Friday, September 28, 2012

List of events for Chuseok and beyond...

I've realized that this coming week is jam packed with activities in Seoul. Here is a list of what I've found so far, if you know of more, leave a comment.

9/27-10/1 Namsangol Hanok Village, Seoul Palaces and Joseon Royal Tombs- Free admission if you wear a hanbok (Namsangol is free anyway). It seems as though there will be activities, at most or all these places for Chuseok, but I can't find a schedule of events. http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_6.jsp?cid=811650&fb_source=message (see bottom of page for event info)
9/27-10/4 Tourism Information Center: Visitors may stop by the TIC (Tourisim Information Center) any time without prior reservations to play folk games or try on hanbok (traditional clothes) for free. - http://www.korea4expats.com/events-in-korea-TIC---Chuseok-Folk-Games-Event-27-Sept-4-Oct-2012-Downtown-Seoul-6712.html
10/2-10/3 Seoul Drum Festival: http://www.seouldrum.go.kr/index_e.html
10/1-10/7 Hi Seoul Festival: This year's theme is "Gestures that set the city in motion". Always a good time. -http://english.hiseoulfest.org/2012/html/main/main.asp
10/3 Korea-Japan festival: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_2_2.jsp?cate=&area=1&dateStart=09-26-2012&startDate=20120926&dateEnd=&endDate=&keyword=&category=&areaCode=1&gotoPage=2&stype=1&cid=1079161&out_service=
10/6 International Fireworks Festival: Unless you actually live within view of this one, I'd stay away. http://www.hanwhapyro.com/200608/intro/intro_2012.jsp

If I had to pick two events to check out here, it would definitely be the Hi Seoul Festival and Namsangol Hanok Village for Chuseok, but I am hoping to catch a few of these events if possible!

Here are some past blog entries about these events:

Hi Seoul Festival 2008 Part I: http://smileyjkl.blogspot.kr/2008/08/hi-seoul-festival-part-i.html
Hi Seoul Festival 2008 Part II: http://smileyjkl.blogspot.kr/2008/08/hi-seoul-festival-part-ii.html
Hi Seoul Festival 2010: http://smileyjkl.blogspot.kr/2010/10/hi-seoul-festival-fall-2010.html
Hi Seoul Festival 2010 Closing Events: http://smileyjkl.blogspot.kr/2010/10/hi-seoul-festival-closing-events.html
International Fireworks Festival: http://smileyjkl.blogspot.kr/2010/10/fireworks-fail.html

1 comment:

  1. I'd say go to the FIreworks festival. I went last year and had a remarkable time. Sure thousands of people were there, but we got there early and planted ourselves a spot. It's just amazing seeing the fireworks over Seoul, especially if you have been here a while. Getting out was tricky but once I was on the subway not too bad.

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