Modified: 9 months, 3 weeks
Held between late September and early October in the area of Yeongdongdaero and Bongeunsa-ro, this is the largest local festival. IT features K-pop concerts, a fashion show, an international marathon for peace, a global master chef food fest and the Gangnam Grand Sale. The performances by top K-pop artists are popular with Hallyu fans. The fashion show is a celebration of culture and style, launched to help promote the local fashion industry; it is an event of great interest even to industry outsides. The international marathon expresses wishes for world peace and unity. The marathon is also a philanthropic events: Its entry fees fund donations to UNICEF and other charitable organizations. The Global Master Chef's Food Festival is a rare chance to sample the fare of top Gangnam restaurants at reasonable price. The Gangnam Grand Sale, with some 400 participating businesses including department stores, hotels and restaurants, is worth a look as well for the discounts that it offers.
*Program may vary by year