What’s On in Busan This Weekend

Looking to get out and about? Here's what's happening around Busan this weekend.

Check out what’s going on around the city this weekend in Busan.

Please Note: The city of Busan has lowered its social distance level to level 3 from midnight so some events may be canceled or scaled back. Read more here.

Revamped Social Distancing Level in the Busan Area: Level 3 until October 4th.

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2021 Busan Maru International Music Festival — The 2021 Busan Maru International Music Festival (BMIMF) will be held from August 27 to September 26 at venues all around the city. Through September 26

Live Music @ Ol’55 — Open stage events take place every Friday and Saturday night. Ol’55, KSU, Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.

Events

Busan International Photo Festival 2021 — This year’s theme is “ANTHROPOCENE Ⅱ_ See Our Planet”. F1963 Seokcheon Hall, Through September 26

Starry Suyeong River LED Kayak Experience @ Suyeong River — Take an hour-long night kayaking experience along the river. Suyeong River, Friday through Sunday, 6:30 p.m.

Swedish Film Festival @ Busan Cinema Center — The Busan Cinema Center presents the 10th edition with 10 films. Busan Cinema Center, Centum City, September 9 – 15

Busan Indie Connect Festival 2021 @ Busan e-Sports Arena — Busan Indie Connect Festival is an international indie games festival held each year in Busan. Busan e-Sports Arena, Busan-jin-gu, September 9 – 11

Photography of Limb Eung-sik @ Busan Citizens’ Hall — A new photo exhibit under the theme “Busan to Seoul”. Busan Citizens’ Hall, September 10 – October 24

Living and Lifestyle @ BEXCO — Starting in 1991, Busan Korea Build, the largest architectural exhibition in Busan and Yeongnam, has been a bridgehead for Busan and Yeongnam regions and a marketplace for local market revitalization for the past 30 years. BEXCO, Centum City, Thursday through Sunday

Busan Pet Show 2021 @ BEXCO — An exhibition introducing the latest products and trends in the pet industry to consumers. BEXCO, Centum City, Thursday through Sunday

Busan Cat Show 2021 @ BEXCO — Check out everything for your cat’s needs this weekend at BEXCO. BEXCO, Centum City, Friday through Sunday

Beetles, the most dominant @ Busan National Science Museum — An exhibition that will give you an opportunity to learn more about the reasons for the success and diversity of beetles. Busan National Science Museum, Gijang, Through September 26

Trivia @ HQ Bar — Trivia moves back to Saturday afternoons at HQ. HQ Bar, Gwangalli, Saturday, 3 p.m.

Beach Nordic Walking @ Songjeong Beach — A weekly class for those looking to get in shape. Reservations required. Friday, 10 a.m.

Sunset Beach Pilates @ Gwangalli Beach — Sunset pilates classes on the beach take place weekly. Reservations required. Saturday, 6 p.m.

Yoga Yacht Class @ Suyeong Yacht Center — Start your day off by taking a yoga class beginning at 9 a.m. before taking a cruise that departs from the Busan Yacht Center around the waters of the city until 11 a.m. to relieve your daily stress. Busan Yacht Center, Suyeong-gu, Sunday, 9 a.m.

Culture

From Remnants of Disaster to Reconstruction and Revival @ Provisional Capital Memorial Hall — This special exhibition has been prepared to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War and the designation of the provisional capital of Busan. Provisional Capital Memorial Hall, Through November 28

Busan International Photo Festival 2021 — This year’s theme is “ANTHROPOCENE Ⅱ_ See Our Planet”. F1963 Seokcheon Hall, Through September 26

Beetles, the most dominant @ Busan National Science Museum — An exhibition that will give you an opportunity to learn more about the reasons for the success and diversity of beetles. Busan National Science Museum, Gijang, Through September 26

Magnum in Paris @ Busan Cultural Center — This exhibition shows the metamorphoses of the city through the work of collected Magnum photographers. Busan Cultural Center, Daeyeon-dong, Through October 10

The MoCa Collection: Sensory Grammar @ Busan Contemporary Museum of Art – The 2021 Collection: Sensory Grammar is the third exhibition of works from the museum collection since the opening of Museum of Contemporary Art Busan. Busan Contemporary Museum of Art, Through October 17

The Nature of Art @ Busan Museum of Art — Three themes provide the backdrop of nature being shown through art. Busan Museum of Art, Haeundae, Through September 12

Busan Museum’s 2nd New Collection of Artifacts @ Busan Museum — Busan Museum’s 2nd New Collection of Artifacts in 2021 features a historic map of Busan-po Choryang Hwagan. Busan Museum, Daeyeon-dong, Through October 17

Imagine the Abyss @ Korea National Maritime Museum — Enjoy a Media Art Special Exhibition of Korea National Maritime Museum 2021. Korea National Maritime Museum, Yeongdo, Through October 10

Sustainable Museum: Art and Environment @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan — The newest exhibition features pieces from art and the environment. Museum of Contemporary Art Busan, Through September 22, 2021

Online Performances to Watch

Busan City Arts CompaniesYouTube channel

Busan Cultural CenterYouTube channel

National Gugak Center Online ConcertsYouTube channel

Busan Cultural Foundation Online Cultural Arts Project —  YouTube channel

Korean Movies: Korean Classic Film Theater by Busan Cinema Center — YouTube channel (Korean)

Busan Cinema CenterYouTube channel

Liquid Arts Empty Venue 2 — YouTube Channel

Liquid Arts Empty Venue 3 — YouTube Channel

Liquid Arts Empty Venue 4 — YouTube Channel

Wellmi Wellness Conference — Homepage

AD Stars 2021 Online Festival — Homepage

SSG vs. Lotte @ Sajik Stadium — The Giants finish a two-game series against the Landers. Sajik Stadium, Friday 6:30 pm

Kiwoom vs. Lotte @ Sajik Stadium — The Giants take on Kiwoom for two games. No fans allowed. Sajik Stadium, Saturday 5 pm and Sunday 2 pm

Please note that some events may postpone or be canceled due to coronavirus issues around the city. While we do strive for accuracy, some events may change their operating times and days.

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