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TOP 10 Festivals & Events in Busan, Korea (2024)

Busan is the second most visited city, after Seoul in South Korea.

With the latest hot attractions (e.g. Haeundae Sky Capsule, Lotte World Adventure Busan, Skyline Luge Busan) and together with its fabulous local food, great shopping outlets/malls, nature scenic walking trails and ease of public transport to places, many travellers are visiting or revisiting Busan.

Blessed with beautiful coastline, Busan hosted several biggest and famous festivals in different seasons across the year. So, check out the best festivals in Busan for your visit.

All Year Round

Gwangalli Beach

Gwangalli M Drone Light Show

Every Saturday, 20:00, 22:00 (Mar - Sep), 19:00, 21:00 (Oct - Feb), 10 mins

free

Gwangalli M Drone Light Show is the first permanent drone light show held in Korea. With a different theme every week, hundreds of drones put up spectacular performances to the delights of visitors.

Gwangalli M Drone Light Show

March April

Samnak Eco Park, Sasang-gu

Samnak Cherry Blossom Festival

2024: TBA

free

(ref> 31 Mar - 2 Apr 2023)

Every spring, over 3,000 cherry trees are in full bloom along Nakdonggang Riverside at Samnak Eco Park, forming a 12km long flower tunnel. Samnak Cherry Blossom Festival is one of the best cherry blossom attractions in Busan.

Samnak Cherry Blossom Festival

April

Daejeo Eco Park, Gangseo-gu

Busan Nakdong River Yucahe (Canola) Flower Festival

2024: TBA

free

(ref> 8-16 Apr 2023, cancelled)

The annual Busan Nakdong River Rapeseed Flower Festival is held annually in spring when the canola flowers are in full bloom at Daejeo Ecological Park, the largest canola field in Korea.

Busan Nakdong River Yucahe (Canola) Flower Festival

May

Haeundae Beach

19th Haeundae Sand Festival

2024: TBA

free

(ref> 19-22 May 2023, exhibition till 6 Jun 2023)

The popular Haeundae Sand Festival is organised annually every summer since 2005. Visitors can enjoy magnificent sand sculptures made by world-renowned artists on the beautiful beach of Haeundae with blue ocean background.

19th Haeundae Sand Festival

August

Haeundae Beach

The 28th Busan Sea Festival

2024: TBA

free

(ref> 1-6 Aug 2023)

The annual Busan Sea Festival is held at various beaches in Busan with a series of concerts, Night Pool Party (by renowned Korean hip-hop musicians), fireworks, street performances, sunset surfing, beach yoga, Zumba & Dance, beach pubs, etc.

The 28th Busan Sea Festival

October

Centum City & BIFF Square

29th Busan International Film Festival

2-11 Oct 2024

vary according to events

The Busan International Film Festival has grown from Korea's first international film festival to Asia's largest Film Festival. Visitors can enjoy screenings of international films, Red Carpet Event to catch your favourite artists, etc.

29th Busan International Film Festival

October

Samnak Eco Park, Sasang-gu

Busan International Rock Festival

2024: TBA

admission fee applies

(ref> 7-8 Oct 2023)

Busan International Rock Festival is Korea's longest running rock music festival. The outdoor music festival takes place at Samnak Ecological Park annually. It features the best and up-coming artists in Korea and around the world.

Busan International Rock Festival

November

Gwangalli Beach

19th Busan Fireworks Festival

2024: TBA

free (fee applicable for reserved seat)

(ref> 4 Nov 2023, 20:00)

Busan Fireworks Festival is one of the most popular festivals in Busan that takes place every autumn along Gwangalli Beach. You can also enjoy the fireworks from Dongbaekseom Island, Igidae Coastal Park and Hwangnyeongsan Mountain.

19th Busan Fireworks Festival

December January

Haeundae Beach

The 11th Haeundae Lights Festival

2024: TBA

free

(ref> 2 Dec 2023 - 31 Jan 2024, 17:30 - 24:00)

Haeundae Lights Festival is Haeundae's representative winter festival! Lights and media arts illuminate Haeundae Beach to Gunam-ro main road beautifully with various light sculpture photo zones and fun hands-on experience programs.

The 11th Haeundae Lights Festival

December January

Jung-gu, Nampodong

Gwangbok-ro Winter Light Tree Festival

2024: TBA

free

(ref> 8 Dec 2023 - 14 Jan 2024, 18:00 - 22:00)

The winter light festival (formerly Busan Christmas Tree Cultural Festival) is held annually in Nampo. The shopping streets of Gwangbok-ro and Gwangbokjungang-ro are decorated with Christmas trees and colourful lights, bringing joy to all.

Gwangbok-ro Winter Light Tree Festival
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Skyline Luge Busan Ticket

Skyline Luge Busan Ticket

5.0★

✚panoramic view sky rides

Busan Day Tour: Haeundae Sky Capsule

Busan Day Tour: Haeundae Sky Capsule

4.9★

✚Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, Cheongsapo, Huinnyeoul & Gamcheon Culture Villages

Haeundae Busan X the Sky Observatory (98-100F)

Haeundae Busan X the Sky Observatory (98-100F)

4.8★

largest observatory in Korea

Gyeongju UNESCO World Heritage Site Day Trip

Gyeongju UNESCO World Heritage Site Day Trip

4.7★

Bulguksa Temple, Yangdong Village, Daereungwon, Wolji Pond, Woljeong Bridge++

MUSEUM 1 SIGNS of LOSS Ticket (new modern art)

MUSEUM 1 SIGNS of LOSS Ticket (new modern art)

4.7★

152.4m mega sized LED media art!

Oedo Botania Island & Geoje Cable Car Day Tour

Oedo Botania Island & Geoje Cable Car Day Tour

4.9★

Hill of Wind, Cruise Ship, Haegeumgang, Oedo Botania & Geoje Panorama Cable Car

Busan Premium Yacht Tour (optional private tour)

Busan Premium Yacht Tour (optional private tour)

4.8★

polaroid photography, snacks & refreshment

​​Korea Rail Pass: KTX Bullet Train (BUSAN⇌SEOUL)

​​Korea Rail Pass: KTX Bullet Train (BUSAN⇌SEOUL)

4.8★

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₩25,100

✚panoramic view sky rides

MUSEUM 1 SIGNS of LOSS Ticket (new modern art)

MUSEUM 1 SIGNS of LOSS Ticket (new modern art)

₩14,400

152.4m mega sized LED media art!

Busan Day Tour: Haeundae Sky Capsule

Busan Day Tour: Haeundae Sky Capsule

₩74,000

✚Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, Cheongsapo, Huinnyeoul & Gamcheon Culture Villages

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