2018 Premier & Best Cultural Tourism Festivals Announced

2018-02-12 21:02
2018 Premier & Best Cultural Tourism Festivals Announced

Photo: Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival (left; credit: Hwacheon-gun) / Muju Firefly Festival (right; credit: Muju-gun)The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has announced the 2018 Cultural Tourism Festivals. The list includes 41 festivals in total, including Premier Festivals Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival, Muju Firefly Festival, and Jarasum International Jazz Festival, along with seven Best Festivals, 10 Excellent Festivals, and 21 Up-and-coming Festivals.

This year, Muju Firefly Festival and Jarasum International Jazz Festival have been promoted to Premier Festivals, and Hyoseok Cultural Festival has been added to the Best Festivals list.

Since 1995, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has designated an annual list of top cultural tourism festivals in various themes taking place throughout the country in order to promote the country’s vast cultural content.

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2018 Premier & Best Cultural Tourism Festivals
* Festival dates are subject to change.

Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival
- Period: January 6-28, 2018
- Venue: 137, Sancheoneo-gil, Hwacheon-eup, Hwacheon-gun, Gangwon-do
- Website: www.narafestival.com (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, German, French, Spanish)
Muju Firefly Festival
- Period: September 1-9, 2018
- Venue: 326-17, Hanpungnu-ro, Muju-eup, Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do
- Website: www.firefly.or.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Jarasum International Jazz Festival
- Period: October 12-14, 2018
- Venue: Area of Jaraseom Island, Gapyeong-eup, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
- Website: www.jarasumjazz.com (Korean only)
Gangjin Celadon Festival
- Period: July~August 2018 (TBD)
- Venue: 33, Cheongjachon-gil, Daegu-myeon, Gangjin-gun, Jeollanam-do
- Website: www.gangjinfes.or.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Damyang Bamboo Festival
- Period: May 2-7, 2018
- Venue: 134, Juknogwon-ro, Damyang-eup, Damyang-gun, Jeollanam-do
- Website: bamboofestival.co.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Mungyeong Traditional Chasabal Festival
- Period: April 28 – May 7, 2018
- Venue: 2416, Mungyeong-daero, Mungyeong-eup, Mungyeong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
- Website: www.sabal21.com (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Sancheong Medicinal Herb Festival
- Period: September 29 – October 9, 2018
- Venue: 61, Donguibogam-ro 555beon-gil, Geumseo-myeon, Sancheong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do
Icheon Rice Cultural Festival
- Period: October 17-21, 2018
- Venue: 418-2, Gwango-dong, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
Jindo Miracle Sea Road Festival
- Period: May 16-19, 2018
- Venue: 148, Sinbiuibadat-gil, Gogun-myeon, Jindo-gun, Jeollanam-do
- Website: www.jindo.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Hyoseok Cultural Festival
- Period: September 1-9, 2018
- Venue: 157, Ihyoseok-gil, Bongpyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
☞ Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism website: www.mcst.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

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