|Sponsors / Management|
|Suwon City / Suwon Cultural Center, Suwon Artistic & Cultural, Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Foundation, Suwon Hwaseong Management Foundation|
|Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival is a landmark festivity held in the Suwon region every October in celebration of Suwon Citizen’s Day.
Hwaseong Fortress (a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage), a must-see attraction throughout the year, truly comes alive during the festival period. A range of events including the Reenactment of the Royal Parade of King Jeongjo the Great (22nd ruler of the Joseon Dynasty), Jangyongyeong Guards Ceremony, Citizens’ Parade, and other traditional performances are held. As an added bonus, the Hwaseong Food Culture Festival is held during the same period, allowing guests to sample traditional dishes from around the world and enjoy a full program of performances.
|* Hwaryungjeon Jakhunui (Tea Ceremony), Citizens parade, King Jeongjo’s procession, Opening ceremony & Dancing orchestra, Total performance, Statement exam, Suwoncheon drawing contest, Garaedduk performance, Performance in Haenggung Plaza(The Beautiful Sounds, The Six Dreams and Hwaseong Performance), Lady Hyegyong’s 60th Birthday Feast, Walking Hwaseong Fortress in straw shoes, Suwoncheon dream road (Lantern festival, Gallery project ‘Under the Bridge’, Media & installation arts, Suwoncheon Ballad), Yongyeon’s dream, Closing ceremony & Haenggung Orchestra
* Permanent performances: Martial arts 24Gi, Jangyongyeong guard ceremony, Traditional tightrope walk, King Joengjo’s visit
* Hwaseong-si related Programs : Yoongneungjehyang (ancestral rites), Baeksooyeon (celebrating 99-year-old), Filial conduct award
* Sub-Programs: Creative markets at Suwoncheon ’Tong-tong Market’, Peeping Haenggung, Build Suwon Hwaseong Experience, Experience booths, Wood print exhibition, Art markets on Gongbang street, Buksudong mural alley tour, Gyubang handcraft exhibition
* Related Programs : Food culture festival
Click here to see detailed schedule.
|Free of charge|
|Suwon Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 6.
Cross the road, turn right, and walk 100m to the Yeokjeon Market bus stop.
Take Bus 7, 7-2 or 32-1 and get off at Hwaseong Fortress.
Walk down the street until you reach a pharmacy at the three-way intersection.
Turn right and cross the road to reach the festival site.
|shfes.suwon.ne.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)|