2013 is the Visit Busan-Ulsan-Gyeongnam (Bu-Ul-Gyeong) Year. During this time, a tourist theme train will be operating year round.
Busan will organize the Bicycle Busan Tourism Competition and develop a tour course to visit key tourist attractions on bike. The city will also promote the Busan Grand Sale and the Coastal Cruise. A Sea Festival will be held in Haeundae Beach in August, and the Busan Fireworks Festival in October.
In Ulsan, various cultural programs will be held, such as the Taehwagang Jazz Festival and the Seonam Lake Park Fireworks Show. The Ulsan Whale Festival will be held in April and the Onggi Festival in May.
In Gyeongnam area, various festivals will be held in Changwon, Jinju, and Sancheong. The Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival will be held in April in Changwon, the Jinju Lantern Festival in October in Jinju, and the World Traditional Medicine EXPO in September and October in Sancheong.