The 4th Hueree Apricot Flower Early Spring Festival
Until March 1, 2081 Sillye, Namwon-eup, Seogwipo City
The festival will feature displays of black pigs and let visitors participate in events such as feeding animals and baking sweet potatoes. The food court will offer cooked turban shells, plum makgeolli (Korean rice wine), mugwort pancakes and plum tea. The festival is hosted by the Hueree Natural Living Park.
Info: 064-732-2115, www.hueree.com
‘Indulgence of Light - Dawn,’ by Kim Sung Ho
Until March 23, Jeju Museum of Contemporary Art at Jeoji, Hankyung-myun, Jeju City
An individual exhibition by artist Kim Sung Ho with the main theme of dawn is hosted as the 2010 New Year Invitation Exhibit. Kim portrays landscapes at dawn and the beautiful scenery of Jeju, inspired by daily life.
Admission: 1,000 won
‘Jonang Spirits of Jeju Women’
Until March 31, The Seolmundae Women’s Cultural Center, Yeon-dong, Jeju City
The theme of this exhibition is ‘Jonang spirits’ (cooperation and sharing), an important aspect of Jeju women’s mentality. Boreum gudeok (bamboo baskets covered by paper or fabric), jogakbo (wrapping clothes) and other antiquity and informative materials are displayed.
‘Jeju in Paintings and Calligraphic Works’
Until March 31, The Jeju Folklore and Natural Museum, 996-1, Ildo-2dong, Jeju City
The 17th Water Management Symposium
March 10 to 12, Jeju International Convention Center, Seogwipo City
The Water Management Symposium is an annual event. This year, the current situation and the future of the water industry will be discussed. Co-organized by the Environment Times and GKBS
The 19th Jeju Cherry Blossom Festival
March 26 to 28, The Citizen Welfare Center at the Jeju Government Complex
Hosted by the City of Jeju and organized by the Jeju Tourism Festival Committee, the festival includes cherry blossom costume performances, cultural performances and rock music.
The 2nd Gapado Green Barley Festival
April 1 to 5, Gapa, Daejung-eup, Seogwipo City
A festival celebrating green barley, events include a walk through green barley fields, farming experience and display and sales of specialties of the region. Hosted by Seogwipo City and organized by the Town Committee of Gapa.
The 6th Seosara Street Cultural Festival
April 2 to 4, Jeonnong-dong, Samdo 1-dong, Jeju City
The festival takes place in the areas of Jeonnong-dong where visitors can enjoy the great beauty of cherry trees in blossom. Events include a walk through streets full of cherry blossoms and street exhibitions of flags. Hosted by the Samdo 1-dong Citizens’ Committee and organized by the Seosara Street Cultural Festival Committee.
2010 Jeju International Peace Marathon
April 4, Hallim Sports Complex, Hallim-eup, Jeju City, starts at 9 a.m. The deadline to sign-up is Feb. 28 and can be done online at www.jejumarathon.com
Events: full-course, a half-course, citizens’ course (10 km) and health course (5 km).
Fees: full-course, 30,000 won; half-course, 25,000 won; citizens’ course, 20,000 won; health course, 15,000 won
Hosted by Jeju MBC and organized by the Athletics Association of the Jeju Special Self-governing Province.
Kim Je Dong Talk show and Concert
April 10, Jeju International Convention Center, Seogwipo City
The 28th Jeju Rape Flower Festival
April 10 to 11, Daerok Mountain area, Gasi, Pyoseon, Seogwipo City
Visitors can walk through streets of rape flowers, go ranch trekking, visit spring open markets and enjoy other entertainment.
Udo Conch Festival
April 16 to 18, Udo, Jeju City
The programs of the festivals includes catching seafood, experiencing the work of female divers on Udo and ompetitions. Hosted by the Youth Group of the Udo Association.
The 16th Halla Mountain Clean Bracken Festival
April 17 to 18, Namjoro-byun, Sumang, Namwon-eup, Seogwipo City
The festival includes collecting bracken, a bracken cooking competition and a volleyball competition. Hosted by the Bracken Festival Promotion Committee and organized by the Department of Tourism Promotion in the City of Seogwipo.