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Jeongseon Arirang Festival

September 14 September 17 KST

Experience the rich legacy of Jeongseon Arirang melodies and diverse performances at the Jeongseon Arirang Festival, offering a captivating blend of traditional and modern interpretations in Gangwon Province from September 14 to 17, 2023.


Festival Summary

  • Date: September 14 – September 17, 2023
  • Location: Jeongseon-eup, Jeongseon-gun, Gangwon Province
  • Admission: Free
  • Organizers: Jeongseon-gun, Jeongseon Arirang Cultural Foundation
  • Official Website:
  • Instagram: arirangfestival_official

General Information

The Jeongseon Arirang Festival, dedicated to preserving and showcasing the legacy of Jeongseon Arirang, features performances by Arirang inheritors and a range of diverse genres. From traditional folk demonstrations to immersive experiences, this festival showcases both the timeless essence of Arirang and its modern interpretations, promising a remarkable blend of emotions and beauty.


Key Highlights of the Festival

  • Opening ceremony featuring the theme performance “Jeongseon, My Homeland! I Want to Go to Jeongseon Arirang!”
  • National Arirang Singing Competition (General and Student Categories)
  • A-POP Dance Competition
  • Arirang Singing Contest
  • Musical performance “Ari Arari”
  • Jeongseon Municipal Arirang Art Group’s performance
  • Arirang Parade
  • Traditional cultural experience exhibition
  • Various fringe performances

Additional Information

Enjoy hands-on participation through events like Jeongseon Traditional Maenggye Jar Making, food markets, and night markets. The festival also includes international performances and four days of diverse fringe stage performances.

Note: Stay tuned for festival food announcements, which will be revealed one week before the event.

Let’s embrace the heartwarming melodies of Arirang and immerse yourself in the world of captivating performances and cultural experiences at the Jeongseon Arirang Festival!


Jeongseon-gun, Jeongseon Arirang Cultural Foundation

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[ Data & Image Source: Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) ]

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