Summer weather in Korea is not a joke… If you’re looking to escape the hot hell and freezing, air-conditioned cafes aren’t your thing, check out this list for water festivals, pool parties and more going on this summer.
From July to August, discover 6 crazy festivals combining water fights and music performances that will cool you off during the summer heat wave! The Waterbomb Festival will be traveling to 6 cities throughout Korea: Seoul, Busan, Incheon, Daejeon, Daegu, and Gwangju. Team up with your favorite artists and fight the other teams in a battle that will last all summer! Famous K-pop, EDM and Hip-hop artists will perform, such as Gray, Zico, Jessi, Crush, Hyuna, and many more!
This time of the year has come again! Sinchon Water Gun Festival, held every summer since 2013, will take over Sinchon in a huge water gun fight. This year’s party is under the theme “Retake the Kingdom”, so prepare for a restless battle! The Sinchon Water Gun Festival is an event open to Koreans and foreigners, so come enjoy the many activities and performances by DJs and street performers!
4SEIDON Water Music Festival is the music festival in Busan you have to go this July! The name 4SEIDON, read like “po-seidon”, is a pun referring to Poseidon, the Greek god of the Sea. No doubt you’re going to get wet, especially with the battle fights and many water performances that this show will offer. The lineup is yet to be released but will be composed of 4 international EDM DJs and 20 K-pop artists, so keep checking this article or our Directory for updates.
Laying on the sunny beaches of Busan sounds amazing, and even more so if it’s while listening to good music and enjoying multiple performances. The Busan Sea Festival hosts many free events spread across Busan’s major beaches, including Haeundae Beach and Gwangalli Beach. The 4-day festival will be filled with a variety of cultural events, hands-on programs, ceremonies, performances, and more. If you’re looking for a children-friendly festival, don’t hesitate to attend as the Busan Sea Festival offers activities targeted to all age groups.
With friends or family, come enjoy a week of fun filled with water-themed events to help beat the hot, summer days at the Jeongnamjin Jangheung Water Festival! Located in Jeollanam-do, in the south of Korea, the festival will throw an EDM pool party, water gun fights, a parade, and many other events. Lots of activities will be available at the venue, such as flyboarding, kayaking, water sliding, banana boat riding, fishing, etc.
Summer 2019 will finally launch back its pool party season with the 2019 Walkerhill Bikini Pool Party. A total of 8 parties will be organized each Saturday from July to August at River Park, the outdoor pool facilities at the Walkerhill Hotel. If watching the video above hasn’t convinced you yet, know that each party will have a different theme and some of the hottest Korean and international DJs and artists performing, such as Changmo, Toms Sparks, Monolix, Bjones, Manuel Moore and many others.
The Boryeong Mud Festival is the perfect event to get down and dirty while promoting your skin health with some mud treatment. This festival not only attracts locals from all over the country but also international visitors looking to have a good time. Many activities like mud wrestling, mud sliding, a marine mud training course, and swimming in a big mud bath will be running all festival long. The events are also perfect for kids, as there is a Mud Kid’s Land for children to participate as well. Those looking to relax while at the festival can spend their time at the mud massage zone and end their night with music and fireworks at the beach.