• Spring Festivals around Seoul Landmarks

        • 04/15/2024

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    Spring has arrived in Seoul, with events taking place throughout the city. The spring events kicked off in March with the Cherry Blossom Festival at Seokcheonhosu Lake, followed by festivals taking place at landmark locations throughout the city, including the Hangang River, Gwanghwamun Gate, and Gyeongbokgung Palace. Particularly interesting festivals include the Car-free Jamsugyo Bridge Ttubeokttubeok Festival, featuring a mute DJ party where all participants listen to the music through headsets; and musical performances in a range of genre as part of the National Museum Concert series. Other upcoming events include the ever-popular annual nighttime admission to Seoul’s royal palaces, Seoraeseom Island Canola Flower Festival, and Seoul Festa. Attending any one of these events this spring is sure to make your time in Korea even more special!

    2024 Nighttime Admission to Royal Palaces
    Enjoy a starlit walk through the royal palaces
    Related news: Royal Palaces more Beautiful by Night

    Gyeongbokgung Palace
    - Period: All year round (Closed Tuesdays)
    - Operating hours: 19:00-21:00 (Last admission 20:30)
    - Admission fee: 3,000 won (200 tickets available for foreigners on-site)
    - Website: https://royal.cha.go.kr/ENG/contents/E101010000.do

    Deoksugung Palace
    - Period: All year round (Closed Mondays)
    - Operating hours: 09:00-21:00
    - Admission fee: 1,000 won (Free for visitors ages 18 and younger, 65 and older, and all visitors wearing hanbok)
    - Website: https://royal.cha.go.kr/ENG/contents/E104010000.do

    Changgyeonggung Palace
    -Period: All year round (Closed Mondays)
    - Operating hours: 09:00~21:00 (Last admission 20:00)
    - Admission fee: 1,000원 (Free for visitors ages 6 and younger, 65 and older, and all visitors wearing hanbok)
    - Website: https://royal.cha.go.kr/ENG/contents/E103010000.do

    2024 National Museum Concert Series
    Saturday culture festival open to all
    - Period: April 13 – November 23, 2024 / Saturdays 15:00
    - Venue: National Museum of Korea, 137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 용산구 서빙고로 137)
    - Website: www.nmf.or.kr/enguser/main/main.do
    - Major programs: HANBIT Chamber Orchestra (April 27), Seoul Orchestra (May 25), National Gugak Center Folk Music Group (June 15)

    Seoul Festa
    K-culture festival full of food, fun, and dancing throughout the city
    - Period: May 1-6, 2024
    - Venues: Seoul Plaza, Gwanghwamun Plaza, Noeul Park, etc
    - Instagram: @seoulfesta_official
    - Major programs: Opening ceremony at Seoul Plaza (May 1), Roadshow & Artist Collab Stage at Gwanghwamun Plaza (May 4), K-barbecue at Noeul Park, etc.

    Car-free Jamsugyo Bridge Ttubeokttubeok Festival
    Enjoy performances and food on Jamsugyo Bridge
    - Period: May 5 – June 23, 2024 / September 1 – October 27, 2024
    - Festival hours: Sundays 12:00-21:00 (Road block 11:00-23:00)
    - Venue: Area of Banpo Hangang Park & Jamsugyo Bridge in Seocho-gu, Seoul

    Hangang Seoraeseom Island Canola Flower Festival
    Spring festival full of photo spots
    - Period: May 10-19, 2024 (Dates subject to change depending on bloom timing)
    - Venue: Seoraeseom Island in Banpo Hangang Park, Seocho-gu, Seoul

    Gwanghwamun Food Market
    K-food festival designed like a night market
    - Period: May 2024 – May 2025 (Schedule TBA)
    - Operating hours: Wednesday-Sunday 16:00-21:00
    - Venue: Sejong-ro Park & Gwanghwamun Plaza, Jongno-gu, Seoul

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