Family   October 5th – 10th

If you’re looking for a dance festival that combines the raw energy of local talent with the exotic exuberance of international performers, look no further than Cheonan. This year, the city will host the Cheonan Heungtaryeong Dance Festival (흥타령 축제) in which 24 countries will compete in Korea’s first ever International Folk Dance Contest. Visitors will enjoy performances from K-pop superstars such as 2pm and Afterschool as well as street parades and a national dance contest. In the evening, the dazzling costumes and electric atmosphere of the Fun Fun Dance Parties will keep the audience and performers partying well into the early hours. This year’s festival promises something for everyone. Held at various locations around the city. Free admission. 041-521-5164

Words by Stacey Siebritz image from Cheonan city