Now on its 15th year, the Busan Fireworks Festival is set to bring brilliant bursts of color to the city’s night sky this November 2, Saturday, at Gwangalli Beach.
From a humble autumn festivity, the Busan Fireworks Festival has become one of South Korea’s most-anticipated annual events, drawing in locals and foreign travelers alike to revel in the awe-inspiring spectacle it offers.
Presented by Busan’s metropolitan government and Culture & Tourism Festival Organizing Committee with the support of local communities, this year’s show will be the grandest yet, with state-of-the-art laser light technology blending complementing the pyrotechnics as well as the tunes to be played during the multimedia showcase.
The exhibition will also celebrate the city of Busan as the host of the 2019 ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit, making the affair even more meaningful.
To get to Gwangali Beach, take the metro to either Gwangan Station or Geumryeong Station, and then simply walk towards the beach from the exit. But if you find Gwangalli Beach too crowded, you’ll be glad to know that there are other great spots in the city where you can catch the visual extravaganza for free.
If you’re in the mood to stretch your legs, hike up Hwangnyeongsan and Geumnyeonsan—two connected mountains popular for their fantastic viewpoints. Another place to go is the hillside of Jangsan, which will treat you to vistas of the cityscape with the fireworks display. Dongbaek Island also has a designated viewing spot, which is on the opposite side of all the action.
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