Da Nang sets the dates for fireworks festival

Published: December 06, 2016

Da Nang has confirmed that it will host its annual international fireworks festival throughout the summer, from April to June next year.

Da Nang's annual fireworks festival has become a major tourist attraction of the coastal city. Photo by VnExpress/Nguyen Dong
Da Nang's annual fireworks festival has become a major attraction of Da Nang (Photo by VnExpress/Nguyen Dong)

Eight teams, from the U.S., France, China, Australia, Austria, the U.K., Switzerland and Viet Nam, will compete by the iconic Han River, each with their own show of up to 25 minutes.

The 5 days of competition are 29 April, 20 May, 27 May, 3 June and 24 June. The last day will be the grand finale of the 3 best teams.

Huynh Tan Vinh, Head of the Da Nang Tourism Association, said in previous years hotels were often overloaded during the two days of the festival.

“This year, the festival will be stretched out for two months, allowing the hospitality industry to earn more revenue," he said.

The much-anticipated summer event will also feature other activities to draw tourists, including a beer and food festival.

The city is aiming to attract 2 million visitors during the two months.

(Source: VNExpress International)