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Summer weather is beginning to pack up to leave and 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.


1. Star Wars in Concert | Lotte Concert Hall

star wars in concert

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

Location: Lotte Concert Hall (8F Lotte World Mall, 300 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul)

2. Hangang Social Dance Festa | Yeouido Hangang Park

seoul social dance festaDust 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

Cost: Free

Location: Wooden deck near Ara Cruise terminal at Yeouido Hangang Park (330 Yeouidong-ro, Yeoeuido- dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul)

3. Moonlight Circus | Banpo Hangang Park

moonlight circus seoul korea festivalFrom 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

Cost: Free

Location: In front of Some Sevit in Banpo Hangang Park (40 Sinbanpo-ro 11-gil, Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul) 

4. Hangang Water Fight Festival | Nanji Hangang Park Youth Plaza

seoul water fight festival koreaWe 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.

Dates and Times: August 4th–August 5th/ Times TBA

Cost: TBA

Location: Youth Plaza in Nanji Hangang Park (162 Hangangnanji-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul)

5. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again | Various Theatres in Seoul

 

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 out the official movie site. You can book tickets in August via CGV, Lotte Cinema, or Mega Box.

 

Release Date: August 8th

For More Information: CGV / Lotte Cinema / Mega Box

6. Billie Eilish | Yes24 Live Hall

seoul billie eilish concert korea

An Apple Music ‘s Up Next artist with 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 via Yes24. For more information about the concert, check out Yes24’s official website. For more information about the venue, check out the listing of Yes24 Live Hall on our 10 Directory.

 

Dates and Times: August 15th/ Begins at 19:00

Cost: Reserved seats: 85,000 KRW/ Standing: 85,000 KRW

Location: Yes 24 Live Hall (319-33 Gwangjang-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul)

7. Stars on Stage | Lotte Concert Hall

 

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

Cost: 35,000 KRW (each part)

Location: Lotte Concert Hall (8F, 300 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul)


8. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds | Olympic Park, Olympic Hall

seoul concert noel gallagher koreaA 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 out Interpark’s official website or the official Facebook page. Tickets are available via Interpark or Yes24.

 

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

Location: Olympic Park Olympic Hall (88-3 Bangi-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea)

9. Seoul Soldout | Nanji Hangang Park Youth Plaza

seoul soldout korea festivalHunting 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, or Facebook. Advance tickets can be purchased via Ticketlink. 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.

Dates and Times: August 18th 14:00-August 19th 4:00
Cost: Advance ticket: 40,000 KRW/ Ticket at the door: 50,000 KRW
Location: Youth Plaza in Nanji Hangang Park (162 Hangangnanji-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul)

10. Mask Seoul 2018 | Banpo Hangang Park

seoul festival concert mask korea

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)

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