Whether you’re looking to dance the night away, eat your weight in Korean food, or take in the beauty of Seoul at night, November has something in store for you. As the temperatures cool and Korea gets ready for the long winter ahead, be sure to take advantage of these festivals and events celebrating the height of autumn here in Seoul!

November 1 - 11 | 10th Annual Seoul International Music Festival

Welcome the autumn season in with classical music from all over the world! The Seoul Arts Center in the south of Seoul will be hosting an 11 day event featuring musicians from Korea, Japan, Finland, France, and more. There are some free and some ticketed events so be sure to check out the website for all the details. For ticketed events, the Arts Center is donating 5% of the profits to Seoul residents with low incomes, along with giving out free tickets to the community!

November 2 - 18 | Seoul Lantern Festival

The Cheonggyecheon stream that cuts through the center of Seoul will soon be filled with lanterns of all shapes and sizes! Every year the festival grows larger and brighter, with lanterns from all over the world being featured. Be warned that this is an immensely popular spot for locals and visitors alike so there will be some serious crowds after dark. Luckily, after you make it through the entrance, the crowds dissipate. Don’t miss out on this festival that is gorgeous day and night!

November 7 & 8 | Charlie Puth Live in Seoul

You’re reading this correctly, Charlie Puth is coming to Seoul! Charlie has a huge fan base here in South Korea so the show is sure to be a hit. He is also a known friend of Kpop acts like BTS, so there’s a big chance of some celebrity faces in the crowd! As of writing this, tickets have sold out and a new date was added (also selling out) so keep your eyes peeled for people selling their tickets! You won’t want to miss this!

November 11 | Owl City Live in Seoul

Ready to blast back to the past? Owl City is coming to Seoul to play all his classics that we love as well as some new material! His tour has been doing amazing all over the US and Seoul is lucky to be a part of the international leg of it. Don’t miss out, as he’s bringing so fabulous opening acts and is always a good time! There are still tickets available so get them while you still can.

November 23 - 25 | Paju Soybean Festival

If you’re willing to take a bus ride about an hour out of Seoul, a seriously delicious festival awaits you! Paju is famous for its soybean products like tofu, soy rice cakes, and fermented soy beans. This annual festival shows off all of that and more with vendors selling all kinds of food complimented by contests and concerts all day! While you’re there, take a look around at the festival area, Imjingak, to get a view of North Korea and the peace park! The festival runs from 10am to 5pm all weekend! More info here (website in Korean).

Through December | Cirque de Soleil: Kooza

After traveling to over 19 countries, Cirque de Soleil’s incredible acrobatics show, Kooza, is coming to Korea! Starting November 3, Kooza will have a month-long stay in Jamsil in south eastern Seoul. Tickets are already selling out so if you’re looking for a night of thrills and fun, grab your tickets fast! The show is for all ages and all languages!