A busy weekend of events is on tap again around the city.
A warm and sunny weekend is forecast though please be advised that some events may be postponed or canceled due to the MERS situation around the country.
This weekend’s highlight sees the return of the 3rd New Zealand Wine Festival, taking place at the Park Hyatt Hotel Saturday evening. The 11th installment of the Busan International Dance Festival also returns, bringing some great domestic and international dance teams to the beach stage for some beautiful dancing from different genres. There’s also some great music and evening events this weekend to get out and enjoy after a day at the beach.
You can check out what else is happening around the city’s largest and best event guide on the Haps Event Calendar.
Haps Picks of the Weekend[tps_header]
Say Sue Me and Barbie Dolls @ HQ Bar - Two great bands, one great night of music. No Admission. Saturday, 9 p.m., HQ Bar, Gwangalli.
Acoustic Noise @ Eva’s Ticket - A fantastic night of acoustic music is lined up at Ticket. No Admission. Saturday, 10 p.m., Eva’s Ticket, Kyungsung.
IPA Beachslap @ Galmegi Brewery - Judging for the best home-brewed IPA’s is Friday, with the awards party Saturday afternoon. No Admission. Saturday, 4 p.m., Galmego Brewery, Gwangalli.
New Zealand Wine Festival @ Park Hyatt - The third installment of the NZ Wine Fest brings great wines, great food and a superb atmosphere. Tickets Required. Saturday, 6 p.m., Park Hyatt Hotel, Marine City.
No Professional Sports Matches this weekend
Busan International Dance Festival @ Haeundae Beach – The 11th International Dance Festival brings 46 dance teams from 11 countries to the beach stage. No Admission. Through Monday, Haeundae Beach, Haeundae.
German Art Exhibition @ Busan Museum of Art - The biggest exhibition of German art is definitely one worth checking out. No Admission. Through July 12, Busan Museum of Art, Centum City.
Korea Railways and Logistics Fair @ BEXCO - One of the world’s top four railroad industry exhibitions is on until Sunday. No Admission. Through Sunday, BEXCO, Centum City.
Weekend Weather Forecast[tps_header]
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