The Seoul Metropolitan Government will host the “Hangang Love Leports Festival 2011,” in which participants can enjoy, for free of charge, high-end aquatic leisure and sports at the Hangang, during August 13 and 14.
Aquatic leisure sports experience programs will be extensively conducted at Ttukseom Hangang Park during August 13 to 14. The four-hour program will entail intensive training by professional trainers on wind surfing and dingy yachts to enable participants to adequately enjoy these activities on their own.
Rafting, kayaking, banana-shaped boats, and motorboat rides are provided on a first come first serve basis, free of charge. The city government will recruit 1,584 people through an advance online application process. An additional number of participants can also take part in the programs through a first come, first serve basis at the site on the day of the event (30% to be selected at the site).
Advance applications can be submitted at the festival’s website (www.2011hangangfest.co.kr) from 10 a.m. on August 4. Various outdoor, on-water performances will be held at the Media Art Gallery in Banpo Hangang Park to allow people in family groups or as couples to enjoy and cool off from the hot summer nights without feeling a financial burden.
A performance by the European Philharmonic Orchestra (conductor Gum Nan-se) will take place on August 13. A youth festival, featuring Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter; Rock’n Roll & Twist Band O Brothers; and Oksangdalbit (Moonlight of Rooftop) to sing Drama “Pasta” OST, will also be staged there on August 14.
For more information on the event, please refer to the festival’s website at (www.2011hangangfest.co.kr), or dial the festival’s secretariat at (+82-2-594-4324).