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  • A sure way to escape from the summer heat: 2018 Seoul Hangang festival starts July 20

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    • –2018 Hangang Summer Festival to be held from July 20 to August 19 at 11 riverside parks, and 70 percent of the festival’s 80 program to be run free of charge
    • –Watching movies inside the swimming pool, walking in the rain, three-day circus festivals and crossing the Hangang River by swimming – They are all new programs you are able to enjoy during the annual Hangang Summer Festival

    SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, July 10, 2018 – Watching movies inside the swimming pool, walking in the rain, three-day circus festivals and crossing the Hangang River by swimming – They are all new programs you are able to enjoy during the annual Hangang Summer Festival.

    The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced to hold the 2018 Hangang Summer Festival that provides 80 ways to escape from sweltering heat only in the river for a month from July 20 to August 19 at 11 riverside parks.

    More than 70 percent of the festival’s 80 program is run free of charge so anyone is allowed to enjoy them without burdens.

    The Seoul Metropolitan Hangang Project Headquarters, the main organizer of the festival, selects the following seven programs for festival-goers to better enjoy the occasions:

    • 1)“Essential” Summer Program: “Water Fight” using 200,000 water balloons and “Water Playground” where e.g. paddle-boarding can be enjoyed
    • 2)Night Culture & Arts Program: 3-day Free Circus & Puppet Show
    • 3)Mania Program: Walking on A Rainy Weekend & Crossing the Hangang by3,000 swimmers
    • 4)“Small Yet Clear Happiness” in the Busy Life Program: Watching movies inside the swimming pool & Night-time healing performance
    • 5)“Hangang in the World” Program: collaboration performances by nine local governments of the regions along the river
    • 6)“Young” Planning by Youth Cultural Planners Program: Night-long concerts & Busking Festivals
    • 7)Sustainable Festival for Earth and Environment Program: Watching movies at an open-air space with the hydroelectric power generation

    For more information on the 2018 Hangang Summer Festival, visit the Festival’s official websites (http://hangang.seoul.go.kr/project) or use the “Smart Seoul Map” mobile application.