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TOP 58 Festivals in & from Seoul, Korea (2024)

Korea, being a country of four distinct seasons (spring, summer, autumn & winter), well-known music scene and strong cultural background held many interesting festivals throughout the year.

Many travellers plan their trips to attend their favourite festivals (e.g. cherry blossoms ) in Seoul and other parts of Korea. For those whom have booked your trip in advance, it is always worthwhile to check if any of these annual festivals fall on your travel dates, making your trip a memorable one with the festive surprises.

KoreaToDo has shortlisted the best and must-see festivals you should not miss in Seoul and around. 

TIPS: Some of these festivals (e.g. winter festivals ) are further away from Seoul and could be time-consuming to reach by public transport on a day trip. It might be best to join the local tours or shuttle bus services to such venues.

December January February March

2 hrs from Seoul

Garden of Morning Calm Light Festival 2023-2024

1 Dec 2023 - 17 Mar 2024

admission fee applies

17:00-21:00 (till 23:0 on Saturdays)

The biggest festival of lights in Korea! The annual Lighting Festival at The Garden of Morning Calm covers over 330,000 sqm and 30,000 lights, turning the snowy ground into a winter wonderland on sunset.

Garden of Morning Calm Light Festival 2023-2024

March April

Changwon, Gyeongsangnam

The 63rd Jinhae Gunhangje Festival (Cherry Blossom)

2024: TBA

free

(ref> 25 Mar - 3 Apr 2023)

Jinhae Gunhang Cherry Blossom Festival is the biggest spring festival in Korea with over 360,000 Yoshino cherry trees in bloom. You can enjoy beautiful cherry blossoms at the famous Yeojwacheon Stream, Gyeonghwa Station Cherry Blossom Road, etc.

The 63rd Jinhae Gunhangje Festival (Cherry Blossom)

March April

Seoul

Eungbongsan Mountain Forsythia Festival 2024

2024: TBA

free admission

(ref> 30 Mar - 1 Apr 2023)

Marvel at the Yellow Forsythia in full bloom at Eungbongsan Mountain with gorgeous view of Han River and trains from the mountain. Fun activities, live concert and performances will be held during the spring festival.

Eungbongsan Mountain Forsythia Festival 2024

March April

1 hr from Seoul

Hwadam Botanic Garden Spring Daffodil Festival

29 Mar - Apr 2024

admission fee applies

Hwadam Botanic Garden (/Hwadam Forest) is a 'Top 100 Must-Visit Tourist Spots in Korea' with scenic monorail rides in the ecological park. In spring, it held its popular Daffodil Festival. Other spring flowers in bloom include Cherry Blossoms and Azaleas.

Hwadam Botanic Garden Spring Daffodil Festival

April

Seoul

Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival 2024

27-31 Mar 2024

free admission

The most well-known cherry blossom festival in Seoul! The festival is famous for its 1,886 Korean Cherry trees that stretches 1.7km long on Yeouiseo-ro (road) with easy access on Seoul subway.

Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival 2024

April

Seoul

Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival 2024

2024: TBA

free admission

(ref> 5 - 9 Apr 2023)

Over 1000 cherry blossom trees lined the entire lake for a breathtaking experience with Lotte World Magic Island in the background. Watch the cherry blossom trees lit up brilliantly at night too!

Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival 2024

April

Seoul

2024 Seoul Grand Park Cherry Blossom Festival

2024: TBA

free admission to Lake District

(ref> 5 - 9 Apr 2023)

A huge park with pleasant surprises for cherry blossoms & spring festivals. 2km long Cherry Blossoms path around the lake with night time viewing available during the festival period.

2024 Seoul Grand Park Cherry Blossom Festival

April

Seoul

2024 Yangjaecheon Cherry Blossom & Lantern Festival

2024: TBA

free admission

(ref> 6 - 9 Apr 2023)

A great local cherry blossoms hideout, away from the mainstream tourists. Walk on the well-paved road from Yangjae Citizen's Forest Station (exit 1), along the beautiful Yangjaecheon Stream and ending at Dogok Station (or earlier at Maebong Station).

 2024 Yangjaecheon Cherry Blossom & Lantern Festival

April

2 hrs from Seoul

2024 Friendship Blossoms Party

2024: TBA

admission fee applies

(ref> 8-30 Apr 2023)

Besides cherry blossoms and spring flowers, enjoy a series of events (e.g. Forest Market for cute handicrafts, Flower Party for performances & picnics, photo zones, seasonal food, etc) held at Nami Island during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in spring.

2024 Friendship Blossoms Party

April May

3 hrs from Seoul

2024 Taean World Tulip Flower Festival

2024: TBA

admission fee applies

(ref> 12 Apr - 7 May 2023)

Taean World Tulip Flower Festival is one of the top 5 tulip festivals in the world. Over 200 types of tulips, including flamingo, lambada, red proud tulip will be on full display at Korea Flower Park in Taean, South Chungcheong Province.

2024 Taean World Tulip Flower Festival

April May

2 hrs from Seoul

Spring Flower Festival @ Garden of Morning Calm

2024: TBA

admission fee applies

(ref> 21 Apr - 28 May 2023)

Enjoy the sea of flowers (tulips, daffodils, azaleas, etc) and trees (magnolia, plum, cherry blossom, etc) in full bloom this spring at the botanical garden.

Spring Flower Festival @ Garden of Morning Calm

April May June July

Pocheon, GYEONGGI

Pocheon Herb Island Lavender Festival 2024

2024: TBA

admission fee applies

(ref> 22 Apr - Jul 2023)

Immerse in the fragrance of the lovely lavender field at this popular annual flower festival in Pocheon. Get a taste of the season-limited lavender latte & ice cream, explore herb island on a tractor wagon and hands-on experience programs (e.g. lavender candle making).

Pocheon Herb Island Lavender Festival 2024
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➥ Handpicked experiences by KoreaToDo for their uniqueness, value, popularity, price competitiveness and at times, tedious to reach by public transport.

Seoul Land Theme Park 1 Day Pass

Seoul Land Theme Park 1 Day Pass

4.6★

>40 rides & snowsled (winter)

Legoland Korea Resort Admission Ticket

Legoland Korea Resort Admission Ticket

4.5★

enjoy LEGO® themed rides

DMZ 3rd Invasion Tunnel & Majang Lake Suspension Bridge Day Tour

DMZ 3rd Invasion Tunnel & Majang Lake Suspension Bridge Day Tour

4.9★

220m long bridge by the lake

Private Transfer: Incheon Airport (ICN) to Seoul (1-3 or more pax/car)

Private Transfer: Incheon Airport (ICN) to Seoul (1-3 or more pax/car)

4.6★

Myeongdong, Hongdae, etc

Nami Island, Garden of Morning Calm & Gangchon Rail Bike Day Tour

Nami Island, Garden of Morning Calm & Gangchon Rail Bike Day Tour

4.7★

best of Gangwon province!

​​Korea Rail Pass (KR PASS): KTX bullet trains to Busan & others (2, 3, 4 or 5 Days)

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4.8★

instant pass & tourist exclusive!

Alpaca World, Nami Island & The Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

Alpaca World, Nami Island & The Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

4.7★

walk with adorable alpacas

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🌸SPRING PICKS🌸 Handpicked Experiences from Seoul

Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival Day Tour (from Seoul)

Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival Day Tour (from Seoul)

22 Mar - 5 Apr 2024

₩70,900

famous Cherry Blossom Festival in Korea!

Taean Tulip Festival & Strawberry Picking Day Tour

Taean Tulip Festival & Strawberry Picking Day Tour

12 Apr - 7 May 2024

₩107,600

500g strawberry picking

Gwangyang Maehwa & Jeonju Hanok Village Tour

Gwangyang Maehwa & Jeonju Hanok Village Tour

8-20 Mar 2024

₩72,000

feel the earliest spring

King Cherry Blossoms Day Tour

King Cherry Blossoms Day Tour

15-25 Apr 2024

₩69,600

larger & pink King cherry blossoms

Chasing Cherry Blossom & Spring Flowers Day Tour

Chasing Cherry Blossom & Spring Flowers Day Tour

29 Mar - 14 Apr 2024

₩69,600

3 best spots of the day in Seoul/Gyeonggi

Eden Cherry Blossom Festival, Nami Island & Alpaca World Day Tour

Eden Cherry Blossom Festival, Nami Island & Alpaca World Day Tour

1-10 Apr 2024

₩107,300

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