The 31st annual Polar Bear Swim Festival will take place from January 6-7, 2018 at Haeundae Beach. This unique event is held every year to help embrace the cold winter weather, as well as pray for good health in the New Year.
The pre-festival event is scheduled to be held on Saturday, January 6, 2018 and the main event of the festival will be held on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 10AM at Haeundae Beach.
Enthusiastic participants will run and jump into the sea and swim in the cold waters like a “Polar Bear” in the Arctic Ocean. This is one of the city’s most enjoyable winter festivals and provides a unique experience for everyone involved.
Registration for the Polar Bear Swim Festival 2018 will take place from November 29 – December 27, 2017. The registration fee is 20,000 won with participation limited to 5,000 people on a first come, first served basis.
For more information, please visit the Polar Bear Swim website at http://bear.busan.com or call 051-900-9033 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. (Mon. – Fri.)
The 31st Polar Bear Swim Festival
○ Date: January 6-7, 2018, at 10 a.m. -
○ Venue: Haeundae Beach
November 29 - December 27, 2017
○ Registration Fee: 20,000 won
○ For more info.: (051) 900-9033 (Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
○ Website: http://bear.busan.com/en/
○ Hosted by: Busanilbo
○ Sponsored by: Busan Metropolitan City, Haeundae-gu