Major Events – Gyeonggi Global Global Inspiration, Global Gyeonggi Province 2020-03-30T09:16:14Z WordPress gg_mgr <![CDATA[Come and Experience Joyful Gyeonggi Winter Festivals]]> 2018-12-07T07:03:18Z 2018-12-07T07:03:18Z .fg-box-h{clear:both;margin:12px 0;overflow:hidden;}.fg-box-h .fg-l{float:left;width:30%}.fg-box-h .fg-r{float:right;width:64%}.fg-box-h .fg-r,.fg-box-h .fg-l{padding:10px}.fg-box-h img{display:block}.mb25{margin-bottom:25px;}

Ansan Starlight Village Animal & Heart Village Light Festival 2018

• Ansan Starlight Village Animal & Heart Village Light Festival 2018

• Venue: Ansan Starlight Village Photo Land
• Period: February 01, 2018 – January 31, 2019
• Address: 1723, Suin-ro, Sangnok-gu, Ansan-si, Gyeonggi-do
• Contact: +82-31-484-5050
• Website:

Ooozooo 365-Day Starlight Festival 2018

• Ooozooo 365-Day Starlight Festival 2018

• Venue: Ooozooo
• Period: October 26, 2017 – December 31, 2019
• Address: 287-76, Deogi-ro 154beon-gil, Majang-myeon, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
• Contact: +82-31-645-0002
• Website:

Herb Island Light Festival – Never Ending Story 2019

• Herb Island Light Festival – Never Ending Story 2019

• Venue: Herb Island
• Period: November 1, 2017 – October 31, 2019
• Address: 35, Cheongsin-ro 947beon-gil, Sinbuk-myeon, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
• Contact: +82-31-535-6494
• Website:

Lighting Museum Christmas Special Exhibition 2018

• Lighting Museum Christmas Special Exhibition 2018

• Venue: Lighting Museum
• Period: November 24, 2018 – January 31, 2019
• Address: 235-48, Gwangjeok-ro, Gwangjeok-myeon, Yangju-si, Gyeonggi-do
• Contact: +82-70-7780-8911
• Website:

Byeokchoji Botanical Garden Lighting Festival – The Land of Mirror’s Light Festival 2019

• Byeokchoji Botanical Garden Lighting Festival – The Land of Mirror’s Light Festival 2019

• Venue: The Botanical Garden BCJ (Byeokchoji)
• Period: November 24, 2018- March 3, 2019
• Address: 242, Buheung-ro, Gwangtan-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
• Contact: +82-31-957-2004
• Website:

Lighting Festival 2019

• Lighting Festival 2019

• Venue: The Garden of Morning Calm
• Period: December 5, 2018 – March 31, 2019
• Address: 432, Sumogwon-ro, Sang-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
• Contact: +82-1544-6703
• Website:

gg_mgr <![CDATA[Gyeonggi’s December Cultural Performances in Celebration of the Year’s End]]> 2018-12-07T05:29:04Z 2018-12-07T05:29:04Z .fg-box-h{clear:both;margin:12px 0;overflow:hidden;}.fg-box-h .fg-l{float:left;width:30%}.fg-box-h .fg-r{float:right;width:64%}.fg-box-h .fg-r,.fg-box-h .fg-l{padding:10px}.fg-box-h img{display:block}.mb25{margin-bottom:25px;}

Behind the Mirror

• Behind the Mirror

• Genre: Musical
• Venue: Saerasae Digital Theater, Goyang Aram Nuri Arts Center
• Period: December 15 – 22, 2018
• Time: (Sat) 3 pm, 7 pm / (Sun) 3 pm / (Wed, Thurs, Fri) 8 pm
• Fee: KRW 20,000 for all seats
• Contact: +82-1577-7766

The Nutcracker

• The Nutcracker

• Genre: Ballet
• Venue: Bucheon Citizen’s Hall
• Period: December 15 – 16, 2018
• Time: (Sat) 7 pm / (Sun) 3 pm
• Fee: KRW 55,000 for R seats / KRW 33,000 for S seats / KRW 22,000 for A seats
• Contact: +82-32-320-6377

Musical Actor Kais Christmas Special Concert Now Winter

• Musical Actor Kai’s Christmas Special Concert “Now, Winter”

• Genre: Concert
• Venue: Banseog Art Hall, Dongtan Cultural Complex Center
• Period: December 23, 2018
• Time: (Sun) 5 pm
• Fee: KRW 40,000 for all seats
• Contact: +82-31-8015-8164

2018 Random Access Project Vol.3 Rémi Klemensiewicz Disbanding Tendency

• 2018 Random Access Project Vol.3 Rémi Klemensiewicz: “Disbanding Tendency”

• Genre: Exhibition
• Venue: Nam June Paik Art Center
• Period: November 24 – December 16, 2018
• Time: (Tue – Sat) 10 am – 6 pm
• Fee: Free
• Contact: +82-31-201-8559

2018 Youth Creators Guest Lectures Nice to Meet You

• 2018 Youth Creators Guest Lectures, “Nice to Meet You”

• Genre: Educational
• Venue: Grooving Room (1F), Cheongnyeon 1981, Gyeonggi Sangsang Campus
• Period: November 24 – December 8, 2018
• Time: Varies by lectures
• Fee: Free
• Contact: +82-31-296-1657

2018 Special Exhibition for the Millennial Anniversary of Gyeonggi-do A Scholar of Strong Conviction, Shim Hwan-ji

• 2018 Special Exhibition for the Millennial Anniversary of Gyeonggi-do, “A Scholar of Strong Conviction, Shim Hwan-ji”

• Genre: Exhibition
• Venue: Gyeonggi Provincial Museum
• Period: November 28, 2018 – January 27, 2019
• Time: (Tue – Sun) 10 am – 6 pm
• Fee: Free
• Contact: +82-31-288-5385

gg_mgr <![CDATA[Free Gyeonggi Art Center Performances in December]]> 2018-12-11T03:43:05Z 2018-12-03T03:42:46Z
The Gyeonggi Art Center is hosting various free performances in December.

Performances will be hosted across the province with free admission for Gyeonggi residents.

Every Wednesday and Friday from December 5 to 21 at 11:30AM, there will be Cultural Healing performances taking place at the Good Morning House (the former Gyeonggi gubernatorial residence).

The Cultural Healing show will feature performances by young artists who have been selected through competition. There will be performances by the male quintet Uangelvoice, the Korean traditional music project group Re:Um, the saxophone ensemble S.with, and more. Tickets can be purchased through the Good Morning House website or on site.

The Gyeonggi Pops Ensemble is also holding a fusion concert on December 19 at 3 PM at the Pyeongtaek West Culture & Arts Hall.
The performance will feature the Gyeonggi Pops Ensemble’s rendition of K-pop, pop, semi-classics, original movie sound tracks, musical numbers, and more.
The performance can be attended without prior registration.

For more information about the performances, please visit the Gyeonggi Art Center website or call 031-230-3200.
Gyeonggi Art Center Free Performance Schedule for December

– December 5 (Wed) Good Morning House (11:30AM) : Re:Um
– December 7 (Fri) Good Morning House (11:30AM) : House Concert
– December 12 (Wed) Good Morning House (11:30AM) : PNI
– December 14 (Fri) Good Morning House (11:30AM) : S.with
– December 19 (Wed) Good Morning House (11:30AM) : House Concert / Gunpo Surisa Temple (3 PM) – Pyeongtaek West Culture & Arts Hall
– December 21 (Fri) Good Morning House (11:30AM) : House Concert

gg_mgr <![CDATA[Visit Gyeonggi Peace Plaza, a New Landmark in Northern Gyeonggi Province, this November 24]]> 2018-11-26T04:28:11Z 2018-11-19T05:26:03Z gg-square-19
To commemorate current inter-Korea exchange and cooperation, Gyeonggi Province is opening Gyeonggi Peace Plaza as a symbol of peace on the Korean Peninsula. In celebration of the plaza’s opening, the province is hosting a festival for residents in November.

Opening officially to the public on November 24, Gyeonggi Peace Plaza is located in front of the Northern Gyeonggi Provincial Government Complex in Uijeongbu City. It has a total area of 22,986 square meters, which is approximately 1.7 times larger than the Seoul Plaza (13,207 square meters).

The plaza was given the name ‘Gyeonggi Peace Plaza’ to symbolize Gyeonggi Province’s position as Korea’s starting point for peace and a leader of peace. The name was chosen after extensive consideration of options selected from among entries to a public naming contest in conjunction with preference research and surveys.

Gyeonggi Peace Plaza has been designed as a space that can be enjoyed by anyone in the province. The plaza offers amenities that include: a pavilion, recreational forest, water facilities, terrace for residents, grass plaza, performance street, and more.

Residents of Gyeonggi Province can enjoy cultural activities such as small concerts, discussion forums, seminars, and more in a multipurpose space that can also host lectures and exhibitions.

The three-day festival will be held in conjunction with the opening of the plaza from November 23 to 25 under the slogan “Let’s Head to Gyeonggi Peace Plaza.” There will be several programs at the festival for visitors.

The opening ceremony will be held on November 24 at 2pm on a stage installed for the festival. A number of dignitaries will participate in the ceremony including: Gyeonggi Province Governor Lee Jae-myung, members of the provincial and national assemblies, mayors of 10 cities and counties in northern Gyeonggi, provincial residents of North Korean origin, North Korean defectors, US Armed Forces personnel, and representatives of the National Unification Advisory Council, adding further symbolic significance to the plaza.
The ceremony will begin with a grand parade by a military band, followed by congratulatory performances by the female singing group GFriend, Hong Jin Young, and the male idol group SF9. During the festival, there will be a Youth Fringe Festival, in which youths can showcase their passion and talents on stage, and a university culture festival, as well as an art festival for provincial residents and local artists, all of which will add to the excitement of this celebratory festival.

In addition, special cultural programs will be held during the festival including the Cultural Art Workshop, Dreaming Playground, Culture and Art Flee Market, Eurasia Photography Exhibit and more. There will also be a sales event in celebration of the opening of the Gaesong Industrial Complex, an event co-hosted by the Seoul, Incheon, and Gyeonggi Province branches of the national Hanwoo Association. The Gyeonggi Turtle Family Marathon Competition, Romantic Object Photo Zone, Night Illumination and other events will also be held for the enjoyment of local residents.

A Gyeonggi Province official said, “Gyeonggi Peace Plaza is an open space for interaction and communication among provincial residents, as well as a culturally and historically significant cornerstone for the development of the northern region,” The official added, “The province anticipates enthusiastic public participation at this festival filled with diverse events.”

gg_mgr <![CDATA[Embrace the End of Autumn! Visit Gyeonggi Province for November Festivals]]> 2018-11-08T03:36:03Z 2018-11-08T02:12:53Z .fg-box-h{clear:both;margin:12px 0;overflow:hidden;}.fg-box-h .fg-l{float:left;width:30%}.fg-box-h .fg-r{float:right;width:64%}.fg-box-h .fg-r,.fg-box-h .fg-l{padding:10px}.fg-box-h img{display:block}.mb25{margin-bottom:25px;}

The Garden of Morning Calm Chrysanthemum Exhibition

• The Garden of Morning Calm Chrysanthemum Exhibition

• Venue: The Garden of Morning Calm
• Period: October 20 – November 25, 2018
• Address: 432, Sumogwon-ro Sang-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
• Contact: +82-1544-6703
Website ▶

Bokjeong Festival of Lights

• Bokjeong Festival of Lights

• Venue: Fountain Plaza and Bokjeong-dong area
• Period: October 28 – December 31, 2018
• Address: 144, Bokjeong-ro, Sujeong-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do
• Contact: +82-31-729-5841
Website ▶

Hwaseong Haetsaldri Festival

• Hwaseong Haetsaldri Festival

• Venue: Across from Korea Land and Housing Corporation, Dongtan Branch
• Period: November 9 – 11, 2018
• Address: 569, Osan-dong, Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do
• Contact: +82-31-639-6365
Website ▶

Empress Myeongseong Commemorative Festival

• Empress Myeongseong Commemorative Festival

• Venue: The Birth Home of Empress Myeongseong
• Period: November 17, 2018
• Address: 71, Myeongseong-ro, Yeoju-si, Gyeonggi-do
• Contact: +82-31-881-9730
Website ▶

Paju Jangdan Soybean Festival

• Paju Jangdan Soybean Festival

• Venue: Imjingak Pavilion and Imjingak Pyeonghwa Nuri area
• Period: November 23 –25, 2018
• Address: 177, Imjingak-ro Munsan-eup, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
• Contact: +82-31-940-5282
Website ▶

gg_mgr <![CDATA[Romantic Cultural Travel Awaits You in Gyeonggi Province]]> 2018-11-07T04:52:30Z 2018-11-07T04:51:34Z .fg-box-h{clear:both;margin:12px 0;overflow:hidden;}.fg-box-h .fg-l{float:left;width:30%}.fg-box-h .fg-r{float:right;width:64%}.fg-box-h .fg-r,.fg-box-h .fg-l{padding:10px}.fg-box-h img{display:block}.mb25{margin-bottom:25px;}

Oh! While You were Sleeping

• Oh! While You were Sleeping

• Genre: Musical
• Venue: Suwon SK Atrium
• Period: November 17, 2018
• Time: (Saturday) 3pm
• Fee: All seats KRW 30,000
• Contact: +82-31-250-5300


• Kopitko

• Genre: Children’s Play
• Venue: Fantasia Theatre in Boksagol Culture Center
• Period: November 14 – 24, 2018
• Time: (Thursday, Friday) 4pm, (Saturday) 11am, 2pm, 4pm
• Fee: KRW 12,000 for all seats
• Contact: +82-32-320-6377

Mnozil Brass - Hwaseong

• Mnozil Brass – Hwaseong

• Genre: Music
• Venue: Hwaseong Art Hall in You & I Center
• Period: November 24, 2018
• Time: (Saturday) 5pm
• Fee: KRW 30,000 for R seats / KRW 20,000 for S seats
• Contact: +82-1588-5234

[A Walk in the Artistic Forest] Day Tour - Anyang Art Park

• [A Walk in the Artistic Forest] Day Tour – Anyang Art Park

• Genre: Educational
• Venue: Anyang Pavilion
• Period: March 2 – November 30, 2018
• Time: (Tuesday to Friday) 11am, 2pm / (Saturday and Sunday) 10am, 2pm, 4pm
• Fee: Free
• Contact: +82-31-783-8141

Making Blue and White Porcelain Tumblers

• Making Blue and White Porcelain Tumblers

• Genre: Experiential
• Venue: Yongin Museum
• Period: November 7 – 17, 2018
• Time: (Wednesday, Saturday) 9:30am – 12:30pm
• Fee: KRW 10,000 (cash only)
• Contact: +82-31-324-4525

gg_mgr <![CDATA[Korea Ceramic Foundation, “Shall I make grains of rice with clay?”]]> 2018-10-23T06:30:41Z 2018-10-19T09:32:59Z grains-of-rice1
The Korea Ceramic Foundation (Representative Director Seo Jeong-geol) is hosting the Icheon World Ceramic Center Special Exhibition “Grains of Rice” until November 8.

This exhibition features 49 artworks by domestic and international ceramic artists including Cheon Han-bong, Kim Jeong-ok, Hwang Jong-rye, Shin Cheol, Kim Do-yeong, Chuck Hindes, Hori Toshiro, Shinjo Sadatsugu, Juana Mendoza, and more.

In Part 1, earthenware and pottery from prehistoric times to the Three Kingdoms Period are displayed, allowing visitors to imagine the food and farming culture of those ancient times. In Part 2, artifacts such as rice storage vessels and rice cookers from modern times are exhibited.

Part 3 is composed of ‘Joseon Dawan Master’, Cheon Han-bong’s recreation of maksabal, which are bowls for hot soup and tea, and idodawan, which are maksabal that morphed into teacups during the Japanese colonial period. These represent the dining culture of the Joseon Dynasty. There are also artworks by Kim Jeong-ok, Hwang Jong-rye, Shin Cheol and more, who are renowned for their dawan, or teacups.


There are also special experiential programs for visitors to enjoy along with the exhibition. “Making Grains of Rice with Clay” is a program within the 2018 Icheon Rice Cultural Festival (October 17 to 21) in which visitors can make grains of rice with clay and grain molds and then paint them, making colorful grains. These works are displayed in front of the exhibition hall as a unique exhibition for visitors to enjoy.

The program takes place during the weekends, holidays and Wednesdays in conjunction with the monthly culture event. However, during the Icheon Rice Cultural Festival (October 17 to 21), the program runs every day.

The special exhibition “Grains of Rice” runs until November 8. Please refer to the Korea Ceramic Foundation website ( for more information.

gg_mgr <![CDATA[Eat, Drink, and Have Fun! Gyeonggi Province’s October Festivals to Celebrate Autumn’s Abundance]]> 2018-10-05T02:41:11Z 2018-10-05T02:41:11Z .fg-box-h{clear:both;margin:12px 0;overflow:hidden;}.fg-box-h .fg-l{float:left;width:30%}.fg-box-h .fg-r{float:right;width:64%}.fg-box-h .fg-r,.fg-box-h .fg-l{padding:10px}.fg-box-h img{display:block}.mb25{margin-bottom:25px;}

Icheon Rice Cultural Festival

• Icheon Rice Cultural Festival

• Venue: Seolbong Park
• Period: October 17 – 21, 2018
• Address: 167-29, Gyeongchung-daero 2697beon-gil, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
• Contact: +82-31-644-4125, 4126
• Website:

Uijeongbu Budaejjigae Festival

• Uijeongbu Budaejjigae Festival

• Venue: Exit 2 of Jungang Station on the U Line
• Period: October 20 – 21, 2018
• Address: 1309, Hoguk-ro, Uijeongbu-si, Gyeonggi-do
• Contact: +82-31-828-2933
• Website:

Paju Gaeseong Ginseng Festival

• Paju Gaeseong Ginseng Festival

• Venue: Imjingak Plaza
• Period: October 20 – 21, 2018
• Address: 177, Imjingak-ro, Munsan-eup, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
• Contact: +82-31-940-5281
• Website:

Rice Wine Festival

• Rice Wine Festival

• Venue: Ilsan Culture Park
• Period: October 20 – 21, 2018
• Address: B 1270, Jungang-ro, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
• Contact: +82-31-967-3131
• Website:

Yeoju Ogoknaru Festival 2018

• Yeoju Ogoknaru Festival 2018

• Venue: Yeoju Silleuksa Tourist Area
• Period: October 26 – 28, 2018
• Address: 7, Silleuksa-gil, Yeoju-si, Gyeonggi-do
• Contact: +82-31-881-9695
• Website:

gg_mgr <![CDATA[Gyeonggi Province Cultural Tours to Celebrate Late Autumn in October]]> 2018-10-02T04:46:12Z 2018-10-02T04:46:12Z .fg-box-h{clear:both;margin:12px 0;overflow:hidden;}.fg-box-h .fg-l{float:left;width:30%}.fg-box-h .fg-r{float:right;width:64%}.fg-box-h .fg-r,.fg-box-h .fg-l{padding:10px}.fg-box-h img{display:block}.mb25{margin-bottom:25px;}

Little Musician

• Little Musician

• Genre: Play
• Venue: Gwangmyeong Citizen Hall, Grand Performance Hall
• Period: October 27, 2018
• Time: (Saturday) 11:00 am, 3:00 pm
• Fee: KRW 10,000 for a standard-class seat
• Contact: +82-2-2621-8845


• Chunhyangga

• Genre: Concert
• Venue: Haenggung-dong Mural Village
• Period: October 20, 2018
• Time: (Saturday) 3:00 pm
• Fee: Free
• Contact: +82-31-246-4519

Arirang & Fantasy with Oh Jung-hae - Hwaseong

• Arirang & Fantasy with Oh Jung-hae – Hwaseong

• Genre: Dance / ballet
• Venue: Dongtan Cultural Complex Center Banseog Art Hall
• Period: October 21, 2018
• Time: (Sunday) 5:00 pm
• Fee: All seats KRW 10,000
• Contact: +82-1588-5234

Song Ji-hye: Daerong-daerong

• Song Ji-hye: Daerong-daerong

• Genre: Exhibition
• Venue: Seongnam Cube Art Museum
• Period: September 28 – October 28, 2018
• Time: (Tuesday – Sunday) 10:00 am, 6:00 pm
• Fee: Free
• Contact: +82-31-783-8141

2018 Special Exhibition for the Millennial Anniversary of Gyeonggi-do: Korean Diaspora—Beyond Dispersion

• 2018 Special Exhibition for the Millennial Anniversary of Gyeonggi-do: Korean Diaspora—Beyond Dispersion

• Genre: Exhibition
• Venue: Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art
• Period: September 20 – November 25, 2018
• Time: (Tuesday – Sunday) 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
• Fee: Free
• Contact: +82-31-481-7000

gg_mgr <![CDATA[Best 5 Gyeonggi Festivals to Visit during Chuseok Holidays]]> 2018-10-05T07:07:40Z 2018-09-21T06:24:47Z These are some of the best Gyeonggi festivals to visit with your family during this “golden week” of Chuseok.
1. Goyang Autumn Flower Festival
An autumn flower festival is being held in Ilsan Lake Park of Goyang City at which visitors can enjoy the mood of autumn and the festivities of Chuseok.
You can celebrate this autumn in a unique fashion among autumn flowers, such as sunflowers, cosmos, and crape-myrtle, throughout this festival venue filled with the fragrance of chrysanthemums.


– Venue: Ilsan Lake Park, Goyang
– Period: September 22 (Sat) to October 9 (Tue), 2018
– Address: 595, Hosu-ro, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
– Contact: +82-31-908-7750~3
2. Veritable Records of the Korean Fairy Tale
Heungbu, a gambler and a skilled Nolbu; Kongjwi, who mastered martial arts; and Chunhyang, who fell in love with District Magistrate Byeon… The “Veritable Records of the Korean Fairy Tale,” an autumn festival hosted by the Korean Folk Village, presents unique re-interpretations of four Korean folk tales to give audiences fun and novel experiences.


– Venue: Korean Folk Village
– Period: September 8 (Sat) to November 25 (Sun), 2018
– Address: 90, Minsokchon-ro, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
– Contact: +82-31-288-0000
3. Mongttang Grill Festival
The visitors can find chestnuts, sweet potatoes, napa cabbage, white radishes, catfish, eels, and jjondeugi (a chewy snack) and many other delights through hands-on collecting and hunting programs and grill them over firewood or charcoal, enjoying each in its own special way! Yum!


– Venue: Soomy Land
– Period: September 2 (Sun) to December 2 (Sun), 2018
– Address: 55-2, Gopdani-gil, Danwol-myeon, Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
– Contact: +82-31-775-5205
4. Herb Island Perfume Shower Festival
Herb Island, with lavender blossoms blooming in June, is a popular destination with an exotic mood in the capital region.
The Perfume Shower Festival is held in the Venetian Village.
Mineral water blended with natural herbal oils is sprayed in fine particles, refreshing you with herbal fragrances!


– Venue: Pocheon Herb Island
– Period: June 1 (Fri) to October 31 (Wed), 2018
– Address: 35, Cheongsin-ro 947beon-gil, Sinbuk-myeon, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
– Contact: +82-31-535-6494
5. Anseong Cosmos Shepherd Festival 2018
The popular flower of autumn is the cosmos.
The sight created by cosmos blossoms and a picturesque blue meadow is an autumn scene rarely found elsewhere.
At the Anseong Cosmos Shepherd Festival, visitors can enjoy various livestock-themed programs such as hands-on herding experiences and livestock games.


– Venue: Anseong Farmland
– Period: September 21 (Fri) to October 28 (Sun), 2018
– Address: 28, Daesindu-gil, Gongdo-eup, Anseong-si, Gyeonggi-do
– Contact: +82-31-8053-7979
More good news for Chuseok!
Free tolls on three private highways during Chuseok holidays!
You can use the three private financed highways operated by Gyeonggi Province including West Suwon-Uiwang Expressway, the 3rd Gyeongin Expressway, and Ilsandaegyo Bridge free of charge on the day of, the day before, and the day after Chuseok.

Happy Chuseok to all!