During the fall season, there are a lot of festivals in South Korea. There is something for everyone, no matter your age group. Some festivals include activities for the visitors, while others are more laid-back, and you can view the attractions in a relaxed manner.
The weather in South Korea is also pleasant during the fall months, making it an ideal time to visit for foreign travelers.
One festival has a large number of paper lanterns and LED sculptures. Another one is a haven for book lovers. There is also a carnival with several activities for all ages. Next is a festival where hundreds of fireworks are launched. Then, there is the popular Seoul Dance festival, with performances from all over Korea. The Daejeon Saturday Festival even has online attractions!
Upcoming Fall Festivals in Korea
Seoul Lantern Festival (11.26.2021 to 12.12.2021)
Since its start in 2009, the annual Seoul Lantern Festival has become one of the city’s most recognizable celebrations. Held along the Cheonggyecheon Stream, the festival displays enormous paper lanterns and LED sculptures. Every year, approximately 3 million tourists get to view these lanterns along a 1.3-kilometer-long promenade alongside the stream, which stretches from Cheonggye Plaza to Supyogyo Bridge.
Paju Booksori Festival (11.19.2021 to 11.21.2021)
Paju Book City is a leading publishing and cultural hub in Korea. It began in 2011 with the development of a street lined with bookshops to turn the city from a location of publication to a place for enjoying books. Within the first year of the city’s existence, 42 bookstores opened their doors. In June 2012, the city joined the International Organization of Booktowns (IOB) to participate in international events. The IOB is a group of 16 book towns from 13 nations.
Paju Booksori Festival is Asia’s largest book festival. Launched in the fall of 2011, the festival attracts over 100 publishers as well as prominent organizations relating to the publishing sector, books, education, and culture.
Wonju Dynamic Dancing Carnival (11.19.2021 to 11.21.2021)
The Wonju Dynamic Dancing Carnival is an international festival that is run entirely by residents, from event planning to stage performances. Dance parade performances take place on a massive 100-meter-long and 15-meter-wide runway.
The carnival has several events, including the dancing carnival competition, cultural arts performances, markets, and will even have a playground.
Pohang International Fireworks Festival (11.19.2021 to 11.21.2021)
Pohang International Fireworks Festival takes place at Yeongildae Beach in Pohang, popularly known as the “City of Light and Fire.” The celebration includes a fireworks competition, a light parade, a water gun fight, the ‘let’s sing festival,’ street performances, and a variety of hands-on activities.
Gwangju Chungjang Festival (11.18.2021 to 11.21.2021)
Chungjang-ro, a representative street in Gwangju, is a one-of-a-kind alley where old history and rapid progress coexist. Gwangju Chungjang Festival is usually in October but is in November this year.
The Chungjang Parade has floats from each of the 13 districts, each with a different theme. In addition, the streets are designed in the style of the 1970s and 1980s, evoking that era. Visitors can also drink tea at old-fashioned cafes and snap black-and-white photographs at a photo studio.
Fall Festivals That Have Already Begun:
Seoul Dance Festival (11.10.2021 to 11.28.2021)
The Seoul Dance Festival, which began in 1979, is Korea’s representative dance festival and includes Korean dance, modern dance, ballet, and other types of creative dance performances. Dance troupes from all around Korea specially invited performing arts groups from outside, and university students specializing in dance and performing arts, perform at this festival.
Daejeon Saturday Festival (09.11.2021 to 12.25.2021)
The Daejeon Saturday Festival provides a variety of entertainment alternatives. The Mokcheokgyo Drone Light Show, Digital Treasure Hunt, Couple Bridge Flea Market, Artist Busking, Promotional Content Contest, Live Commerce, and more programs are available. It is one of the fall festivals that you can enjoy right now if you are in Korea at present.
This year’s Daejeon Saturday Festival is being hosted offline and online to provide a greater variety of events.
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