The spring flowering season in South Korea generally spans from mid-March to late April, which typically peaks in early April. During April, Korea offers a vibrant burst of spring blooms and a series of fascinating festivals and ultimate fun, which makes it the best time of year to visit the country.

While cherry blossom festivals are the most well-known main spring events, there are plenty of events dedicated to spring flowers that are travel-worthy.

Here are South Korea’s best spring festivals in April for you and your loved ones to enjoy the best of the spring season in Korea!

  1. Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival
  2. Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Festival
  3. Gyeongpo Cherry Blossom Festival
  4. Suwon Cherry Blossom Festival
  5. Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival
  6. Daegu E-World Blossom Picnic
  7. Maisan Mountain Cherry Blossom Festival
  8. Goryeosan Mountain Azalea Festival
  9. Busan Nakdong River Canola Flower Festival
  10. Taean Tulip Festival
  11. Nami Island Friendship Blossom Party
  12. Let’s Run Park Cherry Blossom Night Festival

1. Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival

  • Location: Jinhae County, Gyeongsang-do (southeast province)
  • Festival Period: March 23~April 1

Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival or Jinhae Gunhangje Festival is by far the most popular and the largest cherry blossom festival in Korea which is held every April in Jinhae.

Boasting over 350,000 cherry trees lining the streets, the picturesque scene of thousands of pink and white petals dancing in the air over the Yeojwacheon Stream and Gyeonghwa Station is absolutely a must-see in your lifetime.

However, there are no direct train or bus connections from Seoul to Jinhae so you will have to make several transfers if you travel via train or express bus. So if this is your first time visiting the festival, booking a shuttle bus package is highly recommended.

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 2. Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Festival

 

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  • Location: Gyeongju City, Gyeongsang-do (southeast province)
  • Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Marathon: April 6

Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Festival is another popular and famous festival that offers breathtaking cherry blossoms where visitors can enjoy walking along the cherry tree-lined path around the serene Bomun Lake.

As for transportation, from Seoul to Gyeongju, visitors must take a train or express bus and make several transfers to get to the festival. So booking a shuttle bus is highly recommended if you want to take away the hassle of your trip.

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3. Gyeongpo Cherry Blossom Festival

 

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  • Location: Gangneung City, Gangwon-do (mid-east province)
  • Festival Period: April 5~10

Gyeongpo Cherry Blossom Festival is one of the must-see spring festivals in April. Take a stroll along the 4.3-km long path lined with hundreds of cherry trees around the serene Gyeongpo Lake. And stop by Gyeongpodae Pavilion standing at the end of the lake. Built on a small hill right next to the lake, this traditional wooden pavilion is the perfect place to take photos and get a view of the whole lake.

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4. Suwon Mt. Paldalsan Cherry Blossom Festival

  • Location: Suwon, Gyeonggi-do
  • Festival Period: April 5~7

Suwon is in the southern part of Gyeonggi-do and it is famous for having Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, which is designated a UNESCO World Heritage. It’s a beautiful place to spend a day and you can stop by countless hipster cafes and restaurants next to the fortress, which is the so-called ‘Haengridan-gil’. Admire the stunning cherry blossoms in Suwon during the festival period!

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5. Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival

 

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  • Location: Yunjungno Street, Yeouido, Seoul
  • Festival Period: March 29~April 2

Yeoudio Cherry Blossom Festival is one of the most popular cherry blossom festivals in Seoul. Yunjungno Street, also known as Yeouiseoro Street, is one of the most visited cherry blossom streets in Seoul with its 1.7km-long cherry blossom tunnel in spring!

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6. Daegu E-World Blossom Picnic

 

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  • Location: E-World Theme Park, Daegu (south-eastern region)
  • Festival Period: March 16~April 7

Daegu E-World, located in the southeastern part of South Korea, consists of 4 outdoor amusement parks (Fantasy World, Magic World, Adventure World, and Dynamic World). It’s well-known for its stunning cherry blossom landscapes and it annually holds the cherry blossom festival. It’s especially beautiful at night with sparkling LED lights harmonized with pink cherry blossoms. You can witness this view from 83 Tower!

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7. Maisan Mountain Cherry Blossom Festival

 

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  • Location: Jinan Countay, Jeollabuk-do (south-west province)
  • Festival Period: TBA

In mid-April, the hiking trail along Maisan Mountain dresses up in beautiful pink cherry blossoms and serves as the venue of the annual cherry blossom festival. You’ll get to enjoy the famous 3 km-long cherry blossom tunnels. After enjoying the festivities, head to Jeonju Hanok Village, a hanok district that retains Korea’s historic charm and traditions.

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8. Goryeosan Mountain Azalea Festival

  • Location: Gangwha County, Incheon, Gyeonggi-do
  • Festival Period: April 6~14

When spring arrives in Korea, Goryeosan Mountain transforms into an out-of-this-world destination as the mountain blazes with vivid pink and magenta azaleas. The annual Goryeosan Azalea Festival has attracted more than 400,000 people and its popularity is growing every year. Besides the brilliant burst of azaleas in full bloom, the festival offers its visitors with other attractions including an azalea photograph exhibition and azalea pancakes.

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9. Busan Nakdong River Canola Flower Festival

 

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  • Location: Busan Daejeo Ecological Park, Busan
  • Festival Date: April 4~7

Take a stroll at the flowery field covered with waving yellow canola flowers at Daejeo Ecological Park in Busan and take photos with your loved ones! You can explore the picturesque spring flowers along the riverbanks of the Nakdonggang River at the annual Busan Nakdonggang Canola Flower Festival.

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10. Taean Tulip Festival

 

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  • Location: Taean County, Chungcheong-do (mid-west province)
  • Festival Date: April 12~May 7

Taean Tulip Festival takes place every year throughout April and May. What’s more, the World Tulip Summit Society named it one of the world’s top 5 tulip festivals in 2015 and 2017! Featuring over 1.5 million colorful tulips, visitors will have the chance to enjoy the gardens showcasing tulips of every color and size. Also, it displays beautiful flowers of other spring flowers including canola, digitalis, and lupine.

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11. Nami Island Friendship Blossoms Party

  • Location: Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
  • Festival Date: April 6~21

Nami Island is a half-moon-shaped island, where you can perfectly escape from busy city life and enjoy the breezy weather. You can walk along the lush green island underneath the picturesque cherry blossoms. It is also a famous filming location for many K-dramas, such as Winter Sonata.

During the Nami Island Cherry Blossom Festival, you can enjoy nostalgic spring music and a lot of good food & Nami craft beer from day till night. Don’t miss this unique and romantic chance to dive into cherry blossoms from dusk till night!

 

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Don’t forget to stop by Eden Cherry Blossom Road Cherry Blossom Festival as well, which takes place from April 6th to 14th. The festival offers not only the chance to see the natural beauty of the cherry blossom tunnel in the heavenly nature of Gapyeong, but also various attractions such as performances by local artists, street busking, handmade flea markets, a market for Gapyeong agricultural and special products, and diverse food options, satisfying the senses of visitors in one place.

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12. Let’s Run Park Cherry Blossom Night Festival

  • Location: Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
  • Festival Date: March 29~April 21

The ‘Let’s Run Park Seoul’, a hidden cherry blossom spot that everyone wants to keep to themselves, will once again host the cherry blossom festival this year. The 2024 Cherry Blossom Festival, ‘Cherry Blossom Night View’, refers to a special cherry blossom festival that can only be enjoyed at Let’s Run Park Seoul, where cherry blossoms, night views, and night horse racing come together.

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BONUS: Music Festivals & Events in April

1) Buzzer Beat Festival (Apr 13~14)

The annual Buzzer Beat Festival returns with an impressive line-up of Korea’s hottest hip-hop and R&B artists! Join these talented performers as they set the stage on fire with their energetic beats and captivating verses. Get your tickets with massive discounts via Trazy!

  • Date: April 13 (Sat) & 14 (Sun), 2024
  • Venue: KBS Arena
  • Line-up:
  • (Apr 13) E SENS, BEWHY, JUSTHIS, B.I, PAUL BLANCO, BLOO, WONSTEIN, RAD MUSEUM, OWEN, SKINNY BROWN, ROH YOON-HA, CHILLIN HOMIE, SOKODOMO, KHUNDI PANDA & MANY MORE
  • (Apr 14) CHANGMO, GIRIBOY, ASH ISLAND, KID MILLI, LILBOI, HAN YO-HAN, TABBER, YANG HONG-WON, KIM HYO-EUN&DON MALIK, DASUTT, NO:EL, SINCE, SAMUEL SEO, JAEHA & MANY MORE

2) K-Royal Culture Festival (Apr 27~May 5)

Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of the 10th K-Royal Culture Festival from April 27th to May 5th with our exclusive Korean Palace Gung Pass! You’ll get unlimited access to Seoul’s five Grand Palaces, along with Jongmyo Shrine and Sajikdan Altar, a limited-edition T-money transportation card, and various discounts at the ‘Sarang’ souvenir shop, Korea House (Korean Restaurant), and the musical ‘The Tribe’ at Sejong Center.

3) K-styling Workshop with ESteem & Professional Headshots (Apr 10)


Learn how to style your own hair and makeup from the professionals at ESteem Group Company, the management company of top Korean artists including Jang Yoon Ju and AIKI. At the workshop held on April 10th, you will have a 4-hour makeup & hair styling class followed by a professional headshot session to use in your lookbook. Sign-ups are available now through April 8th on Trazy.com! 


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    1. Hi Fe Tiangco 🙂
      The price differs depending on the package. Please check out the links below for the exact price and details!

      – Nami Island Shuttle Bus + Admission Ticket: https://www.trazy.com/experience/detail/nami-island-shuttle-bus-ticket-package
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      – Seoraksan National Park + Nami Island: https://www.trazy.com/experience/detail/seoraksan-nami-island-one-day-tour
      – Nami Island + Garden of Morning Calm: https://www.trazy.com/experience/detail/2101

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