Gangnam Festival to Offer Fun, Cultural Activities

  • By Shin Jeong-sun

    September 22, 2017 12:39

    The annual community festival in Seoul's southern district of Gangnam kicks off next week, offering a wide range of events including a fashion show, K-pop concert, marathon, and food market.

    The festival, in its sixth year, offers residents and visitors, both foreign and local, an opportunity to enjoy themselves. It runs from next Tuesday through Sunday.

    A literary-themed fashion show at a newly opened library at the COEX mall from Tuesday through Thursday will feature the work of six designers.

    A free K-pop concert on Friday will feature many singers popular among both younger and older generations. One of the headliners, Lee Seung-chul, will sing his hits, including duets with Gummy. Rising idol bands Wanna One and Cosmic Girls will perform on a street stage around the Samseong subway station.

    The 15th International Peace Marathon will be held on Saturday. About 10,000 amateur runners will take part in the full, half-marathon, 10-km and 5-km races, with all entry fees going to UNICEF.

    Foods prepared by some of the country's top chefs will be available for only W3,000 a dish at the marathon (US$1=W1,135). 

    And to promote Korean products and boost domestic consumption, a grand sales event over the next weekend will involve some 400 department stores, restaurants and other businesses in the district.

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