Summer is not yet over but September is just around the corner! In the hope that the temperatures will be more reasonable you will be able to enjoy several events during this month! Seoul is a dynamic city where there are always things to do and have fun. September is full of music festivals and exhibitions for you to enjoy all month.

Here at 10 Magazine, we’ve compiled a list of 10 things to do in Seoul this September.

1.Niki de Saint Phalle Exhibition | Seoul Art Center

10 Things to Do in Seoul this September Niki de Saint Phalle

Niki de Saint Phalle is an artist specializing in contemporary art. Born in France, de Saint Phalle spent her childhood in the United States where she was influenced by American and French abstract painting and created her own style. The artist became famous for her “Shouting Painting” created in 1961 that is a part of the “Tirs” collection. The Seoul Art Center is holding an exhibition for the collection of Mazda of Niki de Saint Phalle. For more information about the event, check out Niki de Saint Phalle Exhibition page. For more information about the venue, check out the listing of Seoul Arts Center on our 10 Directory.

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Dates: June 30  – September 25 (11:00 – 20:00)

For more Information / To purchase Ticket: Niki de Saint Phalle Exhibition Page / 02-580-1300

Address: Seoul Arts Center, 2406 Nambusaunhwan-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul

Cost: 14,000KRW (adult) / 10,000KRW (teens) / 8,000KRW(child 7~12 full years) / 6,000KRW (child 3~6 full years)

2. Exhibition of Shinkai Makoto | Seoul Art Center

10 Things to Do in Seoul this September Exhibition of Shinkai Makoto

Fans of “Your Name”, don’t miss out on this event! The exhibition of Shinkai Makoto is a celebration for his 15 years of work. He debuted commercially with a short film called “Voices of a Distant Star” in 2002. He has since created a lot of stories that received many people’s attention. The exhibition is showing the production materials of Makoto Shinkai such as storyboards, plannings, drawings, arts, and visual images. But you will also be able to see object that are showing Shinkai’s world.  For more information about the event, check out the Exhibition of Shinkai Makoto page. For more information about the venue, check out the listing of Seoul Arts Center on our 10 Directory.

Dates: July 13  – September 26 (11:00 – 20:00)

For more Information / To purchase Ticket: Exhibition of Shinkai Makoto Page  / 02-580-1300

Address: Seoul Arts Center, 2406 Nambusaunhwan-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul

Cost: 15,000KRW (adult) / 12,000KRW (youth) / 9,000KRW(child 3~12 full years)

3. Someday Festival 2018 | Nanji Hangang Park

10 Things to Do in Seoul this September Someday Festival 2018

Someday Festival is a Korean contemporary music festival held Nanji Hangang Park every year. This festival is a good way to enjoy a warm weather on the riverside of the famous Han River. The Someday Festival is held over two days and hosts several artists such as Melomance, Lee Su Hyeon of Akdong Musician, Soran, and more! For more information about the event, check out the Someday Festival Page. For more information about the venue, check out the listing of Nanji Hangang Park on our 10 Directory.

Dates: September 1  – September 2  

For more Information / To purchase Ticket: Someday Festival 2018 Page

Address: Nanji Hangang Park, 487-254 Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Cost: 88,000KRW (1 day ticket) / 129,000KRW (2 day ticket)

4. Ellie Goulding Concert | Olympic Hall

10 Things to Do in Seoul this September Ellie Goulding Concert

As part of a small Asian tour, the British singer Ellie Goulding will perform at the Olympic Hall of Seoul this September! Active since 2008, the artist became more and more popular and featured in several movie soundtracks since then. For more information about the event, check out the Ellie Goulding Concert Page. For more information about the venue, check out the listing of the Olympic Hall on our 10 Directory.

Dates: September 6

For more Information / To purchase Ticket: Ellie Goulding Concert Page

Address: Olympic Hall, 88-3 Oryun-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul

Cost: 99,000KRW (Standing) / 99,000KRW (R section Reserved seats) / 88,000KRW (S section Reserved seats)

5. 2018 Spectrum Dance Music Festival | Olympic Park

10 Things to Do in Seoul this September 2018 Spectrum Dance Music Festival

Spectrum Dance Music Festival is a big theme music festival in South Korea. The festival is bringing  a pretty spectacular line up, with artists such as DJ Snake, Marshmello, Walan Walker, and more! This year’s festival has a theme of “The Future of Culture Technology” and will show this theme through light shows and costumes on stage. For more information about the event, check out the 2018 Spectrum Dance Music Festival page. For more information about the venue, check out the listing of the Olympic Park on our 10 Directory.

Dates: September 8  – September 9 (11:00 – 20:00)

For more Information / To purchase Ticket: 2018 Spectrum Dance Music Festival Page

Address: Olympic Park, 88-3 Bangi-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul

Cost: 5,000KRW (adult) / 3,000KRW(youth & child)

6. Taste of Korea Festival Seoul 2018 | Namsangol Hanok Village

10 Things to Do in Seoul this September Taste of Korea Festival

Taste of Korea Festival is a festival that displays Korean cuisine and culture. You will be able to experience various events and performances, a live-cooking show and a market where you can taste samples of various Korean cuisines! For more information about the event, check out the Taste of Korea Festival Seoul 2018 website. For more information about the venue, check out the listing of the Namsangol Hanok Village on our 10 Directory.

Dates: September 13 – September 16

For more Information / To purchase Ticket: Taste of Korea Festival Seoul 2018 Page / 02-3463-5031

Address: Namsangol Hanok Village, 28 Toegye-ro 34-gil, Pildong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul

Cost: Free Admission / Ticket: 10,000KRW gives you 3 coins (Yeopjeon) which can be exchanged for food.

7. 2018 Let’s Rock Festival Vol.12 | Nanji Hangang Park

10 Things to Do in Seoul this September Let's Rock Festival 2018

Let’s Rock Festival is celebrating its 12th year in action! This is the largest urban music festival in Seoul and is a place where artists and audience share the stage, sights and food! The festival will have  two different stages that are the Love Stage and the Peace Stage. You will also be able to find bicycling campaigns and blood donation campaigns. For more information about the event, check out the 2018 Let’s Rock Festival Vol.12 page. For more information about the venue, check out the listing of the Nanji Hangang Park on our 10 Directory.

Dates: September 15 – September 16

For more Information / To purchase Ticket: 2018 Let’s Rock Festival Vol.12 Page

Address: Nanji Hangang Park, 487-254 Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Cost:  119,000KRW (2 days pass) / 77,000KRW (1 day pass)

8. Rapbeat Festival 2018 | Gocheok Skydome

10 Things to Do in Seoul this September rapbeat Festival 2018

The 4th Rapbeat Festival is a rap/hip-hop music festival is upon us! This festival is considered the biggest hip-hop festival in South Korea and is a good way to enjoy hip-hop music. The line up includes artist such as Dok2, The Quiett, Glen Check, Microdot, Zion. T,  Deepflow, Hoya, and more! For more information about the event, check out the Rapbeat Festival 2018 page. For more information about the venue, check out the listing of the Gucheok Sky Dome on our 10 Directory.

Dates: September 15

For more Information / To purchase Ticket: Rapbeat Festival 2018 Page / [email protected] / 02-6012-7135

Address: Gucheok Sky Dome, 430 Gyeongin-ro, Gocheok-dong, Guro-gu, Seoul

Cost: 59,000KRW

9. Gangnam Festival | Gangnam District

10 Things to Do in Seoul this September Gangnam Festival

The Gangnam Festival is a series of festivals and events that take place in various parts of the infamous Gangnam district. This year the Gangnam Festival will begin in September and will finish in the beginning of October. Some festival highlights include a Grand Sale, an International Peace Marathon, a Chef Food Festival, a Fashion Show and Kpop Concert! For more information about the event, check out the Gangnam Festival page.

For more Information / To purchase Ticket: Gangnam Festival Page

Address: Gangnam District

Cost: TBA

10. Makers Faire Seoul 2018 | Oil Tank Culture Park

10 Things to Do in Seoul this September Makers Faire Seoul 2018

The Makers Faire Seoul is the biggest DIY (Do-It-Yourself) festival in Korea. This festival allows makers to show off their work and will also host seminars on DIY tips, experience workshop booths, flea market, and more. Discounted tickets are available after pre-registering online. For more information about the event, check out the Makers Faire Seoul 2018 website. For more information about the venue, check out the listing of the Oil Tank Culture Park on our 10 Directory.

Dates: September 29 – September 30 (11:00 – 18:00)

For more Information / To purchase Ticket: Makers Faire Seoul 2018 Page / 02-2262-7325

Address: Oil Tank Culture Park, 산53-50 Seongsan 2(i)-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Cost: Youth/Adult: 10,000KRW (youth & adult) / 5,000KRW (child 5~13) / Free (child under 4)

All photos courtesy of the events. Cover photo CC courtesy of Pixabay.

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