Here’s your guide to what’s on in Korea in September and October 2017!
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!
| Where: Incheon Munhak Stadium, Incheon City
| When: 22 – 24 September 2017
The World Club Dome, the ‘world’s biggest club” is set to take place in Korea, and this year’s edition promises to be one of the best yet! From September 22 to 24, world-class DJs such as Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Afrojack, Steve Aoki and many more will take the stage, so don’t miss out and get your crew together today!
- Day 1: Afrojack, Don Diablo, Kygo, Steve Aoki, Sven Vath
- Day 2: Armin Van Buuren, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, DJ Snake, Robin Schulz, W&W
- Day 3: Marshmello, Martin Garrix, Oliver Heldens
| Ticket info: 1-Day Club Ticket $127; 2-Day Club Ticket $192; 3-Day Club Ticket $225
| Where: Busan Asiad Main Stadium (Opening Ceremony), Busan Cinema Center (Awards and Closing Ceremony)
| When: 22 – 31 October 2017
This year, the Busan One Asia Festival (BOF) will take place from October 22 to 31 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 2017 BOF Opening Ceremony, featuring a stellar line-up of K-pop artists, will take place at Busan Asiad Main Stadium on October 22, and the awards and closing ceremony will be held at Busan Cinema Center on October 31. These ceremonies are the must-see highlights if you want the ultimate K-Pop experience!
| Line-up: BLACKPINK, GFRIEND, Wanna One, Apink, SECHSKIES, ASTRO, B.A.P
| Ticket info: BOF Opening Priority Seat $62/Standing Ticket $82; BOF Awards Priority Seat $62/Standing Ticket $82. The BOF ticket holders who purchase from Trazy.com can enjoy a round-trip transportation to the festival venue from/to Busan Station.
| Where: Gocheok Sky Dome, Seoul
| When: 30 September – 1 October 2017
This is your chance to meet all your favorite K-pop stars in one place!
From Sept 30 to Oct 1, the Fandom School 2017 Korea Music Festival (KMF) will be held at Gocheok Sky Dome, Seoul. While the rookie groups will perform on Sept 30, some of the big names of K-pop will be taking the stage on Oct 1.
| Line-up: EXO-CBX, Red Velvet, NCT 127, WINNER, BLACKPINK, TWICE, BTOB, B1A4, Apink, EXID, Highlight, GFRIEND, F.T. Island, Sunmi, NU’EST W
| Ticket info: Foreigner Zone standing ticket (ground floor) for the 2017 KMF on Oct 1 are available at Trazy.com for $165. Trazy’s KMF ticket holders will get free Seoul City Tour Bus ticket.
| Where: Jinju Namgang River Area, Jinju City
| When: 1 – 15 October 2017
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 runs only on Oct 1, 2 and 7~14. An overnight shuttle bus departing from Busan to Jinju Lantern Festival is available here.
| Where: Bongpyeong, Pyeongchang County, Gangwon Province
| When: 2 – 10 September 2017
Every year in early September, the Bongpyeong Buckwheat Festival offers a breathtaking sight of blooming white buckwheat flowers. Aside from the stunning blossoms, visitors can enjoy various local dishes made out of buckwheat, such as ‘muk (buckwheat jelly)’, ‘jeonbyeong (buckwheat pancake)’ and ‘makguksu (buckwheat noodles)’.
| How to go: For anyone hoping to go to the festival and explore the area, here’s a day tour that takes you to the Bongpyeong Buckwheat Flower Festival and Woljeongsa Temple, an ancient Buddhist temple nearby.
| Where: Incheon Munhak Stadium, Incheon City
| When: 9 September 2017
The Incheon K-Pop Concert 2017 (INK Concert 2017), one of the largest K-Pop concerts in Korea, will be held on September 9 in Incheon, west of Seoul. This year’s concert, once again, has a strong line-up crammed with amazing K-Pop groups and artists!
| Line-up: Highlight, Wonder Girls’ Sunmi, T-ara, Wanna One, Lovelyz, 2ne1’s Minzy, Kim Samuel, B.A.P, Lee Gi-kwang, Red Velvet, GFRIEND, VIXX LR and more. See the full line-up here.
| Ticket info: If you missed out on the free ticket application from the official website, exclusive tickets for the Incheon K-Pop Concert 2017 are available at Trazy.com. Regular Seat tickets are for $9 and Priority Seat (ground seats on the 1st floor) tickets are for $27. All the tickets include a bus transfer service from/to Seoul.
This year’s Chuseok holiday, the Korean Thanksgiving holiday, falls on October 3~6. With additional holidays, it will be 10 days long in total. Use this time to travel to Busan, the second largest city of Korea famous for stunning ocean views and fresh, delicious seafood!
For those who want to travel to Busan during the Chuseok holiday season, here’s an all-inclusive package, Hassle-free BUSAN 3D2N Trip for Chuseok 2017 (Oct 5~7), which is offered at an early bird price of $167 USD per person from now until September 15, 2017. For more information, click here.
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