11th Busan Mackerel Festival Returns this Weekend


The 11th Busan Mackerel Festival takes place from October 25 to 27 around the Songdo Beach area.

Mackerel, the city fish of Busan, is in season in the autumn. Visitors can taste variously cooked mackerel at the festival.

The festival begins with a street parade on Oct. 25 at 4:00 p.m. and fireworks show, celebratory performances are scheduled to be held at Songdo Beach beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Visitors can enjoy various events including catching mackerel, tasting baked mackerel, riding sea kayaks and more.

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