes made from the delicious pine mushroom.

Jeju Seongeup Village Traditional Folk Reenactment Festival (제주성읍마을 전통민속재연축제)

292     2019-09-27

9, Seongeupjeonguihyeon-ro 22beon-gil, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-64-760-4414

Seongup Folk Village, the heart of Jeju Island's folk customs, hosts a cultural art festival every October at Nammun Plaza. Not only does this festival promote to build a strong community and develop tourism, it also aims to preserve the traditional culture and customs as well as to provide entertainment to visiting tourists.

Suncheon Bay Reeds Festival (순천만갈대축제)

19101     2019-09-27

513-25, Suncheonman-gil, Suncheon-si, Jeollanam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-61-749-6052

Suncheonman Bay is a treasury of nature, comprised of both flatlands and reed fields. Varying by seasons, visitors can expect different types of nature scenes. Migratory birds soaring through the skies in spring, mudskippers and mud flats in summer, turkey and reeds in fall, as well as, the rare hooded cranes in winter – about 200 species of migratory birds can be seen at this ecological tourism spot in Korea. In particular, the scenery unfolding during the fall season is considered to be a must-see tourist attraction for both overseas and domestic tourists as countless migratory birds and golden waves of reeds fill the bay.