TOP 45 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.

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

2020 Lotus Culture Festival @ Semiwon Garden

1.5 hrs from Seoul

June July August

19 Jun - 16 Aug 2020

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.

2020 Daegu Chimac Festival

3.5 hrs from Seoul

July

1-5 Jul 2020 Cancelled

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.

Boryeong Mud Festival 2020

3 hrs from Seoul

July

17-26 Jul 2020

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!

EDC Korea 2020

Gwacheon, accessible on Seoul Subway

August

15-16 Aug 2020

admission fee applies

Grab your ticket to the biggest electric dance music festival in town! Explore the colourful world of fantastically costumed performers, mesmerising art & visual effects and multiple stages of world-class music!

Cheonil Hong Festival 2020 @ Yangju Nari Park

1.5 hrs from Seoul

September October

2020: Cancelled (ref: 1 Sep - 30 Oct 2019)

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

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!

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 (To be confirmed)

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

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!

❀ SUMMER DELIGHTS ❀ Handpicked Experiences from Seoul

Jeongdong-Simgok Badabuchae-gil Trail & Rail Bike Day Tour

Jeongdong-Simgok Badabuchae-gil Trail & Rail Bike Day Tour

₩57,000

Mud Fishing & Songdo Tour/Hyundai Outlet Day Tour

Mud Fishing & Songdo Tour/Hyundai Outlet Day Tour

₩63,700

unique clam hunting in mud!

Ganghwa Mega Luge, Fruit Farm & Vintage Cafe Day Tour

Ganghwa Mega Luge, Fruit Farm & Vintage Cafe Day Tour

₩88,000

freshly picked seasonal fruits

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