Spring is in full swing right now, but it’s already time to think about summer! Indeed, in South Korea, festivals are in full swing. They are numerous in the country and each one has its own particularity, whether they are musical, cultural, family or aquatics, there is something for everyone. The first festivals start in May, so you should think about organizing now if you want to participate in these incredible celebrations! But what are these festivals? Here is a list of the most famous and popular festivals in South Korea.
Festivals alone are good, but with family is better. In this category, here are the 4 festivals where you can participate with your family!
Hangang Summer Festival
Started in 2013, the Hangang Summer Festival, also called Hangang Mongttang Festival, is the representative summer festival of Seoul. The festival aims to provide a platform for urban culture and fun for citizens, organizations, artists, and more. The festival includes many different programs, including water activities, movies, concerts, circus acts, eco experiences, yachting, bike-riding, and more.
Place : Hangang Park
Date : July-August
Muju Firefly Festival
The Muju Firefly Festival takes place every fall in the pure environment of Muju, a natural habitat for fireflies and the marsh snails the fireflies feed on. The festival offers many attractions and activities to learn more about the beautiful nature and creatures that live in it.
Place : Area of Muju Deungnamu Stadium
Address : 326-14, Hanpungnu-ro, Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do
Date : July-August
Hani Lavender Festival
Every June, the Hani Lavender Farm fills with beautiful shades of purple. This year’s festival offers various experience programs, including a one-day-class for making lavender perfumes, soaps, and even pizza! The Hani Lavender Farm will be opened from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the festival period.
Place : Lavender Farm
Address : 175, Kkotdaemaeul-gil, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do
Date : June
Pohang International Fireworks Festival
The Pohang International Fireworks Festival features a fireworks competition, DJ Party, picnic concept busking, light theme zone, Kinect Art and more.
Place : Pohang
Date : May to September : it’s depend
How not to mention the best aquatic festivals while we are in the middle of summer? I propose you the 3 best festivals if you want to refresh yourself!
The Waterbomb festival is THE most anticipated festival of the summer! It is the largest waterbomb festival ever. The goal? You have to get absolutely everyone wet during the festival, even the idols performing on stage. The Waterbomb festival is moving to all major cities in Korea, so you can have the chance to participate!
Place : Seoul – Gwangju – Daejon – Daegu – Busan – Incheon – Suwon – Sokcho – Jeju
Date : To June the 30th at August the 26th
Jeongnamjin Jangheung Water Festival
The Jeongnamjin Jangheung Water Festival celebrates the clean and refreshing water of the Tamjingang River and Jangheung Lake. The festival serves as the perfect way to keep cool on a hot summer’s day while also promoting the local economy. The festival includes various programs and activities that take place both in the day time and at night.
Place : Areas of Tamjingang River and Cypress Forest Woodland
Address : Geonsan-ri, Jangheung-eup, Jangheung-gun, Jeollanam-do
Date : July – August
Sinchon Water Gune Festival
Sinchon Water Gun Festival started as a fun festival in Sinchon. Visitors can enjoy fun activities reflecting unique ideas, various artists’ participation, and local features to cool off from the summer heat. People of all ages and all nations gather to join in this fun festival through the simple water gun.
Place : Area of Yonsei-ro road in Sinchon
Address : 18-63, Changcheon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
Date : July
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