Travel Guide

Seoul Fireworks and Drone Shows To Look Forward to in Fall 2023

September 15, 2023

The Han River, also known as Hangang (한강), is an iconic and picturesque waterway that flows through the heart of the capital city, Seoul. During the autumn season, the riverbanks become a stunning display of red, orange, and yellow leaves on the trees, creating a serene and picturesque environment.

The Han River is surrounded by several parks and green spaces, including Yeouido Park, Ttukseom Hangang Park, and Banpo Hangang Park. People can enjoy leisurely walks, picnics, and bike rides along the river. It's a peaceful escape from the city's hustle and bustle, providing a chance to connect with nature and witness the changing seasons right in the heart of Seoul.

These parks also host various events and festivals throughout the year. Two of the most popular events in fall is the Hangang Drone Light Show and the International Fireworks Festival. We recommend picking up some delicious food and drinks and arriving early for a good spot!

Hangang Drone Light Show (2023 한강불빛공연 드론 라이트쇼)

Date: Every Friday from September 8 to October 27, 2023 

Location: Ttukseom Riverside Plaza (427-6 Jayang-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul)

Event 1: 9. 8 Fri - w/ Cultural Arts Performance (19:00 ~ 20:40)

Event 2: 9.15 Fri - w/ Cultural Arts Performance (19:00 ~ 20:40) [Canceled due to rain]

Event 3: 9.22 Fri - w/ Live Performances (19:00 ~ 20:10)

Event 4: 10.1 Sun - Drone Light Show only

Event 5: 10.6 Fri - w/ Cultural Arts Performance (19:00 ~ 20:40)

Event 6: 10.13 Fri - w/ Live Performances (19:00 ~ 20:10)

Event 7: 10.20 Fri - w/ Live Performances (19:00 ~ 20:10)

Event 8: 10.27 Fri - w/ Cultural Arts Performance (19:00 ~ 20:40)


○ Sept. 8 (Fri), Sept. 15 (Fri), Oct. 6 (Fri), Oct. 27 (Fri)
- 19:00-19:05 [Opening Performance] Drone Light Show (500 drones)
- 19:05-20:00 Cultural Arts Performance
- 20:00-20:10 [Main Performance] Drone Light Show (700 drones)
- 20:10-20:40 Busking Performance

○ Sept. 22 (Fri), Oct. 13 (Fri), Oct. 20 (Fri)
- 19:00-19:40 Cultural Arts Performance
- 20:00-20:10 [Main Performance] Drone Light Show (1,000 drones)

Fee: Free entrance

Be sure to check the official pages for any updates in the program.

Seoul Drone Show's Instagram (KR)

Visit Seoul website (EN)

Seoul International Fireworks Festival (2023 서울세계불꽃축제)

The Seoul International Fireworks Festival is an annual event that attracts over 1 million viewers along the Han River. This year, South Korea, China, and Poland will compete to create the most spectacular fireworks display.

Date: Saturday, October 7, 2023 19:00-21:00

Location: Yeouido Park (330, Yeouidong-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul)

Fee: Free entrance except for two zones by the water

Photo courtesy of the Seoul Metropolitan Government

This event is hosted by Hanwha and you can live stream the event on their Youtube and more details can be found on their Website.

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