Are you planning your February travel to South Korea? Approaching the final moments of winter in South Korea, there are various exciting events and festivals you can still visit in February 2023. But if you don’t know where to start, no worries. We are here to assist you in choosing the best events and festivals to get a full-fledged winter experience during your South Korea travel in February 2023.
South Korea Travel in February 2023
February is one of the most recommended months for traveling to South Korea. Aside from the fact that February is in the low season, resulting in lower travel budgets, it is the perfect time to visit South Korea during winter without having to experience extreme cold during your trips.
Not only that, since Valentine’s day also occurs on February 14, various places and travel destinations in South Korea will have started their Valentine’s preparation from the beginning of the month. Therefore, you will be able to enjoy a lovelier experience surrounded by Valentine-themed decorations in the places you visit.
But most importantly, you can get the utmost and full South Korea winter experience in February. That is because February is when the outside temperature gets friendlier during winter. Therefore, you can enjoy playing various winter sports, sightseeing, enjoying South Korea’s winter landscapes, and building your own snowman without freezing too much. That is, of course, with adequate and proper winter clothing and preparations.
So, are you preparing for your February travel to South Korea already? Here are the 5 most exciting events and festivals to visit for your South Korea travel in February 2023.
Visit These 5 Most Exciting Events and Festivals
1. Chilgapsan Ice Fountain Festival in Cheongyang
If you’re already in South Korea today, then you must find the chance to visit the Chilgapsan Ice Fountain Festival. Beginning last month on January 1 to February 12, from 9 AM to 8 PM KST, the festival is happening at the Alps Village in Cheongyang, South Chungcheong Province.
Chilgapsan Ice Fountain Festival is one of the most promising events and festivals to get a full winter experience in your South Korea travel in February 2023. This festival offers various winter sports and activities. Visit the festival, and you can enjoy sledding, bobsledding, ice fishing, a zip line course, horseback riding, bare-handed fishing, and many more.
But if you are less interested in physical activities, you can always enjoy the ice fountain, ice artwork, and ice cave available during the festival.
So, are you interested? Tickets for the Chilgapsan Ice Fountain Festival are available via Naver Booking. Or, you can always buy them onsite for only 8,000 KRW. However, this rate does not include participation fees for the festival activities.
Visit www.alpsvill.com for full information about the festival.
2. Hueree Canola Flower Festival in Jeju
Second on the most exciting events and festivals for South Korea travel in February 2023 is the Hueree Canola Flower Festival in Jeju.
As one of the most popular travel destinations in South Korea, Jeju offers one of the most beautiful festivals for your February travel.
The Hueree Canola Flower Festival is available from January 1 to February 28. Visit Jeju Hueree Natural Park, and you can enjoy strolling and relaxing around the gorgeous scenery of Jeju Island and its fascinating yellow flowers. While you’re there, always remember to take memorable photos with your families, friends, and of your own to commemorate the experience.
3. Gangjin Celadon Festival 2023
Starting on February 23, there will be a celadon festival you can visit in Gangjin County, Jeolla Province of South Korea. This 51st edition of the Gangjin Celadon Festival is held to celebrate the fineness of various Korean celadons from South Korea’s Goryeo period.
With fees varying from 1,000 to 5,000 KRW, you can enjoy various hands-on activities to get the true feeling and experience about Goryeo’s celadon, including spinning wheel, celadon making using coil style, and many more.
In addition to these activities, you will also enjoy a special parade during the festival. The parade will feature local artists with their lantern-making program and fascinating folklore dramas.
The 51st Gangjin Celadon Festival 2023 will start from February 23 to March 1. Visit the areas around Goryeo Celadon Museum in Gangjin, South Jeolla Province, for the full festival experience.
More information: www.gangjin1.clickn.co.kr.
4. Starlight Festival at Morning Calm Garden, Gapyeong
Nothing beats South Korea’s scenery at night! Next of the most interesting events and festivals for your South Korea travel in February 2023 is the Starlight Festival at the Garden of Morning Calm.
Located at the main area of the Morning Calm Garden in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi Province, the Starlight Festival is the first festival in South Korea that designs light installations around natural landscapes. That is why the lighting will feature environmentally friendly light-emitting diodes that shine around the garden.
You will be able to enjoy the scenery of the colorful lights shining and emphasizing the beautiful garden terrain throughout the festival.
Since the beauty of the lighting will be effective when the sun is out, the festival will start only after sunset until 9 PM during the weekdays. As for weekends and public holidays, you can enjoy the scenery until 11 PM KST. The festival is open for all ages with various admission fees. The full information is available at www.morningcalm.co.kr.
5. Pinocchio and Little Prince Festival in Gapyeong
Finally, while traveling in Gapyeong, make sure you visit Pinocchio and Little Prince Starlight Festival, one of the most fascinating events and festivals for your South Korea travel in February 2023.
This year marks the second edition of the Pinocchio festival, and it will run through March 5 at the Italian Village and Petite France in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi Province.
During this event, you will get the full experience of a European flea market filled with European antiques, traditional Italian houses, and many more.
In addition, you can also participate in the festival’s various activities: music performances, puppet shows, a circus with mimes, Leonardo da Vinci exhibitions, and a marionette show of “The Adventures of Pinocchio”.
Finally, admission fees vary between 19,500 KRW for adults, 17,000 KRW for teenagers, and 13,000 KRW for children. And if you need more information, you can directly visit www.pinovinci.com or www.pfcamp.com for more information.
So, which of these events and festivals do you want to visit most for your South Korea travel in February 2023? Grab your ticket, plan your visit right now, and spend your most unforgettable February in South Korea!
More to Read About Traveling to South Korea:
- 5 Exciting Facts About tvN “Seojin’s” Korean Street Food
- A Day Tour to Petite France, Korea: See Seoul’s Little France
- Fun Things To Do During Winter in Korea!
- Visiting Edelweiss Swiss Theme Park
- 5 Cozy Cafes in Yeouido to Curl Up with a Good Book
3,767 total views, 1 views today