Top Choice Sports in Boryeong

Boryeong Mud Festival

The 10-day Boryeong Mud Festival, held every July, began in 1998 as a way of promoting the health benefits of the local mud, rich in germanium and other minerals. Now it attracts more than a million attendees, and h…
Top Choice Film in Busan

Busan International Film Festival

It's all glitter, glamour and gossip in October when the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) takes centre stage. Not just about movies – 300 films from 76 countries in 2017 – the real buzz centres on which Kore…
Top Choice Cultural in Buyeo

Buyeo SeoDong Lotus Festival

Buyeo comes alive with cultural shows, music performances and dazzling light shows centred around blooming lotus flowers in Gungnamji pond. The festival usually runs in early July. Check the website for exact dates.
Top Choice Cultural in Gwanghwamun & Jongno-gu

Seoul Lantern Festival

For a fortnight in November, both banks of the Cheong-gye-cheon are illuminated by a fantastical array of lanterns made by master craftsmen.
Music in Gyeonggi-do

Valley Rock Music & Arts Festival

One of the biggest dates on Korea's music calendar is this festival held over a three-day weekend in July. Valley Rock regularly attracts upwards of 50,000 concert-goers to see huge international rock, pop and elect…
Performing Arts in Seoul

Seoul International Dance Festival

The largest dance festival in South Korea, SIDance showcases dance programs from Korea and the world at several venues around Seoul, including the Seoul Arts Center, Arko Art Center and Gangdong Arts Center.
Religious in Gwanghwamun & Jongno-gu

Lotus Lantern Festival

On the Saturday before Buddha’s birthday (usually in May), a huge lantern parade takes place from Dongdaemun to Jogyesa, starting at 7.30pm.
Music in Incheon

Pentaport Rock Festival

This multi-day rock, indie and metal fest held annually in Incheon attracts major international bands.
Light Show in Jinju

Nam-gang Lantern Festival

Around 50,000 glowing tigers, dragons and folktale characters light up the river in early October.
Winter in Taebaek

Taebaeksan Snow Festival

This annual snow and ice festival centres on a series of giant snow sculptures created at the base of Taebaeksan Provincial Park. Expect sledding, an ice slide, an igloo restaurant and K-pop performances. City buses…