Wednesday, November 1, 2017

[Korea] Festivals in November 2017 ─Fireworks, flowers, arts and more!

Festivals in November 2017

#1 Star-light Festival

Image: Yunmi Kim

■ Date: Nov 18 – Feb.28, 2018
■ Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
■ Location: E-World
 Address: 200, Duryugongwon-ro, Dalseo-gu, Daegu
 KR Address: 대구시 달서구 두류공원로 200
■ Admission: Entry 18,000won (adults)

Korea’s biggest light festival “Star-light Festival” finally starts on Nov 18. 10 million lights will decorate 0.4-square-kilometer space. A splendid firework show will officially announce the beginning of this shining festival. Even though, many of us see eye to eye on that we would like to avoid the cold air, Star-light Festival is something that can make you forget about the cold and just immerse yourselves into the beauty of shines.

#2 Arboretum Chrysanthemum Festival

■ Date: Oct 28 – Nov 12
■ Hours: 09:00 – 18:00 (Sep – Dec)
■ Location: Daegu Arboretum
■ Address: 342, Hwaam-ro, Dalseo-gu, Daegu, Korea
■ KR Address: 대구 달서구 화암로 342

“Colorful Daegu” is colorful all year round. Autumn is not an exception. Each fall at Daegu Arboretum, Daegu people celebrate fall with colorful chrysanthemum flowers. The flowers come in different colors and types. Make your plan now since the festival only goes on for 2 weeks.

#3 Daegu Opera Festival

■ Date: Oct 12 – Nov 12
■ Location: Daegu Opera House, Samsung Creative Campus Outdoor Stage, Buk-gu Eoul Art Center, Daegu Bank 2nd headquarter. Lotte Department Store Culture Hall
■ Website:

If you are a opera lover, this is a must-check festival! Daegu Opera Festival started last month. The first two main opera has successfully ended their performance and now the third main opera “Aida” will be presented on Nov 3 and 4 at Daegu Opera House. “Aida” is one of the most worldly famous works that describes a tragic love between an Ethipian princess, Aida, and an Captain of the guard, Radames who holds a hostage of the princess. The opera has premiered at a number of meaningful venues worldwide. Now, it’s time to showcase in Daegu!

#4 Daegu Art Fair 2017

■ Date: Nov 8 – Nov 12
■ Hours: 11:00 – 19:30 (11:00 – 18:00 on Nov12)
■ Location: 1F, Exco
 Address: 10, Exco-ro, Buk-gu, Daegu, Korea
 KR Address: 대구시 북구 엑스코로 10
■ Admission: 8,000won (adult), 6,000 (student) *only cash on site

The biggest local art market, Daegu Art Fair is taking place from Nov 8 to 12 this year. It is an annual event which sold 35,00,000,000 won worth of arts last year. At the 2017 Daegu Art Fair, there will be 101 art galleries from Korea and other countries to showcase their selected works of art. You will be able to see more than 5,000 artworks ranging from painting, drawing, sculpture and installation art. The fair will be meaningful as it marks the 10th anniversary. You will surely see plenty of quality contemporary art.

#5 Colorful Daegu Multicultural Festival

■ Date: Nov 11
■ Hours: 11:00 – 17:00
■ Location: Cheonma Gym @Yeongnam University College
 Address: 170, Hyeonchung-ro, Nam-gu, Daegu, Korea
 KR Address: 대구시 남구 현충로 170

Daegu holds Colorful Multicultural Festival on Nov 11. Everyone is welcome to join the event! As Daegu is becoming a living space for people from different cultures, it is meaningful to celebrate “colorfulness” together. The festival include opening ceremony, sporting events, performances, recreations, display booths and more.

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