The Danang International Fireworks Festival (DIFF) is back in the City of Bridges for its 10 year anniversary, and it’s bigger and brighter than ever. The fireworks competition – aptly themed The Legend of Bridges – brings together eight of the world’s best pyrotechnic teams for five nights of breathtaking fireworks displays. Stroll along Tran Hung Dao street and practice your ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ as Danang’s unique bridges and cityscape are lit up against the backdrop of the majestic Han river.
This fireworks competition takes place over five nights from April to June, with an opening ceremony, three qualifying rounds, and a grand finale featuring a closing ceremony and the final round of competition.
Each round is held on Tran Hung Dao street, where onlookers have the opportunity to not only participate in the fireworks, but also the plethora of other activities, dances, and shows that take place during this time. The five major nights of Danang International Fireworks Festival are:
Expect to be wowed. Expect to mesmerised. Expect to gain a greater appreciation for the power of uniting nations in artistic expression.
Danang International Fireworks Festival 2018 is truly one of the most unique things to do in Danang. It showcases the city’s desire to share its own rich culture and history with others from around the world, while allowing foreign teams to present their own interpretation of the ideals that mean so much to Danang itself – including love, friendship, and building bridges. It’s this cross-cultural exchange that makes this fireworks competition so highly sought after by Vietnamese tourists, as well as travellers from abroad.
The latest edition in a decade of fireworks competition, DIFF 2018 has already set the stage for being the best year yet. Expect 20-22 minute performances featuring vibrant fireworks accentuated by the latest technology and premier special effects. Set to stunning soundtracks, onlookers watch as the unique bridges of Danang are painted electric over the Han River.
Expect the best of the best for the latest installment of Danang International Fireworks Festival 2018 – you’ll leave wondering how next year could possibly get any better!
In addition to the fireworks competition, there are loads of other summer activities and fun things to do in Danang. Let’s take a look at some must-see Danang attractions and some of the summer season’s most exciting to-dos.
Held in the Ba Na Hills from 30 April – 5 September, B’estival takes Oktoberfest and plants it right in the middle of Vietnam. A perfect day trip from Tran Hung Dao street, this mountainside retreat offers something for everyone: take in the glorious scenery from the Ba Na Hills cable car, dine on traditional fare at the food festival, drink beer like the Germans, marvel at the colonial-style architecture, and dance with friends both new and old. Who knows, maybe you’ll find lederhosen really do suit you!
You’ve danced. You’ve eaten. You’ve oohed and aahed. Once you’ve had your fill of Danang International Fireworks Festival, we recommend checking out some of the city’s other exciting destinations and attractions.
Experience culture up close and personal along Danang’s famed thoroughfare, where decorated flower carts give way to showcases by local and foreign artists. Dance in the streets or indulge your senses in the many smells and flavours of the food festival. If you haven’t tried Vietnamese street food like mi quang noodles, Vietnamese che (desserts), or banh xeo (crispy rice cakes), Danang International Fireworks Festival is the place to do it!
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