TOP 54 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.
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.
1.5 hrs from Seoul
Cheonilhong Festival 2022 @ Yangju Nari Park
24 Sep - 20 Oct 2022
admission fee applies, 9:00-18:00
Enjoy the largest Red Clover (flower) field in the country and the immensely popular Pink Muhly Grass and Kochia Scoparia fields from Sep to Oct at Nari Park!
Seoul International Fireworks Festival 2022
8 Oct 2022
free admission, Fireworks Show, 7.20pm
The annual festival at Yeouido Hangang Park is organised by Hanwha Group. 19:00 Opening Ceremony | 19:20 Japanese Team Fireworks Show | 19:40 Italian Team Fireworks | 20:00 Korean Team Fireworks | 20:40 After Party ▸Fireworks Show, 243m from exit 3 of Yeouinaru Station.
2022 Herb Island Pink Muhly Festival
admission fee applies
A festival solely dedicated the immensely popular and insta-worthy Pink Muhly Grass in Autumn at Pocheon Herb Island. Match the Pink Muhly Grass field with their time-limited beautiful looking pink soft ice-cream.
Seorae Island Buckwheat Flower Festival 2022
(ref> 2021: No event | 2020: 10-11 Oct, Cancelled)
Walk in the sea of white buckwheat flowers in full bloom at Han River Seorae Island, Banpo Hangang Park. Enjoy festival activities like photo zones, experience programs and performances.
2022 Seokchon Lake Foliage Festival
(ref> 2021: No event | 2020: 30 Oct - 6 Nov)
Celebrate autumn with the festival's theme, "Colors of Hope in 2020". Enjoy the scenic autumn trails, photo zone, night lighting & performances.
2022 Seoul Kimchi Festival @ Seoul Plaza
(ref> 2021/20: Cancelled | 2019: 1-3 Nov)
Experience Kimchi making with over 3,500 people using 65 tons of Kimchi ingredients. Get to know everything on this famous Korea's National dish. kimchi and explore the Kimchi Market at the Seoul Kimchi Festival.
2022 Seoul Lantern Festival
(ref> 2021: 26 Nov - 5 Dec, 17:00-21:00)
Located along the Cheonggyecheon Stream at the heart of Seoul, the annual Seoul Lantern Festival celebrates with a display of a variety of light sculptures based on Hanji lanterns. Theme of 2021 is “Forest of healing, the colors of Seoul".
November to March
Seoul Land Winter Festival of Lights 2022-2023
admission fee applies
(ref> 27 Nov 2021 - 1 Mar 2022)
Impressive illumination, snow park (120m long snow shedding slope, snow playground, ice & smelt fishing), music performances, 3D laser show & more exciting activities this winter at Seoul Land Winter Festival.
2022 Seoul Christmas Festival@Cheonggyecheon
(ref> 2021: 17-31 Dec)
Enjoy the joyous festive season at the Seoul Christmas Festival with light intallation, large christmas tree and Santa Village along Cheonggyecheon Stream from Cheonggye Plaza to Jangtonggyo Bridge.
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