Best Festivals in Korea in September & October 2019

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: 21 ~ 22 September 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!

| Line-up: 

  • 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

>> Get your tickets for the 2019 Joy Olpark Festival! <<

2. KB Rapbeat Festival 2019 (Sep 28)

Where: Seoul Land
| When:  28 September 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!

| Line-up: 

  • Beenzino, E-Sens, The Quiett, Zico, Zion-T, Dean, Loopy, NAFLA, Paloalto, Heize, DeepFlow, Nucksal and more!

>> Book Your KB Rapbeat Festival Tickets Here! <<

3. Zombie Run (Seoul / Busan)

Where: Let’s Run Park Seoul / Let’s Run Park Busan
| When:  26 October 2019 (Seoul) / 7 September 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?

>> Join in on the fun at Zombie Run Seoul Here! <<

>> Join in on the fun at Zombie Run Busan Here! <<

4. Busan One Asia Festival (BOF) 2019 (Oct 19~25)

Where: Hwamyeong Ecological Park, Busan Cinema Center, F1963
| When: 19 – 25 October 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!

| Line-up: 

  • 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

| Seating Map:

>> For more details on 2019 Busan One Asian Festival click here! <<

5. Busan Fireworks Festival 2019

Where: Busan Gwangalli Beach (between Hotel Aqua Palace & Homers Hotel)
| When: 2 November 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.

>> Get your tickets for 2019 Busan Firework Festival now! <<

6. Jinju Namgang Yudeung (Lantern) Festival 2019

Where: Jinju Namgang River Area, Jinju City
| When: 1 – 13 October 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.

>> Experience Jinju Namgang Yudeung (Lantern) Festival 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!

| Line-up: 

  • Zico, Crush, Penomeco, BewhY, DPR Live, Giriboy, Kid Milli, HAON, and more!

>>Book Your 2019 SKA Super Swag Festival VIP Standing Tickets Here<<

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2 thoughts on “Best Festivals in Korea in September & October 2019

  1. Thanks for this helpful guide!
    Do you have any information about the INK Incheon K-Pop Festival this year? I found the date (12th October), but nothing else.

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