February 2018: Things to Do in Korea – Events and Festivals – Seoulistic

February 2018: Things to Do in Korea – Events and Festivals

February 2018 Events & Festivals in Seoul and Korea

Baby, it’s cold outside, but Dean Martin has never been to Korea. Even with all the cold, there’s plenty of outdoor fun in the cool winter breeze. Take a break from lying down on your Korean ondol floor heating, and venture out to some fun festivals. Then go right back in and enjoy a nice hot coco ?.

Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics

February 8th to February 25th
To be in an Olympic-hosting country is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and if you’re in Korea during February, you’re in luck! There are still tickets available for many of the games, and Pyeongchang is only an hour away by KTX in Seoul. Root for your country, but while you’re at it root for Korea too ?.

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Chilgapsan Mountain Ice Fountain Festival 

Photo Credit: moondoohwan

Running Now to February 18th
For those that love snow and ice, this winter festival in Korea is focused on large ice and snow sculptures. It’s an outdoor festival for those that can brave the cold and want to look at awesome ice and snow creations. There’s tons of activities for the children too!

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Taebaeksan Mountain Snow Festival

Photo Credit: 2soyne

Now to February 11th
This winter festival near the eastern coast of Korea in Gangwon Province has sculptures, ice sculptures, a build-your-own-sled station in addition to the snow and ice sculptures. There’s also an igloo cafe to enjoy hot coco like the eskimo used to(?).

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Nami Island Snowman Festival

Photo Credit: Namipr

Running Now to February 18th
Nami Island is known as the island of love. Home to dramas, first dates and marriage proposals, it only gets cuter and more romantic with kissing snowmen surrounding the island. ⛄️

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Pyeongchang Trout Festival

Photo Credit: Naver

Running Now to February 25th
You thought ice fishing was only for the Inuit? This Korea winter festival lets you sink a hole and pull up a trout. It’ll also be your meal, the freshest trout sashimi (or grill) you can get. It’s a fun day that ends with food you caught. ?

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Alexander Girard Exhibition: A Designer’s Universe

Photo Credit: tilifestyle

Running Now to March 4th
Instead of the great outdoors, some would rather want some culture. If you’re the latter, check out Alexander Girard’s exhibition at the Seoul Arts Center. He’s one of the pioneers of modern designer — a must see if you’re into design!

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Lighting Festival at the Garden of Morning Calm

Photo Credit: Naver

Running Now to March 25th
This spectacle is one of the most picturesque winter festivals there are in Korea. Come here with a tripod and a date (or kids), and you’ll instantly be a photographer or Romeo and Juliet (or both!). ✨

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Keith Kim is a Korean-American who has been living in Korea for almost a decade. Being in a unique position as both a Korean and a non-Korean, he's put all his experience and knowledge for surviving in Korea in Survival Korean . Read it to learn how you can survive in Korea. Follow him on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.


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