48th Tamna Cultural Festival Sept. 10-14 Topdong Square, Jeju-si Parade, band parade, fireworks, folk performances, traditional music, and special sacrificial rite for Mount Halla Free admission Info:http://www.jejuart.or.kr (Korean only)
Bati-holic Japanese drum visiting Jeju Island 4 p.m., Sept. 24(at Seogwipo-si) / 7 p.m., September 25(at Jeju-si) Jeju Culture & Art Center, Il-do 2dong, Jeju-si Samsung Girls’ High School, To-pyeong-dong, Seogwipo-si Japanese group performs traditional drumming, dance, song and music. Their passionate and rhythmic music captures people from all over the world; regardless of age. Free admission Info: 064- 710-9521, 064-710-9555
The 2nd Beautiful Jeju International Marathon Sept. 27 Jeju Gujwa Life Sports Park at Gimnyeong Beach Application period: -Aug.26 Participation fee: full marathon- 30,000 won; half-marathon- 25,000 won; 10km- 20,000 won; 5km- 15,000 won Info: http://marathon.jejusori.net (Korean only), 064-747-7688
Lee Jung Seop Gallery Art Festival 9 a.m.-8 p.m., runs until Sept. 30, closed Mondays Lee Jung Seop Art Gallery, Seogwi-dong, Seogwipo-si Admission fee : Adults-1,000 won; students-500 won; children-300 won The famous Korean works of art by Lee Jung Seop blend traditional beauty with a modern sensibility. Info: 064-733-3555
The 2nd Haenyeo Festival Oct. 10-11 Jeju Haenyeo Museum, Hadori, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si This includes a Haenyeo’s song and dance performance, Haenyeo fashion show, Jeju folk songs, tea sampling party, a movie about Haenyeo life, and singing contest. Something interesting about the Haenyeo! Free admission Info: http://www.haenyeo.go.kr/, 064-782-9898
Korean Cartoons Exhibition Sept. 5 – Oct. 31 The Jeju Museum of Contemporary Art Lots of interesting Korean cartoons displayed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of cartoon in Korea. Info: 064-710-7801
Nandre, Haenyeo’s Marine Performance 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., every Fri. and Sat., July 18 – end Oct. Dae Pyeong Port, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo-si, (final destination of Olle Trekking Course #8) Haenyeo songs and Jeju folk songs performed by 11 haenyeos, dance by children local children, volunteer band performance. Free admission Info: 064-738-0915
Jeju Tangerine International Marathon Festival Starts at 9:30 a.m., Nov. 22 (Sign-up until Sept. 30) Participation fee: full marathon- 30,000 won; half-marathon- 30,000 won; 10km- 20,000won; 5km- 15,000 won It starts at Jeju Sports Complex and passes by Yongdam Leports Park, Iho beach and Sinumri alongside the seashore. Lots of events that tourists and local people can participate in, such as: a singing contest, piling-up mandarin contest, face-painting. Free samples of oranges, mandarin coffee and Jeju black pork, will also be available. Info: http://marathon.hallailbo.co.kr/, 064-750-2521
Korean Speech Contest for Foreigners 2p.m., Oct. 9 Jeju Welcome Center, Yeondong, Jeju-si, (opposite Jung-ang Middle School) Theme - Korean Culture and My life on Jeju Island Applications to take part can be made by visiting Jeju National University, fax or e-mail, until Oct 4. Applications require: a copy of foreign registration card and written copy of 3-4 minute speech. Info: 064-754-2712
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