5 Korean Spring Festivals 2020 – that prove spring is not only about cherry blossom

Surely the most expected thing about spring in Korea is cherry blossoms in full bloom. But don’t you know that beside cherry blossoms festivals, there are many other interesting spring festivals with different themes in Korea that you can enjoy?


For this upcoming spring, we would like to introduce to you some alternative choices of spring events that you can go for, if you are already a little bit bored of the popular cherry blossoms festivals! 


P.S. Some of the festivals mentioned below have already been canceled this year due to the Corona virus pandemic situation. 🙁  But you can still put them in your bucket list for the next Spring! 😀 



  • Period: 2020 festival canceled
  • Location: Seomjin Village in Jeollanam-do

Gwangyang International Maehwa Festival is held in the middle of March at a village called Seomjin, home to Korea’s largest number of plum blossom trees. During this time of the year, the plum blossoms (maehwa in Korean) cover the mountains and the riverbanks with their pure white color which creates a mesmerizing scenery. Visitors can enjoy a stroll under the plum blossoms as well as sample and buy local organic products made from plum. The festival also includes many interesting programs such as fashion shows, cooking shows, and busking performances. 


maehwa village temple maehwa village panorama


💡 Catching up the very first Spring Festivals in Korea with the Gwangyang Maehwa and Gurye Sansuyu Festivals 1 Day Tour



  • Period: 2020 festival canceled
  • Location: Gurye-gun, Jeollanam-do 

Along with Gwangyang Maehwa Festival, Gurye Sansuyu Festival is another mainspring flower festival that represents Jeollanam Province. The festival takes place in the Jirisan Mountain hot springs area. For Korean people, sansuyu (cornelian cherry flower) is considered as the messenger of spring because it is the first spring flower to bloom in its brilliant yellow color. Main programs of the festival include an exhibition of local products made from sansuyu fruits, experience programs as well as traditional music and dance performances.


sansuyu flower on stream bank


💡 Catching up the very first Spring Festivals in Korea with the Gwangyang Maehwa and Gurye Sansuyu Festivals 1 Day Tour


  • Period: April 13 – April 27 (Magnolia Festival) / April 14 – May 11, 2020 (Tulip festival)
  • Location: Taean-gun, Chungcheongnam-do 

Taean is a county in Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea which is famous all over the country for its sandy beaches as well as colorful spring flowers festivals. Taean World Tulip Summit is considered to be one of the TOP 5 most beautiful tulip festivals in the world. Every year, the festival presents more than 1.5 million tulips in the shapes of different famous world landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Egyptian Pyramid or The Netherlands’ windmill. Besides the famous tulip festival, Taean is also home to a festival dedicated to celebrating the poetic beauty of magnolia: Taean Magnolia Festival. The festival is held annually at Cheollipo Arboretum in Taean –  one of Asia’s best botanical institutions with approximately 14,000 different species of plants, including more than 400 types of magnolia species.


magnolia daffodils cheollipo purple magnolias zoomin pink magnolia bridge at Cheollipo Arboretum
jindo miracle sea route festival panorama


💡  Celebrate Spring with Taean Magnolia Festival, Mallipo Beach and sweet taste of strawberries freshly picked from the farm!


💡 Check out the famous Taean Tulip Festival 2020 with this convenient day tour package!



  • Period: 2020 festival canceled
  • Location: Jindo-gun, Jeollanam-do

Once a year on Jindo Island in Jeollanam Province, the sea water mysteriously splits and people can walk through the sea from the main island to a smaller island nearby. The event is considered the Korean version of Moses’ miracle. The Jindo Miracle Sea Road Festival takes place at the same time as this phenomenon. Visitors will enjoy walking along the sea path, collecting abalone and other enjoyable activities that make up the program of the festival. The sea parting’s stunning sight is widely known by so many Korean people as well as international visitors that every year, about half a million people flock from around the world just to see this amazing event.


jindo miracle sea route festival panorama


💡  Come to Jindo Island and witness the sea miraculously parting in front of your eyes!



  • Period: May 1-5, 2020
  • Location: Boseong-gun, Jeollanam-do 

You know Spring is absolutely not all about them flowers! Spring is also the best time to harvest green tea, as well as the perfect time to visit those lush green tea fields with spectacular view around the country.

Boseong is considered the birthplace of Korea tea industry and is also the largest green tea hub in the country. Boseong Green Tea Festival is held every May in Boseong Tea Plantation – which was listed on “31 Beautiful Sights on This Incredible Planet” by CNN, USA. During this Green Tea Festival, you can enjoy various food, hands-on experience programs, performance, events and also a lot of traditional cultural activities. 



💡  Spring is the best time to visit Boseong Tea Field in Korea! 

That’s all we have for you today!
So which of the festivals mentioned above that you want to join the most this Spring?

Let us know by leaving a comment below~! 😍

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