TOP 47 Festivals in & from Seoul, Korea (2020)

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
SUMMER - Daegu Chimac Festival
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WINTER - Pyeongchang Trout Festival
AUTUMN - Haneul Park
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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.

Cheonil Hong Festival 2020 @ Yangju Nari Park

1.5 hrs from Seoul

September October

2020: Cancelled (ref: 1 Sep - 30 Oct 19)

admission fee applies

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!

WATERBOMB Festival 2020 (Seoul)

Seoul

September

4-6 Sep 2020 Postponed

admission fee applies

Blast away the summer heat at this water dance music festival, WATERBOMB in Seoul. Enjoy live performances by trendy hip-hop artists, K-POP stars and explosive EDM from overseas DJs!

2020 Seoul Park Music Festival (PMF)

Seoul

September

5-6 Sep 2020 Postponed

admission fee applies

Enjoy the music festival in Seoul with the largest picnic in town and performances from popular artists.

KB Rapbeat Festival 2020

Seoul

September

19-20 Sep 2020

admission fee applies

The annual KB Rapbeat Festival returned to Seoul Land amusement park, bringing you the biggest names in Korean hip-hop. Watch out for your favourite hip hop stars at this epic festival!

Goyang International Flower Festival 2020

Goyang, accessible on Seoul Subway

September October

25 Sep - 11 Oct 2020 Cancelled

admission fee applies

The International Horticulture Goyang Korea is a representative international flower exhibition held in Korea every spring. Located at Ilsan Lake Park, the show consists of Outdoor Theme Garden, Indoor World Flower Pavilion & activities.

Seoul International Fireworks Festival 2020

Seoul

October

3 Oct 2020 Cancelled

free admission, Fireworks Show, 7.30pm

The annual festival at Yeouido Hangang Park is organised by Hanwha Group. ▸Fireworks Art Exhibition. ▸Fireworks Show, 243m from exit 3 of Yeouinaru Station.

Seorae Island Buckwheat Flower Festival 2020

Seoul

October

10-11 Oct 2020 (To be confirmed)

free admission

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.

Pohang International Fireworks Festival 2020

4 hrs from Seoul

October

16 - 18 Oct 2020 Cancelled

free admission

Get to Korea's largest fire & light parade, spectacular fireworks show and music festival with local musicians over the 3 days event at the exciting Pohang International Fireworks Festival!

Seoul Silver Grass Festival 2020 @ Haneul Park

Seoul

October

2020: TBA (ref: 18-24 Oct 2019)

free admission, 10:00-22:00

With the Pampas grass in full bloom, the sky park is opened till late (22:00) once a year and includes a variety of events and performances during the festival period.

2020 Seoul Kimchi Festival @ Seoul Plaza

Seoul

November

2020: TBA (ref: 1-3 Nov 2019)

free admission

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.

❀ SUMMER DELIGHTS ❀ Handpicked Experiences from Seoul

Hanbok Photoshoot & Make-Up Experience by Flowery Hanbok

Hanbok Photoshoot & Make-Up Experience by Flowery Hanbok

₩13,500

incl. professional make-up service

Vaunce Adventure Gangnam Trampoline Park Ticket

Vaunce Adventure Gangnam Trampoline Park Ticket

₩25,700

largest trampoline park in Seoul!

Jeonju Hanok Village with 3 Places Day Tour

Jeonju Hanok Village with 3 Places Day Tour

₩66,000

Bamboo Garden, Meta Provence

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