Vietnamese summer is full of exciting activities, ranging from exciting adventures on the beach to vibrant cultural shows in a certain destination. Among the top recommendations in the to-do list for an expedition during the hottest months is to observe Danang International Fireworks Festival, which may be one of the most fabulous performances you ever see.

Are you curious about the show?

Join me in the next few lines to explore the most exotic experience in the emerging city of Danang.

Some Crucial Information About Danang International Fireworks Festival

As the name suggests, this is a large-scale competition with contestants from renowned countries in fireworks such as the U.S, U.K, Canada, Italy, Japan, Australia, China, and the host nation, Vietnam. The festival has been held for 11 years continuous and become a signature of Danang every summer.

This year’s theme is “Stories By The Rivers” with the participation of eight teams, including some new faces, for example, Russia, Brasil, Netherlands, Belgium.

There will be a total of five competition nights within five consecutive weekends from June to July. Each evening is the fireworks display by two rival teams with the opening ceremony and the first competition between the Vietnamese team and Russian team on the 1st of June.


The distinctive point of 2019 festival is the completely renewed format. Every performing night will have a different sub-topic. The schedule is as follow:

Date Sub-topic Competing Teams
June 1st (Opening Ceremony) Origins Vietnam and Russia
June 8th Buds of Life Brazil and Belgium
June 15th Love Finland and Italia
June 22nd Burst of Colors England and China
July 6th (Grand Finale) Setting Sail Two best pyrotechnic performances

The main stage is set up in Tran Hung Dao street, right next to Han River Bridge with seating areas nearby. To get into this zone, you have to reserve a ticket beforehand.

However, we would show you more exclusive places to watch fireworks performance. So keep scrolling down for ultimate guides to Danang International Fireworks Festival.


Accompanying Activities During Fireworks Festival

To promote the festival and enhance the attraction of Danang, there are various activities alongside with the eye-catching fireworks performances.

One of the must-join activities is the lively and spectacular Street Carnival. Every Sunday night from June 2nd to July 7th, you can immerse yourself in a colorful showcase of culture and art with the engagement of both local and international artists dressed in splendid costumes. The parade goes through Bach Dang street, one of the most stunning and busiest roads in Danang.

There will be many spectacular, colorful performances held as part of the DIFF 2019 Street Festival, which promises to be a vibrant showcase of art and culture through the summer in Da Nang.

During your stay here, you can also relish the beauty of some of the most gorgeous beaches, explore the wholesome complex for entertainment in Ba Na Hill, the railroad to paradise and experience the superb cuisine of Central Vietnam.

The vibrant displays together with captivating open-air art performances promise to bring not only festive vibes but also memorable moments for your adventure in Vietnam during summer.

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Top Tips To Fully Engage In The Show

Top Location For Best View Of The Fireworks Display

It’s important that you have settled down before the show begins to avoid any disturbance. While the stand area organized by the organization committee requires an extra fee, which can be up to several million VNĐ, you can enjoy fireworks performance for free and in a more private area in some other places.

As there are several bridges passing the Han River, the audiences can observe the competitions from one of them. In addition to Han River Bridge, which is the closest to the main venue, you can watch the show from Thuan Phuoc Bridge, Tran Thi Ly Bridge, and the iconic Dragon Bridge. No surcharge required.

To follow the performance from a greater height, the rooftops of luxurious hotels like Sun River, Novotel, and A la Carte will be an excellent option. Not only can you try delicious dishes, but you can also watch the fireworks lighting up the night sky across the horizon. Make sure you book a reservation in advance to get the best view.

Lining up in Bach Dang Street or Tran Hung Dao Street will also give you prime spots of the fireworks festival. Although the government will block the traffic, there will be huge crowds on both streets. So, be prepared.

Another extravagant way is to get on a Han river cruise, admiring the show and feeling the cool summer breeze on the decks. Such a unique experience, isn’t it?


Preparation Checklist

This time of the year is in the mid-summer in Danang so the temperature can be very high. Therefore, we have compiled a list of summer essentials for your journey in Vietnam. Check it out here.

Moreover, as you will definitely go out at night, some kinds of insect repellents will come in handy to save you from mosquito bites. You would also like to bring along some snacks and soft drinks to savor during long performances.

For those who want to save the best memories, don’t forget to fully charge the batteries of your phone and camera, check the storage and the memory card. You would be regretful to let beautiful moments pass by.


Recommended Itinerary To Explore Danang And Central Vietnam

To take advantage of your time in Danang, you are invited to extend your expedition in some nearby destinations such as Hoi An, Hue, which can be combined to create a peaceful tour in Central Vietnam. Otherwise, we also have many 1-day tours for you to choose. With these three stops, you are granted the chance to devote your time in the glorious history of the last dynasty in Vietnam, tasting the exquisite royal cuisine.

On the other hand, you can have a personalized itinerary just by leaving some information here. We will be contacting you immediately to arrange the best schedule for you.

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