South Korea Festivals and Events in 2024

As you plan your trip to South Korea, make sure you check out the major events across 2024 to help you decide when will be the best time for you to visit. Korea festivals and events are great to centre your trip around to maximise your cultural experience.

Note that post-COVID-19, some festivals were not held in 2023, and may never recommence. We have still included all major festivals in our list for 2024 until further information becomes available.

How to Find Festivals and Events in South Korea

  • For the major events and festivals in South Korea check out this article from Visit Korea, which also includes smaller events.
  • For events in Seoul including festivals, markets, and many other options you can get great information through Visit Seoul
  • Trazy is a reputable South Korea based online travel agency who regularly sell tickets to major events in South Korea.
  • If you are interested in looking for sporting, musical, K-Pop and other events in Seoul another surprisingly good source of information (and to purchase tickets) is viaGoGo – you can easily search by date and type of event that you are interested in, and you can also purchase reseller tickets.

Major Festivals and Events in South Korea

Below is an overview of the major festivals in South Korea each year. Note that there are also many smaller festivals, so do your homework for each location you plan to visit.

Korean Festivals2024
Seongsan Sunrise Festival31 December 2023 – 2 January 2024
Homigot Sunrise Festival1 January 2024
Mountain Trout Ice Fishing Festivals – various locationsJanuary 2024
Taebaeksan Mountain Snow Festival26 January – 4 February 2024
Seolnal Festival (Korean New Year)10 February 2024
Jeju Fire Festival (note the main fire lighting activity will not be continuing from 2024)TBA, March 2024
Jindo Sea Parting Festival11-13 March 2024
Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival25 March – 5 April 2024
Hansik Festival (Cold Food to Honour Ancestors)3 April 2024
Boryeong Mud Festival7-8 April 2024
Icheon Ceramic FestivalTBA, April 2024
Seoul Lotus Lantern Festival11 – 12 April 2024
Hampyeong Butterfly FestivalTBA, Late April – Early May
Boseong Green Tea FestivalTBA, May 2024
Damyang Bamboo FestivalTBA, May 2024
Ultra Korea Music Festival7-9 June 2024
Korean Queer Culture FestivalTBA, July 2024
Sinchon Water Gun FestivalTBA, July 2024
Hwacheon Tomato FestivalTBA, July 2024
Incheon Pentaport Rock FestivalTBA, July/August 2024
Muju Firefly FestivalTBA, August 2024
Hyoseok Cultural FestivalTBA, September 2024
Andong International Mask Dance Festival27 September – 6 October 2024
Jinju Lantern FestivalTBA, October 2024
Busan International Film FestivalTBA, October 2024
Busan Fireworks FestivalTBA, November 2024
Seoul Kimchi FestivalTBA, November 2024
Seoul Lantern FestivalTBA, mid December 2024 – mid January 2025
Lighting Festival at The Garden of Morning Calm1 December 2024 – mid-March 2025
Seoul Lantern Festival
Seoul Lantern Festival

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