South Korea Festivals and Events in 2022 and 2023

To plan ahead in terms of events occurring in South Korea during your visit, there are some good sources of information. Below we have included our go-to links to find the latest information about events, and we have also put together a summary of the major events which occur across each year.

COVID19 has caused cancellation of most festivals over 2020/21, and for many events dates for 2022 and 2023 have not yet been published. Where links are available we have included them to enable you to look up the latest information.

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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 FestivalsWhen Held20222023
Seongsan Sunrise Festival31 Dec – 2 Jan31 Dec 21 – 2 Jan 2231 Dec 22 – 2 Jan 23
Homigot Sunrise Festival1 Jan1 Jan 221 Jan 23
Mountain Trout Ice Fishing Festivals – various locationJanJan 22Jan 23
Seolnal Festival (Korean New Year)Jan/Feb1 Feb 2222 Jan 23
Taebaeksan Mountain Snow FestivalFeb
Jeju Fire FestivalFeb/Mar
Cheongo Bullfighting FestivalMar
Ultra Korea Music FestivalMar
Jindo Sea Parting FestivalMar
Hampyeong Butterly FestivalApr
Hansik Festival (Cold Food to Honour Ancestors)Apr
Seoul Lotus Lantern FestivalApr
Jinhae Cherry Blossom FestivalApr
Boseong Green Tea FestivalMay
Damyang Bamboo FestivalMay
Icheon Ceramic FestivalJun
Boryeong Mud FestivalJul16 July – 15 August 2022
Korean Queer Culture FestivalJul
Sinchon Water Gun FestivalJul
Hwacheon Tomato FestivalJul6-7 August 2022
Incheon Pentaport Rock FestivalJul/Aug5-7 August 2022
Muju Firefly FestivalAug27 August – 4 September 2022
Hyoseok Cultural FestivalSep3-12 September 2022
Andong International Mask Dance FestivalSep/Oct30 September – 9 October 2022
Jinju Lantern FestivalOct10-31 October 2022
Busan International Film FestivalOct5-14 October 2022
Busan Fireworks Festival
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Nov5 November 2022
Seoul Lantern FestivalNov
Seoul Kimchi FestivalNov
Lighting Festival at The Garden of Morning CalmDec-Feb
Seoul Lantern Festival
Seoul Lantern Festival

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