TOP 47 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.

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

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 Cancelled

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 Cancelled

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!

Seoul Silver Grass Festival 2020 @ Haneul Park

Seoul

October

26 Sep - 8 Nov 2020 *Park Closed*

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.

2020 Seoul Kimchi Festival @ Seoul Plaza

Seoul

November

2020: TBA (ref: 1-3 Nov 2019)

free admission

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.

Seoul Lantern Festival 2020

Seoul

November

2020: TBA (ref: 1-17 Nov 2019)

free admission

On nightfall, visitors can view many brightly-lit lanterns of various themes along Cheonggyecheon Stream at the annual Seoul Lantern Festival. The lanterns path stretches 1.3km from Cheonggye Plaza to Supyogyo Bridge.

2020 Seoul Christmas Festival

Seoul

December January

2020: TBA (ref: 13 Dec 2019 - 1 Jan 2020)

free admission

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.

Eungbongsan Sunrise Festival 2020

Seoul

January

1 Jan 2020, 7:00 - 8:00

free admission

Celebrate the well-being and happiness of the new year with the Seongdong-gu residents, including performances at the Octagonal Pavilion.

Ansan Sunrise Event 2020

Seoul

January

1 Jan 2020, 6:30 - 8:30

free admission

Have a memorable New Year Sunrise watching experience at Seodaemun-gu's Ansan Bongsudae, summit of Mt. Ansan and a relatively easier mountain to reach. Get rewarded with panoramic view of Seoul this new year.

❀ AUTUMN DELIGHTS ❀ Handpicked Experiences from Seoul

N.Grill @ N Seoul Tower

N.Grill @ N Seoul Tower

₩85,000

panoramic dining experience at Mt. Namsan

Seoraksan National Park & Sokcho City Sightseeing Day Tour

Seoraksan National Park & Sokcho City Sightseeing Day Tour

₩69,600

enjoy best of autumn foliage & sokcho town

Jeonju Hanok Village with 3 Places Day Tour

Jeonju Hanok Village with 3 Places Day Tour

₩66,000

Bamboo Garden, Meta Provence

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WINTER - Pyeongchang Trout Festival