The Chuncheon Mime Festival which started in 1995 is the largest mine festival in Asia. This festival is comparable with other international mime festivals such as the French Mimos Mime festival and the London Mime Festival. During the festival, World famous mime performances take place in all corners of the city and on hedgehog island located in the middle of the city. The entire island including lawns, forest, under the bridges of the island become a hugh festival site.
Dano Festival starts on May 5 every year in Gangneung city. It is the festival that boasts a 1000 year long tradition. Gangneung Danoje is namely the largest folk festival designated by Unesco as a formless legacy of masterpieces of mankind. Starting off with a rite to the mountain spirit will be followed by Danogook, a farm music contest, a Gwano mask play and 50 more official events. This is the festival which tourist can participate in such activities as the Changpo washing of the hair, hopping on traditional Korean seesaws, and ssirum(Korean style wrestling)