The City of Busan has cancelled its two representative summer festivals, the Busan Sea Festival and Busan Rock Festival, to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of citizens and tourists.
25th Busan Sea Festival - August 1-5, Haeundae Beach, etc. (Cancelled)
Busan Rock Festival - September 25-27, Samnak Ecological Park (Cancelled)
In circumstances of surging COVID-19 cases, the government put forth a rule to cancel or postpone nonessential events and festivals. At beaches, it recommends cancelling events or festivals, which can lead to an increased risk of COVID-19 cases through close contact of participants. When hosting an event, it asks participants to refrain from activities that may release respiratory droplets into the air (such as singing, chanting, and shouting).