Fall is just around the corner in South Korea which means the autumn festival season is about to begin once again.
While October sees the majority of the bigger festivals around the nation, September still offers some great events as well to get out and enjoy.
Here’s five you may want to check out around the peninsula this month.
Five Festivals Around Korea in September
Pohang Steel Art Festival
Date: September 7 – 28
Location: Yeongildae Beach, Songdo Beach
The country’s only steel festival, it combines art and cultural activities around the city’s success around the steel industry.
Daegu International Jazz Festival
Date: September 16 – 21
Location: Suseong Artpia, Suseong Reservoir, Dongseong-ro outdoor stage
Various locations around the city play host to some great jazz featuring Korean and international talent.
Jeonju Cultural Heritage Night Tour
Date: September 21 – 22
City: Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do
Location: Jeonju Hanok Village
Held twice each year, take a walk through the city’s historical sites and a look at the region’s past.
Andong Mask Festival
Dates: September 27 – October 6
City: Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Location: Downtown Andong area, Maskdance Park, Hahoe Village, Culture Street
Considered the capital of traditional culture in Korea, the Andong Mask Festival showcases the country’s traditional culture like nowhere else.
Goyang Autumn Flower Festival
Dates: September 28 – October 13
City: Goyang, Gyeonggi-do
Location: Goyang Ilsan Lake Park
Outdoor and indoor activities welcome the blooming of fall flowers at this annual festival in Gyeonggi-do.