Tourist Info. Festivals

Enjoy great times in festivals.

Together with a fantastic experience in Alpensia, enjoy great times in festivals filled with local characteristics.

Festival around the alpensia
Gangwon Grand Potato Festival
On August every year, Gangwon Grand Potato Festival is held to publicize the excellence of Gangwon potatoes and to share the joy of the affluent harvest. A variety of events are offered, such as riding a swing, potato cooking contest, contest to hold up potato starch bags and photo exhibition under the theme of ‘When the Buckwheat Flowers Bloom’.
When
In August each year (for 3 days)
Where
Hoenggye-ri, Daegwallyeong-myeon
Noseongje Festival
During the time of Imjinwaeran, the Japanese invasion of Korea in 1592, Seonghwangjeje Festival was held to pray for peace of the nation and to appease the souls of soldiers at the hard-fought field Noseongsanseong Fortress. This has been changed in the present times into Noseongje Festival, the festival for harmony of the people of Pyeongchang.
When
Oct. 6 ~ 8 each year (for 3 days)
Where
Pyeongchang Stadium, Pyeongchang-eup, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
Odaesan Buddist Cultural Festival
Pursuing to be the most representative festival of Gangwon Province, Odaesan Buddhist Cultural Festival is offering various programs to be enjoyed by local residents so that to advance from being only an event of Weoljeongsa Temple to becoming the foremost Buddhist cultural festival of Korea.
When
In October each year (for 3 days)
Where
Weoljeongsa Temple, Odaesan Mt., Munsuseongji
Hyoseok Cultural Festival
Founded in commemoration of the literary passion of Gasan Lee Hyo-seok, Hyoseok Cultural Festival lets us enjoy beauty of the nature as it is by recreating the time and space of ‘When the Buckwheat Flowers Bloom’, the finest example of Korean short stories. The highlight of this festival is to watch the view of buckwheat field under the moonlight.
When
In September each year (for 10 days)
Where
Hyoseok Cultural Village, Bongpyeong-myeon
Daegwallyeong Snow Festival
As a traditional winter festival of Korea and a community festival organized and developed by local residents, Daegwallyeong Snow Festival is an event of living culture to experience the unique lifestyle of the local people during winter. This is also an experience festival where residents and tourists can enjoy hands-on experiences.
When
In January each year (for 5 days)
Where
340-1 Hoenggye-ri, Daegwallyeong-myeon (in front of Doam Middle School)
Pyeongchang Trout Festival
Pyeongchang is where the Korea’s first and the largest trout farm is located. This festival lets you enjoy catching and tasting the winter trout of Pyeongchang. This is an experience festival where you can enjoy hands-on experiences.
When
In January each year (for 1 month)
Where
Along Odaecheon Stream, Jinbu-myeon
Gyeongpo Sunrise Festival
The home of the beautiful sunrise, Gangneung first organized the Sunrise Festival on January 1, 1998 to provide citizens and tourists visiting Gyeongpo and Jeongdongjin with an exciting event on the morning of the New Year’s Day. This event is held from December 31 to January 1 of each year.
When
December 31 ~ January 1
Where
Gyeongpo Beach
Jeongdongjin Sunrise Festival (The Memories of Hourglass)
Famous for the hourglass, Jeongdongjin is the most celebrated spot for sunrise that train tickets to Jeongdongjin are sold out several months before the festival. 
A pine tree lying low against the sea wind, the pure blue water of the East Sea close enough to flow over the railways, the steep cliffs, coastal road, the paths along the railroad and wild flowers blooming along the paths… This is the place to enjoy the view of great beauty and magnificence that words cannot describe.
When
January 1 each year
Where
Hourglass Park, Jeongdongjin
Moon Watching Festival
From the old days, our ancestors celebrated the 15th of January (Daeboreum) as one of the 4 holidays together with the New Year’s Day, Dano and Chuseok. On the morning two days before Daeboreum, it is customary to eat a dish cooked with five grains and place feeds for magpies or crows on the jar stand. During the day, people pray for a fruitful year ahead by making ten pairs of straw sandals and offering them to the guardian deity of the village and making a pentagonal table with Indian millet stalks and putting fertilizers at the bottom of it.
When
January 15 by the lunar calendar
Where
Danojang site, Namdaecheon Stream, Noam-dong, Gangneung-si
Gyeongpodae Cherry Blossom Festival
The majestic old tree hangs down cheery blossom branches blooming to attract springtime picnickers. From 3km to the entrance into Gyeongpodae, a variety of cultural and artistic events take place, such as flower festival contest and exhibition, etc. This is the festival to celebrate the world of flowers.
When
For one week while cheery blossoms bloom
Where
Gyeongpodae
Gangneung Danoje Festival
Gangneung Danoje Festival is also called Danojeol, Danyangjeol, Danyangnori and Danyanggut, etc. As a village festival of a long tradition that began from sacrificial rituals to the heaven and agricultural ceremonies of the ancient tribes, Gangneung Danoje Festival, as a traditional folk festival handed down from the ancient periods, was designated as the Intangible Cultural Heritage No. 13.
When
May 1 ~ May 8 by the lunar calendar each year (for 8 days)
Where
Danojang, Namdaecheon Stream, Noam-dong, Gangneung-si
Cuttlefish Beach Festival
Blue sea, blue Jumunjin and fresh cuttlefish!
Each summer while the beach is open to the public, Jumunjin Beach in Jumunjin-eup hosts ‘Cuttlefish Festival’ sponsored by social organizations of Jumunjin.
When
During summer vacation period each year
Where
Mulyangjang Berth, Jumunjin Port
Daehyeon Yulgok Festival
As a part of the Ojukheon purification project carried out from 1974 to 1976, this festival was developed as a space and event of education. Daehyeon Yulgok Lee Yi was a far-sighted man with a broad vision on entire fields of politics, economics, social affairs, education and philosophy, etc.
When
October 25 ~ 26 each year
Where
Inside Ojukheon, Jukheon-dong, Gangneung-si