Mt. Gyejoksan Barefoot Festival is one of the most famous barefoot festivals in Korea where visitors walk barefoot on a 14.5-kilometer long red clay trail in the forest. The red clay trail is also a popular tourist attraction in Daejeon that allows visitors to enjoy nature, arts and culture while barefoot walking or running on the trail in the forest rich in oxygen. Anyone of any age can enjoy the festival, participating in a variety of cultural, arts, performance, and exhibition programs.
Daejeon Science Festival is a science and culture festival held in Daejeon, the city of science and technology. Leading research centers funded by the government, universities, and companies specializing in cutting-edge technology located in the Daedeok R&D Special District participate in the festival to exhibit science and technology related contents, helping the people of Korea to understand the importance of science and children to develop an interest in science. With the theme of ‘Life Science’ the festival helps visitors to understand and experience science and technology in everyday life, allowing them to think about the importance of science in creating a better world.
Yuseong Hot Springs Culture Festival is a festival that carried over importance of Yuseong Hot Springs and Yuseong as science city for modern sense in 1989, and now, we will be hosting the 22nd festival this year in 2015. Based on origin and effects of Yuseong Hot Springs, the festival with ‘Hot Springs’ as a theme has begun, and ever since then, we have been operating festival programs that graft science and hot springs together so that Yuseong as science city could be well known. It has significant meaning that Yuseong Culture Festival has been made possible purely by citizens’ participation and leadership. Most of programs and experience booths have been also operated by volunteers that are actually residents.
Daejeon International Wine Festival takes place every year, showcasing a variety of imported wines as well as domestically produced wines and traditional liquors. About 10,000 different wines can be seen during this festival. Asian Wine Trophy, a huge scale wine tasting event, and the Asia Wine Buyers Conference, which provides useful wine information, will be held altogether. In addition, various food and performance will be offered along with diverse festival programs.
The Daejeon Handmade Beer & Music Festival, first launched in 2016, will be co-hosted by Bizen House and Daejeon MBC. Visitors can enjoy up to 100 kinds of handmade beer, delicious local cuisine and performances by popular musicians.