The Busan Fireworks Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with another big line-up of events, promising to be the biggest yet. You can check out the best places to catch the fireworks if you’re looking to avoid the crowds and get the best views of the pyrotechnic spectacle.
The 10th Busan Fireworks Festival (Oct. 24-25)
Resplendent fireworks will light Busan’s autumn night skies once again. Busan Fireworks Festival, marking its 10th anniversary this year, will show off its magnificence under the theme “Love for Busan.” For those who have been waiting a year, here are some guidelines on how to enjoy the festival to the fullest.
K-pop Hallyu (Korean Wave) concert at Busan Citizens Park
On Oct. 24, the opening evening of the festival, a K-pop concert featuring Korea’s top-notch Hallyu stars will take place in the grass square at Busan Citizens Park. The concert at Korea’s best urban park is characterized as a “picnic-type music festival” where families, couples and coworkers can sit around and enjoy the music together.
The event, under the theme “The Brilliant Concert Season 3,” will last two hours after it kicks off at 7 p.m. The stage will be on fire, honored by Korea’s top K-pop stars like Sistar’s Hyorin, Ali and Insooni, whose performances have not been easy to come across in such an intimate setting.
Diverse street parades will boost the fever
The festival will kick off with a Fireworks Music Concert and street performances at 2 p.m. at Gwangalli Beach and around Gwangan Bridge.
In the roads around Gwangalli Beach till 6 p.m., street performances will showcase exciting dance, samul nori (traditional percussion music) and percussion presentations. The Fireworks Music Concert will follow from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Also to be featured is a special show where the upcoming fireworks are presented in advance using Gwangan Bridge’s media light technology.
Multi Fireworks Show under the theme “Love for Busan”
The highlight of the festival, Busan Multi Fireworks Show, will last for one hour from 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at Gwangalli Beach. This year’s theme for the fireworks is “Love for Busan.” Since the festival is marking its 10th anniversary, the visual feast will be taken up a notch. The festival will incorporate a breathtaking multimedia show using Gwangan Bridge’s state-of-the-art LED lighting and 1.2-kilometer length to stand out among other global fireworks festivals such as Australia’s Harbor Bridge Fireworks Festival.
Source: Busan City News
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