Top 3 Autumn Festivals In Korea

As summer in Korea is finally over and the whole country is feeling relieved they survived the summer’s suffocating heat, temperatures started to drop which means “Festival Time”. Autumn in Korea is the perfect time to travel as it has enjoyable temperatures. Korea, or I call it “The Land of Festivals” always manages to organize the most unique events combining Korean history, art, culture, and food. It always seems to me that there is a festival for just anything: persimmon festival, kimchi festival, hanbok festival, etc.


 Busan International Film Festival, BIFF

Busan International Film Festival

Date: October 12 – October 21, 2017

Love movies? Then this is a must-see! Busan International Film Festival is the biggest film festival in Asia, screening domestic and international films.

Need a place to stay? Maybe try these Safe Stay Accommodations

Secret Garden B 시크릿가든B
31-2, Dalmaji-gil 117beonga-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan

Gwangandaegyo Guesthouse 광안대교 게스트하우스
15-10, Gwangnam-ro 22beon-gil, Suyeong-gu, Busan

Jeonju Bibimbap Festival

Jeonju bibimbapDate: October 26 – October 29, 2017

Jeonju is known for their delicious Korean cuisine, mainly the Jeonju Bibimbap! One of the most famous Korean dishes worldwide and across Korea. Join this culinary festival to discover more about this signature dish.

Need a place to stay? Maybe try these Safe Stay Accommodations
Chong Myung Hon청명헌
39, Eunhaeng-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do
Inyeon 인연
36, Hanji-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do
Hagindang House 인재고택 학인당
45, Hyanggyo-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do
Yedawon 예다원
85-34, Hyanggyo-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do


Seoul Lantern Festival

Nightscape of Seoul Lantern Festival

Date: November 3 – November 19, 2017

This years theme of the Seoul Lantern Festival is “Lights of PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games in Seoul”. Lanters will be let along the 1.2 km long Cheonggyecheon Stream.

Need a place to stay? Maybe try these Safe Stay Accommodations

Triangel Guest House 트리앙겔 게스트하우스
 18, Sinchon-ro 8-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Issue Seoul Guest House
이슈서울 게스트하우스
110, Donggyo-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul


11 Responses

  1. Karlee says:

    Oh that lantern festival looks so beautiful!! Sounds like you’ll have a busy festival season in Korea!

  2. Justine says:

    Love it! Korea is definitely on my list. And I would love to visit while one of these festivals are going on 🙂

  3. Pauline says:

    I went to Korea .. 4 years ago now (time flies!), at the time of the Lantern Festival apparently!
    I didn’t know it, but my friend and I noticed those lanterns along the Cheonggyecheon Stream, and we wandered there at night, made pretty pictures! I thought it was for the Asian Games at the time, but turns out, it was not ^^
    (Funny that the theme was Games again though)

  4. Chloe says:

    I was just in Korea this Summer! I really want to go back! I’ll definitely need to check out these events if I ever get the chance to go in the Autumn! 🙂

    xo, Chloe //

  5. These festivals look amazing . Not I want to visit Korea 🙂

  6. ejnets says:

    This looks very cool, all of them. Definitely on my bucket list 🙂

  7. That’s so awesome that they have a festival for many different things! I wish there were more things to celebrate in the USA. I love the idea of the festival for their signature dish.

  8. Fall is my favorite season! It’s neat to know other countries also have fall festivals and other special events. The lantern festival looks especially beautiful and the food looks delicious.

  9. I regret it so badly that I have been to Seoul for the past two days, but haven’t had the chance to visit the Lantern Festival due to business dinners and all-day meetings… Will you cover this festival in a separate article or upload pictures of it on your Instagram account, Marie? That way, I could at least virtually participate… 😉

  10. Gina says:

    I’m so glad you reminded me of that lantern festival! This is my last year in Korea and I definitely can’t miss it! I’ll be sure to go this weekend especially since they have the lanterns for the Olympics. How was the bibimbap festival? I know it’s famous in Korea!

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