Gwangyang Maehwa Festival
Gwangyang Maehwa Festival is one of the first destinations in Jeollanam-do to greet spring. During this time, the flower-lined lanes throughout Maehwa Village resemble the flow of the Seomjingang River and the apricot blossoms fill the festival grounds with their sweet scent. After crossing the beautiful Maehwagyo Bridge, take a seat in the shade of one of the trees lining the road. The festival also offers a variety of delicious treats, including mussels, chamgetang (spicy mitten crab stew), and dishes made with maesil (green plum).
Venue: 55, Jimak1-gil, Daab-myeon, Gwangyang-si, Jeollanam-do
Gurye Sansuyu Festival
Taking place in the hot springs resort area of Jirisan Mountain, visitors to Gurye Sansuyu Festival can enjoy a vibrant taste of spring with the yellow sansuyu (cornelian cherry) flowers. The festival theme is “Finding Everlasting Love” and the schedule includes performances and fireworks, as well as hands-on experiences. Don’t forget to try the foods and drinks made with sansuyu.
Venue: 45, Sanggwan 1-gil, Sandong-myeon, Gurye-gun, Jeollanam-do
Jeju Cherry Blossom Festival
The Jeju Cherry Blossom Festival is where the nation’s first cherry blossoms can be seen. The festival features a cherry blossom photo zone as well as various other programs to enjoy. In addition, the festival can be enjoyed fully day or night with the use of a vast lighting system. During the festival period, Jeonnong-ro Street is closed to all vehicular traffic so all can safely enjoy the blossoms.
Venue: Jeonnong-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
Hwagae Cherry Blossom Festival
Hwagae Cherry Blossom Festival is held around Hwagae Market, a traditional open-air market situated on the border between Hadong in Gyeongsangnam-do and Gurye in Jeollanam-do. In particular, the cherry blossom trees along the 6-kilometer road from the market to Ssanggyesa Temple are a fantastic sight to behold. It is believed that if a couple walks down this road holding hands, they will grow old together in an everlasting relationship. For this reason, the road is sometimes referred to as the “wedding road.”
Venue: Area of Fire Station, Hwagae-myeon, Hadong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do
Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival
The Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival is a representative festival in Seoul, taking place every April. Yeouiseo-ro, the street behind the National Assembly Building, is lined with cherry blossom trees and is the most famous cherry blossom street in Seoul. Visitors can take a stroll along the Hangang River through a tunnel of these majestic trees. Other spring flowers blooming beneath the trees include azaleas and forsythias. There are also cultural street performances, a flower decoration exhibit, and a photo exhibit taking place throughout the festival period.
Venue: Area of Yeouiseo-ro (behind the National Assembly Building), Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
Jecheon Cheongpungho Cherry Blossom Festival
Jecheon Cheongpungho Cherry Blossom Festival takes place along Cheongpungho lakeside, where thousands of mature cherry blossom trees stand tall and proud. Various shows and performances are scheduled, including a cherry blossom street concert and a dance parade. Visitors can also sample some medicinal herbal teas and participate in craft activities. Nearby attractions include the Cheongpung Cultural Heritage Complex and a bungee jumping site.
Venue: 2048, Cheongpungho-ro, Cheongpung-myeon, Jecheon-si, Chungcheongbuk-do
Taean International Tulip Festival
Selected as one of the world's top five tulip festivals, Taean International Tulip Festival showcases tulips, lupine, foxglove, lilies and other advanced breeds of spring flowers. Additional festival activities include feeding animals, face painting, and caricature drawings.
Venue: 400, Kkotjihaean-ro, Anmyeon-eup, Taean-gun, Chungcheongnam-do