Korea’s 7 Best Summer Festivals in July 2018

During the month of July, Korea is packed with plenty of fun things to do such as live music, fireworks and water fights.

If you want to have some serious summer fun in Korea, make sure to check out these upcoming festivals in July!

1. Boryeong Mud Festival

| Where: Daecheon Beach, Boryeong City
| When: 13 – 22 July 2018

For international travelers, there is nothing quite like Boryeong Mud Festival. It is Korea’s one of the largest and most popular festivals, which should be on top of the list for all festival-goers this summer.

At the festival, visitors can enjoy a variety of mud-based activities such as mud-slides, mud pits, a mud prison, giant mud bath, a mud swimming pool and plenty more.

Besides these fun-filled activities, there will be K-pop concerts at the venue on July 14th & July 22nd as part of the festival.

| How to Go: For anyone hoping to go to the festival, here’s a great ticket+shuttle package (shuttles depart from Seoul). A shuttle bus service from Busan to the festival is also available.

2. Sinchon Water Gun Festival

| Where: Sinchon, Seoul
| When: 7 – 8 July 2018

Once again, the Water Gun Festival will take place on the streets of Sinchon, where a huge crowd of people will be squirting each other with water guns. Now, start gearing up for the Water Gun Festival!

| Ticket Info: Everyone is welcomed to participate this event. But don’t go back all wet! The festival offers special discounted online packages, which include a ticket (a wristband), which gives an access to the changing rooms and a locker, a raincoat and goggles, starting from $9.4. A variety of water gun options is also available at an additional cost.

3. 5TARDIUM EDM Festival 2018

| Where: Jamsil Sports Complex
| When: 7 – 8 July 2018

5TARDIUM EDM Festival 2018 is one of this summer’s hottest festivals you should not miss when you are in Seoul.

The festival’s music lineup will include some of the hottest names in EDM scene such as Blasterjaxx, Cat Dealers, Headhunterz, Netsky, What So Not, and more. Also, there will be a surreal laser shows, fireworks, gigantic puppet shows, helium balloons & LED light decorations, which will surely keep festival-goers entertained.

| Ticket Info: You can buy the early bird ticket for 5TARDIUM EDM Festival at 25% off on Trazy.

4. Pohang International Fireworks Festival

| Where: Yeongildae Beach, Pohang City
| When: 25 – 29 July 2018

Known as the “City of Light and Fire,” the coastal city of Pohang will host its annual Pohang International Fireworks Festival where the spectacular fireworks display over the Yeongildae Beach will be showcased every night during the festival period.

Additional highlights include street performances, live music, laser shows and a magnificent fireworks competition on the night of July 28.

| How to Go: Overnight shuttle buses will be running to the festival from Seoul & Busan. It is best to book your ride in advance as the shuttle bus runs only on July 28.

5. Taean Lily & Light Festival 2018

| Where: Taean County, Chungcheongnam-do Province
| When: 27 July – 5 August 2018

If you are a flower lover, Taean Lily Festival can’t be missed! It is the largest lily festival in Korea with 2 million lilies of 100 different types.

While you can appreciate the beautiful tulips and spring flowers during the day, you can enjoy a fantastic array of impressive light displays at night!

| How to Go: For anyone hoping to go to the festival, here’s a great ticket+shuttle package (shuttles depart from Seoul).

6. Buyeo Seodong Lotus Flower Festival 2018

| Where: Taean County, Chungcheongnam-do Province
| When: 6 – 15 July 2018

Another stunning festival for flower lovers! Buyeo Seodong Lotus Flower Festival was actually selected 1 of the “10 Outstanding Festivals” by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in Korea.

Buyeo, where the festival takes place in, is “Baekje Historic Areas” designated by UNESCO. You can witness 50 different types of lotus flowers and water plants blooming in the pond during the summer.

Come spend a romantic day appreciating 10 million lotus flowers during the day and colorful lantern lights at night!

| How to Go: For anyone hoping to go to the festival, here’s a great shuttle package to the festival (shuttles depart from Seoul).

7. Water Bomb Festival 2018

| Where: Jamsil Sports Complex, Seoul / Busan Asiad Secondary Stadium Outdoor Stage
| When: 20~21 July 2018 (Seoul) / 28 July 2018 (Busan)

This year, the Water Bomb Festival will return with even more powerful water explosions and an awesome lineup!

For those new to the festival, it is the best water festival with the best dance music scene, where festival-goers can choose either Team Green or Team Blue, team up with their favorite artists and soak up the targets with water guns.

This year, the festival will feature Korea’s hottest musicians such as Jay Park, Sunmi, Sik-K, Chungha, and Korean reggae artists Skull & Haha, as well as many local and international DJs, including Wiwek, Gammer, Maximite and DJ KOO. Also, you can enjoy Water Bomb Festival not only in Seoul but also in Busan!

| Ticket Info:

Seoul 👉 Currently only Friday tickets are available. Get Seoul WATER BOMB Festival ticket at 30% OFF!

Busan 👉 Get Busan WATER BOMB Festival ticket at 30% OFF!

Need more inspiration for summer fun? Find more ideas and awesome things to do in Korea at Korea’s #1 Travel Shop, Trazy.com

Photo Credits
Boryeong Mud Festival
Sinchon Water Gun Festival
5tardium EDM Festival 2018
Water Bomb Festival 2018
Pohang International Fire & Light Festival

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