Seoul is really heating up this summer with temperatures already reaching the mid-thirties. July is known to be the rainy season in this part of the globe, but that won’t stop this city from having a blast this month! Here are a few events you won’t want to miss!

July 8-9 | Sinchon Water Gun Festival

This festival is the perfect escape from the harsh summer heat. The entire neighborhood of Sinchon is filled with water slides and people wielding water guns. People of all ages come to have a good time, beat the heat, and get soaked. Don’t have a water gun with you? Buy one on any street corner during the festival! For more info, click here.

Until July 16| Storytelling Performance at Cheonggyecheon Stream : Fly, Ishimi

Visit Cheonggyecheon Stream and watch the story of "Fly, Ishimi", a traditional Korean puppet play, being played out by a troop of performance artists! As part of the performance, there'll also be a giant Ishimi figure that will dance among the crowd. If you're wondering how to entertain the kids, this will be your best bet. Admission is free; for more info, click here.

Until July 23 | [Project 284] The Clock of Time Traveler

Contemplate time at The Clock of Time Traveler, an arts exhibition where you can enjoy the various art installations, activities, and performances on offer. Admission is free; click here for more details!

July 28-29 | Jisan Valley Rock Festival

Jisan Valley Rock Festival is known for bringing in great rock acts, so if you’re willing to venture a few hours outside of Seoul, this is a must-see for music fans. This year the line up is impressive as always with headliners like Lorde, Gorillaz, Sigur Ros, Major Lazer and more! Get your tickets here.

July 29 | Waterbomb Festival

This part-music festival part-water gun fight is sure to be a good time! The line up features some of the hottest Korean hip hop acts like Hyuna, Jessi, Skull & Haha, Sleepy, and more! When purchasing your tickets you get to choose what team you're on (red versus blue). On the day of the festival, you show up, join your team, and have a huge water fight while jamming to great live music! Click here for tickets.