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    Seoul city will be hosting the “2018 Water Festival” from July 26 (Thu.) to 28 (Sat.) for three days at Seoul Plaza. This event aims to share the necessity of recreating a healthy water circulation system in our present days as climate change and urbanization distorted the current cycle.

    The Water Festival, which celebrates its third anniversary this year, introduces academic research and outstanding technologies related to the water environment, while also offering various cultural events to attract the citizens’ interest and participation. Among the festival’s main events are the ·Rain Festival, the ·Water Fair, and the ·Rain School.

    【Rain Festival with the citizens】

    The Rain Festival will take place in Seoul Plaza with a multitude of colorful experiential programs related to water circulation. This event will be a place for visitors to make beautiful memories in the rain as the plaza is transformed into a rainwater garden. The six water experiential programs were designed around the outstanding ideas of citizens. Among these are rainwater athletics, DIY dolls, and water cannons. In addition, a large-scale water play area will be installed for children to enjoy themselves to the fullest at the center of Seoul. At night, movies will be screened on Seoul Plaza’s special stage and rainfall concerts will be held for people to cool down from the summer’s scorching heat.

    【Water Fair – Exhibition of outstanding products related to water circulation】

    The Seoul City will be holding Water Fair in the special exhibition area of Seoul Plaza in order to present outstanding products and new technologies related to water circulation in an effort to also develop related industrial technology and raise citizen awareness and interest in the matter.
    While the fair will be a chance to introduce the outstanding products to business in the field of water circulation and contribute to the multiplication of water circulation facilities, it is also expected to provide the participating outstanding businesses with a wide range of opportunities.

    【Rain School to nurture the next-generation talents】

    Centered around cultural art and water circulation, a “Rain School” will be operated during the festival in Seoul Plaza to educate youths on the importance of water circulation and the value of rainwater.
    The Rain School will be open to middle and high school students from July 26th to 28th. A total of 100 students will be able to participate in the five programs prepared (max. 20 persons per program): Art classroom, traditional music classroom, illustration book classroom, magic classroom, and dance classroom.

    For more information and details about the programs, visit the official website of Water Festival (http://festival.seoul.go.kr/water) or call (inquiry+ 82-2-2133-3762 or 4).

    Program schedule

    Program schedule
    LocationProgramHours of operation
    Seoul PlazaWater Fair· Date and Time: July 26 (Thu) to 28 (Sat), 10 am – 6 pm
    · Location: East side of Seoul Plaza – Special Exhibition area
    Rain FestivalRain playground· Date and Time: July 26 (Thu) to 28 (Sat), 10 am – 6 pm
    · Location: West side of Seoul Plaza – temporary water play area
    Rain movie festival· Date and Time: July 26 (Thu) to 27 (Fri), 8 pm – 10 pm
    · Location: South side of Seoul Plaza – Special Stage
    Rain concert· Date and Time: July 28 (Sat) 8 pm – 10 pm
    · Location: South side of Seoul Plaza – Special Stage
    Rain garden· Date and Time: July 26 (Thu) to 28 (Sat), 10 am – 10 pm
    · Location: Seoul Plaza
    Experiential ProgramsRain through five senses· Date and Time: July 26 (Thu) to 28 (Sat), 10 am – 6 pm
    · Location: Seoul Plaza
    Curling in the Rain & Rain Football
    Rain Athletics
    Water photo zone & DIY Poby
    Frog Café & DIY Ice pack
    Downpour Party
    Storm and Flood Safety Experience
    Meteorological Agency Climate Campaign
    Rain School· Date and Time: July 26 (Thu) to 28 (Sat), cf. class schedule for times.
    · Location: Seoul Plaza, Water theme park, Seoul City Hall meeting rooms, etc.
    Multi-purpose Hall, Main Building2018 Seoul Water Environment Symposium· Date and Time: July 25 (Wed) to 26 (Thu), 10 am – 6 pm
    · Location: Multi-purpose hall, Main building, Seoul City Hall (8F)

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    The ‘Rain Playground’ which was under operation during “2018 Rain Festival” will extend its operation for two more weeks until August 11.