Photo: Hangang Summer Festival (Credit: Seoul Metropolitan Government)
Hangang Summer Festival will be held from July 19 to August 18 at 11 Hangang parks (Gangseo Hangang Park, Nanji Hangang Park, Yanghwa Hangang Park, Mangwon Hangang Park, Yeouido Hangang Park, Ichon Hangang Park, Banpo Hangang Park, Jamwon Hangang Park, Ttukseom Hangang Park, Jamsil Hangang Park, and Gwangnaru Hangang Park). This year’s theme is Hangang Picnic with Culture, and visitors can enjoy various water activities, cultural performances, and ecology experience programs. With 3 sub-themes of Cool Hangang, Fantastic Hangang, and Hangang Together, over 80 programs are prepared to take place throughout the festival period.
First, Cool Hangang theme consists of water leisure sports and other water activities. Main programs include Hangang Water Playground and Hangang Water Picnic-Water Fight Festival. At Ttukseom Hangang Park, Hangang Water Playground consist of leisure sports experience programs including paddleboard, kayak, motor boat and more. At Nanji Hangang Park, Hangang Water Picnic-Water Fight Festival will cool off the summer heat with various age-limit water fights as well as food trucks with delicious food to satisfy the hunger.
Fantastic Hangang theme has prepared innovative cultural experience programs. At Banpo Hangang Park, Hangang Jazz Festa will introduce social dance culture with dance performances including tango, salsa and more against the backdrop of the beautiful Hangang nightscape. At Yeouido Hangang Park, Hangang Summer Music Picnic will provide various music performances including indie, gugak (traditional Korean music), reggae, classical and more.
Lastly, Hangang Together theme has prepared Hangang tour programs that include relaxing events and ecology experience programs. The main program, Hangang Hot Air Balloon Ride with Buyeo-gun will offer visitors a chance to see a panoramic view of the Hangang nightscape from 10-30 meters above Yeouido Hangang Park.
Information courtesy of Seoul Metropolitan Government