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Lotus Lantern Festival in Seoul

Date :
28 April 2017 - 30 April 2017

Over 100,000 lanterns illuminate the streets of Jong-ro in central Seoul to ......

Over 100,000 lanterns illuminate the streets of Jong-ro in central Seoul to celebrate Buddha's birthday. Performances and other festivities take place outside Jogyesa Temple in Insa-dong, and a parade of glowing lanterns and floats takes place one evening.

Venue:
Jongno, particularly around Jogyesa Temple.

Event cost:
Free.

Website:

Category:
Entertainment

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Jongmyo Daeje

Date :
7 May 2017

This ancestral rite has been performed for over 500 years, earning it an UN ......

This ancestral rite has been performed for over 500 years, earning it an UNESCO World Heritage listing. The spirits of former kings and queens, believed to reside in tablets at Jongmyo Shrine in Seoul, are honoured with elaborate bowing and food-offering rituals from massed ranks in colourful traditional costumes.

Venue:
Jongmyo Jeongjeon Shrine, Jongno-gu.

Address:
Jongmyo Jeongjeon Shrine, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Event cost:
Free.

Website:

Category:
Entertainment

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Seoul World DJ Festival

Date :
13 May 2017 - 14 May 2017

Originally part of the Hi Seoul Festival when it started in 2007, this even ......

Originally part of the Hi Seoul Festival when it started in 2007, this event is now a massive, stand-alone event attracting both international and local DJs. Art, food and overnight camping rounds out the experience.

Venue:
Jamsil Olympic Stadium

Address:
25 Olympic-ro, Jamsil-dong, Songapa-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Event cost:
Yes.

Website:

Category:
Dance

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Boryeong Mud Festival

Date :
21 July 2017 - 30 July 2017

Two and a half hours south of Seoul, you can wallow in everything from ther ......

Two and a half hours south of Seoul, you can wallow in everything from therapeutic mud massage to mud-sliding at this spectacularly dirty and fun festival held each July on Daecheon Beach – the longest on Korea’s West coast. The mud is rich in minerals and said to be good for the skin. Most participants will want to bring a swimsuit they won't care to ever wear again and plan on being covered in mud from head to toe.

Venue:
Daecheon Beach, Seocheon-gun, Chungcheongnam-do.

Address:
Daecheon Beach, Seocheon-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Unusual

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Seoul International Dance Festival

Date :
1 September 2017 - 31 October 2017

Held in various venues around the city, this two-week festival showcases pe ......

Held in various venues around the city, this two-week festival showcases performances from ballet companies around the world, followed by Q&A sessions with the performers afterwards. Both new and experienced dancers can also benefit from choreography workshops.

Venue:
Various

Event cost:
Yes.

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Category:
Dance

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Hi Seoul Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
October 2017

This annual cultural celebration showcases Seoul’s unique history, tradit ......

This annual cultural celebration showcases Seoul’s unique history, tradition and diversity through performing arts. It takes on a different theme each year.

Venue:
Yeouido Hangang Park and downtown Seoul.

Event cost:
Free; some entry fees.

Category:
Art & Literature

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Icheon Rice Cultural Festival

Date :
18 October 2017 - 22 October 2017

This harvest celebration takes place at Icheon, one hour's bus journey from ......

This harvest celebration takes place at Icheon, one hour's bus journey from central Seoul. Activities include rice-cake making and there’s traditional cultural entertainment.

Venue:
Sulbong Park, Incheon.

Address:
Sulbong Park, Incheon, South Korea

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Food & Drink

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