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Seoul International Fireworks Festival 2018

This one-night only, much sought-after fall event promises spectacular fireworks that elevate the city’s already vibrant skyline as well as a number of other exciting programs

Seoul International Fireworks Festival in Seoul - Best Time
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Every October since 2000, more than a million people flock to Hangang Park to witness this grand display of fireworks. The festival is truly world-class with participants not only from South Korea but also from Japan, Australia, Italy, and USA. The fireworks are accompanied by music, laser light shows, and videos resulting in the ultimate visual treat!

Seoul International Fireworks Festival in Seoul - Best Season

Other fun activities include concerts, racing events, balloon art, face-painting, and caricature sketching. Firework displays begin around 8 p.m. so make sure to secure a good spot beforehand. Head over to the front of 63 City Building to get the best experience! Don’t like crowds? There are great spots which offer more peaceful air such as Hangang Observatory, Nodeul Island, and Ichon Hangang Park. We advise you to check the dates of the festival in September because they are due to change.

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