10 Things To Do in Korea This August 2019

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Comic-Con | Gangnam-gu, Seoul

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If you don’t know what Comic-Con is, you must be living under a rock. Comic Con Seoul 2019 will be hosting Marvel, Star Wars, game companies, artists alleys and guests such as Pom Klementieff, Billy Boyd, Kevin McNally, and Ida Riho. Taking place at COEX in Jamsil, Comic Con will last from August 2-4th.

For more information, check out our 10 Directory listing for Comic Con Seoul.

15th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival | Jecheon, Chungcheongbuk

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Jecheon International Music & Film Festival (JIMFF) celebrates both films and music in the beautiful landscape of Jecheon, Chungcheongbuk. It all takes place next to the peaceful Cheongpung Lake, so you can enjoy nature and films at once.

To find out more information, check out our 10 Directory listing for JIMFF.

Seoul Fringe Festival | Mapo-gu, Seoul

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Seoul Fringe Festival is an ‘Indie Arts Festival’ founded by young artists in their 20s who wanted to break free from the conventions in the artist community. It is a space to connect, as well as to enjoy art and freedom of expression. There will be different projects, activities and events where you can meet different people and artists and see some of your favorite different art pieces.

For more information, check out the 10 Directory listing for Seoul Fringe Festival.

Gwangbokjeol (National Liberation Day)

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After a hot and steamy July, we’re finally getting a holiday! August 15th is Gwangbokjeol (광복절 or National Liberation Day) and celebrates South Korea’s freedom for Japanese imperialism in 1945. You can read more about Gwangbokjeol in this article here.

If you don’t have any plans for that day, and it’s not raining, we suggest you enjoy one of the many summer activities at the Han River

Tongyeong Great Battle of Hansan Festival | Tongyeong, Gyeongsangnam

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Tongyeong Great Battle of Hansan Festival is a commemoration of the Great Battle of Hansan (1592). Among all of the events organized there is one that definitely stands out, Hansan Mountain Battle, where they recreate the actual battle. Apart from learning about this historical event, you will be able to enjoy and discover the beautiful scenery of Tongyeong.

For more information, check out the 10 Directory listing for the Tongyeong Great Battle of Hansan Festival.

Goesan Red Pepper Festival | Goesan-gu, Chungcheonbuk-do

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Goesan Red Pepper Festival promotes the county of Goesan as well as their famous red peppers. This festival is not only a great opportunity for buying and tasting Korean peppers but also a way of learning through numerous activities including pepper-picking, a pepper-cooking contest, and a barehanded fishing contest. Are you pep-pared?

For more information, check out the 10 Directory listing for the Goesan Red Pepper Festival.

Songdo Beer Festival | Yeonsu-gu, Incheon

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In Songdo Beer Festival you can find everything you will ever need to have fun: live concerts and most importantly beer. Hite Jinro will showcase their beer brands such as Terra and trendy/foreign beer brands such as Summersbee, Blanc, Ballast Point, Brewdog, Stella Artois, Carlsbad, and more. In addition, OB Beer, which has a dedicated booth for sales at the Songdo Beer Festival, sells Cass, Budweiser, and Red Rock.

The lineups for the concerts have not been announced as of July 30th, but check back periodically for updates!

You can find more information at the 10 Directory listing for the Songdo Beer Festival.

EDC Korea 2019 | Gwacheon, Gyeonggi

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EDC is a carnival where technology and nature unite. Being one of the biggest electronic dance music festivals of the world, EDC delivers amazing fun with multiple stages, art, and rides for you to enjoy with your friends while having the time of your life. And don’t forget to take your phone with you because you will definitely want to snap a few pics for your photo albums!

Find out more information, like ticket prices and location, at the 10 Directory listing for EDC Korea 2019.

YOURSUMMER Music Festival | Jung-gu, Incheon

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A star-studded lineup is coming to Incheon, and you won’t want to miss! YOURSUMMER Music Festival will host popular artists such as Zedd, CHVRCHES, RITA ORA, Joe Han of LINKIN PARK and more! If you saw 10 Magazine’s article with the band PREP for their last concert in Korea, you can have another chance to see them at YOURSUMMER.

For more information, check out the 10 Directory listing for YOURSUMMER Music Festival.

2019 K-WORLD FESTA | Songpa-gu, Seoul

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K-WORLD FESTA is a festival in Seoul held for those following the Korean Wave. It’s a big event where you can find everything related to the K-Culture including K-Pop and K-Dramas and where fans from all over the world can enjoy unforgettable live performances from some of their favorite K-Pop artists.

For more information, check out the 10 DIrectory listing for 2019 K-WORLD FESTA here.