Saemangeum The New Year Festival
The New Year festival is hosted on the first day (January 1st) of every year at Saemangeum seawall,
the longest seawall in the world. Through various events, such as sharing rice cake soup, writing
new wishes (family motto), and releasing balloons of hopes, this event provides an opportunity to
plan new year with family, make wishes, and feel the mystique and deep sensation of the nature.
Gunsan Saemangeum International Marathon Festival
This festival is held every year in April. Marathoners run the course of downtown with beautiful
memories and history of Gunsan, amidst hearty cheers of the citizens, and good records are
expected as the course is quite easy and comfortable to run. There are 3 courses, full course, 10km,
and 5km, and a lot of outstanding elite runners are invited from in and out of the country.
Kongdang Barley Festival
This festival is held every year in the beginning of
May. It is a friendly festival for city dwellers and
farmers socializing and enjoying together, on the
theme of barley, such as walking barley field, barley
experience, barley promotion, and Ms. Barley contest.
Seonyudo beach, located in Gogunsan Islands, where many beautiful islands are forming
unexplored gifts of nature, is open from early July to mid-August. 8 great views of Seonyu are very
famous: sunset of Seonyu, which creates an ecstactic view of sky and sea, myeongsasibri, where the
beauty of the beach let all worries be forgotten, and three islands, which are uninhabited, but are so
beautiful to provide hope of full load of ship. Experience tourism, such as sea fishing and
experience on mud flat, is also available.
Jinpo Art Festival
This is the biggest composite art festival of Gunsan city, hosted in
October. During this composite art festival, local artists and citizens
communicate, share, and enjoy together as they present various culture
and art performances and creations, such as their artworks, Korean
classical music, dance, and plays, through national photo exhibition and
Gunsan national student traditional art contest.
Gunsan Time Travel Festival
inheritance of modern history, and is hosted in October. It
provides an opportunity to experience the culture of modern era
that our ancestors enjoyed. You can enjoy power mask play,
outdoor theatricals (madang play), rickshaw experience, goblin
marketplace, street art, and handmade market.
Gunsan World Migratory Bird Festival
On every November at Geumgang lake, the largest habitat for
migratory birds in Korea, bird watching and education
programs in addition to special experiences are hosted along
with group dance of Baikal Teals, a rare species of the world.
This is becoming a new paradigm of ecological tourism during winter.