Photos courtesy of Danang FantasticCity
The official dates of the firework competitions this year are June 1 (opening ceremony), June 8, June 15, June 22, and July 6 (grand finale.) The show starts promptly at 8pm each Saturday during the festival. The schedule for competing teams is:
June 1: Vietnam and Russia
June 8: Brazil and Belgium
June 15: Finland and Italy
June 22: United Kingdom and China
July 6: Final showdown between two best performing teams
If you’re wondering where’s the best place to see the fireworks, here are four great options to choose from:
1) Stand area: Festival-goers can buy tickets to a special viewing stand, situated on the banks of the Han River directly opposite the launching area. The seating area can hold 30,000 people, and there are tickets for every budget.
2) Bridges and river banks: Many people like gather on Danang’s iconic bridges to see the fireworks being set off over the water. You can find a spot on Bach Dang, or Tran Hung Dao, the roads that run alongside the water, to watch the displays. Viewing from these areas is free, but often crowded.
3) River boats: Boat operators in Danang will run cruises up and down the river on the nights of the festival. Tickets to be on the water during the show start from 900,000 VND.
4) Hotels and rooftop bars: Danang’s top hotels have created special packages for travellers coming to watch the event. Hotels such as the Novotel Premier Han River have DIFF packages for parties in their rooftop bars and rooms. Bars with excellent views of the river such as Seven Bridges Brewing Co. are also ideal spots to be on the nights of the festival.
DIFF 2019 is not just about the amazing pyrotechnics taking place at night. Every Sunday from June 2 until July 7, the Danang will host ‘Vibrant Street Festival’, an outdoor carnival set up along Bach Dang St. Look out for street dances and parades, performances by local and international artists, flash mobs, art exhibits, and lots of delicious Vietnamese food and drink.
Also in June 2019, Sun World Ba Na Hills is welcoming visitors with a new show titled ‘Sunshine Carnival’, featuring 200 performers. You can escape the heat of the city by riding one of the world’s longest cable cars up to this mountain-top amusement park, where the breathtaking Golden Hands bridge awaits, along with many other surprises.
To purchase tickets online to the stand area for firework competitions, visit the official ticketing website of Sun World.
You can also buy tickets in person at the Danang Tourism Promotion Center on the 3rd floor of 100 Nui Thanh St., the Danang Tourism Support Centre at 108 Bach Dang St., or at the Ticket Office of Sun World Danang Wonder at 1 Phan Dang Luu St.