Gangneung Dano Festival: A June Highlight

The much-anticipated Gangneung Dano Festival, a hallmark of June, is finally here! This esteemed festival, drawing over 500,000 visitors annually, is set to take place from June 6th to June 13th, with the invigorating theme of “Rise, Dano.”

In this post, we will provide you with essential details about the schedule, main programs, and parking information for the Gangneung Dano Festival, which is proudly recognized as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Festival Details:

  • Theme: Rise, Dano
  • Period: June 6, 2024 (Thursday) – June 13, 2024 (Thursday) (8 days)
  • Location: Gangneung Danoje Training Center and Namdaecheon area
  • Navi Address: 1 Danojang-gil, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
  • Admission: Free
  • Key Programs: Dano-gut, Yeongsinje·Yeongsin procession, Jojeonje, Songsinje, Gangneung Gwannoh mask performance, wrestling competition, swing competition, etc.
  • Contact: 033-641-1593

Overview of the Gangneung Dano Festival

Dano falls on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month and is one of Korea’s four major holidays. The Gangneung Dano Festival, held since the 1920s, is a prime example of Korea’s cultural heritage and is officially recognized by UNESCO.

Experience the unique charm of the Gangneung Dano Festival firsthand!

Getting There and Parking

Given the large number of visitors, parking can be challenging. Here’s a quick guide to parking and transportation:

By Car:

  • Event Venue Navi Address: 1 Danojang-gil, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do (Gangneung Dano Festival Training Center)
  • Parking Information: Temporary parking available near Hongje Bridge
  • Seogangneung Parking Lot: Shuttle bus service available
    • Address: 12, Gyeonggang-ro 1804beon-gil, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do

Temporary parking lots will be set up around Hongje Bridge to ease parking issues. If you prefer, you can use the Seogangneung parking lot, from where a shuttle bus will take you to the event venue.

  • Shuttle Bus: Seogangneung parking lot ↔ Event venue
    • Operating Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

By Public Transportation:

For those opting for public transportation, shuttle buses run from Gangneung Station to the festival venue. The shuttle departs every hour and 30 minutes from the stop opposite Exit 2 of Gangneung Station, operating from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Main Programs

Dano Good:

  • Date: June 8 (Saturday) – June 13 (Thursday)
  • Location: Dano Altar
  • Time: June 8 at 21:00 / June 9 – June 13 at 11:00

Gangneung Gwannoh Mask Performance:

  • Date: June 6 (Thursday) – June 13 (Thursday)
  • Location: Ari Madang
  • Time: 11:00 AM / 5:00 PM (twice a day)


  • June 7 (Friday): Dano Island at 21:30
  • June 13 (Thursday): Wolhwagyo at 21:00

Additionally, enjoy various events such as wrestling competitions, overseas invited performances, youth song festivals, trapeze competitions, tug-of-war competitions, Tuho competitions, and the Dano experience zone.

Don’t miss out on this vibrant celebration of cultural heritage!

Visit the Official Gangneung Dano Festival Website

For more detailed information, click the button below to visit the official website of the Gangneung Dano Festival.

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