Seoul Kimchi Festival (서울김장문화제)

  • Seoul Kimchi Festival (서울김장문화제)
  • Seoul Kimchi Festival (서울김장문화제)
  • Seoul Kimchi Festival (서울김장문화제)
  • Seoul Kimchi Festival (서울김장문화제)
  • Seoul Kimchi Festival (서울김장문화제)
  • Seoul Kimchi Festival (서울김장문화제)
  • Seoul Kimchi Festival (서울김장문화제)

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11.04.2016 ~ 11.06.2016 Finished
110, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 중구 세종대로 110 (태평로1가)
Areas of Seoul Plaza
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-2133-0900
Sponsors / Management
Seoul-si /
Seoul Kimchi Festival is held in the area of Gwanghwamun Square. Registered as one of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, Gimjang (preparing kimchi for the winter) has drawn a lot of attention from all over the world. However, the culture of gimjang is slowly disappearing, as Korean culture becomes more globalized. Seoul goverment has planned this festival to revitalize the culture of gimjang, preparing almost 20 programs divided into the 5 sections of sharing, exhibition, hands-on programs, market place and food, and culture for visitors to enjoy the festival to the fullest.
Kimchi industry Exhibition, Kimchi ingredients sales booth, fermented food exhibition, symposium Opening ceremony, making kimchi, food, cultural experiences and more.
Admission/Participation Fees
* Participation fee charged for certain programs.
Additional Events
Sharing, experience, performance, exhibition, etc.
Program Details
[Big 4 Programs]
- Big Share 'Bigger Love, Sharing of Kimchi'
- Big Tent 'Bigger Happiness, Seoul Gimjangjangkan'
- Big Play 'Bigger Passion, Gimjang Nanjang'
- Big Table 'Bigger Joy, Table for All'

[Hands-on Programs]
Kimchi Imagine Playground, Hanbok-wearing day, Play with Kimchi, Playing car

Kimchi-related performance, Citizens’ performance

Kimchi market, Kimchi material market, food market
Age Limit
Open to visitors of all ages
(Korean only)