The Chuncheon Dakgalbi & Makguksu Festival is scheduled for this August. Visitors can enjoy Chuncheon-style buckwheat noodles, makguksu, and spicy chicken ribs, dakgalbi, two representative dishes from the region.
Guwau Village in Taebaek, Gangwon-do Province, will host the Taebaek Sunflower Festival, a celebration of the area’s wide array of colorful wildflowers and endless fields of sunflowers, in the largest sunflower patch in Korea.
The Hangang Summer Festival, or Hangang Mongttang Festival, is the largest annual riverside festival enjoyed by visitors and citizens in Seoul. The program is organized by the Hangang Project Headquarters, part of the Seoul Metropolitan Government, in cooperation with various civic organizations, as they transform the Hangang River into a joy-filled playground.
Managed by the Gangwon-do provincial government and the Gangwon Arts & Culture Foundation, the Pyeongchang Music Festival & School is held every year in July and August in the park that surrounds the Daegwallyeong mountain pass, whose peaks top out at around 882 meters.
One of the most popular festivals in Korea, the Boryeong Mud Festival probably attracts the largest number of non-Korean tourists. During the festival, tourists flock to Boryeong to experience the beneficial properties of the natural mud and to also have lots of fun.
The World Taekwondo Culture Expo takes place in the city where taekwondo was founded, in Muju, Jeollabuk-do Province. Every year, about 2,000 athletes from 31 countries participate in various seminars and competitions at the six-day expo.
The Buyeo Seodong Lotus Festival celebrates beautiful lotus flowers and highlights the importance of preserving wildflowers. The festival’s program contains many events related to lotuses, and making paper lotus flowers and making lotus flower soap are two of the most popular programs among non-Korean tourists.
Everland’s Summer Splash, one of the main summer festivals at Yongin’s famous amusement park, is held annually from June to August. The festival is packed with various activities, like “splash parades,” fireworks and “3-D mapping shows” held at night.
The Rainbow Island Music & Camping Festival once again presents a “perfect moment where music and camping meet” at Jaraseom Island over two days from June 18 to 19. The festival offers an opportunity to enjoy camping and nature, all while enjoying live music.
The Centum Beer Festival, sponsored and managed by the Centum Beer Festival Committee and MICErang, is held at Busan’s KNN Centum Plaza every summer.