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Ulsan Shipbuilding & Sea Festival (울산조선해양축제)

Ulsan Shipbuilding & Sea Festival (울산조선해양축제)

8648     2019-07-09

Haesuyokjang 10-gil, Dong-gu, Ulsan
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-52-209-3362

Ulsan Shipbuilding & Sea Festival is held at Ilsan Beach’s night sea for 3 days with a feast of music to enjoy the hot summer sea along with varied hands-on programs. Ulsan Shipbuilding & Sea Festival’s representative programs are creative ships contest which is a racing competition with created ships moved with human power, and catching yellowtail with bare-hands in the large pool. Also, ice ship carving competition, sampling ice watermelon hwachae (punch), water leisure show created by water motorbike and water board are available at the beach. Dong-gu Tour, Hyundai Heavy Industries Corporation Tour, and ocean firework show with music are planned for this famous summer festival.

Seoul Dance Festival (서울무용제)

Seoul Dance Festival (서울무용제)

3368     2019-07-09

7, Daehak-ro 8-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-70-5213-0036

Seoul Dance Festival started in 1979 and is a representative dance festival in Korea, introducing Korean dance, modern dance, ballet and other genres of creative dance performance. The festival lasts for over one month, with performances by dance troupes from all over Korea and special invited performaning arts groups from abroad, as well as university students majoring in dance and performing arts.

Everland Summer Water Fun (에버랜드 썸머 워터 펀)

Everland Summer Water Fun (에버랜드 썸머 워터 펀)

13093     2019-07-09

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

Korean Folk Art Festival (한국민속예술축제 및 전국청소년민속예술제)

Korean Folk Art Festival (한국민속예술축제 및 전국청소년민속예술제)

8210     2019-07-05

25, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-580-3283

The aim of the Korean Folk Art Festival is encourage visitors to discover and preserve Korea’s traditional folk art while fostering the public’s awareness of traditional culture. The special characteristic of this festival is that every year, different city hosts the event to showcase talents from cities around the country. The festival features many intangible cultural heritages of Korea.

France Street Music Festival (프랑스 거리음악축제)

France Street Music Festival (프랑스 거리음악축제)

4287     2019-07-05

Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-330-1364

The France Street Music Festival takes place in Sinchon, with many additional events taking place as well. The street festival gives people a chance to experience different cultures from around the world while enjoying music and events.

Chuncheon Lake Starlight Nation Festival (춘천 호수별빛나라축제)

Chuncheon Lake Starlight Nation Festival (춘천 호수별빛나라축제)

6649     2019-07-05

54, Subyeongongwon-gil, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-259-1243, +82-33-253-3700

To commemorate ten million visitors to Chuncheon since the beginning of operations on the Gyeongchun Line, Chuncheon Lake Starlight Nation Festival is held in the area of Chuncheon MBC Building and M Square from during the summer months for all tourists to enjoy.

Seoul Grand Park Rose Festival (서울대공원 장미원축제)

Seoul Grand Park Rose Festival (서울대공원 장미원축제)

23399     2019-07-02

102, Daegongwongwangjang-ro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-500-7335/7337

Seoul Grand Park Rose Festival is held at Gwacheon Seoul Grand Park's Themed Garden every May when the roses are in bloom.

Muan White Lotus Festival (무안연꽃축제)

Muan White Lotus Festival (무안연꽃축제)

18268     2019-07-02

333, Baengnyeon-ro, Muan-gun, Jeollanam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-61-450-5114

Muan is the largest habitat of the white lotus flower in Asia, spanning 330,000 square meters in size. While most lotus flowers are pink, the lotus flowers in Muan are snow white, which is very rare. During the Muan White Lotus Festival festival, visitors can enjoy a landscape filled with white lotus flowers and lotus-themed activities.

Seoul Street Art Festival (서울거리예술축제)

Seoul Street Art Festival (서울거리예술축제)

51018     2019-07-02

110, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-290-7090

Seoul Street Art Festival is held throughout Seoul including Seoul Plaza, Cheonggye Plaza, Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA), Seoul Station, Sejong-daero Road, Deoksugung-gil Road, and other popular areas. The Street Art Festival introduces high quality street performances for free at every corner of Seoul.

Jeongseon Arirang Festival (정선아리랑제)

16602     2019-07-05

112, Bongyang-ri, Jeongseon-gun, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-563-2646

Jeongseon Arirang Festival is an annual festival usually held in October in effort to preserve and develop "Jeongseon Arirang," an intangible cultural heritage.

Many events and programs are held, with the festival's main event being the performance of "Arirang" folk song. Variations of "Arirang" from different regions will also be performed.

Regular Performance Pyeongtaek Turtle Play (상설공연 평택거북놀이)

958     2019-07-05

147, Pyeongtaekho-gil, Pyeongtaek-si, Gyeonggi-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-31-8024-3216

"Pyeongtaek Turtle Play" is a folk game handed down through generations in about 20 villages in Pyeongtaek. Having visited their ancestor’s grave, young men disguised as a turtle with sorghum leaves call from door to door to cast away demons and pray for good health, long life and fruitful harvest. This play embodies the culture of fun-loving Koreans who like sharing foods with their neighbors and cooperate with each other in promoting the unity of their village. In particular, the play has become Pyeongtaek’s representative folk game by receiving grand prize at the Gyeonggi-do National Art Festival in 2013 and silver prize at the Korean Folk Art Festival in 2014. "Pyeongtaek Turtle Play" is significant in that it contributes to the inheritance of Korean traditional heritage and gives people the opportunity to have fun together regardless of their gender and age.

Let's Go See Pilbong Good (필봉 GOOD보러 가세)

821     2019-07-05

272, Gangun-ro, Imsil-gun, Jeollabuk-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-63-643-1902, 2901

Let's Go See Pilbong Good combining Pilbong Nongak (farmer's music) inscribed in the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and a variety of traditional cultural experiences contributes to the development of the regional community culture beyond generations and ages. The community-oriented tradition seeks communication, friendship, harmony and sharing between urban and rural societies, dreaming of the globalization of Korean traditional culture. Especially, Pilbong Nongak highlighting farmer's generous and affectionate life helps the audience think about the value of the traditional music and upgrades Pilbong to the place that people want to revisit and creates a rebirth of the Korean culture.