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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.

May June

Seoul

2024 Car-Free Jamsugyo Bridge Festival

5 May - 23 Jun 2024, Sunday, 13:00 - 21:00

free admission

Vehicle control 11:00 - 23:00

Experience the unique charms of Hangang River at Jamsu Bridge (i.e. lower deck of Banpo Bridge) at Banpo Hangang Park, Seoul. Festival highlights include Silent DJ Party, eco-friendly food trucks, local farmers’ market, resting on beanbag chairs, etc.

2024  Car-Free Jamsugyo Bridge Festival

May-October

Seoul

Seoul International Garden Show 2024 @Ttukseom Hangang Park

23 May - 8 Oct 2024 (permanent exhibition)

free admission

16 - 22 May 2024 (main event)

Held at Ttukseom Hangang Park, the Seoul International Garden Show will feature a variety of gardens that showcase the charm of Seoul and the beauty of the Han River. There are programs for you to learn, enjoy and experience the garden culture.

Seoul International Garden Show 2024 @Ttukseom Hangang Park

June July

Gapyeong, GYEONGGI

2024 Hydrangea Festival @ The Garden of Morning Calm

15 Jun - 14 Jul 2024

admission fee applies

One of Korea's major botanical gardens, The Garden of Morning Calm promotes the beauty of hydrangeas in their gorgeous summer garden in June and July.

2024 Hydrangea Festival @ The Garden of Morning Calm

June July August

35 mins from Seoul

2024 Summer Water Fun Festival @Everland

21 Jun - 25 Aug 2024

admission fee applies

Korea's largest theme park, Everland runs its annual summer festival with water performances, light shows, concert and many other game activities for visitors of all ages.

2024 Summer Water Fun Festival @Everland

June July August

1.5 hrs from Seoul

2024 Lotus Flower Cultural Festival @Semiwon Garden

28 Jun - 15 Aug 2024

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.

2024 Lotus Flower Cultural Festival @Semiwon Garden

June

Seoul

2024 Seoul Park Music Festival @Olympic Park

29 - 30 Jun 2024

admission fee applies

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

2024 Seoul Park Music Festival @Olympic Park

July

3.5 hrs from Seoul

2024 Daegu Chimac Festival

3 - 7 Jul 2024

admission fee applies

Get to this exciting annual chicken and beer event held at Duryu Park, Daegu with the country's best artists of the year performing live throughout the day.

2024 Daegu Chimac Festival

July

Seoul

WATERBOMB Festival 2024 (Seoul)

5 - 7 Jul 2024

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!

WATERBOMB Festival 2024 (Seoul)

July August

3 hrs from Seoul

Boryeong Mud Festival 2024

19 Jul - 4 Aug 2024

admission fee applies

Join in the exciting mud experience with people around the world. Get 'treated' with its nutrients-rich mud at Mud Slides, Giant Mud Bath & other activities. Have an unforgettable 'dirty' memory of Boryeong!

Boryeong Mud Festival 2024

July August

Seoul

2024 Hangang River Festival Summer

26 Jul - 11 Aug 2024

free admission

Enjoy the best of summer at the parks along Han River (e.g. Yeouido Hangang Park, Ttukseom Hangang Park & Banpo Hangang Park). Visitors can participate in any of the programs organised, from water sports, music picnic, movie night, starlight theatre to performances.

2024 Hangang River Festival Summer

August

Incheon

Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival 2024

2 - 4 Aug 2024

admission fee applies

The Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival, held every summer in August with performances from popular bands from home and abroad. Located at Songdo Moonlight Festival Park in Incheon. Short walk from Songdo Moonlight Festival Park station, Incheon Line 1, Exit 4.

Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival 2024

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
KoreaToDo TOP PICKS - Tours, Activities & Discount Tickets

➥ Handpicked experiences by KoreaToDo for their uniqueness, value, popularity, price competitiveness and at times, tedious to reach by public transport.

N Seoul Tower Package (Observatory & Cable Car Round Trip)

N Seoul Tower Package (Observatory & Cable Car Round Trip)

4.6★

scenic ride up Mt. Namsan

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!

CHEF Show - the next generation of BIBAP!

CHEF Show - the next generation of BIBAP!

4.8★

beatboxing, breakdancing…

Nami Island, Alpaca World & Chuncheon King Canoeing Day Tour

Nami Island, Alpaca World & Chuncheon King Canoeing Day Tour

4.7★

Top 100 Must-Visit Spots

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)

4.7★

Myeongdong, Hongdae, etc

Everland 1 Day Pass (instant QR Code for entry incl. on voucher upon booking)

Everland 1 Day Pass (instant QR Code for entry incl. on voucher upon booking)

4.8★

a large amusement park & zoo!

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

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

4.8★

instant pass & tourist exclusive!

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🌸SEASONAL HOT PICKS🌸 Handpicked Experiences from Seoul

2024 Boryeong Mud Festival Day Tour

2024 Boryeong Mud Festival Day Tour

20 Jul - 4 Aug 2024

₩82,300

Sat & Sun departures

2024 Boryeong Mud Festival, Daecheon Beach & Oeam Folk Village Day Tour

2024 Boryeong Mud Festival, Daecheon Beach & Oeam Folk Village Day Tour

19 Jul - 4 Aug 2024

₩94,000

famous summer festival in Korea

Hongcheon Starlight Music Beer Festival & Alpaca World

Hongcheon Starlight Music Beer Festival & Alpaca World

31 Jul - 4 Aug 2024

₩83,800

beer coupons & limited beer mug

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