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 🙂
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 🙂
4 thoughts on “Busan Fireworks Festival ( 부산 불꽃축제 )”
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?
This year it is on the 10.28.2017. More info here
Hi, thank you for your post. I’m heading to Busan end of the year and would like to know where to count down and celebrate the new year.
Sorry for the late reply. Replied to your other post 🙂