Most Fascinating April Events and Festivals to Enjoy in Vietnam


Even though spring starts in January in Vietnam, April is when a lot of flowers are still in its full bloom vying with each other to show off their impressive beauty (like lilies, hoa sua (milk), and hoa gao (bombax) flowers in Hanoi or do quyen (azalea) in Hoang Lien National Park in Sapa) and the temperatures really start to rise across the country. As a result, many destinations around our S-shaped country will host festivals and events to celebrate the holidays and season. If you are looking for the top events to attend on your tour for family in Vietnam this year, look no further.

We have compiled a list of extraordinary events happening around Vietnam this April 2018. Hope this to be a useful recommendation on your family tour in Vietnam.

Da Nang International Fireworks Competition 2018 (from April 29th to June 30th)

For Da Nang people, April is synonymous with the international firework competition, which is definitely the most eye-popping and thrilling way to say hello to the summer.


Da Nang International Fireworks Competition

With the theme “The Legend of Bridges” inspired by the bridges that have carved the history of Da Nang evolution, Da Nang International Fireworks Competition marks the 10th running of the most fiercely competed for the award in the World firework calendar event. This remarkable festival of lights will take place on April 29th in 2018 – and fireworks are all part of the fun. What can be better than staring at the dark night skies only to have it lit up by spectacular pyrotechnics and fireworks displays like never before?

This year, on 5 selected spectacular fireworks summer evenings and a series of striking, simultaneous events from April to June, top eight teams from Vietnam, Sweden, Portugal, Poland, France, USA, Italy, and Hong Kong will present breathtaking fireworks displays in the exciting atmosphere and stunning scenery of Tran Hung Dao, the main street on the eastern side of the Han River, acclaimed as the symbol of Da Nang City.

A world-renowned extravaganza of light and sound, Da Nang International Fireworks Competition has long been one of the many fascinating festivals in Vietnam. Watching eight terrific teams once again turn “the place to take in all city’s light” into a splendid backdrop for sophisticated pyrotechnic effects and breathtaking impressions is certainly an incredible sight on your Vietnam tour for family.

Halong Carnival (April 28th)


Halong Carnival

A convergence of color, sound, light and the essence of human culture – colorfulness and excitement turn everyday norms upside down, the joyous carnival season is fast approaching Halong – the 56th in the world’s 100 leading cities in terms of international tourist arrivals.

A favorite tradition kicking off on April 28th at the Sun World Halong Park in Halong City in the northern province of Quang Ninh, the Halong Carnival – the biggest annual festival in the UNESCO World Heritage Site is a celebration of arts and entertainment. Events and activities include non-stop live entertainment, grand fireworks shows, joyous street parades with a variety of elaborate dress codes and dance on wide streets along the coast, street festivals presenting traditional festivals, and so much more.

Bright illumination, colorful parades, obscure costumes, hedonistic rituals, and a magical music background of a great musical party that blaze a trail through the evening – the Halong Carnival 2018 under the theme “Halong – Heritage, Wonder – Friendly Destination” is one of the most exciting April events to attend on your Vietnam tour for family. Get your costumes ready!


Get your costumes ready!

With patches of dry weather across the country, April, which can come with the numerous advantages associated with lower visitor-numbers, is one of the best months to go on a Vietnam tour for family. Whether you are taking a trip to Da Nang in Central Vietnam for several different nights of Da Nang International Fireworks Competition (April 29th, 2018) – one of the longest-running annual fireworks displays in the world or lending a helping hand beautifying the Halong Carnival (April 28th, 2018), there are so many fantastic opportunities to make unforgettable holiday memories in April—no matter where you are in the Central Asian country of Vietnam.

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