April 12 Yeouido Spring Flower Festival (여의도 봄꽃축제) (Seoul)
The Yeouido Spring Flower Festival is held in Yeouiseo-ro (Yunjung-no) in mid-April when the azaleas, forsythia, royal azaleas, and other spring flowers are in full bloom. The celebration is famous for its 1,400~1,600 Korean Cherry trees.
At night, the cherry blossoms are lit up with various colored lights and a wide range of street performances and art exhibitions take place.
The festival events move beyond Yeouiseo-ro and onto the large swath of Yeouido Hangang Riverside Park (여의도 한강공원) that surround the island and has become one of Seoul’s most popular weekend hot spots.
The Yeouido Spring Flowers Festival in Seoul (여의도 봄꽃축제) was created to celebrate the precious few days each spring, when the 1,700 King cherry trees on Yeouido island (여의도) erupt into ephemeral clouds of pink. While every year is a bit different, it is the first or second week of April when the trees’ buds inevitably burst and spring’s spectacular show gets underway.
So, get out and enjoy the flowers and relax along the river. Don’t delay your trip before a heavy rain or wind could mean those ephemeral cherry blossoms are gone before your eyes!
It will be like after an awfully long winter here in Korea, the Yeouido Spring Flowers Festival is a certain sign for us to finally welcome spring to the city!