Manhae Festival

Date
from July to August
Place
91 Manhae-ro, Buk-myeon, Inje-gun
Host
Manhae Steering Committee, Gangwon-do, Inje-gun, Dongguk University, Chosun Ilbo, Manhae Thought and Practice Association
Contact
033-462-2304

The Manhae Festival is held every August to remember the spirit of Han Yong-woon who was an independence activist, poet and Buddhist priest. Just as the achievements of Manhae Han Yong-woon was great, over 10 events are held to share the life and thoughts of Manhae such as academic seminars, Manhae Award ceremony, poetry school, essay contest, exhibits, etc. The Manhae Awards, which is the highlight of the Manhae Festival, is an event to award people who practically realized the Manhae ideas. This award ceremony receives recommendations from different parts of society among activists around the world to award those after strict reviews in the fields of peace, practice and literature.

Hapgang Culture Festival

Date
the beginning of October
Place
Hapgangjeong, Multi-purpose Stadium
Host
Hapgang Cultural Festival Steering Committee
Contact
033-460-2081

The Hapgang Cultural Festival is a local cultural festival that began in 1983 and it is the most famous cultural festival of Inje-gun that transmits the natural geographical scenery of Hapgang (Riv.) and its historical and geographical symbolism. This festival was held as a local cultural festival in 1983 to pray for the health and wellbeing of its community and has become the representative cultural festival that continues the local traditional cultures. During this period, a variety of events including the Hapgang ritual formalities, exhibits, performances and sports events are held, and in particular, cultural events joined by multi-cultural families and soldiers are held to offer a place of unity in Inje.

Fall Flower Festival

Date
from September to October
Place
16 Shipiseonnyeotang-gil, Buk-myeon, Inje-gun
Host
Inje-gun Cultural Foundation
Contact
1577-8924

The Inje Naeseorak Fall Flower Festival is a fall festival held in Inje when the first leaves in Korea turn into autumn foliage. Chrysanthemum of various colors line the festival and has a photo zone for taking perfect selfies, while also offering places to enjoy beautiful classical recitals. The block-game corner, Brick World, where children can run around in and a bridge to cross while looking at the artificial waterfalls are offered for children to also enjoy the festival. Lastly, the food corner offers local specialties of Inje.

Hwangtae Festival

Date
around June
Place
Yongdae 3-ri intersection, Buk-myeon, Inje-gun
Host
Yongdae 3-ri Hwangtae Village
Contact
033-462-4805

The Hwangtae Festival is held every year at Yongdae-ri, Inje-gun, which is known to have the best tasting hwangtae (dried pollack) in the nation. It repeatedly freezes and thaws in the cold winter weather and snow, offering a magical attraction for visitors, as well as the best taste and nutrition. The Hwangtae Festival is made up of various events including performances, contests, hwangtae cooking experience, hwangtae cultural experience, hwangtae market, and other events. Enjoy the various events avaliable at the Hwangtae Festival. There are various events waiting for you such as congratulatory performances, various prizes, hwangtae roulette using hwangtae, and hwangtae fishing experiences.

Smelt Festival

Date
the middle of January - the beginning of February
Place
555-2-beonji, Bupyeong-ri, Nam-myeon, Inje-gun
Host
Inje-gun Cultural Foundation
Contact
1577-8924

The Smelt Festival is made up of various events on the theme of smelts such as smelt fishing contests, smelt tasting events, leisure sports matches such as the nation’s largest ice football contest and smelt Olympics for Inje residents, and experience events themed after snow and ice such as sled hills, igloos and ice sculpture exhibits. It also includes a romantic rest area where adults can think back on their childhood, while offering children the opportunity to share the memories of their parents. It is expected that all participants at Inje, Gangwon-do will be able to come together to enjoy the silvery smelt and winter ice sports and truly experience the culture of simple rural people and country sentiments.