The 11th Hue Festival,a food festival,famous local dishes,a street carnival
A photo of the opening ceremony at the Hue Festival 2018, which gathered 1.2 million visitors and thousands of artists. — Photo

Phan Ngoc Tho, chairman of the province’s People’s Committee, confirmed the event will be an important chance for the locality to promote tourism after the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The event, dubbed Cultural Heritage with Integration and Development – Hue is always New, will bring visitors fresh and unique experiences on culture, history and art,” he said.

An artistic programme will open the festival at 8pm on August 28 at Ngo Mon (Noon Gate) Square, honouring the traditional and contemporary cultural values of the central province of Thua Thien-Hue and other regions of the country.

A street carnival will take place every day at 4.30pm from August 29 to September 2 featuring the national dress of various ASEAN countries through costume performances and dances.

A food festival will also be held during the days at Thuong Bac Park, offering famous local dishes.

A music programme featuring famous songs by the great musician Trinh Cong Son (1939-2001) will be held at 8pm on August 30.


Another arts programme will take place at 8pm on August 31, featuring the Hương (Perfume) River, which runs through Hue, while leading DJs in Vietnam and the region will entertain guests with electronic music on the evening of September 1.

The closing ceremony will take place at 8pm on September 2, together with an “áo dài” performance.

Various community activities will be organised before, during and after the festival including a festival of art clubs nationwide, kite festival, beer festival, a trade fair, VNExpress Marathon Hue and fine art exhibitions.

The biennial festival was initially slated for April 1-6 but was postponed due to COVID-19.

The Hue Festival 2018 gathered nearly 1,400 artists and professional performers, including 388 from 24 international art troupes and nearly 1,000 from Vietnam.

Thousands of amateur artists also took part in the festival, which welcomed more than 1.2 million visitors. VNS

Hue Festival - a chance to explore new Hue: organisers

Hue Festival - a chance to explore new Hue: organisers

Hue Festival 2020 will be another chance for tourists to explore Hue – a city full of attractions, said city leaders, who will host the international festival between April 1 and 6 next year.

Host of activities await visitors at Hue Festival 2020

Host of activities await visitors at Hue Festival 2020

The main activities within the 11th Hue Festival, which will be held from August 28 to September 2, were announced by the festival’s organising board on June 12.