[Wanderlust Wednesday] 6 Most Wild, Hip and Fun Korean Festivals That Will Turn Up Your Summer!

Step outside your comfort zone and make room on your calendar for these incredible summer festivals that will take place around South Korea.

Check out the list below that will help you make an excellent decision for your summer holiday!

  1. 2016 Water Gun Festival (July 9 – 10, Seoul)

Sinchon Water Gun Festival July 26, 2014 Yeonse-ro, Sinchon, Seoul Related Articles -Korea.net- -English- Play with water guns, blow off the summer heat http://www.korea.net/NewsFocus/Travel/view?articleId=120831 Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Korean Culture and Information Service Korea.net (www.korea.net) Official Photographer: Jeon Han This official Republic of Korea photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way. Also, it may not be used in any type of commercial, advertisement, product or promotion that in any way suggests approval or endorsement from the government of the Republic of Korea. If you require a photograph without a watermark, please contact us via Flickr e-mail. --------------------------------------------------------------- 제2회 신촌 물총축제 2014-07-26 신촌, 연세로 문화체육관광부 해외문화홍보원 코리아넷 전한

Selected as the representative water festival of Seoul this year, Water Gun Festival starts July the right way. Featuring a new theme of “Pirates,” a pirate ship launching ceremony will be held as an opening with exciting water gun fights against pirates!

For more details and directions, click here.

  1. Boryeong Mud Festival 2016 (July 15 – 24, Boryeong)

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Be prepared to get muddy! From mud slide, mud wrestling pool, mud prison, mud painting to mud festival photo exhibition, the annual Boryeong Mud Festival is the most popular summer festival beloved by both locals and foreign visitors alike. The festival will be held at Daecheon Beach, Boryeong, a town in South Chungcheong Province. For more information, click here.

  1. Zombie Run 2016 Summer Festival (July 23 – 24, Busan)

Zombie Run 2016, a breathtaking survival game full of thrills and chills, is nearly upon us once again! Make it to the finish line with your flag or else you will become one of the walking dead. This year, it will be launched in South Korea’s second biggest city, Busan. For details and directions, click here.

  1. Daegu Chicken & Beer (Chimac) Festival (July 27 – 31, Daegu)


With over 100 brands serving mouthwatering fried chicken and beer, this unique annual festival in Daegu offers a great opportunity for those who have never experienced Chimac culture in Korea.

While drinking and eating, there will be K-pop concerts, DJ party and jazz music performances for you and your friends and your family to enjoy. For more info, click here.

  1. Water Bomb Festival 2016 (July 30, Seoul)

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Looking for a place to get wet and wild to beat the summer heat? Look no further. At Water Bomb Festival 2016, you and your friends can enjoy a water fight and live hip-hop and EDM. Gear up those water guns and have fun getting soaked! For details and directions, click here.


  1. Seoul Soul Festival 2016 (August 13 – 14, Seoul)

For the first time, top class Hip-hop, R&B and Soul artists around the world and Korean artists will perform all in one place at the Seoul Soul Festival 2016.


Maxwell, Eric Benet, BJ The Chicago Kid, Tyga and many more are included in the line-up, which we dare to call it a “dream lineup”. To see the full line-up, click here.

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Now, if you have decided where to go for your summer vacation, don’t forget to check out “Splash & Swaaag,” a travel guide to how you can turn up your summer and keep the swag on in Korea. Want to find out more up-to-date travel experiences in South Korea? Visit Korea’s #1 Travel Shop, Trazy.com.

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