TOP 54 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.

September October

1.5 hrs from Seoul

Cheonilhong Festival 2022 @ Yangju Nari Park

24 Sep - 20 Oct 2022

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!

Cheonilhong Festival 2022 @ Yangju Nari Park

October

Seoul

Seoul International Fireworks Festival 2022

8 Oct 2022

free admission, Fireworks Show, 7.20pm

The annual festival at Yeouido Hangang Park is organised by Hanwha Group. 19:00 Opening Ceremony | 19:20 Japanese Team Fireworks Show | 19:40 Italian Team Fireworks | 20:00 Korean Team Fireworks | 20:40 After Party ▸Fireworks Show, 243m from exit 3 of Yeouinaru Station.

Seoul International Fireworks Festival 2022

October

Seoul

Seoul Silver Grass Festival 2022 @ Haneul Park

15-21 Oct 2022

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.

Seoul Silver Grass Festival 2022 @ Haneul Park

October

Pocheon, Gyeonggi

2022 Herb Island Pink Muhly Festival

TBA

admission fee applies

A festival solely dedicated the immensely popular and insta-worthy Pink Muhly Grass in Autumn at Pocheon Herb Island. Match the Pink Muhly Grass field with their time-limited beautiful looking pink soft ice-cream.

2022 Herb Island Pink Muhly Festival

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

October November

Seoul

2022 Seokchon Lake Foliage Festival

2022: TBA

free admission

(ref> 2021: No event | 2020: 30 Oct - 6 Nov)

Celebrate autumn with the festival's theme, "Colors of Hope in 2020". Enjoy the scenic autumn trails, photo zone, night lighting & performances.

2022 Seokchon Lake Foliage Festival

November

Seoul

2022 Seoul Kimchi Festival @ Seoul Plaza

2022: TBA

free admission

(ref> 2021/20: Cancelled | 2019: 1-3 Nov)

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.

2022 Seoul Kimchi Festival @ Seoul Plaza

November December

Seoul

2022 Seoul Lantern Festival

2022: TBA

free admission

(ref> 2021: 26 Nov - 5 Dec, 17:00-21:00)

Located along the Cheonggyecheon Stream at the heart of Seoul, the annual Seoul Lantern Festival celebrates with a display of a variety of light sculptures based on Hanji lanterns. Theme of 2021 is “Forest of healing, the colors of Seoul".

2022 Seoul Lantern Festival

November to March

Seoul

Seoul Land Winter Festival of Lights 2022-2023

2022-3: TBA

admission fee applies

(ref> 27 Nov 2021 - 1 Mar 2022)

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.

Seoul Land Winter Festival of Lights 2022-2023

December

Seoul

2022 Seoul Christmas Festival@Cheonggyecheon

2022: TBA

free admission

(ref> 2021: 17-31 Dec)

Enjoy the joyous festive season at the Seoul Christmas Festival with light intallation, large christmas tree and Santa Village along Cheonggyecheon Stream from Cheonggye Plaza to Jangtonggyo Bridge.

2022 Seoul Christmas Festival@Cheonggyecheon
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 Ticket in Seoul

N Seoul Tower Ticket in Seoul

4.6★

enjoy breathtaking views

Gwangmyeong Cave, Hwadam Forest, Ranch & Ice-Cream Making Tour

Gwangmyeong Cave, Hwadam Forest, Ranch & Ice-Cream Making Tour

4.5★

Mt. Seorak & Naksansa Temple Tour

Mt. Seorak & Naksansa Temple Tour

4.7★

explore Korea’s natural beauty

Namhansanseong Fortress, Nami Island & Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

Namhansanseong Fortress, Nami Island & Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

5.0★

multiple fabulous attractions

Pocheon Art Valley, Herb Island Lighting Festival & Strawberry Picking Day Tour

Pocheon Art Valley, Herb Island Lighting Festival & Strawberry Picking Day Tour

4.6★

monorail & strawberries (500g)

Legoland & Alpaca World Day Tour

Legoland & Alpaca World Day Tour

5.0★

largest Legoland in Asia!

Pocheon Day Tour (Pocheon Art Valley, Herb Island, Sky Bridge & Brewery)

Pocheon Day Tour (Pocheon Art Valley, Herb Island, Sky Bridge & Brewery)

5.0★

supported by Gyeonggi Tourism + lunch!

​​Korea Rail Pass (KR PASS): bullet trains to Busan & other areas

​​Korea Rail Pass (KR PASS): bullet trains to Busan & other areas

4.8★

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🍂AUTUMN PICKS 🍂 Handpicked Experiences from Seoul

Nami Island, Garden of Morning Calm & Gangchon Rail Bike Day Tour

Nami Island, Garden of Morning Calm & Gangchon Rail Bike Day Tour

₩75,000

Classic Naejangsan National Park Day Tour

Classic Naejangsan National Park Day Tour

25 Oct - 15 Nov 2022

₩67,700

only for this autumn season

Alpaca World, Nami Island & The Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

Alpaca World, Nami Island & The Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

₩80,600

walk with adorable alpacas

Nari Park, Pink Muhly Grass & Dumulmeori Day Tour

Nari Park, Pink Muhly Grass & Dumulmeori Day Tour

23 Sep - 17 Oct 2022

₩63,600

incl. Dumulmeori special lotus hotdog

Namhansanseong Fortress, Nami Island & Namyangju Water Garden Day Tour

Namhansanseong Fortress, Nami Island & Namyangju Water Garden Day Tour

till 19 Nov 2022

₩55,000

multiple fabulous attractions

Seoraksan National Park Autumn Day Tour

Seoraksan National Park Autumn Day Tour

17-31 Oct 2022

₩64,800

popular autumn viewing destination