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13th Busan Fireworks Festival Kicks off October 28 in Gwangalli Beach

October 30, 2017 Destination North Asia No Comments Email Email

Known as one of the best fall festivals in Korea, the Busan Fireworks Festival held every October around Gwangalli Beach and Gwangandaegyo Bridge in Busan attracts roughly 1 million Korean and overseas spectators.

Under the theme of October’s Serenade of LOVE, the 13th Busan Fireworks Festival will take place on Saturday, October 28th this year in the Gwangalli Beach area.

Fireworks are shot from barges on the sea near Igidae, Gwangalli Beach and Dongbaekseom Island to create a three-dimensional and dynamic fireworks show that people in multiple locations can view.

‘Niagara Falls’ and ‘Color lguassu Falls’ fireworks displays, that appear to cascade from the Gwangandaegyo Bridge and twenty-five-inch supersize fireworks are the biggest reason you should come to this year’s festival. Parente Fireworks teams from Italy are also invited for the fireworks showcase.

Early festival arrivals can enjoy street performances at Gwangalli Beach. Preliminary fireworks will begin at 6:00 p.m. and again between 7:00 p.m. to 7:58 p.m. before the multi-fireworks show begins at 8:25 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Busan Fireworks Festival Event Schedule

Time Contents Remark


14:00~18:00 Fireworks Busking

Total 4 times (15min per time)

18:00~18:01 Pre-fireworks Day-time fireworks 1 time
18:01~19:00 Fireworks’ talk show-

Fireworks academy

Fireworks demonstration
19:00~19:58 Fireworks’ talk show-

Classic academy

Preliminary fireworks 3 times
19:58~19:59 Opening address
19:59~20:00 -2030 EXPO- signal event
20:00~20:15 Foreign invitee’s Fireworks show Parente Fireworks from Italy
20:15~20:25 Intermission Fireworks system check
20:25~21:00 Busan Multi-fireworks show

Even though the paid seats for the festival have already been sold out, there are still many great spots around the festival venue to watch the fireworks show.

Popular vantage points to watch the festival are listed below:
– Gwangalli Beach
– Jangsan Mountain
– Marine City Cinema Street
– Mipo, at the end of Haeundae Beach
– Near Samik Beach Apartment
– Namcheon Port
– Yonghoman Bay (in front of LG Metro City Apartments in Nam-gu)
– Igidae
– Hwangnyeongsan Mountain
– Millak Waterfront Park
– Nurimaru APEC House, Dongbaekseom Island
– Dalmajigil Road
– Geumnyeonsan Mountain Observation Deck

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