Summer weather is beginning to pack up to leaveand we will soon be welcoming in the cool autumn breeze. Whether you are excited about the dog days being over or sobbing about summer departing, August will be your last chance to say au revoir to summer. Before the summer hues fade away, make some lasting memories by dancing under the summer moon, battling in a water fight, and soaking up some live music.
Here at 10 Magazine, we’ve compiled a list of 10 things you should do in Seoul this August.
Fall in love with Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope again through the enchanting power of live orchestra. The concert will run for about 2 hours and 26 minutes (including a 20-minute intermission). Korea Coop Orchestra conducted by Yoonhak Baek will make your first Friday and Saturday nights in August magical. For more information, check out Lotte Concert Hall’s official website. Tickets are available via Yes24. For more information about the venue, check out the listing of Lotte Concert Hall on our 10 Directory.
Dates and Times: Begins at 20:00/ August 4th Begins at 17:00
Cost: A seats + Star Wars Puzzle: 70,000 KRW/ S seats + Star Wars Mighty Mug: 100,000 KRW/ R seats + Star Wars T-Shirt: 140,000 KRW
Dust off your dancing shoes and come out to learn swing, salsa, and tango. Dance the night away against the sparkling nightscape of Seoul. Even if you are not interested in dancing, attend the event to enjoy live band music and dancers flowing under the summer moon. Salsa lessons will be held on the 3rd, swing on the 4th, and tango on the 5th. For more information, check out Hangang Seoul’s official website. For more information about the venue, check out the listing of Yeouido Hangang Park on our 10 Directory.
Dates and Times: August 3rd-August 5th/ 16:00-22:00
From traditional to contemporary circus performances, various styles of circus will be presented at Banpo Hangang Park. Juggling, tightrope walking, and more—endless laughter and fun will make your time under the sun fly. Seven different circus teams will entertain you all night. For more information, check out Hangang Seoul’s official website. For more information about the venue, check out the listing of Banpo Hangang Park on our 10 Directory.
Dates and Times: August 3rd-August 5th/ 18:00-22:00
We all know the August air of Seoul is muggy and unpleasant. Rather than being damp with sweat, soak yourself in a water fight! Whether you want to combat using water balloons or squirt guns, join the party and enjoy the summer afternoon. A specific timetable is to be posted later. However, for updates check out Hangang Seoul’s official website. For more information about the venue, check out the listing of Nanji Hangang Park on our 10 Directory.
After 10 years since it’s release, Mamma Mia is finally returning to theatres with a new series. In this sequel, Sophie deals with her pregnancy with the guidance of Tanya, Rosie, and her three fathers. As she spends quality time with them, Sophie discovers and learns more about Donna’s past. Starting with Donna’s romance with each of the three fathers, the life story of Donna unfolds with an unexpected appearance of Cher, Sophie’s grandmother. Have a look at the official trailer here and for more information, check outthe official movie site.
An Apple Music ‘s Up Next artistwith over 51 million streams on Spotify, Billie Eilish is exclusively performing in Seoul. If you are into electro-pop and alternative, her music is not to be missed. Code Kunst and Woo Won-jae, artists who have been leading the recent K-hip hop scene, will also be performing as special guests. Tickets are available viaYes24. For more information about the concert, check outYes24’s official website. For more information about the venue, check outthe listing of Yes24 Live Hall on our 10 Directory.
If you ever wanted to explore the classical music scene in South Korea, this concert is the perfect opportunity for you. Sumi Hwang, a soprano who sang the Olympic Anthem at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, Yekwon Sunwoo, a pianist who won the gold medal at the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, and many more wonderful artists will enthrall you with their talent and energy all day. For more information or to purchase tickets, check out Lotte Concert Hall’s official website. For more information about the venue, check out the listing of Lotte Concert Hall on our 10 Directory.
Dates and Times: August 15th/ Part 1: 12:00/ Part 2: 14:30/ Part 3: 17:00/ Part 4: 19:30 Each part runs for 60 minutes without intermission
A living legend of British rock is coming to Seoul for the first time since his last performance in 2015. As it is Noel Gallagher’s first tour in Korea since his recent album release, the concert is highly anticipated to feature a fresh set list. For more information, check outInterpark’s official website or theofficial Facebook page. Tickets are available viaInterpark orYes24.
Date and Time: August 16th/ 20:00
Cost: S section reserved seats: 99,000 KRW/ R section reserved seats: 110,000 KRW/ Standing: 110,000 KRW
Hunting for insta-worthy cafés, restaurants, and unique art exhibitions becomes exhausting as soon as summer kicks in. If the daytime heat has been extinguishing your passion for local adventures, Seoul Soldout will reignite it. Gathering the trending food, music, and artwork in one place, Seoul Soldout is an overnight festival where you can experience all the rage in Seoul. Check out the event’s Twitter,Instagram, orFacebook. Advance tickets can be purchased viaTicketlink. Tickets will also be on sale at the door.For more information about the venue, check out the listing of Nanji Hangang Park on our 10 Directory.
Wear a mask and enjoy electronic dance music and other genres. The festival will be like Romeo and Juliet’s romantic masquerade but with a contemporary twist. You will also be able to experience exceptional visual artworks and media art. Look out for updates on the cost and line up by following their Facebook page.
Dates and Times: August 18th/ 16:00-22:00 Cost: TBA Location: Picnic area in Banpo Hangang Park (40 Sinbanpo-ro 11-gil, Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul)