What’s On in Busan: September 30 – October 6

Find out what great things are happening around Busan this week.


Here’s what’s going on around Busan this week.


haps_weekend_music2019 Busan MARU International Music Festival @ Citywide – A month-long, citywide music festival features some great classical music. Citywide, Through October 1

Regular Tuesday Night Cultural Performances @ Busan National Gugak Center – The weekly Korean traditional music performance takes place each Tuesday evening. Busan National Gugak Center, Busan Jin-gu, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday Performance of Traditional Dance @ Busan National Gugak CenterEvery other Thursday until the end of December sees great performances of Korean traditional danceBusan National Gugak Center, Busan Jin-gu, Every other Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday Performance of Traditional Music and Dance @ Busan National Gugak CenterEnjoy a traditional Korean music and dance performance each Saturday until the end of December. Busan National Gugak Center, Busan Jin-gu, Saturday, 3 p.m.

Open Mic @ Basement – The oldest running open mic in the city. Basement, PNU, Every Tuesday, 9 p.m.

Open Mic @ HQ – The newest regular open mic in the city takes place each Thursday night following trivia. HQ Bar, Gwangalli, Wednesday, 11 p.m.

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2019 Global Women’s Trade Summit and Global Women Leaders Forum @ Grand Hotel – 500 women’s leaders from across the globe converge for the annual business conference. Grand Hotel, Haeundae, Sunday, Tuesday through Thursday

Sea Art Festival @ Dadaepo Beach – Under this year’s theme “Sea of Heartbreak”, a month-long exhibit of art returns to Dadaepo Beach. Dadaepo Beach, Through October 27

Busan International Film Festival @ Busan Cinema Center – BIFF returns for its 24th year for 10 days of great films from across the globe. Busan Cinema Center, Centum City, Through October 12

ECCK Networking Night @ Park Hyatt Hotel – Join the European Chamber of Commerce’s “Busan Autumn Networking Night” this Tuesday. Park Hyatt, Marine City, Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Busan Opera Week @ Busan Cultural CenterFour amazing operas will be performed at the Busan Cultural Center. Busan Cultural Center, Daeyeon-dong, September 30 – October 13

Hanbok Culture Week @ Gwangalli Beach – The opening ceremony of the nationwide Hanbok Culture week comes to Gwangalli Beach. Gwangalli Beach, Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Next Content Fair @ BEXCO – Join 150 booths with VR and new content this weekend at BEXCO. BEXCO, Centum City, October 4-6

Busan Geumjeong Stree Arts Festival @ PNU – A great art festival featuring street performers from Korea and abroad. PNU Streets, Pusan National University, October 4-6

La La La Festival @ Oncheoncheon Stream – The La La La Festival, the only festival themed around dessert goods in Korea, features great food and coffee. Oncheoncheon Stream, Geumjeong-gu, October 4-6

Geumryeongsan Festival @ Geumnyeonsan Youth Training Institute – A variety of participatory and astronomy events are planned for this Saturday. Geumnyeonsan Youth Training Institute, Saturday, 5 p.m.

Gwangan International Community Fair @ Gorilla Brewing Company – The 9th edition returns after being rained out last weekend. Gorilla Brewing Company, Gwangalli, Sunday, 11 a.m.

Yeongnam Dance Festival @ Busan National Gugak Center – A month’s worth of traditional Korean dance performances are scheduled to be held. Busan National Gugak Center, Busanjin-gu, Through October 26

Unveiling the Underwater Treasures @ Busan Museum – An interesting exhibit featuring treasures found underwater in Korea. Busan Museum, Nam-gu, Through October 6

Random International: Out of Control @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan – Check out the newest installations including the Rain Room until November. Museum of Contemporary Art Busan, Through January 27, 2020

One Giant Leap Celebration Exhibition @ Busan National Science Museum – Check out a fun exhibition of the Moon Landing’s 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11. Busan National Science Museum, Gijang-gun, Through October 27

The Forgotten Other Seas, the Seas of North Korea @ Korea National Maritime Museum – An interesting exhibition looking at the local seas of North Korea. Korea National Maritime Museum, Yeong-do, Through October 12

Finnish aalto @ Busan Museum of Art – Enjoy a Finnish design and contemporary exhibition. Busan Museum of Art, Haeundae, July 12 – November 26

Henry Miller: Watercolors and Prints @ Busan Cultural Center – An exhibit donated from the collection of Ha Jung-woong. Busan Cultural Center, Daeyeon-dong, Through October 13

Korean War and Busan @ Provisional Capital Memorial Hall – A special exhibition showcasing Busan’s role in the Korean War. Garden of Provisional Capital Memorial Hall, Bumin-dong, Seo-gu, Through December 22

Magic Circus @ East Busan Lotte Outlet Mall – Join a magical family-oriented event enjoyable for both children and adults. Lotte Outlet Mall, Gijang, Friday, Saturday and Sunday through November 29

Dadaepo Sunset Fountain of Dreams @ Dadaepo Beach – From Tuesday to Sunday every week during the operational period, visitors can enjoy playing in the fountain and also night music fountain shows. Dadaepo Beach, Through October 31

Busan Tower Media Facade @ Busan Tower – Check out the nightly video projections shown on the 80-meter high Busan Tower façade display various images of Busan created by local artists. Busan Tower, Nampodong, 7 p.m.

Weekly Meditation Class @ Suyeong Cultural Center – A small, free class dedicated to learning tools and techniques to meditation. Suyeong Cultural Center, Suyeong-gu, Wednesday, 8 p.m. 

Circuit Training and Yoga Class @ Gorilla Brewing  – Take a free class each week while enjoying a cold pint afterward. Gorilla Brewing Company, Gwangalli, Saturday, 12 p.m.

Farmers Market @ Busan City Hall – The local Farmers’ Market has been operating every Thursday from 10 am to 6 pm at Busan City Hall since April 2012. Busan City Hall, Thursday, 10 am to 6 p.m.

Ardor Market @ Haeundae Square – A weekly flea market with lots of goodies to be bought. Haeundae Square, Haeundae, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 4 p.m.

Weekend Flea Markets @ Citywide – Enjoy some weekend flea markets at various locations around the city. Saturday and Sunday, Times and locations vary

Busan Chess Club @ Busan Global Village – Join like-minded chess enthusiasts for a weekly gathering of playing chess. McDonald’s, City Hall Station, Tuesday, 8 p.m.

You can check out what else is happening around the city’s largest and best event guide on the Haps Event Calendar.

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