5 mid-year festivals in Da Nang for fun seekers

Why not recharge your mid-year spirits with some fun? There’s no better time than now to unwind and treat yourself. If you find yourself in Da Nang during this period, don’t miss out on the following mid-year festivities!

Why not recharge your mid-year spirits with some fun? There's no better time than now to unwind and treat yourself. If you find yourself in Da Nang during this period, don't miss out on the following mid-year festivities!

Da Nang's Water Festival - A splash of summer joy

This festival is Da Nang’s version of Thailand's Songkran celebration, with the aim of cooling down the summer heat with fun. This festival invites you to join the water fight with water guns or buckets of cool water to spread laughter and joy. To make the most of this festival, make sure to gear up, gather your friends, and protect your belongings with waterproof items. And don't worry if you're flying solo; this festival is the perfect chance to make new friends and bond with fellow revelers.

Beyond the sheer fun, the Water Festival is like a secret cleansing ritual for your mind and soul, washing away all those worries and sorrows. It’s the perfect way to recharge your positive energy before diving back into your daily routine.


And when the water fights wrap up, get ready for an epic show! Top DJs, singers, and performers will take the stage, filling the air with awesome beats and energy. So go ahead, dance like nobody’s watching, scream your heart out, and just soak up the vibes! You can party however you want, in the wildest and weirdest ways imaginable, without a care in the world. Because at this moment, it’s all about you and your friends. 

This festival is going to be one of the best experiences of your Da Nang adventure, so do not miss it!

Da Nang’s Water Festival

  • Date: April 12th – April 15th.
  • Location: Varies each year.

Hot Air Balloon Festival - Where your spirit soars with the colors of the sky

This isn't just a festival. It's a chance to witness the awe-inspiring display of colorful hot air balloons painting the sky. Annually, there are 12 mini hot air balloons, 3 level 7 hot air balloons, and 2 inflatable hot air balloons available, ready to soak the sky. So don't forget your camera because this festival is as photogenic as it gets.

The festival’s highlight is undoubtedly the hot air balloon flights, offering visitors the opportunity to take in breathtaking views from a height of 50 meters. It is a feeling that you cannot put into words. 

Hot Air Balloon Festival

  • Date: April 30 – May 1
  • Location: Varies each year.

International Fireworks Festival - The dances of the light and the flowers of the night

This annual event brings together competitors from all over the world to showcase their fireworks and musical artistry. From vibrant rock melodies to gentle country tunes, each performance takes the audience on a journey of highs and lows, offering an immersive experience into the world of sense that is unforgettable.

The best place to enjoy this show is along the Han River, though it tends to get quite crowded during the festival. But fear not! Even if you can’t make it there in person, you can still experience the mesmerizing firework dances and immersive sound effects thanks to Cinewav.

To avoid any inconvenience caused by the surge in traffic during the festival, it’s recommended to book your accommodation and tickets early. Additionally, consider opting for one of the towering buildings and hotels surrounding the Han River for a private vantage point to enjoy the show in peace!

International Fireworks Festival

  • Date: June – July
  • Location: Han River Port Area, Bach Dang Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang

Bana Wow Festival - A summer “wow”

The Bana Wow Festival is a series of festivals where you can enjoy diverse cultural and artistic performances from around the world, like Germany, Korea, France, and more. If there is one word to capture all the excitement you find here, it is none other than “wow”.

Here’s what this festival series offers:

  • B’estival: Here, you can dive into the world of beer and food at this festival, where you can indulge in refreshing beer and famous German sausages. Plus, don’t miss out on the chance to take part in exciting drinking challenges.
  • Korean Fest: It is where you can savor authentic Korean cuisine while participating in the Mukbang Challenge, K-pop dance contest, as well as other traditional Korean games.
  • French Fest: This festival invites you to step into a world of classic luxury with a French-inspired menu and elegant dance performances in an aristocratic ambience.
  • Light Festival: It is an opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking 3D mapping technology projected onto ancient castles.

To make the most of these events, do not forget to dress in theme-appropriate costumes for the perfect blend-in and capture those unforgettable festival moments!

Bana Wow Festival

  • Date: April 30 – August 31.
  • Location: Sun World Ba Na Hill tourist area.

*Each event has its own schedule. You can check the Ba Na Hills website for up-to-date information.

Da Nang Electronic Carnival - A powerful music night

The Da Nang Electronic Carnival (DEC), widely known as the EDM Festival, is an electrifying event that has become a sign of summer since its debut in 2016. Drawing in a diverse crowd of both locals and international visitors, the festival creates an atmosphere that is nothing short of magical. Here, the combination of dynamic beats, immersive lighting effects, and the communal atmosphere fosters a profound sense of liberation, encouraging people to express themselves freely and move in sync with their energetic surroundings.

Whether you’re a seasoned EDM aficionado or a casual music enthusiast, DEC offers something for everyone. With its diverse lineup featuring both local talents and international stars, the festival showcases a wide array of music genres, from heart-pounding EDM to the soulful rhythms of pop, rock, and hip-hop.


Beyond the music, the festival has awe-inspiring stage designs and lighting systems that leave a lasting impression. Each year, attendees eagerly await the unveiling of the event’s theme. For this summer’s event, the stage concept remains a closely guarded secret, but it is soon to be announced. Make sure to stay updated by regularly checking out the new announcements as the festival draws near!

Da Nang Electronic Carnival

  • Date: July – August every year.
  • Location: Changes annually.


We sincerely hope these recommendations above will help enhance your travel experience, add an extra layer of delight to your itinerary, and leave a memorable imprint on your journey. 

At Da Nang International Terminal, we are eagerly awaiting your arrival, ready to provide you with a warm and hospitable welcome. Let us be your gateway to an extraordinary journey filled with unforgettable experiences and cherished memories. See you soon!


Da Nang International Terminal

Address: Da Nang International Airport, Hoa Thuan Tay ward, Hai Chau district, Da Nang city, Viet Nam

Phone: +84 (236) 381 7878 

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