Although half of June 2016 has passed, the second half of June is packed with artsy summer events you don’t want to miss! Find your next adventure making lavender perfume, exploring French haute couture, and more. Be sure to visit these five festival-garden-exhibits before they close at the end of the month.
1. Goseong Lavender Festival
When: June 1 2016 – June 21 2016, 10 am – 6 pm Where:Hani Lavender Farm in Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do General Admission: Free
Who said you can only find lavender fields in France? During June, areas in Goseong-gun are covered with fragrant lavender fields. Stop by the Goseong Lavender Festival at the Hani Lavender Farm in Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do before it closes on June 21. Go lavender picking, learn to make lavender perfume, take a lavender growing class and more. You should definitely go for some aromatherapy before it’s too late!
2. Peach Blossom: Hopeful Flower of Utopia
When: Until June 26 Where: 1 Tongil-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul General Admission: Free
What does it mean to lead a better life? What does it mean to be optimistic about the future? Visit Peach Blossom: Hopeful Flower of Utopia, a multimedia arts project located in Culture Seoul Station 284 that strives to address these questions and more. Featured artists hail from Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States.You should stop by before the exhibition closes on June 26!
When: Until June 30 Where: 1723, Suin-ro, Sangrok-gu, Ansan-si, Gyeonggi-do General Admission: Adults 6000 won, Children and Seniors 4000 won
Stroll through an illuminated wonderland with your loved ones! Stop by the Light Festival at the Ansan Starlight Village. Experience both the night stars and dazzling LED light displays in this family friendly park. Enjoy hearty fusion dishes like bulgogi pizza and ddukbokki carbonara at the new local restaurant Cafe Grey by Roman. Be sure to go visit the hundred themed photo zones, souvenir shops, and quaint houses before the festival closes on June 30.
When: Until June 30 Where: 04566 Dongdaemun History and Culture Park, 281 Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul General Admission: Adults 15,000 won, Students 12,000 won, Children 8,000 won
Renowned French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier’s designs are on display at the Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibition in Seoul’s Dongdaemun Design Plaza until June 30. Known for his eccentric and bold designs, Gaultier personally designed a dress themed “Korea” especially for this exhibition. Don’t miss this important event in fashion history!
5. Iris Festival of The Garden of Morning Calm
When: Until June 30 Where: 432, Sumogwon-ro, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do General Admission: Adults: Weekends · Public Holidays 9,000 won / Discount (Weekdays) 8,000 won
Teenagers: Weekends · Public Holidays 6,500 won / Discount (Weekdays) 6,000 won
Children: Weekends · Public Holidays 5,500 won / Discount (Weekdays) 5,000 won
Did you know that June is iris flower season? In Gyeonggi-do’s The Garden of Morning Calm, Seohwayeon Pond’s water lilies and irises are currently in full bloom. Stroll through the lush sprawling garden and see for yourself why the poet Tagore named Korea “the Land of Morning Calm.” Visit the Iris Festival of The Garden of Morning Calm before it closes on June 30.