TOP 53 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.

June July August

Yongin, GYEONGGI

2022 Summer Water Fun Festival @ Everland

17 Jun - 28 Aug 2022

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.

2022 Summer Water Fun Festival @ Everland

June July August

Pocheon, GYEONGGI

Pocheon Herb Island Lavender Festival 2022

18 Jun - 31 Aug 2022

admission fee applies

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 2022

July August

1.5 hrs from Seoul

2022 Lotus Flower Festival @ Semiwon Garden

1 Jul - 15 Aug 2022

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.

2022 Lotus Flower Festival @ Semiwon Garden

July August

3 hrs from Seoul

Boryeong Mud Festival 2022

16 Jul - 15 Aug 2022

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 2022

July August

Seoul

2022 Hangang River Festival Summer

29 Jul - 15 Aug 2022

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.

2022 Hangang River Festival Summer

August

Incheon

Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival 2022

5-7 Aug 2022

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 2022

September

4 hrs from Seoul

Pohang International Fireworks Festival 2022

23-25 Sep 2022

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!

Pohang International Fireworks Festival 2022

September October

1.5 hrs from Seoul

Cheonil Hong Festival 2022 @ Yangju Nari Park

2022: TBA

admission fee applies, 9:00-18:00

(ref> 2021: 15 Sep - 20 Oct)

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!

Cheonil Hong Festival 2022 @ Yangju Nari Park

October

Seoul

Seoul International Fireworks Festival 2022

2022: TBA

free admission, Fireworks Show, 7.30pm

(ref> 2021: No event | 2020: 3 Oct, Cancelled)

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

Seoul International Fireworks Festival 2022

October

Seoul

Seorae Island Buckwheat Flower Festival 2022

2022: TBA

free admission

(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.

Seorae Island Buckwheat Flower Festival 2022
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