TOP 48 Festivals in & from Seoul, Korea (2021)

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

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.

Everland Rose Festival 2021

Everland Rose Festival 2021

1.5 hrs from Seoul

May June

14 May - 13 Jun 2021

admission fee applies

Explore the different theme gardens at its 20,000 sqm rose garden and enjoy the various events (Rose Perfume Workshop, Rose Music Lighting Show, etc) held during the festival period.

Seoul Grand Park Rose Garden Festival 2021

Seoul Grand Park Rose Garden Festival 2021

Gwacheon, accessible on Seoul Subway

May June

2021: No Festival

admission fee applies

On top of enjoying the theme park with its zoo and sky lift, visitors can view tens of thousands of blooming roses at Seoul Grand Park's Theme Garden during the Rose Festival.

(ref: cancelled 23 May - 7 Jun 2020)

2021 Lotus Culture Festival @ Semiwon Garden

2021 Lotus Culture Festival @ Semiwon Garden

1.5 hrs from Seoul

August

2021: Rescheduled from Jun to Aug

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.

(ref: 19 Jun - 16 Aug 2020)

5TARDIUM 2021 EDM Festival

5TARDIUM 2021 EDM Festival

Seoul

June

26-27 Jun 2021

admission fee applies

A Surreal EDM (Electronic Dance Music) Festival with breathtaking live performances by top international artists and world-class DJs. The world's first and only pentagon stage music festival at 5TARDIUM.

(ref: cancelled 27-28 Jun 2020)

WATERBOMB Festival 2021 (Seoul)

WATERBOMB Festival 2021 (Seoul)

Seoul

July

16-18 Jul 2021

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!

(ref: cancelled 4-6 Sep 2020)

Boryeong Mud Festival 2021

Boryeong Mud Festival 2021

3 hrs from Seoul

July

23 Jul - 1 Aug 2021

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!

(ref: online 24-26 Jul 2020)

Hangang Summer Festival 2021

Hangang Summer Festival 2021

Seoul

July August

2021: TBA

free admission

Enjoy the best of summer at the 3 parks along Han River (Yeouido Hangang Park, Ttukseom Hangang Park & Banpo Hangang Park). Visitors can participate in any of the programs organised, from water sports, concerts, picnics, moonlight circus, movies to night markets.

(ref: cancelled 17 Jul - 16 Aug 2020)

Pocheon Herb Island Fairy Tale Light Festival

Pocheon Herb Island Fairy Tale Light Festival

2 hrs from Seoul

January to December

all year round

admission fee applies

Experience the romantic and amazing light display this winter at Herb Island Light Festival. Catch the fantastic view of buildings surrounded by colorful lights, Santa Village, photo zone and light tunnel.

Oak Valley Sonata of Light 3D Festival

Oak Valley Sonata of Light 3D Festival

2 hrs from Seoul

January to December

all year round

admission fee applies

When the night falls, a fantastic world of beautiful lights and mysterious stories unfolds at Oak Valley's Sonata Of Light. Enjoy the amazing 3D lighting show along the 1.4km path of five inspiring light themes with music.

Cheonil Hong Festival 2021 @ Yangju Nari Park

Cheonil Hong Festival 2021 @ Yangju Nari Park

1.5 hrs from Seoul

September October

2021: TBA

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!

(ref: cancelled 2020, 1 Sep - 30 Oct 2019)

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