Organized by both Gangwon Province and the Korea Tourism Organization, the Snow
Festival in March will be held alongside the 2018 Winter Paralympics.
event will showcase big-name Hallyu stars that are goodwill ambassadors for the
Olympics and Gangwon Province who are looking to spend some time with fans at
the Paralympics for filling the stands with passionate cheering and filling
hearts with ever more excitement.
The Snow Festival in March will
take place from March 9th through the 18th in tandem with
the Paralympics with the following schedule.
Starting on March 10th, is ¡°Jang Keun suk in a 2018 Special Meeting
Keun suk played a major role in the Hallyu boom in Asia. Fans are invited from
Korea and abroad in time for the opening ceremony of the Paralympics for a
meeting with the actor and for 2,018 fans to watch Olympic events with the
there will be a fan meeting scheduled on March 9th at the Baekryeong
Art Center at Gangwon Province University for fans from Korea and abroad.
next day on March 10th, the venue will move to the Paralympic Ice
Hockey Rink in Gangneung where the actor will take part in a Hope Tree Ceremony to offer best wishes
to athletes, which will be followed by fans viewing the matches along with the celebrity.
The Olympic Hope Tree Ceremony
that was erected along Wolhwa Street in Gangneung is where athletes
representing various countries and 1,200 fans from Korea and abroad will hold
the Hope Tree Ceremony to offer their best wishes to the athletes.
addition, at Gangwon Media Center, goodwill ambassador Jang Keun suk plans to
take part in a media briefing to not only share the purpose of this event, and
wish the successful hosting of the Paralympics, but also to promote Gangwon
Goodwill ambassador Jang Keun suk invited 2,018 fans from Korea and abroad to a
Paralympic Ice Hockey match with the tickets that he bought himself. The match
will be between the Republic of Korea and group cheering will be planned by
Japanese fans that make up a large proportion of overseas fans. With such
participation, the spirit of the Olympics shown by Korean athlete, Lee Sang-hwa
and her Japanese counterpart, Nao Kodaira will surely endure.
March 13th ¡°Go PyeongChang 2018 with Lee Dong-wook¡±
◦ Known for grabbing the international spotlight
for his role in Korean dramas, Lee Dong-wook will grant a special trip for
1,000 fans. There will be a train ride on a Foreigners Exclusive Train Car on
the Gyeonggang Line KTX that will be a part of a trip down memory lane stopping
by the filming locations of various dramas in Gangwon Province. And there will
also be a chance to view the Paralympics with tickets purchased by goodwill
ambassador Lee Dong-wook himself.
March 15th, Festival with K-POP stars & March 11th/17th
Ski Korea X EDM Festival
◦ On March 15th there will be a concert of dreams features leading K-POP acts including
B1A4, BTOB, Samuel, and Girlkind.
Province and the Paralympics events will be filled with the passion and emotion
of the dreams of many coming true.
Also, on March 11th and 17th popular DJ¡¯s from Korea
(Hanmin, Glory) will prepare an exciting EDM and ¡°chimaek¡± or chicken and beer
party for visitors taking part. Viewing the Paralympics and the EDM festival
will help to create a lot of excitement at the end of winter.
The Global Winter Festival, which is part of the Paralympics, is intended to
attract overseas visitors to the event and will include different country
themes including Japan, China, Europe and the Americas and even Southeast Asian
countries that do not get snow.
◦ The Snow Festival in March will become a legacy
event of the Olympics.
Based around Olympic venues and
consisting of special programs developed by Gangwon Province residents under
the themes of Hallyu and snow, this festival is positioned to be a prominent
global legacy festival of the Olympics held in Gangwon Province every March to
increase the number of foreign tourists to the region.
The Gangwon Province Director of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism,
Yun Seong-bo revealed ¡°the Snow Festival in March event is an event where Gangwon
Province and the Korean Tourism Organization will attract foreign tourists
during the Paralympics, and is a festival that was started to develop an
Olympic legacy package to stimulate tourism and a will become a large-scale
global Hallyu festival with diverse programs of experiences that can only be
enjoyed and felt in Gangwon Province.¡±