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. (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. -
10/2-10/3 Seoul Drum Festival:
10/1-10/7 Hi Seoul Festival: This year's theme is "Gestures that set the city in motion". Always a good time. -
10/3 Korea-Japan festival:
10/6 International Fireworks Festival: Unless you actually live within view of this one, I'd stay away.

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:
Hi Seoul Festival 2008 Part II:
Hi Seoul Festival 2010:
Hi Seoul Festival 2010 Closing Events:
International Fireworks Festival:

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.