Seoul International Fireworks Festival

Seoul International Fireworks Festival is the most explosive event in Seoul having more than one million visitors to turn out. This festival has held in early October annually at Yeouido Han River Park since 2000. Actual fireworks show kicks off at 7 p.m. and every show is conveyed a 15 minute by each team in the span of two hours with music.

Seoul International Fireworks Festival

It is chilly out on the autumn evening, wear warm clothes and bring a blanket. You would see no more space to sit on in the crowded ground with so many tents (even not allowed). You can go early to get a good spot, but I recommend you to get there in time. When the show starts, most tents are going to be taken down and watch for an empty place. You can share the perfect space.


Finally, all you need is to choose where to go and take a seat to enjoy the beautiful scene.

A. You can enjoy its display over the head along the river from Yeouinaru station until 63 Building with the full effect of the music.
B. If you want to avoid the crowds, smells and noise then Ichon Han River Park, the other side of the river, is good choice for you in terms of relatively quiet and less crowded.
C. Other locations having good view either but a little bit farther: Nodeul Island, Noryangjin Sayukshin Park, Seonyudo Park.
D. Hangang Bridge Observatory and other neighboring bridges. (from Dongjak Bridge to Yanghwa Bridge)
E. One of the best way to enjoy the display of fireworks is taking the Han river Cruise.


Traffic across Yeouido Yeouidong-ro will be restricted, so using public transportation is recommended. Although Yeouinaru station is the closest station to the festival site, trains will pass through Yeouinaru station without stopping or the station will be closed temporarily if it is too crowed. Itโ€™d better go neighboring stations Line 1 Daebang station, Line 5 Yeouido Station, Singil Station, Line 9 Yeouido Station Saetgang station. (It takes 10-30 minute walk)



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  1. MelMel says: Reply

    Any official date for when this is scheduled for 2017?

    1. Jiyon says: Reply

      The exact date has not been announced yet, but it is expected to be held in the beginning of October 2017 (very likely on 7th October). Once the official date is fixed, will let you know! ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. Jiyon says: Reply

      Woot Woot! The date has been announced! ๐Ÿ™‚ It is on 30th September (Saturday).

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