Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism announced the list of this year’s Cultural Tourism Festivals on December 31. 2018.
Total of 41 festivals have been chosen including 3 Premier Festivals of Muju Firefly Festival, Mungyeong Traditional Chasabal Festival, and Sancheong Medicinal Herb Festival, as well as 7 Best Festivals, 10 Excellent Festivals, and 21 Up-and-coming Festivals.
Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival, which kept the title of Premier Festival for 5 years in a row, was promoted to the title of Global Promotion Festival. With many international tourists visiting the festival, it will receive additional funds to upgrade the festival to a Global Festival.
Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism is planning to promote the 41 festivals by providing additional funds and adding more contents that international visitors can enjoy.
1. Premier Festivals
2. Best Festivals
Damyang Bamboo Festival Icheon Rice Cultural Festival Jindo Miracle Sea Road Festival Gwangju Chungjang Festival Boseong Green Tea Festival Anseongmatchum Namsadang Baudeogi Festival Jeju Fire Festival
3. Excellent Festivals
Jeongnamjin Jangheung Water Festival The Great Battle of Hansan Festival Bonghwa Sweet Fish Festival Hyoseok Cultural Festival Gangjin Celadon Festival Wonju Dynamic Dancing Carnival Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival Chuncheon International Mime Festival Imsil N Cheese Festival Siheung Gaetgol Festival
4. Up-and-coming Festivals
Sunchang Fermented Food Festival Eumseong Pumba Festival Yeongam Wangin Culture Festival Gochang Moyang Fortress Festival Seosan Haemieupseong Festival Daegu Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Culture Festival Goesan Red Pepper Festival Wanju Wild Food Festival Yeoju Ogoknaru Festival Hansan Ramie Fabric Cultural Festival Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival, Miryang Arirang Festival Nonsan Ganggyeong Salted Seafood Festival Buyeo Seodong Lotus Festival Goryeong Daegaya Experience Festival Daegu Chimac Festival Yeongdeok Snow Crab Festival Hoengseong Hanu Festival Gangneung World Winter Coffee Festival Jazz Presso Pyeongchang Trout Festival Pohang International Fireworks Festival
5. Global Promotion Festivals