Da Nang International Fireworks Festival 2024: Tickets, Schedules and Tips

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Da Nang, a beautiful dynamic young city of Vietnam, is well- known for its beautiful bridges crossing the dreamlike Han River, the majestic Marble Mountain, the Bana Hills with four world records and especially the unique festival which has become its own reputation brand – Da Nang International Fireworks Festival (DIFF).

Why is Da Nang International Fireworks Festival (DIFF) special?

Da Nang International Fireworks Festival is held annually in Da Nang and it is a special festival with participation of 7 international competitors from other countries and the host – Da Nang. The competition in Da Nang is a sophisticated magnificent “light banquet”. It’s not simply that fireworks are shot up into the sky but each fireworks performance with unique shapes and music carrying a meaningful subject. Every team need to stick with their theme to design spectacular performances, perfect sound effects and great background music to offer the viewers excellent emotion.

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What to explore at Da Nang International Fireworks Festival (DIFF)

This fireworks festival is the competition in term of art, technology, creativity of the teams around the world. Every team will have a 20-minute performance on the music background, each evening showcasing its own unique theme closely related to the overarching theme.

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Before the final, there will be four rounds of competition. Following these rounds, the two teams with the highest scores will compete to determine the winner. Each evening will feature two teams performing, with each team allotted a performance time of 20 minutes. Rest assured, you will witness unforgettable fireworks extravaganzas.

Da Nang International Fireworks Festival

Apart from the main activity of fireworks display, there are cultural, sports, travel activities held before, during and after the festival. Some of the activities are Beautiful Photo Exhibition Tour of Da Nang, Street Music Program, and Da Nang International Cuisine Cultural Festival. Besides, there are many stunning landscapes and heritage sites that you can make the best of it to explore such as: Hoi An Ancient Town, Hue Citadel and My Son Sanctuary.

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The festival Schedule over the years

The first-ever Da Nang International Fireworks Competition (DIFC) was held on March 29, 2008, as part of the city’s liberation celebrations, offering locals and tourists their first experience of fireworks choreographed to music. In 2017, the city renamed the contest as the Da Nang International Fireworks Festival (DIFF). Throughout that journey, the DIFF has emerged as a popular event, making the city the highlight of the festivities every summer.

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DateYearTheme YearWinner
27 – 28/32008Danse de Tien SaCanada
27 – 28/32009Echoes of the Han RiverChina
27 – 28/32010Legends of the Han RiverFrance
29 – 30/42011Sparkling Han RiverItaly
29 – 30/42012Colors of DanangItaly
29 – 30/42013Love on the Han RiverUnited States
28 – 29/42015Danang – Symphony of ColorsAustralia
29/4 – 24/62017Shining Marble MountainsItaly
30/4 – 30/62018The Legend of BridgeItaly
1/6 – 6/72019Stories by The RiverFinland
2/6 – 8/72023World without distanceFrance
8/6 – 13/72024Made in U.N.I.T.Y

The latest updated Fireworks festival schedule for 2024

DIFF 2024 is projected to host 8 participating teams, comprising 7 international teams: France, Italy, the United States, Germany, Poland, China, and Finland, with the Da Nang team representing Vietnam. This means that the upcoming edition is expected to welcome 3 new entrants from the countries: the United States, Germany, and China, to the Da Nang International Fireworks Festival.

Da Nang International Fireworks Festival

DIFF 2024 has a theme Made in Unity – Global connection – Radiant on five continents. The opening night is planned for June 8th, with fireworks shows scheduled for every Saturday evening in the following weeks (except for the week before the final night). The anticipated date for the DIFF 2024 final night is July 13th.

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  • The opening night of June 8.6 is the performance of the home team Da Nang (Vietnam) and the French team with the theme Honor traditional culture.
  • The second night (June 15.6) is the performance of the Italian and American teams with the theme Wishes for nature.
  • The third night (June 22.6) is a competition between Germany and Poland with the theme Inspiring love/friendship.
  • The fourth night (June 29.6) was performed by two teams, China and Finland, with the theme Fairy tale.
  • The final night (July 13.7), theme For future generations, is the performance of two excellent teams selected by the jury.

Read more: Useful Tips for Fireworks Watching Trip in Da Nang

Da Nang international festival ticket

Tickets for Danang International Fireworks Festival are officially priced from 800,000 VND to 3,000,000 VND with 5 ranks. Specifically, zone A (center stage) costs from VND 1,500,000 to VND 3,000,000; Zone B (stage left and right) costs VND 800,000 to VND 1,000,000. Children under 1 meter are free of charge if seated with parents.

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If you want to fully enjoy the festival, you should visit Da Nang between May and July, when the festival usually takes place. Booking your tickets in advance is advisable to secure the hottest tickets at reasonable prices and the most convenient seats, allowing you to fully enjoy the spectacular fireworks displays and musical performances on the main stage.

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Where to spend your daytime

The International Fireworks Festival is held at night, making it advisable to plan for a day trip when you’re in Da Nang. Here are some activities you may want to consider joining:

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Bana Hills: Take a cable car ride to Bana Hills to experience the French village replica, visit the Golden Bridge, and enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.

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Marble Mountains: Explore the stunning limestone formations and pagodas at the Marble Mountains, offering panoramic views of the city and coastline.

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Son Tra Peninsula: Explore the lush Son Tra Peninsula, home to the Lady Buddha statue at Linh Ung Pagoda and scenic viewpoints overlooking the city.

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Tips for participating in DIFF 2024

Make sure to book your accommodation in advance, as hotels can be in high demand during this period. When it comes to transportation, taxis and public transport are available to easily take you to various festival sites. Don’t forget to pack light and comfortable clothing, as well as fully charged cameras to capture these magical moments. Prepare to be amazed by the beauty and grandeur of the Da Nang International Fireworks Festival.

Da Nang International Fireworks Festival

In summary, the Danang International Fireworks Festival will be an extraordinary visual experience, captivating spectators with its stunning pyrotechnic shows. Adding to the spectacle will be enchanting musical and dance performances, promising an unforgettable event for all.

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