Buyeo comes alive with cultural shows, music performances and dazzling light shows centred around blooming lotus flowers in Gungnamji pond. The festival usually runs in early July. Check the website for exact dates.
For a fortnight in November, both banks of the Cheong-gye-cheon are illuminated by a fantastical array of lanterns made by master craftsmen.
One of the biggest dates on Korea's music calendar is this festival held over a three-day weekend in July. Valley Rock regularly attracts upwards of 50,000 concert-goers to see huge international rock, pop and elect…
The largest dance festival in South Korea, SIDance showcases dance programs from Korea and the world at several venues around Seoul, including the Seoul Arts Center, Arko Art Center and Gangdong Arts Center.
On the Saturday before Buddha’s birthday (usually in May), a huge lantern parade takes place from Dongdaemun to Jogyesa, starting at 7.30pm.
This multi-day rock, indie and metal fest held annually in Incheon attracts major international bands.
Around 50,000 glowing tigers, dragons and folktale characters light up the river in early October.