Busan Fireworks Festival & Busan Jagalchi Festival | Busan Festival October 2017

If you are visiting Busan in October, consider yourself lucky because you can attend many different types of festival such as Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), Sea Art Festival, Busan Fireworks Festival, Busan Jagalchi Festival and many more! I have visited the Sea Art Festival and Busan International Fireworks Festival. Besides that, I was also traveling in Busan when BIFF was going on. My friends did went for the free movie screening and all, but I did not go for it.

Today, I am going to introduce two festivals that are held in Busan in the month of October that I wish to go. Firstly, it is the Busan Fireworks Festival 2017.


Busan Fireworks Festival 2017

I went for Busan Fireworks Festival in 2013 and 2015. I love it and I want to go again. It was crowded but it is worth it. I love the music that goes well with the fireworks show. Trust me, it is one-hour jaw-dropping fireworks show that makes you go WOW~.

busan fireworks festival

Photo taken by me @ Busan Fireworks Festival 2015 at Gwangalli Beach

Busan Fireworks Festival is held in Gwangalli Beach in October, every year. Usually it is on the last Saturday of October. If you want to visit Busan during the fireworks festival period, be sure to take note of this before you purchase your flight ticket.

Find the information about Busan Fireworks Festival as below:


28 October 2017


Gwangalli Beach


Gwangan Station (Busan Subway Line 2), Exit 3 or 5


  • Be there early. I suggest you arrive in Gwangalli beach by 5pm to book a good seat on the beach.
  • Bring a picnic mat so that you can sit comfortably on the beach.
  • Bring jacket / dress warmly as it gets cold in the evening.
  • Don’t drink too much water. It is hard to get out and get back to your seat.
  • Go with a few friends. In that way, if you need to go to the toilet, your friends can still look after the seat and your stuff.
  • Don’t leave your seat at 7pm. The show starts at 8pm. By 7pm, it will be crowded on the street near the beach. Once you get out from the beach, you might never squeeze your way back to your original seat.
  • After the show, don’t leave immediately as it will be crowded. Wait for 30 mins or so and chill on the beach.


*Well, this is what I learned from my past experience at Busan Fireworks Festival. 🙂


Busan Jagalchi Festival 2017

busan jagalchi festival 2017

Photo source – http://www.ejagalchi.com/


19 ~ 22 October 2017


Jagalchi Market, Busan


Jagalchi Station (Busan Subway Line 1), Exit 10


I always visit Jagalchi Market when I go to Busan. Why? To take photos of fresh seafood, the people at the market, and of course, to eat fresh seafood soup! I don’t remember exactly how much it costs for the seafood soup, but all I remember is that the price is reasonable and inexpensive, and the seafood is fresh and delicious!

(Well, if it is expensive, I won’t eat it because I am a budget traveler T_T )

It seems like Busan Jagalchi Festival is nation’s largest seafood festival. It is definitely worth taking a look at what they have to offer during the festival. 🙂

So here’s two festivals in Busan that I wish to join for the month of October. Of course, this could be your travel guide too, if you are visiting Busan this month.

If you have any inquiries, don’t be shy to drop me a message @ my Facebook page : cleeswanders or

visit my Instagram @cleeswanders for more travel photos.


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