1. Seoul International Fireworks Festival 2019
Come to this year’s Seoul International Fireworks Festival! Each year, a firework festival will be held at Yeouido Hangang Park. It will be from October 1-5. There will be three teams from Korea, Sweden, and China that will work together to light up Yeouido’s night skies! The theme for this year’s firework display will be “The Shining Day” and not only there will be a fireworks show, but there will also be displaying a colorful art exhibition from global artists.
The festival will start from 13:00 to 21:00, I recommend going early to get a spot so you can get a better view!
Yeouinaru Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 4.
Yeouido Station (Seoul Subway Line 5, 9), Exit 5.
Address: 330, Yeouidong-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 영등포구 여의동로 330
2. Seoul Lantern Festival 2019
The Seoul Lantern Festival will be on November 1-17 and it’s free! Every year millions of visitors will take a stroll from Cheonggyecheon Stream to Supyogyo Bridge to see various styles of lanterns flowing on the stream. It’s a festival that represents South Korea heritage by displaying lanterns that stretches across the 1.3km stream. This will be a great learning opportunity for students who are interested in learning about Korean culture.
Jonggak Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 4 or 5.
– Walk straight for 3 mins.
Address: Cheonggyecheon-ro, Yongsin-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 종로구 서린동 14
3. Garden of Morning Calm Lighting Festival 2019
It’s the biggest festival of lights in Korea, a perfect time to spend it with your family and friends during this holiday season. This light festival will be at the Garden of Morning Calm, a 30,000m garden that will be filled with lights in every corner, turning it into a winter wonderland. The festival will begin on December 5th to March 31st, so there will be plenty of time to plan a trip to get there.
Adults 9,500 won, Teenagers 7,000 won, Children 6,000 won
Transportation (3 Hrs):
Take the subway to Cheongpyeon Station (Gyeongchun Line, exit 1). The bus station will be right outside of the train station, so take either 31-7 or the Gapyeong City Tour Bus to Garden of Morning Calm.
Address: 432, Sumogwon-ro, Sang-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
4. Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival 2020
(Canceled during COIVD-19)
The Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival is a celebration for the 1,886 Korean Cherry trees growing on Yeouiseo-ro Road. There will also be other spring flowers such as, azaleas, forsythia, royal azaleas and other spring flowers that will be in full bloom during this time as well. This is a free event and will be held in the mid-April of each year.
Yeouinaru Station, Line 5, exit 2
Address: Yeouiseo-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
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5. Lotus Lantern Festival 2020 (the Yeon Deung Heo Festival)
Canceled during COIVD-19
It’s a traditional celebration for Buddha’s Birthday. It was originated 1,300 years ago during the Silla era and lasted through the Goryeo and the Joseon era until now. From the past years, it has been celebrated with parades and light-up lanterns everywhere to ignite the mood of the visitors. This year, the festival will begin on Friday, April 24 to April 26. For more detail about the events and where they will be held, you can go here. http://www.llf.or.kr/eng/info/schedule.php
6) Sinchon Beer Festival 2020
Canceled during COIVD-19
Do you like to drink beer? Well, then this festival will be right for you! The Sinchon Beer Festival 2020 will be held every year in the month of September. In this festival, you will get to try beer from 25 different breweries while eating different food made from 10 global food teams. There will also be several sub-events, such as concerts and costume contests. While holding a bottle of beer in one hand, you can also dance to some EDM music!
This event will be held in Sinchon, Seoul. It will be $15,000 KRW per person.
To get there from CAU, start by heading to Heukseok station. Take line 9, to Noryangjin, then transfer to line 1 and get off at Seoul Station. You will transfer to another line, then take Seoul Station to Sinchon.
Address: 6 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
To get to these festivals, I would recommend using the app Kakaomap