It seems summer has finally arrived in South Korea, which means that there’s no shortage of different events, festivals, and concerts happening this month. Lucky for us, a lot of these events are geared to help us cool off and beat the heat, while others we can enjoy in the cool indoors with the AC blasting.
Here at 10 Magazine, we’ve compiled a list of 10 things to do in Seoul this July.
1. Ant-Man and the Wasp | Various Theatres in Seoul
Ant-Man and the Wasp is coming out on July 4 in theatres in Korea! Starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly, Ant-Man and the Wasp is the sequel to 2015’s Ant-Man, and the twentieth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film, set between the events of Captain America: Civil War, and Avengers: Infinity War, will follow Scott Lang as he tries to balance his new role as a father with his responsibilities as Ant-Man. For more information about screening times, check out the official websites of the movie theatres below.
Han Meilin is an art master of contemporary Chinese art. Until July 8, his global tour exhibition will be available to the public at the Seoul Arts Center and will encompass four main themes: “Heaven,” “Earth,” “Man,” and “Design.” The exhibition includes a wide variety of artworks in the form of graphic designs, manuscripts, bronze sculptures, ironwork, ceramics, clay teapots, and wood carvings. In addition, the Seoul Arts Center has added two special exhibition sections to the original collection, “Hello, Seoul, I am Han Meilin” and “Olympics.” For more information about the event, check out SAC’s official website. For more information about the venue, check out the listing of Seoul Arts Center on our 10 Directory.
Dates: June 6 – July 8 (11:00 – 20:00)
For more Information / To purchase Ticket: Han Meilin Global Tour Exhibitions Page / 02-580-1300
Address: Seoul Arts Center, 2406 Nambusaunhwan-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul
Cost: 5,000KRW (adult) / 3,000KRW(youth & child)
The 5th edition of 5tardium EDM Festival will be held on the 7th and 8th of July at Seoul Jamsil Stadium. Giant LED displays, lasers, helium balloons and more will create a dreamy, out-of-space experience. Featuring performances by Blasterjaxx, Cat Dealers, Head Hunter, Bryan Kearney and more, this festival is a must-visit for any EDM lover. For more information about the event and the lineup, check out the 5tardium EDM Festival here. For more information about the venue, check out the listing of Seoul Olympic Stadium on our 10 Directory.
Dates: July 7 – 8
For more Information / To purchase Ticket: 5tardium EDM Festival Page / [email protected] / 010-3360-7846
Music Genre: EDM
Line Up: Blasterjaxx, Cat Dealers, Head Hunter, Bryan Kearney and more
Address: Seoul Jamsil Olympic Stadium, 25 Olympic-ro, Jamsil-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Cost: 89,000 KRW (general 1-day) / 129,000KRW (general 2-days) / 150,000 KRW (premium 1-day) / 200,000 KRW (premium 2-days)
The 6th Sinchon Water Gun Festival will be held on the 7th and 8th July in the Sinchon district. This one-of-a-kind annual event is coming back this year with a new theme: “Invasion of Android.” Participate in the water gun fights and enjoy street performances that include a DJ party, Bubble party, street dancers, and more! For more information about the event and line up, check out the Sinchon Water Gun Festival’s official website.
Dates: July 7 – 8 (11:00 – 21:00)
For more Information / To purchase Ticket: Sinchon Water Gun Festival Page
Address: Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Cost: Free / 11,900 KRW-24,000 KRW (special packages)
The 17th Seoul Dessert Fair will be held July 14th and 15th at the SETEC Convention Center. The theme of this year, “Watermelon,” couldn’t be more perfect for those looking to enjoy the summer vibes. With desserts ranging from fusion snacks to fruity finger food and more, this event is perfect for those with a huge sweet tooth. For more information about the event, check out Seoul Dessert Fair’s official website.
Dates: July 14 – 15 (12:00 – 14:30 and 15:30 – 18:00)
For more Information / To purchase Ticket: Seoul Dessert Fair Page / [email protected] / 02-6010-8941
Address: SETEC Convention Center, 3104 Nambusunhwan-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
Cost: 4,000 KRW (pre-registered individuals) / 5,000 KRW (pre-registered all-day pass) / 5,000 KRW (ticket at the door)
Waterbomb Festival 2018, hosted by MBC, is a two-day annual event that includes a music festival and tons of different water games available to the public. Throughout the events, participants are split up into two teams (green and blue) and battle it out under the sun. Water gun fights and fun games will be happening alongside live performances for two straight days. For more information about the event and the lineup, check out the Waterbomb Festival’s official website. For more information about the venue, check out the listing of Seoul Olympic Stadium on our 10 Directory.
Dates: July 20 – 21
For more Information / To purchase Ticket: Waterbomb Festival Page / [email protected] / 010-3360-7846
Address: Seoul Olympic Stadium, 25 Olympic-ro, Jamsil-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Cost: 74,990 KRW
What’s better than enjoying an outdoor screening of a movie on a breezy summer night? We’ll tell you what – a movie screening right along the Han river. Four different parks alongside the Han River will screen a diverse range of movies every Saturday at 8 pm from July 21 to August 18. While Seoul is dead hot during the day, it’s breezy during the night, which is perfect for watching a movie outside with a date or a group of friends. For more information about the event, check out the Han River Bridge Film Festival’s official website.
Dates: July 21 – August 18 (every Saturday at 20:00)
For more Information:Han River Bridge Film Festival / 02-3780-0796
- Mangwon Hangang Park, 467 Maponaru-gil, Mangwon 1(il)-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
- Yeouido Hangang Park, 8 Yeoeuido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
- Ttukseom Hangang Park, 73 Jayang 3(sam)-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul
- Gwangnaru Hangang Park, 637-6 Amsa 2(i)-dong, Gangdong-gu, Seoul
Freddy Kempf, originally from London, is a pianist who made his concerto debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of 8. Throughout his career, he has been granted numerous awards and has performed with some of the world’s most prestigious musical institutions such as the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Freddy Kempf is coming to South Korea to play etudes composed by three composers: Chopin, Rachmaninoff, and Kapustin. For more information about the event, check out the SAC’s official website. For more information about the venue, check out the listing of Seoul Arts Center on our 10 Directory.
Dates: July 22 (17:00)
For more Information / To purchase Ticket: SAC’s official website / 02-737-0708
Address: Seoul Arts Center, 2406 Nambusaunhwan-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul
Cost: 80,000 KRW (R ticket) / 60,000 KRW (S ticket) / 40,000 KRW (A ticket)
Sound City is a summer music festival that will take place July 27-29 at the SK Olympic Handball Gymnasium of Olympic Park. With electro-soul, rock, and synthpop music playing for three days straight, the festival will include performances by Scottish band Chvrches, British duo Honne and Japanese rock band Sekai no Owari.For more information about the event, check out Sound City’s Facebook page. For more information about the venue, check out the listing of Olympic Park on our 10 Directory.
Dates: July 27-29
For more Information / To purchase Ticket: Sound City Facebook Page / InterPark
Music Genre: Electro-soul, Rock, and Synthpop
Line Up: Chvrches, Honne, Sekai no Owari, Berhana, Kali Uchis, and more
Address: SK Olympic Handball Gymnasium, Olympic Park, Seoul, Songpa-gu, Bangi-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Cost: 110,000KRW (1-day standing / reserved seats) / 198,000KRW (3-day standing)
10. Incredibles 2 | Various Theatres in Seoul
After 14 years, the sequel of The Incredibles is finally coming out! The plot of the movie is set three months after the defeat of Syndrome, the villain of the first movie. Incredibles 2 features Helen (also known as Elastic Girl) as the main crime-fighting hero as Bob (aka Mr. Incredible) stays at home to take care of the kids. Soon, however, the Incredibles family will have to join forces to save the world once again. Incredibles 2 is scheduled to be released in Korea on July 19.
Photos courtesy of respective events or venues unless otherwise stated.Cover photo CC courtesy of Flickr.
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