Beat the Heat at the Sinchon Water Gun Festival

By Briseida Rivera

Figuring out ways to stay cool in the summer can be hard. Do you go outside and enjoy the nice breeze that comes with the blaring hot sun? Or do you stay inside the whole day where the AC is blasting but have nothing to do? If you’re looking for a way to keep cool during the summer, here’s an amazing way to do so!

The Sinchon Water Gun Festival has been an annual two-day event since 2013. Taking place in the beginning of July in downtown Seoul, for a small fee, you can cool down in a water gun festival with hundreds of other participants! Seeing as it’s a cheap, fun and easy way to feel refreshed in the summer, it’s no reason why each year more and more people participate.

Two days are packed to the brim with fun feature various activities one can do; the main event being the water gun fight, an experience anyone can join. If you’re wondering what you’ll go into battle with, your “weapon” of choice all comes down to what package you decide to buy!

The festival also includes other events, such as a bubble party! After you’re done playing with water guns, you can enjoy listening to music and playing in some colorful foam. Join in on the fun with others as you splash around in the bubbles and dance the night away!

There are also other activities, such as a DJ show with local artist, giant water slides, and multiple sideshows as you walk throughout the event. If at one point you’re feeling a bit of an appetite, there are multiple vendors that sell all kinds of popular street foods and drinks to keep you energized throughout the event. Walk around and see what they have to offer, there’s no doubt you’ll come across some delicious gimbap, tteokbokki, or fish cakes!

This iconic summer festival has been a fun way many people have beat the heat while also making long-lasting memories with friends and families. Is this one battle you’re willing to participate in? Let us know in the comments below!

Written by Briseida Rivera

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