Best Festivals in South Korea 2022 - IVisitKorea
Best Festivals in South Korea

Best Festivals in South Korea 2022


Korea is full of fun and entertaining festivals throughout the year. From Gangwon-do to Jeju-do, we deliver the best festival information held in each region in Korea along with the latest news. Stay Tuned!

Supernova Seoul
[ Supernova Seoul Festival ]
Supernova Seoul 2022 Line up
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Supernova Seoul Festival 2022

Jul 2 – Jul 3

  • Place: Auxiliary Stadium in Jamsil Sports Complex
  • Address: 10 Jamsil-dong, Songpa-gu
  • Phone: 070-5055-5791
  • Festival Instagram

To cool off the heat of a midsummer night in July, Supernova Seoul 2022 Festival is held at the Jamsil Auxiliary Stadium in Jamsil Sports Complex from July 2 to July 3. The festival continues from 1 pm to 10 pm on both days. Through this festival, you can enjoy various genres of music such as EDM, K-pop, and hip-hop at once.

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Busan Port Festival 2022
[ Busan Port Festival ]
2022 Busan Port Festival
[ Credit: Busan Culture & Tourism Committee ]

Busan Port Festival 2022

Jul 2 – Jul 3

  • Place: Busan Port International Ferry Terminal & Yeongdo National Maritime Museum
  • Phone: 051-507-6051
  • Address: 1185-47, Choryang-dong, Dong-gu, Busan
  • Festival Homepage

Busan Port Festival is a special event where you can enjoy the beautiful night view of the sea and water sports in Busan. The festival is held at the Busan Port International Ferry Terminal and Yeongdo National Maritime Museum. On the sea, you can experience naval vessel public events and water sports, such as yachts, boats, and kayaks. On land, walking events and art markets are prepared.

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Daegu Chimac Festival 2022
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Daegu Chimac Festival 2022

Jul 6 – Jul 10

If you’re interested in Korea, you’ve probably heard how much Koreans love Chimac, a combination of chicken and beer. Daegu Chimaek Festival 2022 is the largest festival in Daegu where you can enjoy a cold beer and delicious chicken and even enjoy performances by K-pop singers under the theme of Chimac. The event will be held in the Duryu Park area, a multimedia show created by lights and lasers will be held at Duryu Baseball Field, and a Chimac Live Pub will be operated in the parking lot of the 228 Monument. At the outdoor music hall, you can lay a mat and watch a movie with Chimac. At Duryu Pool, Chimac Summer Water Park is operated. At night, there will be an EDM party hosted by famous DJs.

S2O Korea 2022
[ S2O Korea 2022 ]
S2O Songkran Festival Korea 2022
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S2O Korea Festival 2022

Jul 9 – Jul 10

S2O Songkran Music Festival, the largest water EDM festival on earth, will be held for the first time in Korea in 2022. S2O Festival originated from the Songkran, a Thailand festival where people sprinkle water on each other to pray for blessings to commemorate the first day of the new year. With 1 million liters of water, a laser show, and special effects, performances by top global DJs will be held at Seoul Land, Gwacheon, from July 9 to 10. Join the cool global summer water festival to beat the heat.

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Boryeong Mud Festival 2022 Featured
[ Boryeong Mud Festival 2022 Poster ]
mud festival Korea
[ Credit: Boryeong Festival & Tourism Foundation ]

Boryeong Mud Festival 2022

Jul 16 – Aug 15

The 25th Boryeong Mud Festival will be held at Daecheon Beach for 31 days from July 16th to August 15th. As the largest summer festival in Korea, it has been loved by everyone regardless of nationality, language, or age. The festival has been selected as the Cultural Tourism Festival of South Korea. There are various things to enjoy on the beach, such as a mud spray shower booth, giant mud bath, bodypaint with colored mud, mud run, mud beach care, and night concerts of various genres including K-Pop will be performed.
Boryeong City announced that they will introduce ‘Smart Mud Map’, which is a web-based digital festival map that provides real-time notifications and information on festival sites such as facilities and booths.

Jeongnamjin Jangheung Water Festival
[ Jeongnamjin Jangheung Water Festival ]
Water Festival in Jeongnamjin Jangheung
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Jeongnamjin Jangheung Water Festival 2022

Jul 30 – Aug 7

  • Place: Tamjin River and Cypress Forest Woodland area
  • Address: 21 Jangheung-ro Jangheung-eup Jangheung-gun, Jeollanam-do
  • Phone: 061-860-0224
  • Festival Homepage

The Jangheung Water Festival is held in the Tamjin River and Cypress Forest Woodland area and is the best festival in Jeollanam-do, offering the best fun and enjoyment to blow away the hot summer. There are a variety of fun activities such as water fight street parades, music concerts, hand-catching fish, and more.

Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival
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Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival 2022

Aug 5 – Aug 7

Incheon Pentaport Music Festival is one of Korea’s representative music festivals, which started in 2006 and is being held for the 17th time.
Check out the line-up.

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Haus of Wonder 2022
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Haus of Wonder 2022

Aug 6 – Aug 7

Haus of Wonder is the music festival organized by Wonderwall, an artist IP platform. The world’s top global pop artists and K-pop singers will participate in the Haus of Wonder performance, and it will be held on the KINTEX stage in Ilsan.
Check out the line-up.

World DJ Festival 2022 in Korea
[ Credit: World DJ Festival 2022 ]
2022 World DJ Festival in Korea

World DJ Festival 2022

Aug 11 – Aug 13

The World DJ Festival is the first DJ festival in Korea that started in 2007 and is Asia’s best DJ festival, attracting more than 100,000 visitors every year. This year’s World DJ Festival will perform offline again after three years for three days from August 11 to 13 at Auxiliary Stadium in Jamsil Sports Complex. Create exciting summer memories with world-class DJs who will blow away the heat in one room. The lineup is not announced yet.

Suwon Culture Night 2022
[ Suwon Culture Night ]
2022 Suwon Culture Night
[ Credit: Suwon Cultural Foundation ]

Suwon Culture Night 2022

Aug 12 – Aug 14

  • Phone: 031-290-3572
  • Location: Hwaseong Haenggung in Suwon Hwaseong Fortress
  • Address: 825, Jeongjo-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do
  • Festival Homepage

The Jinju Namgang Yudeung Festival has its origins in the use of YuSuwon Culture Night is a cultural heritage event where you can appreciate the beauty of Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and Hwaseong Haenggung and experience the essence of the historical and cultural heritage of the old South Korea.

Jinju Namgang Yudeung Festival
[ Jinju Namgang Yudeung Festival ]
Jinju Namgang Yudeung Festival 2
[ Credit: Jinju Culture & Art Foundation ]

Jinju Namgang Yudeung (Lantern) Festival 2022

Oct 1 – Oct 10

  • Phone: 055-749-8588
  • Location: Areas of Jinju Namgang River and Jinjuseong Fortress (626, Namgang-ro, Jinju-si, Gyeongsangnam-do)
  • Festival Homepage / Instagram / YouTube

The Jinju Namgang Yudeung Festival has its origins in the use of Yudeung in the Battle of Jinjuseong, which won a great victory against Japan during the Japanese Invasion of Imjin War, to deter the Japanese forces from crossing the Namgang River at night.
When the sun goes down, lanterns in the shape of various animals and flowers are lit up. Enjoy colorful fireworks and make your wish by floating a note on a lantern.

Seoul Drum Festival 2022
[ Seoul Drum Festival ]
2022 Seoul Drum Festival

Seoul Drum Festival 2022 – Closed

Jun 17 – Jun 18

With the motto of Wave With Drum, the Seoul Drum Festival will be held on Nodeul Island from June 17th to 18th. The Seoul Drum Festival is an event hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and started in 1999 as a non-verbal percussion festival celebrating the new millennium. You can enjoy high-quality drum performances by world-class drum artists, such as Eric Moore, Gerald Hewward, Alexis Von Kraven, Eddy Thrower, and Lee Keon-tae in 2022.

[ WATERBOMB 2019: Official Aftermovie ]
WATERBOMB 2022 Seoul - Water Fighting
[ Credit: WaterBomb Festival ]

WATERBOMB 2022 Seoul

Jun 24 – Jun 25

Korea’s best summer festival WATERBOMB 2022 Seoul, will be held at Jamsil Sports Complex for three days from June 24 to 26. The event consists of Music & Performance featuring K-pop stars and DJs, Water Fighting (Water gun battles between participants), Waterbomb Time, where all attendees receive a water bomb to cool off the hot summer, and Tropical Lounge, where you can enjoy a break. Forget the heat in the hot summer with the WATERBOMB Festival. The WATERBOMB Festival is held in Seoul, Daegu, Incheon, and Suwon.

Seoul Park Music Festival 2022 at Olympic Park
[ Seoul Park Music Festival ]
2022 Seoul Park Music Festival at Olympic Park
[ Credit: Seoul Park Music Festival ]

Seoul Park Music Festival 2022

Jun 25 – Jun 26

  • Place: 88 Garden Olympic Park
  • Address: 424, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
  • Phone: 070-5055-5791
  • Festival Homepage

If you want to enjoy the beginning of Summer in Seoul with music and nature, Seoul Park Music Festival is a must-visit music festival. Jazz, Pop, and acoustic performances by famous singers are held, and this year, Nell, Younha, Okdal, Broccoli, you too?, Motte, Nerd Connection, and JSFA will perform. The festival in 2022 will be held at Olympic Park 88 Garden for two days, from June 25th to 26th.

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