Seoul will host the Hangang Summer Festival, or Hangang Mongttang Festival, all along the banks of the Hangang River at parks across the capital region this summer. Mongttang (몽땅) simply means “everything.”
Three firework artist groups from Korea, Spain and the U.S. will show off their spectacular explosive light shows in the port of Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, at the Pohang International Fireworks Festival.
The Boryeong Mud Festival, held in Boryeong, Chungcheongnam-do, every year, is one of the most popular festivals in Korea. Here, you can do so many things with mud!
The annual water gun festival in Sinchon, a busy university neighborhood in Seoul, invites water gun warriors to fight with an alien corps this year! Defend the town from alien soldiers with water cannons, a water slam and a water splash!
Changgyeonggung Palace will once again be open to visitors in the evening! The palace is usually only open until 6:30 p.m. However, from May 21 to June 3 it will be open additionally from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., except on Mondays when the palace is closed.
Seoul’s northeastern Jungnang-gu District (중랑구) is host to thousands of roses blossoms and to a spectacular 5.15-kilometer rose tunnel every May.
The Gyeonggi International Ceramics Biennale, held every odd year since 2001, brings ceramicists from over 70 nations and their art works to festival sites across Gyeonggi-do Province.
Icheon-si in Gyeonggi-do Province, a city famous for its pottery ever since the Bronze Age, is hosting a yearly ceramics festival where the city will present some of the country’s most beautiful ceramic arts, such as traditional celadon, white porcelain, gray blue buncheong celadon, and some more modern designs, too.
The Royal Culture festival will be held across Seoul’s four royal Joseon palaces — Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace, Changgyeonggung Palace and Deoksugung Palace — and the Jongmyo Shrine.
The yearly Lotus Lantern Festival will be held in Seoul the weekend before Buddha’s birthday, which is the eighth day of the fourth month by the lunar calendar.