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JEOLLANAMDO FESTIVALS

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YEOSU HYANGIRAM SUNRISE FESTIVAL

Hyangiram Sunrise Festival is an annual overnight festival that begins on New Year's Eve. It takes place at the historic Hyangiram Hermitage, which was built in year 644. As the New Year's Day dawns, visitors can witness the sun rise above the horizon from Hyangiram, which literally means "a hermitage facing the sun."

Programs: New Year's celebrations featuring fireworks, folk street music, wish lighting and many more

Address: 70-4, Hyangiram-ro, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do

TEL: +82-61-659-4743/ +82-1899-2012

Website: http://www.yeosu.go.kr/en

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DAMYANG BAMBOO FESTIVAL

The Damyang Bamboo Festival takes place annually in May to celebrate the beauty and value of Damyang's natural bamboo forest. The festival features various experience and educational programs open to locals and visitors alike. Visitors can also enjoy some of Damyang's local specialities as well as visit nearby attractions.

Address: 119, Jungnogwon-ro, Damyang-gun, Jeollanam-do

TEL: +82-61-380-3150, 3152

Website: http://www.bamboofestival.co.kr/

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BOSEONG AROMATIC TEA FESTIVAL 

Boseong is the largest producer of green tea in the country, and the tea fields create beautiful landscapes that often appear in Korean dramas. At Boseong Green Tea Festival, some of the most popular festival events are the hands-on experience programs like picking tea leaves, making tea, and sampling green tea snacks. Other events include learning traditional tea ceremony culture and an exhibition of submitted photographs.

Address: 775, Nokcha-ro, Boseong-gun, Jeollanam-do

TEL: +82-61-850-5211

Website: http://www.boseong.go.kr/english

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BOSEONG TEA PLANTATION LIGHT FESTIVAL

Boseong Tea Plantation Light Festival will light up the green tea fields at Korea Tea Culture Park and Yulpo Beach (Solbat Beach). The Boseong Green Tea Plantation Light Festival, continues its reputation as an enjoyable festival for all ages, that represents the sounthern province.

Address: 775, Nokcha-ro, Boseong-gun, Jeollanam-do

TEL: +82-61-850-5211

Website: http://www.boseong.go.kr/english

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JINDO MIRACLE SEA ROAD FESTIVAL

Due to a unique build-up of pebbles and silt, during the lowest point of the ebb tide, a 3-kilometer long pathway appears in the seabed between Modo Island and Jindo Island at Hoedong-ri. This sea parting phenomenon is well known both domestically and internationally, drawing in visitors during the Jindo Miracle Sea Road Festival period to see this miraculous sight. This miracle path can only be seen for one hour a day. While waiting for the tide to ebb, visitors can take part in a diversity of cultural and hands-on programs.

Address: Areas of Modo-ri & Hoedong-ri, Jindo-gun, Jeollanam-do 

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TTANGKKEUT SUNSET & SUNRISE FESTIVAL

Ttangkkeut Sunset & Sunrise Festival takes place annually December 31 - January 1 at Ttangkkuet Village in Haenam-gun, Jeollanam-do. The festival includes a sunset and sunrise ceremony. The festival is famous for the unique view of the sunrise between Hyeongjebawi Rocks next to Galduhang Port.

Programs: Sunset ceremony; sunrise ceremony; ttangkkeut busking; Bonfire; EDM Party; Etc.

Address: 42, Ttangkkeunmaeul-gil, Haenam-gun, Jeollanam-do

TEL: +82-61-530-5159

Website: tour.haenam.go.kr

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GWANGYANG MAEHWA FESTIVAL

Gwangyang Maehwa Festival is one of the first destinations in Jeollanam-do to greet spring. During this time, the flower-lined lanes throughout Maehwa Village resemble the flow of the Seomjingang River and the apricot blossoms fill the festival grounds with their sweet scent. After crossing the beautiful Maehwagyo Bridge, take a seat in the shade of one of the trees lining the road. The festival also offers a variety of delicious treats, including mussels, chamgetang (spicy mitten crab stew), and dishes made with maesil (green plum).

Address: 55, Jimak1-gil, Gwangyang-si, Jeollanam-do

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GURYE SANSUYU FESTIVAL

Taking place in the hot springs resort area of Jirisan Mountain, visitors to Gurye Sansuyu Festival can enjoy a vibrant taste of spring with the yellow sansuyu (cornelian cherry) flowers. The festival theme is “Finding Everlasting Love” and the schedule includes performances and fireworks, as well as hands-on experiences. Don’t forget to try the foods and drinks made with sansuyu.

Address: Area of Jirisan Hot Springs Resort, Gurye-gun, Jeollanam-do

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YEONGAM WANGIN CULTURE FESTIVAL

Yeongam Wangin Culture Festival celebrates the achievements of Korea's Dr. Wangin, who traveled to Japan during the Baekje era to spread knowledge, culture, and art. The festival takes place in April when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. Among the many traditional performances and activities to participate in, the highlight of the festival is the street parade, open to all visitors and citizens alike to walk in.

Address: 440, Wangin-ro, Yeongam-gun, Jeollanam-do