Busan Fireworks Festival ( 부산 불꽃축제 )

I had been looking forward to seeing the Busan Fireworks Festival ( 부산 불꽃축제 ) for a while now as I haven’t managed to see it on my previous trips to Busan. The fact that I am now living in Busan means I am able to attend most if not all of the festivals in Busan which so far has been great fun 🙂
It was very busy but it wasn’t too crazy which is what I was expecting. The Busan Fireworks Festival is held at Gwangalli Beach so you will need to go there to get a great view. Hwangnyeongsan Mountain also offers good views of the fireworks which is another option. If you are catching the subway there, you will need to get off at Gwangan Station (Busan Subway Line 2), Exit 3 or 5.

I walked there which took me about an hour (nice stroll along the river and took a taxi back home).

If you are coming to Busan to watch the fireworks (or just here for a holiday) you may want to check out my detailed post on the Best Areas to Stay in Busan. Also if you find yourself looking for itinerary ideas, here is a complete travel itinerary for Busan.

Here are my photos from my time at the Busan Fireworks Festival ( 부산 불꽃축제 ), I hope you enjoy 🙂

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Like any large event, quite a few people walking there.

 

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Lots of people/families along the left side of Gwangalli beach – easy access to sashimi shops (great place to eat/drink with friends)

 

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This area was very busy as for good reason.

 

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Millennium city which I have written about in my Gwangalli Beach post – Place to buy sashimi and sit along the water.

 

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It was fairly busy but nothing too crazy which was nice.

 

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This was the best position I could get (I came about 20 minutes before it started).

 

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Some nice colours to start it off.

 

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The bridge with the fireworks makes for a fantastic show.

 

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More colour.

 

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Everyone was recording with their phones as you would expect.

 

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The crowd was well behaved and very family friendly.

 

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Lots of purple.

 

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If you want a really good spot I would suggest coming a few hours early.

 

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Perfect night as the weather was great as well.

 

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It was really well done.

 

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Some nice whites.

 

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Plenty of places to eat after the fireworks have finished.

 

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More snaps 🙂

 

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Some larger fireworks appear at the end for a nice finish.

 

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Rainbow like colours.

 

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They have lights on the bridge as well.

 

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The fireworks really illuminate the sky when everything is turned off.

 

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Some different kind of fireworks.

 

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Some fairy lights.

 

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They look like stars in the background.

 

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Constant fireworks.

 

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Everyone was fairly well behaved and the atmosphere was very nice.

 

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Its like someone has a giant grinder.

 

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Covering the sky.

 

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Here is the spot near millennium city again.

 

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After we got some sashimi 회 and sat along the water.

 

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Also got Korean Pancake 파전

If you are looking for other festivals in Korea you may want to check out my time at the Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival or the Jinju Lantern Festival.

As usual, if you have any questions leave a comment 🙂

2 thoughts on “Busan Fireworks Festival ( 부산 불꽃축제 )

  1. Hi, thank you for your wonderful post. I’m heading to Busan this Dec. May I know when is the fireworks festival and how Long does it last?
    Thank you!

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