The weather is warming up and spring is right around the corner. Celebrate the change from winter to spring in South Korea through various festivals being held throughout the country. Here are some activities you might like to participate in March this year!
As Spring approaches, there is nothing more perfect than enjoying the blooming flowers! We all know about cherry blossoms that bloom around April, but do we know of maehwa or plum blossoms that bloom before them? Gwangyang International Maehwa Festival takes place in Seomjin Village, Jeollanam-do Province, and is the home to the largest number of plum blossom trees in Korea. Aside from enjoying the beautiful scenic roads brimming with blooming buds and falling petal,s there are various foods and products to try that are made from plum. Don’t miss this rare chance to enjoy the magical scenery with your family and loved ones! For more information, visit our directory page or their website linked below.
It is the return of the kings of k-pop! TVXQ! The duo will be holding their encore concert this coming March 9 and 10 at Olympic Gymnastics Arena, inside the Olympic Park. The concert title “Circle” signifies the path TVXQ! had taken to stand before their fans to return after completing their military service. #with is a follow-up concert after their #welcome concert that was held last year. If you are a k-pop lover or music lover in general then this is a great opportunity to witness some of the most legendary pop icons that South Korea has produced! Other than the concert itself, there are various surrounding attractions around the Olympic Park for you to enjoy and kill some time with before the performance begins. For more information, visit our directory page or their website linked below.
Pick your trendiest, most stylish outfit because we are going to Seoul Fashion Week! Seoul Fashion Week has been a consistent occasion for fashionistas to showcase their own creative flair. This is the time for you to feel the same! This coming Seoul Fashion Week Spring 2019 will be happening from March 19 to March 24 at Dongdaemun Design Plaza. Online preregistered buyers and visitors can attend the Generation Next_Seoul (Tradeshow). There is no on-site registration option available. The registration period starts from February 19 to March 13, so if you are interested in participating in the event, do not forget to register. For more information visit our directory page or the website linked below.
Calling out to fans of musical theatre! The Lion King International Tour ends this March! If you have not gone yet, there is only one month left, so hurry before it’s too late. The musical was launched in celebration of The Lion King’s 20th anniversary, so, fans of the movie bring your children (or go alone!) to see your childhood favorite Disney story. According to a review, “This international tour will provide the opportunity for audiences around the world to witness this incredible production, featuring South Africa’s greatest talents.” So if you are up for appreciating great talents, visit our listing on our Directory or on The Lion King International Tour website.
More blossoms await! In mid-March, when the blossoms are in full bloom, we have the Gurye Sansuyou Blossom Festival which was selected by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in 2008 as the representative festival of Korea for not only the flowers, but the various experiences including traditional music, dance performances, and fireworks. Treat yourself to the beautiful sight of the yellow tide of blossoms blanketing the Jirisan foothills and the vibrant spirit of spring to the sight of lush golden seas of sansuyou blossom along the Jirisan foothills. Take in the full vibrant spirit of the spring season in the Jirisan Mountain hot springs area in the Jeollanam-do region of South Korea. For more information, visit our directory page or their website linked below.
If you happen to be visiting Jeju during spring, don’t forget to check out the Jeju Fire Festival this coming 7-10 of March. The Jeju Fire Festival is the world’s greatest fire festival that reinterprets the cattle farming traditions of Jeju through a modern sense. The festival’s roots come from a tradition called bangae, which is to burn down the fields during the time between late winter and early spring. “Light up the world with wildfire and dreams” is the theme to this event, as they will be lighting the volcanic cone fire! The main program includes performances, hands-on events, contests, a folk market, and opportunities to learn more about Jeju seasonal folk culture and agricultural customs. For more information, visit our directorypage or their website linked below.
Date: March 7-9, 2019
For more information / To reserve tickets: Visit JeJu
If you are looking to find something to do on a Friday night in Hongdae that does not involve hardcore partying, keep on reading. Every last Friday of the month, indie Korean artists will perform at different designated concert halls, clubs, or music lounges for Live Club Day. For those who love to find new music to listen to and reach out to new artists, this is the best occasion of discovering and supporting the new gems of South Korea’s K-indie industry. 10 Magazine has a separate article on this event if you are interested to read about our experience on it, check Live Club Day In Hongdae Support Local Bands. For this coming month, it will be on the 29th of March, so check out their Facebook or Instagram page for the artist names, location, and for more information.
Date: March 29, 2019
For more information / To reserve tickets: Facebook
Jeolla Province sure offers a handful of exciting activities for everyone! Once a year at Jindo Island in Jeollanam-do, the sea mysteriously parts and visitors can walk through the sea from the main island to a smaller nearby island. Along with the parting, there is the Jindo Miracle Sea Road Festival, visitors can enjoy walking along the sea road, gathering abalone and various other fun activities that make up the festival program. While you are traveling to see the flowers at Jeolla, don’t forget to visit this parting sea, too! For more information, visit our event listing page or their website linked below.
Daegu-bound friends, this is your time for a late valentine date. E-world, or one of Korea’s theme parks, will be holding a Cherry Blossom Festival! Could there be anything nicer than taking rides with your loved ones while looking at the beautiful scenery of cherry blossoms? No! Is the answer. Not only that, it will feature LED lights, fireworks, balloons, and more importantly, food trucks! Impress your partner and give them the most unforgettable romantic date! For more information, visit our directory page or their website linked below.
Date: March 21-24, 2019
For more information / To reserve tickets: Eworld.co.kr (Korean only)
Another event coming to an end this March, don’t forget to go see it while it’s there. The Lights Festival Garden of Morning Calm has been on display since 05 December 2018 and will end this 31st of March, 2019. It is the biggest festival of lights in Korea, covering 100 thousand illuminated by 30,000 lights. The main gardens are Hakyung Garden, Hometown House Garden, Bonsai Garden, Moonlight Garden, Sky Path and Garden of Eden, with colorful lights adorning the trees. While you are at the Morning Calm Garden, there are also other seasonal festivals and flowers to enjoy as well. For more information, visit our directory page or their website linked below.
Fans of comedy legends, don’t miss Jim Gaffigan, the Grammy-nominated comedian and New York Times best-selling author in Seoul. According to The Guardian, “Jim Gaffigan is touring the world, and he has jokes about every destination to show for it.” Are you not curious about what he has to say about Korea? Jim Gaffigan will be performing in the ECC Samsung Hall on April 2nd. Tickets start at ₩77,000 and are on sale at Interpark now. For more information, check out our directory listing.