Friday, October 6, 2017

October Festivals in Korea: Best 6 Festivals in Daegu 2017

October Festivals in Korea: Best 6 Festivals in Daegu this fall

#1 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: http://www.daeguoperahouse.org/15th_festival/

One of the most anticipated festival of the year: Daegu Opera Festival! From Daegu Int’l Musical Festival, Folk Song Festival to Daegu Int’l Jazz Fesstival, finally it’s time for opera! Daegu Opera Festival 2017 will Rigoletto, Il Trittico, Aida and  Immortal Love as Main Opera programs and Der Fliegende Hollander Die Flendermaus as Opera Concertante! The festival will start off on Oct 12 with Rigoletto and have a grand finale with 10th year of Pavarotti’s memorial concert on Nov 12.


#2 Arboretum Chrysanthemum Festival (Autumn Flower Festival)


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

We still remember beautiful pink and orange cosmos field at Hajungdo in Dalseong-gun. Now, it’s time for splendid party of autumn flower, chrysanthemum! Chrysanthemum is one of the top flowers that symbolizes autumn in Korea. Come out to Daegu Arboretum that hospitalizes 150,000 trees and more herbs, wild plants, cactus, and more! Daegu Arboretum will be filled with extra 10,000 chrysanthemum starting from the end of this month!  


#3 Mt. Palgong Market

Courtesy: seungsi.com

─  Date:: Oct 6 – 9
─  Location: Donghwasa Temple
─  Address: 35, Dohak-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구 동구 도학동 35
─  Website: : http://www.seungsi.com/


Have you ever imagined watching wrestling between monks? Thats what you are going to witness at Mt. Palgong Market. Even though its called a market, its more than just exchanging of goods, trying temple food, purchasing temple items. There will be more events, contests, and hand-on experience programs related to temple/monk culture. This annual festival has been held every fall since 2009.


#4 Daegu Asian Contemporary Dance Festival





─  Date: Oct 11 – 22
─  Location: Daegu Arts Center
─  Address: 201, Gongwonsunhwan-ro, Dalseo-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구 달서구 공원순환로 201

It’s time for some moves! Top dance teams from 3 different countries-Japan, Hongkong, and Korea-are going to present a variety range of dance genre for almost 2 weeks. At Daegu Arts Center, you will be able to please yourself with performances by 16 teams. If you’d like to make a reservation, please visit here: http://www.ticketlink.co.kr/product/20394


#5 Halloween Festival @Nature Park

Courtesy: Spa Valley

Courtesy: Spa Valley

─  Date: Sep 23 – Oct 31 (open at 13:00 on Oct 4)
─  Location: Nature Park @Spa Valley
─  Address: 891 Gachang-ro, Gachang-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구 달성군 가창면 가창로 891
─  Website: http://spavalley.co.kr/naturepark/

What October means for many people, especially for children? It’s time for Halloween! In Korean society, Halloween culture is becoming more familiar each year and come to a festival that is anticipated by many children. Spa Valley present their own unique Halloween experience at their Nature Park while you can spend your time with children and plants. There are also a couple of Halloween special program like the Horror Village. Horror River Stream and Horror Magic&Sand Art show.

─  Horror Village:  Weekdays 14:00 – 20:00, Weekend 10:00 – 21:00
─  Horror River: Weekend and Oct 2- 9 (5,000won)
─  Horror Magic&Sand Art show. Weekend and Oct 5- 8


#6 2017 DAEGU KPOP CONCERT(대구 미친 콘서트)


─  Date: 18:00, Oct 15
─  Location: Daegu Stadium
─  Address: 180, Universiad-ro, Suseong-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구 수성구 유니버시아드로 180
─ Contact: 053-421-0088
─ Booking: https://goo.gl/mdLMXp
─ Price: RS- 55,000KRW, R-45,000KRW, S-35,000KRW, A-25,000KRW

B1A4, BTOB, BAP, Apink, EXID, MOMOLAND and HALO..! Are you getting pumped? Tickets are open already and I hope you have a blast at this spectacular 150 min concert to see all these starts!