12, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
Seoul Street Art Festival is held throughout Seoul and introduces high quality street performances.
Nammun-ri, Yangyang-eup, Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do
Yangyang Songi Festival takes place annually during the harvest season for Yangyang’s famed specialty, pine mushrooms. Visitors can purchase these mushrooms as well as mushrooms and other specialty products grown throughout the country.
143, Nammun 2-ro, Seosan-si, Chungcheongnam-do
Seosan Haemieupseong Fortress Festival is held every October at Haemieupseong Fortress, a fortress with over 600 years of history. Various events and programs are offered including an overnight program in front of the fortress. Exciting performances such as a reenactment parade, traditional music performances, and fireworks are also planned.
595, Hosu-ro, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
Goyang Street Arts Festival provides festival-goers a chance to see various performances all in one place. From street performances to citizen participation programs, there are plenty to see and enjoy at this street festival.
50, Doin 2-gil, Imsil-gun, Jeollabuk-do
Imsil N Cheese Festival gives festival-goers a chance to take in the savory scent of cheese all day long at Imsil, the most famous cheese industry in Korea. The festival offers visitors a chance to become a character from a fairy tale by entering the Imsil Cheese Theme Park with nine different themes and 84 programs. Visitors will be able to taste and purchase goods made from Imsil at discounted prices.
198-2, Namsadang-ro, Anseong-si, Gyeonggi-do
Anseong was the birthplace of namsadang, troupes of entertainers who traveled around the country during the Joseon era, and the hub of Korean art and culture. Namsadang Baudeogi Festival aims to develop and continue the heritage of the artistic spirit of Baudeogi by providing various traditional performances and events. The festival also became designated as the official festival of UNESCO's CIOFF (International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts) in 2006.
442, Byeokgolje-ro, Gimje-si, Jeollabuk-do
Gimje Horizon Festival takes place in the heart of the Honam rice bowl and is the only place in Korea to see the far-distant horizon. The festival aims to show the importance of Korea’s farming culture, which is an important foundation of the nation, with the theme of the sky and land meeting at the horizon. Many dynamic and active programs are available for festival-goers to participate in before the golden horizon.
208, Beonyeong-ro, Seobuk-gu, Cheonan-si, Chungcheongnam-do
The Cheonan World Dance Festival attracts some of the best dancers from around the world to celebrate the traditional dances, songs, and costumes of their countries. Visitors can watch very polished traditional dance performances from all around the world, as well as an electrifying dancing competition.
1, Seonam-ro, Dong-gu, Gwangju
Chungjang-ro, a representative street in Gwangju, is a unique alley where old history and fast changes exist together. Every October, Gwangju Chungjang Festival takes place. The Chungjang Parade includes floats with various themes from the 13 districts. Also, the streets are designed in the style of the '70-'80s, recreating that period. Visitors can also enjoy tea at old-style cafes or take black-and-white photos at a photo studio.
200, Chukjejang-gil, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Andong Mask Dance Festival takes place in Andong, home of the UNESCO World Heritage designated Andong Hahoe Village. The festival includes various cultural performances including Korea's mask dance drama, an intangible cultural heritage, and mask dance performances from around the world. In addition to watching performances, visitors can also participate in a variety of hands-on experience programs to learn more about the dances, masks, and related culture.