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Chuncheon Puppet Festival (춘천인형극제)

Chuncheon Puppet Festival (춘천인형극제)

7920     2019-07-10

3017, Yeongseo-ro, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-242-8452

Chuncheon Puppet Festival first began in 1989 as a local event and has now developed into the largest puppet festival in Korea that attracts performers and visitors from all over the world. Apart from stage performances, diverse art experience programs are prepared to entertain both children and adults alike.

Jeonju Bibimbap Festival (전주비빔밥축제)

Jeonju Bibimbap Festival (전주비빔밥축제)

35829     2019-07-10

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.

Siheung Gaetgol Festival (시흥갯골축제)

Siheung Gaetgol Festival (시흥갯골축제)

4507     2019-07-10

287, Dongseo-ro, Siheung-si, Gyeonggi-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-31-310-6743~4

Siheung Gaetgol Festival offers ecological experiences through the nature of Gaetgol Ecology Park. Various programs related to nature are available. In addition to the two main programs based on the concept of ‘The World’s Largest Ecology Art Playground,’ 6 experience zones and five performance programs are waiting for visitors. Siheung Gaetgol Festival gives a lesson on the value of nature and humanity by learning and enjoying the festival within the setting of nature.

Seoul Character & Licensing Fair (서울 캐릭터라이선싱페어)

Seoul Character & Licensing Fair (서울 캐릭터라이선싱페어)

5514     2019-07-09

513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-6000-8570~1

Seoul Character & Licensing Fair is one of the best animation character fairs in Asia, offering a business venue for 300 domestic and overseas companies specializing in animation characters and licensing.

Hangang Summer Festival (한강몽땅 여름축제)

Hangang Summer Festival (한강몽땅 여름축제)

17235     2019-07-09

Areas of Yeouido Hangang Park, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-120

Hangang Summer Festival, also called Hangang Mongttang Festival, is a large-scale riverside culture festival, and the representative summer festival of Seoul. It consists of about 80 programs including camping, water leisure sports, circus, music concert, movie concert, street performances, bike-riding, paper-boat sailing, fire art, traditional performances, night market, and others, organized by the Hangang Project Headquarters, and various civic organizations. Every type of visitor can enjoy the festival in Hangang Park with the multitude of programs.

Mangsang Beach Culture Festival (망상해변 문화행사)

Mangsang Beach Culture Festival (망상해변 문화행사)

2087     2019-07-09

393-16, Mangsang-dong, Donghae-si, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-530-2441

The municipal office of Donghae, a city located in Gangwon-do, holds its landmark summer celebration every year. The festival offers visitors the chance to experience and enjoy the beautiful beaches of Mangsang with diverse experiential programs and performances. Through this festival, the city hopes to offer an enjoyable vacation destination with sightseeing opportunities to local residents and inbound visitors alike, while supporting local businesses and taking full advantage of the geographical, cultural and tourist resources the region has to offer.

Taebaek Sunflower Festival (태백 해바라기축제)

Taebaek Sunflower Festival (태백 해바라기축제)

28851     2019-07-09

38-20, Guwau-gil, Taebaek-si, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-553-9707

Guwau Village (Taebaek, Gangwon-do) is host to the Taebaek Sunflower Festival, a celebration of the area’s wide array of colorful wildflowers and endless fields of sunflowers (the largest sunflower patch in Korea). The festival takes place in about a 661,157㎡ filled with 300 species of wild flowers along with a sunflower field walking path and other hands-on program with wild flowers.

Yeoncheon DMZ International Music Festival (연천DMZ국제음악제)

Yeoncheon DMZ International Music Festival (연천DMZ국제음악제)

1488     2019-07-09

150, Munhwa-ro, Yeoncheon-gun, Gyeonggi-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-31-955-5982

Yeoncheon DMZ International Music Festival is an international music festival held in the Yeoncheon area bordering on the truce line. The festival aims to raise awareness of on the importance of DMZ and promote world peace through music.

Yanggu Center Festival (국토정중앙 양구 배꼽축제)

Yanggu Center Festival (국토정중앙 양구 배꼽축제)

1772     2019-07-09

366-33, Parksookeun-ro, Yanggu-gun, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-480-2230, 2242

Held in the areas of Jeongjungang Village and Paroho Lake, the Yanggu Center Fesitval is the main festival of Yanggu-gun. The festival's theme centers on life, nature and coexistence.

Daejeon International Wine Fair (대전국제와인페어)

Daejeon International Wine Fair (대전국제와인페어)

17588     2019-07-09

107, Expo-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-42-250-1358, 1359

Daejeon International Wine Festival takes place every year, showcasing a variety of imported wines as well as domestically produced wines and traditional liquors. About 10,000 different wines can be seen during this festival. Asian Wine Trophy, a huge scale wine tasting event, and the Asia Wine Buyers Conference, which provides useful wine information, will be held altogether. In addition, various food and performance will be offered along with diverse festival programs.

Busan One Asia Festival (부산 원아시아페스티벌)

Busan One Asia Festival (부산 원아시아페스티벌)

41970     2019-07-09

Hwamyeong-dong, Buk-gu, Busan
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-51-780-4144

Busan One Asia Festival, Asia's No. 1 Hallyu Fesitval, will be held in October for 9 consecutive days throughout the Busan area. The festival creates a memorable time for visitors with Asia's best Hallyu concert, going beyond generations and genre. Also, it showcases Asian culture and Hallyu, uniting as a whole.

Guard-Changing Ceremony of Woongjin Castle (웅진성수문병 근무교대식)

1735     2019-07-09

280, Woongjin-ro, Gongju-si, Chungcheongnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-41-840-8090

The Guard-Changing Ceremony of Woongjin Castle with the background of one of the Baekje Historic Areas selected as the UNESCO's World Heritage Site in 2015 reenacts the service of the guards defending the castle, using costumes and props based on the strict analysis of the historical records. The ceremony is held every Saturday and Sunday from April to November except the hot summer season of June to August, and conducted every day during the Baekje Culture Festival in the fall. The event includes martial art performances and various experiences as well as the main ceremony, aiming at promoting Gongju-si, where the Baekje culture flourished, and its valuable heritage Gongsanseong Fortress.