TOP 49 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
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.

Everland Tulip Festival 2021

1.5 hrs from Seoul

March April

26 Mar - 30 Apr 2021

admission fee applies

Enjoy over 1.2 million colourful tulips in 100 different varieties at the annual Tulip Festival at Everland. Walk through the theme gardens with different sculptures and spring-flowers paths.

Eungbongsan Mountain Forsythia Festival 2021

Seoul

March

27-28 Mar 2021 (cancelled)

free admission

Marvel at the Yellow Forsythia in full bloom at Eungbongsan Mountain with gorgeous view of Han River and trains from the mountain. Fun activities, live concert and performances will be held during the spring festival.

(ref: cancelled in 2020)

Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival 2021

Seoul

April

2021: Cancelled

free admission

Over 1000 cherry blossom trees lined the entire lake for a breathtaking experience with Lotte World Magic Island in the background. Watch the cherry blossom trees lit up brilliantly at night too!

(ref: cancelled & entrance closed on 3-12 Apr 2020)

Seoul Grand Park Cherry Blossom Festival 2021

Seoul

April

2021: TBA

free admission to Lake District

A huge park with pleasant surprises for cherry blossoms & spring festivals. 2km long Cherry Blossoms path around the lake with night time viewing available during the festival period.

(ref: cancelled 4-12 Apr 2020)

Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival 2021

Seoul

April

5-11 Apr 2021 (cancelled)

free admission

The most well-known cherry blossom festival in Seoul! The festival is famous for its 1,886 Korean Cherry trees that stretches 1.7km long on Yeouiseo-ro (road) with easy access on Seoul subway.

(ref: cancelled in 2020, 5-11 Apr 2019)

Taean World Tulip Festival 2021 & LED Light Festival

3.5 hrs from Seoul

April May

14 Apr - 10 May 2021

admission fee applies

Named the World's Five Most Popular Tulip Festival, Taean International Tulip Festival features over 200 types of tulips. On night time, Taean LED Light Festival that operates all year round lights up the ground brilliantly with millions of colourful LED lights.

Spring Flower Festival @ Garden of Morning Calm

2 hrs from Seoul

April May

2021: mid-Apr to late May

admission fee applies

Enjoy the sea of flowers (tulips, daffodils, azaleas, etc) and trees (magnolia, plum, cherry blossom, etc) in full bloom this spring at the botanical garden.

(ref: 17 Apr - 24 May 2020)

Goyang International Flower Festival 2021

Goyang, 45 mins from Seoul Station

April May

30 Apr to 16 May 2021

admission fee applies

One of the largest horticulture exhibitions in Korea with indoor exhibition, outdoor gardens and various experience programs. Easily accessible on Seoul Metro with 10 mins walk to park.

Hangang Seoraeseom Canola Festival 2021

Seoul

May

2021: TBA

free admission

Create memories of the colorful spring days at the rapeseed flower field. Hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, the annual festival includes experience programs (face painting) & performances.

(ref: cancelled 9-10 May 2020)

Yeon Deung Hoe 2021 (Lotus Lantern Festival)

Seoul

May

2021: TBA

free admission

A festival of over 1,300 years of tradition with Buddhism origins. Program Highlights: a) Exhibition of Traditional Lanterns @ Jogyesa Temple, Bongeunsa Temple & Cheonggyecheon Stream b) Lantern Parade @ Jongno Street (Dongdaemun Gate → Jogyesa Temple).

(ref: 15-16 May 2020)

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N Seoul Tower Ticket Combos in Seoul

N Seoul Tower Ticket Combos in Seoul

₩7,700

enjoy breathtaking views

Eland Han River Cruise & Dinner Cruise Buffet on Board

Eland Han River Cruise & Dinner Cruise Buffet on Board

₩74,700

firework or moonlight cruises

Lotte World Tower Seoul Sky Admission

Lotte World Tower Seoul Sky Admission

₩25,000

Korea's tallest building

Incheon Day Trip (Rail bike, Chinatown, Wolmido Island, etc)

Incheon Day Trip (Rail bike, Chinatown, Wolmido Island, etc)

₩65,000

incl. seafood sliced noodles

Seoul Zoo (incl. Sky Lift & Elephant Train) Combo Ticket

Seoul Zoo (incl. Sky Lift & Elephant Train) Combo Ticket

₩15,300

enjoy Korea's largest zoo

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

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

₩62,000

best experiences of nature!

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