Here’s your guide to what’s on in Korea in September and October 2019!
Packed with exciting events, September and October are one of the best times of the year to visit Korea. Plus, the weather is fantastic for exploring the country! If you want to turn up your fun in Korea, make sure you check out these incredible festivals and events happening this September and October!
1. 2019 Joy Olpark Festival Ticket (Sep 21 & 22)
| Where: Olympic Park 88 Jandi Madang
| When: Sep 21~22, 2019
Joy Olpark Festival is an outdoor festival with a diverse genre of music from soft ballads to hip hop. This year, Joy Olpark Festival will take place on September 21 (Sat) and 22 (Sun) at Olympic Park which is easily accessible via public transportation. The line ups consist of famous stars like Crush, Zico, BEN, Daybreak, 10cm, Hyukoh and more. Enjoy a cool autumn weekend with this awesome festival!
- Sept 21 (Sat): SURL, Hoody, pH-1 & G. Soul, Feel Kim, SORAN, 10cm, Giriboy, Crush, Zico and more
- Sept 22 (Sun): Jung Seung Hwan, BEN, Daybreak, BOL4, Hyukoh, Jang Beom June and more
2. KB Rapbeat Festival 2019 (Sep 28)
| Where: Seoul Land
| When: Sep 28, 2019
KB Rapbeat Festival is back! It will be held in Seoul Land, Korea’s first amusement park. Enjoy the performances of one of the best line ups in the hip hop genre and have fun at an amusement park at the same time! Not only will the hottest hip hop artists be performing, but there will be performances by the underground rappers as well. So don’t miss out on this awesome festival and get ready to enjoy a wild experience!
- Beenzino, E-Sens, The Quiett, Zico, Zion-T, Dean, Loopy, NAFLA, Paloalto, Heize, DeepFlow, Nucksal and more!
3. Zombie Run (Seoul / Busan)
| Where: Let’s Run Park Seoul / Let’s Run Park Busan
| When: Oct 26, 2019 (Seoul) / Sep 7, 2019 (Busan)
Run for your lives from the hoards of zombies! This 3 KM race is a great way to get your heart pumping. There are many different missions for you to accomplish while keeping your life band safe from zombies that are out to get you! It takes place in Seoul and Busan which makes it much easier for you to participate wherever you may be! Can you make it to the finish in one piece?
4. Busan One Asia Festival (BOF) 2019 (Oct 19~25)
| Where: Hwamyeong Ecological Park, Busan Cinema Center, F1963
| When: Oct 19~25, 2019
This year, the Busan One Asia Festival (BOF) will take place from October 19 to 25 in Busan, the second-largest city of Korea. Consisted of K-Pop concerts, exhibitions, fan meetings, and many more events, the BOF is a mega Hallyu event every K-Pop fan must attend.
The 2019 Busan One Asia Festival, featuring a stellar line-up of K-pop artists, will take place at Hwamyeong Ecological Park, Busan Cinema Center and F1963 on October 19 & October 25. These ceremonies are the must-see highlights if you want the ultimate K-Pop experience! Book tickets to see all your favorite stars up close at the Standing A Zone!
- K-Pop Concert: AB6IX, Kim Sejeong, Kim Jae Hwan, ITZY, Ha Sung Woon
- Hip Hop Mash-up Concert: Simon Dominic, PUNCHNELLO, Hoody
- Family Park Concert: JBJ95, LOVELYZ, Stray Kids
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5. Busan Fireworks Festival 2019
| Where: Busan Gwangalli Beach (between Hotel Aqua Palace & Homers Hotel)
| When: Nov 2, 2019
Busan’s Autumn is filled with amazing festivals. Along with the BOF Festival, Busan Firework Festival is a must-see festival in Busan during the fall season. It is the biggest firework festival not only in Korea but also in Asia. The sandy Gwangalli Beach is a perfect stage for the sky sparklers with various displays such as Busan’s unique fireworks.
| Tip: Book your seat on the beach beforehand and enjoy the spectacle from the best viewpoint.
| Ticket info: Busan Firework Festival S Seat & R Seat Tickets are available here.
6. Jinju Namgang Yudeung (Lantern) Festival 2019
| Where: Jinju Namgang River Area, Jinju City
| When: Oct 1~13, 2019
Every October, spectacular lantern displays at Jinju Namgang Lantern Festival attract thousands of visitors to the city of Jinju in the southern part of Korea. It is one of the largest lantern festivals in Korea that features impressive and creative lantern displays with various themes.
Festival-goers will have plenty of photo opportunities with over 1,000 beautiful lanterns and enjoy a fireworks show as well.
| Tip: Go up one of the river’s four bridges for a panoramic view of the lantern displays on the Nam River!
| How to go: Overnight shuttle buses will be running to the festival from Seoul. It is best to book your ride in advance as the shuttle bus will be likely booked early. An overnight shuttle bus departing from Seoul to Jinju Lantern Festival is available here.
7. SKA Super Swag Festival 2019
| Where: Incheon Namdong Gymnasium
| When: Oct 26 (Sat), 2019
This October, the annual SKA Super Swag Festival is returning with an awesome lineup. The festival takes place in Incheon Namdong Gymnasium, just outside of Seoul! Don’t you want to see all the top tier Korean hip-hop artists like Zico, BewhY and DPR Live perform? You should head over to enjoy all the hip-hop goodness, ranging from intense beats to chill vibes. Also, if you book with Trazy, you can get the VIP standing seats, where you can see your favorite stars performing up close. So, there’s no reason to hesitate – book a ticket to one of the hottest music festivals this autumn!
- Zico, Crush, Penomeco, BewhY, DPR Live, Giriboy, Kid Milli, HAON, and more!
8. Incheon K-Pop Concert 2019
| Where: Incheon Munhak Stadium
| When: Oct 12 (Sat), 2019
The Incheon K-Pop Concert 2018 (INK Concert 2019), one of the largest K-Pop concerts in Korea, will be held on October 12th in Incheon. This year’s concert, once again, has a strong line-up crammed with amazing K-Pop groups and artists!
| Line-up: god (Son Ho Young & Kim Tae Woo), LABOUM, SNUPER, GreatGuys, Purplebeck, Hash Tag and more to be announced. See the full line-up here.
9. 2019 Seoul International Film Festival
| Where: Cinecube, I Art Seoul Space, Namsan Chemistry
| When: Sep 20~26, 2019
Do you want to experience the art of Korean films to the fullest? You can’t find a better event than the 2019 Seoul International Film Festival! Get the first-hand experience on numerous short films, screenplays, and documentaries and not to mention all the screenings you can take in for the whole duration of the festival!
| Ticket info: Get your pass here.
10. Escape: Psycho Circus Korea 2019
| Where: Seoul Grand Park Parking Lot
| When: Oct 25~26, 2019
Kick start your Halloween with Escape: Psycho Circus, the Halloween-themed EDM festival, coming to you all the way from Southern Cali. With the festival taking place away from its hometown for the first time this year, don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to dance the night away along to the performances of your favorite DJs!
- Oct 25: Marshmello, Slushii, Kungs, Jauz, Camarobot, Dream Hackers, Edgarsound, Glow, Kim Bo Yeon, Kusic, Ugly Duck, Unjin, Yeonjun
- Oct 26: Galantis, Kaskade, Seven Lions, 5Nail, ASCII Mode, Basskrap, Cchekoz, Doberman, Goosebumps, Janny, Jason Blade, Primit, Rafa, Wax Motif
11. Yangju Thousand Globe Amaranth Flower Festival 2019
| Where: Yangju Nari Park
| When: Sep 21~22, 2019
With the cool breeze of Autumn and beautiful sights to see, the Autumn season is actually one of the best times to visit Korea! It also marks the start to the many festivals that are to be held, one of them being the Yanju Thousand Globe Amaranth Flower Festival. Globe Amaranth, which literally translates into the “Never Changing Flower” in Korean. is a common gift among couples to represent their eternal love for one another. Thus, Yangju Nari Park is especially a popular destination amongst lovebirds. Nevertheless, with the soft pink field of muhly grass and dozens of other magnificent sights to see, this festival is surely not to be missed out on!
12. Silver Grass Festivals
1) Seoul Silver Grass Festival
| Where: Haneul Park
| When: Oct 18~24, 2019
With this year marking the festival’s 18th year running, the Seoul Silver Grass Festival is one of the most anticipated festivals of the Autumn season. It is particularly popular as a photo spot for its Instagram-worthy fields of silver grass reaching over 2m as well as pink muhly grass in the background. So, head on down to Haneul Park this coming October with your loved ones and experience a truly beautiful Autumn this year!
2) Mindungsan Mountain Silver Grass Festival 2019
| Where: Mindungsan Mountain
| When: Sep 27~Nov 10, 2019
If you’re more of the adventurous type, why not take a hike up Mindungsan Mountain to bask in the fields of glistening silver grass? Not only will you be able to go on an amazing hiking adventure but also get the chance to admire the surrounding landscapes as well as the crimson Autumn foliage along the way. That’s killing more than two birds with one stone! So, head on up to Mindungsan Mountain to enjoy the unique Mindungsan Mountain Silver Grass Festival this Autumn!
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