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10 Must Visit South Korea Spring Festivals 2019

Posted: 13 March 2019

Spring is here! Spring is here! The much awaited South Korea Festivals are finally here to enjoy. From Cherry blossom festivals, tea gardens, and even walking through the sea – South Korea has festivals this spring to keep you on your toes. Here are our 10 must see South Korea Spring Festival list for 2019

1) Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival

Location: Yeouiseo-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul 

 

Festival Date (Estimate): April 6-13, 2019

 

What to See and Experience: One of the most sought after flower festivals in Seoul is Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival. If you are visiting this spring, then this is your chance to experience the beauty of Yeouido. The festival happens during the full bloom season of cherry blossoms, azaleas, forsythias, and other flowering trees.

 

You should definitely walk to the scenic route of Yeouiseo-ro, the street behind the National Assembly Building. This street is famous for the most beautiful cherry blossom trees in Seoul.

 

Just imagine how beautiful and romantic the view is. Since it’s a festival, there are many activities you can participate in. Enjoy the culture of Korea in the cultural street. Watch street performers dancing and singing with the beauty of spring. Eat delicious Korean street food and take many, many pictures. We recommend this to be the first in your Korea destination list this spring.

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2) Jinhae Gunhangje Festival

Location: In the areas of Tongsin-dong, Jinhae-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do

 

Festival Date (Estimate): April 1-10, 2019

 

What to See and Experience: Just a few hours away from Seoul, you’ll experience the most beautiful tunnel of cherry blossoms in full bloom. Jinhae Gunhangje Festival draws two million tourists annually. That’s a lot of people inside a small city but that goes to show how beautiful this place is. During the festival, you can walk through the scenic cherry blossom tunnel while flower petals shower on you.

 

That’s quite an experience isn’t it? During the night, the trees are light up in different colors. Aside from the mesmerizing flowers, you can enjoy watching various events such as performances from the Jinhae International Military Band, Honor Guards Festival, Street performers, fireworks shows and many others. Also, feasts with authentic Korean food served during the festival.

 

How to Get There: Come join a Jinhae Cherry Blossoms Festival Day tour available from Seoul. There’s one offered by Klook. Just click on the green button to check it out!

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3) Jecheon Cheongpungho Cherry Blossom Festival

Location: In the areas of Tongsin-dong, Jinhae-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do

 

Festival Date (Estimate): April 2019

 

What to See and Experience: Here is another cherry blossom festival you shouldn’t miss. The Jecheon Cheongpungho Cherry Blossom Festival happens along the lakeside of Cheongpungho.

 

The lakeside blooms with thousands of pinkish cherry blossom trees during the festival season. You will definitely enjoy strolling by the lake especially at night.

 

During this time, the trees are lit up and the vibrant pink color highlights the lakeside. How romantic it will be especially if you’re with your loved ones. Concerts, dance parades, craft activities, and bungee jumping can add up to your activities during the festival.

 

4) Jindo Miracle Sea Road Festival

Location: At Jindo Island located at the Southwest tip of the Korean Peninsula, Jeolla Province.

 

Festival Date (Estimate): March 21-24, 2019

 

What to See and Experience: The Jindo Miracle Sea Road Festival is one of the most unique spring festivals in South Korea. Here you can experience a phenomenon that only happens 4 days a year. A three-kilometer pathway emerges in the seabed between Modo Island, Jindo Island and Hoedong-ri. This happens as a result of the unique build-up of silt and pebbles during the lowest point of the ebb tide. You can literally walk in between 3 islands during this time. Amazing experience right?

 

They also have programs held during the 4 day period. This includes the Miracle sea road walking experience, the sea road beacon light parade, Jindo Intangubke cultural assesses performance, Haesangseonbak (Seaboat) parade and many many more. This should definitely be in your spring bucket list as this is a miraculous experience.

 

How to Get There: Come join a Jindo Miracle Sea Road Festival Day tour available from Seoul. There’s one offered by Klook. Just click on the green button to check it out!

5) Gwangyang Maehwa Festival

Location: In the area of 55, Jimak1-gil, Daab-myeon, Gwangyang-si, Jeollanam-do

 

Festival Date (Estimate): March 8-17, 2019

 

What to See and Experience: Greet the spring spirit in Gwangyang Maehwa Festival, as it is one of the first spring fests in South Korea. You can go to the Maehwa Village and be awed by the flower-lined lanes that resemble the flow of the Seomjingang River.

 

The star of this festival is the apricot blooms, which fills the air with aromatic scents. Aside from enjoying the flowery view, you can taste delicious Korean treats such as chamgetang (spicy mitten crab stew), maesil dishes (green plum), and many others.

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6) Gurye Sansuyu Festival

Location: Jeollanam-do

 

Festival Date (Estimate): March 16-24, 2019

 

What to See and Experience: Here’s another spring festival you can experience in Jeollanam-do. The Gurye Sansuyu festival star flower is the yellow sansuyu (cornelian cherry) flowers. The theme for this year’s festival is “Finding Everlasting Love”. You can share this everlasting love with Mother Nature as this festival is held in a mountain.

 

Watch beautiful and traditional performances, fireworks display shows, and engage in other hands-on experiences. Oh, they are also serving food and drinks made from sansuyu flowers. It’s definitely an emersion experience at this festival.

7) Busan Canola Flower Festival

Location: In the area of Daejo Eco-Park, Gang-seo-gu

 

Festival Date (Estimate): April 6-14, 2019

 

What to See and Experience: The beautiful yellow canola flower has its own festival in Busan, South Korea. You will get lost in canola paradise, as it is Korea’s largest canola field. You can enjoy strolling the walkways and get lost in field mazes. The place also has windmills and many instagramable zones, perfect for some spring-themed pictorials. If you want to fly a kite or ride a horse, they also have it here.

8) Taean International Tulip Festival

Location: Chungcheongnam-do

 

Festival Date (Estimate): April 13 – May 12, 2019

 

What to See and Experience: It’s not just in Europe where you can find thousands of tulips, it’s in South Korea too! The Taean International Tulip Festival was selected as one of the top 5 tulip festivals in the world. If the world noticed it, so should you.

 

Aside from the star flower the Tulip, foxglove, lilies, lupine and other spring flowers are showcases too. You can feed animals, draw caricatures, and eat Korean dishes while you’re there. Enjoy the colors of the rainbow and more in this tulip festival.

 

9) Hwagae Cherry Blossom Festival

Location: In the Fire Station area, Hwagae-myeon, Hadong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do

 

Festival Date (Estimate): March 29-31 2019

 

What to See and Experience: This cherry blossom festival is for the lovers out there. During the festival season, the cherry blossom trees along the six kilometer road blooms with romance.  The road extends from Hwagae market to the Ssanggyesa Temple According to the locals, if a couple walks down this particular road while holding each other’s hand, they will grow old together in an everlasting relationship. This is also dubbed as the “wedding road.” This is definitely a place for you and your significant other to experience. Don’t worry if you’re single! You may find your forever here. *wink* *wink*. Souvenirs and snacks are available here as the locals have different products on exhibits.

10) Boseong Green Tea Festival

Location: Jeollanam-do

 

 

Festival Date (Estimate): May 18-22, 2019

 

What to See and Experience: Finally, Spring is the season where you should be with Mother Nature, both physically and mentally. The Boseong Green Tea Festival is a health and wellness festival that is good for you.

 

Boseong is the largest producer of green tea in South Korea and the large green tea filed is often featured in k-dramas. You can enjoy picking green tea leaves, making tea, and of course, having a small tea party accompanied with green tea snacks. It’s also a photo-zone for k-drama fans out there. This place will satisfy your body and soul.

 

How to Get There: Come join a Boseong Green Tea Festival Day tour available from Seoul. There’s one offered by Klook. Just click on the green button to check it out!

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