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.
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 2021 @ Yangju Nari Park
1.5 hrs from Seoul
15 Sep - 20 Oct 2021
admission fee applies, 9:00-18:00
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 2021 (Seoul)
cancelled: 3-5 Sep 2021 (fr. 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)
Seoul Silver Grass Festival 2021 @ Haneul Park
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.
(ref: park closed 26 Sep - 8 Nov 2020)
Seoul International Fireworks Festival 2021
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.
(ref: cancelled 3 Oct 2020)
Seorae Island Buckwheat Flower Festival 2021
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.
(ref: cancelled 10-11 Oct 2020)
Pohang International Fireworks Festival 2021
4 hrs from Seoul
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!
(ref: cancelled 16 - 18 Oct 2020)
2021 Seoul Kimchi Festival @ Seoul Plaza
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.
(ref: cancelled 2020, 1-3 Nov 2019)
Seoul Lantern Festival 2021
The popular annual Seoul Lantern Festival has moved from Cheonggyecheon Stream to the neighbourhoods in 2020. Jamsil (30 Oct - 6 Nov) / Itaewon (4 Nov - 31 Dec) / Dongdaemun (6 Nov - 15 Dec) / Myeongdong (13 Nov - 22 Dec).
(ref: 31 Oct - 31 Dec 2020)
Seoul Land Winter Festival 2021-2022
November to March
admission fee applies
Impressive illumination, snow park (120m long snow shedding slope, snow playground, ice & smelt fishing), music performances, 3D laser show & more exciting activities this winter at Seoul Land Winter Festival.
(ref: 27 Nov 2020 - 21 Mar 2021)
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