TOP 48 Festivals in & from Seoul, Korea (2022)

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.

SPRING - Seoul Forest
SPRING - Seoul Forest
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SUMMER - Daegu Chimac Festival
SUMMER - Daegu Chimac Festival
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AUTUMN - Haneul Park
AUTUMN - Haneul Park
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WINTER - Pyeongchang Trout Festival
WINTER - Pyeongchang Trout Festival
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KoreaToDo has shortlisted the best and must-see festivals you should not missed 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.

Taean World Tulip Festival 2022 & LED Light Festival

Taean World Tulip Festival 2022 & LED Light Festival

3.5 hrs from Seoul

April May

9 Apr - 9 May 2022

admission fee applies

Named the World's Five Most Popular Tulip Festival, Taean International Tulip Festival features over 200 types of tulips. On night time, Taean LED Light Festival that operates all year round lights up the ground brilliantly with millions of colourful LED lights.

Spring Flower Festival @ Garden of Morning Calm

Spring Flower Festival @ Garden of Morning Calm

2 hrs from Seoul

April May

16 Apr - 22 May 2022

admission fee applies

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.

Lotus Lantern Festival 2022 (Yeondeunghoe)

Lotus Lantern Festival 2022 (Yeondeunghoe)

Seoul

April May

29 Apr - 15 May 2022

free admission

An UNESCO-listed annual Lantern Lighting Festival to celebrate Buddha's birthday. The festival is celebrated with its popular lantern parade, traditional lantern exhibition (@Bongeunsa Temple, Cheonggyecheon Stream & Jogyesa Temple), performances & activities.

Lantern Parade: 30 Apr 2022, 7-9.30pm

Hangang Seoraeseom Canola Festival 2022

Hangang Seoraeseom Canola Festival 2022

Seoul

May

2022: TBA

free admission

Create memories of the colorful spring days at the rapeseed flower field. Hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, the annual festival includes experience programs (face painting) & performances.

(ref> 2021: Cancelled | 2020: 9-10 May, Cancelled)

Seoul Rose Festival 2022

Seoul Rose Festival 2022

Seoul

May

2-22 May 2022

free admission

A rose flower festival right in Seoul city, accessible on Seoul subway. View tens of millions of roses in bloom and a 5.15km Rose Tunnel. During festival period, visitors can enjoy various concerts, music party, fashion show, etc.

Everland Rose Festival 2022

Everland Rose Festival 2022

1.5 hrs from Seoul

May June

13 May - 12 Jun 2022

admission fee applies

Explore the different theme gardens at its 20,000 sqm rose garden and enjoy the various events (Rose Perfume Workshop, Rose Music Lighting Show, etc) held during the festival period.

Seoul Grand Park Rose Garden Festival 2022

Seoul Grand Park Rose Garden Festival 2022

Gwacheon, accessible on Seoul Subway

May June

2022: TBA

admission fee applies

On top of enjoying the theme park with its zoo and sky lift, visitors can view tens of thousands of blooming roses at Seoul Grand Park's Theme Garden during the Rose Festival.

(ref> 2021 - No event | 2020: 23 May - 7 Jun, Cancelled)

2022 Seoul Drum Festival

2022 Seoul Drum Festival

Seoul

May

2022: TBA

free admission

Catch the 21st Seoul DRUM Festival conveniently located at Seoul city center, Seoul Plaza! The festival features performances from top world-class drummers and an exhibition room where visitors can learn percussion instruments.

(ref> 2021: 28-29 May, Online)

2022 Lotus Culture Festival @ Semiwon Garden

2022 Lotus Culture Festival @ Semiwon Garden

1.5 hrs from Seoul

June July August

2022: TBA

admission fee applies

Semiwon Garden is particularly famous for its lotus flowers in summer. Enjoy over 50 kinds of lotus flowers in full bloom, events, performances and exhibition during the festival period.

(ref> 2021: 21 Jun - 15 Aug, lotus blooming period)

5TARDIUM 2022 EDM Festival

5TARDIUM 2022 EDM Festival

Seoul

June

2022: TBA

admission fee applies

A Surreal EDM (Electronic Dance Music) Festival with breathtaking live performances by top international artists and world-class DJs. The world's first and only pentagon stage music festival at 5TARDIUM.

(ref> 2021: 26-27 Jun, Cancelled)

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