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 beloved ones to enjoy the best of the spring season in Korea!

1. Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival

  • Location: Jinhae County, Gyeongsang-do (southeast province)
  • Festival Period: March 25~April 3

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 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.


 2. Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Festival


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  • Location: Gyeongju City, Gyeongsang-do (southeast province)
  • Festival Period: March 31~April 2

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. Hwagae Cherry Blossom Festival


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  • Location: Hadong County, Gyeongsang-do (southeast province)
  • Festival Period: March 31~April 2

Compared to the world-famous Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival, Hwagae Cherry Blossom Festival has not received much attention worldwide. However, the festival is South Korea’s one of the best-kept secrets among the locals.

One of the best highlights not to be missed at the festival is the ’10-RI Cherry Blossom Road’, a 4 km-long road of cherry trees in full bloom. Also, the historic Hwagae Market, where you can enjoy cultural performances and taste local specialties, is a must-go. There are no direct train or bus connections from Seoul to the venue. However, you can easily get to the festival by booking a shuttle bus!

4. Gyeongpo Cherry Blossom Festival


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  • Location: Gangneung City, Gangwon-do (mid-east province)
  • Festival Period: April 4~9

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.


5. Suwon Cherry Blossom Festival

  • Location: Suwon, Gyeonggi-do
  • Festival Period: April 7~9

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!


6. Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival


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  • Location: Yunjungno Street, Yeouido, Seoul
  • Festival Period: April 4~9

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!


7. Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival

  • Location: Seokchon Lake Park, Jamsil, Seoul
  • Festival Period: April 5~9

The Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual event held in Seoul, South Korea, typically in early April when the cherry blossom trees around Seokchon Lake are in full bloom. This festival is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike to enjoy the beautiful scenery and festivities.


8. Daegu E-World Cherry Blossom Festival


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  • Location: E-World Theme Park, Daegu (south-eastern region)
  • Festival Period: March 18~April 9

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!


9. Maisan Mountain Cherry Blossom Festival


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

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.


10. Goryeosan Azalea Festival

  • Location: Gangwha County, Incheon, Gyeonggi-do
  • Festival Period: April 15~23

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.


11. Busan Nakdong River Canola Flower Festival


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  • Location: Busan Daejeo Ecological Park, Busan
  • Festival Date: April 8~16

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.


12. 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.


13. Wonmisan Mountain Azalea Festival

  • Location: Bucheon, Gyeonggi-do
  • Festival Date: April 1~2

Wonmisan Mountain Azalea Festival is an annual festival that takes place on Azalea Hill. You can walk up the mountain and enjoy an amazing view of a mountain covered with 150,000 trees of Azalea flowers. If you are interested in this festival, you can consider joining a hassle-free tour. The tour will offer you not only the festival but also gorgeously bloomed cherry blooms at Ilsan Lake Park and Dodangsan.

14. Jindo Sea Parting Festival


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  • Location: Jindo Mysterious Sea Route, Jeollanam-do
  • Festival Date: April 20~22

Jindo Sea Parting Festival is also known as Jindo Miracle Sea Road Festival. Every spring, thousands of visitors flock to Jindo Sea Parting Festival to see what is referred to as ‘the modern Mose’s miracle’ in Jindo Island. Here, you will be able to witness the astonishing sight of a wondrous sea parting where the sea opens up and reveals a sea road for an hour.

15. Taean Magnolia Festival


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  • Location: Taean County, Chungcheong-do
  • Festival Date: March 30~April 9

Despite the famous Tulip Festival, the Magnolia Festival held by Cheollipo Arboretum also attracts people to Taean. Well-known for its magnolia flowers, the Cheollipo Arboretum is one of Asia’s top botanical institutions. Don’t miss out on the chance to see over 400 species of magnolia in the garden.

16. Nami Island Friendship Blossoms Party

  • Location: Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
  • Festival Date: April 8~30

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 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!


BONUS: K-pop Festivals & Concerts in April

SEOUL FESTA 2023 is one of the biggest cultural festivals organized by the Seoul Metropolitan Government. On April 30th, the opening K-pop concert takes place at Jamsil Sports Complex with an amazing line-up of K-pop artists. Don’t miss your chance to see your favorite K-Pop idols up close and personal at SEOUL FESTA 2023 K-pop Concert!

  • Date: April 30 (Sun), 2023
  • Time: 7:30pm~9:30pm
  • Venue: Jamsil Sports Complex – Main Stadium
  • Line-up: ENHYPEN, THE BOYZ, iKON, STAYC, Kep1er, Lee Young-ji & more

You can book SEOUL FESTA 2023 K-pop Concert Ticket Package on Trazy. Kindly note that this package is sponsored by the Seoul Metropolitan Government exclusively for short-term international travelers who are staying in Korea for less than 1 month.

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[Photo Credits]
Taean Tulip Festival Official Homepage
Gyeongpo Cherry Blossom Festival Official Homepage
Seoul Festa 2023 Official Website
Lotte Family Concert 2023 Official Website

2 thoughts on “Korea’s Best Spring Festivals in April 2023

    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:
      – Nami Island + Petite France 1 Day Tour:
      – Nami Island + Petite France + Rail Bike 1 Day Tour:
      – Seoraksan National Park + Nami Island:
      – Nami Island + Garden of Morning Calm:

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