Coronavirus: Event cancellations and venue closures in Busan, South Korea

Coronavirus: Event cancellations and venue closures in Busan, South Korea

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Due to ongoing coronavirus concerns, many events in Korea have been cancelled, postponed, or scaled down for the next few weeks. Below is an abbreviated list of cancellations of major events and venue closures.

*Schedules are subject to change and change daily. Please check each organization and/or event’s official websites for current information. The list was last updated April 10.


Events in Busan

  • Busan International Boat Show 2020: April 16 – April 19, BEXCO – Canceled
  • 37th Busan International Short Film Festival: April 22 – April 27, Busan Cinema Center – Postponed until the end of August
  • 24th Gijang Anchovy Festival: April 23 – 26 Daebyeon harbor in Gijang – Canceled
  • 2020 Gwangalli Fishing Village Festival: April 24-26, Gwangalli Beach – Postponed until October 23 to October 25
  • Gamcheon Culture Village Festival: May, Gamcheon Culture Village – Postponed until October 16 to October 18
  • Art Show Busan 2020 – May, BEXCO – Postponed until November 5 – 8
  • 2020 Joseon Tongsinsa Festival: May 1-3, around Gwangbok-ro, Jung-gu – Postponed until the end of October
  • Busan Contents Market (BCM) 2020: May 6 – 9, BEXCO – Postponed until the second half of 2020
  • 2020 Global Gathering: May 17, Dadaepo Beach – Postponed until September 20
  • The 9th Nakdong River Guponaru Festival: May 22-24, Hwamyeong Ecological Park – Postponed indefinitely
  • 2020 Geumjeongsanseong Festival: May 23-24, Geumjeongsanseong Fortress Plaza – Canceled
  • Busan International Motor Show 2020: May 28 – June 7, BEXCO – Canceled


Multiple concerts including major acts are being postponed and tickets refunded. Check venue or ticket sales websites for information.

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