Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Korea Festivals 2018| 10 Things to Check Out in May


May is the busiest month full of fun events. Here are 10 events that you might want to check out!

Fringe Blossoms
Did it snow last night? What is looks like soft snow lay on tree is actually fringe trees’ blossoms! Come out for the white and lush green beauty that you can enjoy only in a couple of East Asian countries!


Dalseong-gun Fringe Tree Habitat 달성군 이팝나무 군락지
  Date: Peak blossom from now for 7 – 10 days
  Address: 102, Ipamnamu-gil, Okpo-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, Korea
  KR Address: 대구광역시 달성군 옥포면 이팝나무길 102
*The address is a house nearest to the habitat. The habitat is across from the given address


Daegu Yangnyeongsi Herbal Medicine Culture Festival
Experience Korean history and culture through its herbal medicine! The Herbal Medicine Culture Festival is taking place at Yangnyeongsi Market, the oldest herbal market in Korea!


  Date: May 3 – 7
  Location: Yangnyeongsi area (near Banwoldang Station)
  Address: 51-1, Namsung-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu
  KR Address: 대구 중구 남성로 51-1
  Website: Click here
  What to expect: herbal medicine exhibitions, making herbal pills, herbal medicine food truck, etc.


Colorful Daegu Festival
One of the biggest Daegu festivals is taking place soon! Its signature “Colorful Parade” is definitely a must-see in this spring!


  Date: May 5 - 6
  Location: near Dongseongro Station (Line1)
  Address: 39, Dongseong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
  KR Address: 대구광역시 중구 동성로 39
  Website: Click here
  What to expect: Colorful Parade, art market, street performances, food trucks, etc


Dongseongro Festival
How can we miss the downtown festival? Dongseongro becomes even more eventful during May when Dongseongro Festival is happening!


  Date: May 11 - 13
  Location: near Dongseongro Station (Line1)
  Address: 39, Dongseong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
  KR Address: 대구광역시 중구 동성로 39
  Website: Click here *Korean only
  What to expect:


Daegu Fashion Jewelry Week 2018
 Just across from Dongseongro, Gyodong is famous for jewelry stores located in its corners. When you come out for Dongseongro Festival, make sure to broaden your horizon and check this out, too! 


  Date: May 11 - 13
  Location: Daegu Fashion Jewelry Special Zone (Dongseongro – Gyodong)
  Address: 84, Dongseong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
  KR Address: 대구 중구 동성로 84
  Website: Click here
  What to expect: performances, exhibitions, hand-on experiences, fringe festival, etc


Igok Rose Festival
If you’d like to rather spend more relaxing weekend, come out to Igok Rose Park for its annual rose festival.


  Date: May 11 – 13
*Blossoms are expected to last until early June
  Location: Igok Rose Park aka Igok Fountain Park
  Address: 199, Seonwon-ro, Dalseo-gu, Daegu, Korea
  KR Address: 대구 달서구 선원로 199
  What to expect: dance contest, hand-on experience,  


Eworld Colorful Festival
How can we not mention Eworld when it comes to festival? Eworld is busy preparing for May Festivals that includes spectacular firework and balloon flying event. 16,500m2 wide field of Yuchae flowers.

Image: Eworld

Season 1 : Colorful Balloon Festival (April 28 – May 25)
Season 2: Colorful Flag Festival (May 2 – June 17)
*Colorful Firework show: May 5(The Children’s Day!)
  Location: Eworld
  Address: 200, Duryugongwon-ro, Dalseo-gu, Daegu, Korea
  KR Address: 대구 달서구 두류공원로 200


Dalgubeol Lantern Festival
We’ve been waiting for a year for this festival! Dalgubeol Lantern Festival finally starts on May 16. Its most popular merrymaking event takes place on the last day.


 Date: May 16 - 19
  Website: Click here *Korean only
  What to expect: Lantern Parade, Colorful Merrymaking, etc

Lotus Lantern Parade
  Date: May 19, 18:00
  Location: Duryu Baseball Stadium to Banwoldang Intersection

Colorful Merrymaking
■ Date: May 19, 18:00
■ Location: Duryu Baseball Stadium (inside Duryu Park)
■ Address: 7, Gongwonsunhwan-ro, Dalseo-gu, Daegu, Korea
■ KR Address: 대구 달서구 공원순환로 7
■ Admission: Tickets sold out (You can enter a zone without purchased ticket on the day of merrymaking. First come, first served)
■ Website: click here *Korean only
*Please kindly note that only lanterns that are provided by the organization are allowed. 


Coreopsis field at Sunrise Park
Daegu is blessed with a variety of blossoms throughout spring! The time for yellow delight is coming up next!


  Date: Late May – early June
  Location: Dongchon Sunrise Park 해맞이 공원
  Address: 212-2, Hyomok-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea
  KR Address: 대구광역시 동구 효목동 212-2


Daegu Flower Show
If you a flower lover, this is the fair you must check. Daegu Flower Show marks its 9th event this year. Last year, 10,000 people visited each day. This year, the number is expected to be even bigger.

Image: Daegu Flower Show

  Date: May 31 – June 3
  Location: EXCO 1F
  Address: 10, Exco-ro, Buk-gu, Daegu
  KR Address: 대구 북구 엑스코로 10
  Website: Click here *Korean only
  Amission: 8,000won for adults
  What to expect: flower exhibition(gardening, wild flowers, aquatic plants, flower design, preserved flowers, orchids, etc), flower design contest, flower tea class, florist seminar, etc.

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