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John Lidbetter All-Weather Prize International Stone-skimming Competition

The John Lidbetter All-Weather Prize International Stone-skimming Competition is Da Nang’s Kentucky Derby, where the garishly dressed gather to drink cocktails in excess and take part in an obscure sport that’s easy to gamble on. It’s also one hell of a good time. Registration kicked off at a crisp 12:30 on a sun-soaked afternoon at […]

Buddha's Birthday (Vesak Day)

Vesak Day, commonly known as ‘Buddha’s Birthday’, is one of the most important religious festivals in Viet Nam. The day commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. Vesak Day, which falls on the 15th day of the 4th month of the lunar calendar and therefore on 21 May this year, is celebrated throughout the […]

Hoi An Earth Day Beach Clean Up

Earth Day Beach Clean Up in Hoi An A beach clean up will take place at Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An at 1:00pm on May 24th. The pristine beaches of Central Vietnam are something we delight in nearly every day. In honor of Earth Day, this local collective based out of Hoi An has organized […]

Hue Festival 2016

April 29th marks the kick off of the biannual Hue Festival, a major holiday for the people of Central Vietnam. The ancient and tranquil city of Hue hosts this event to celebrate its historic place as Vietnam’s original capital. A number of leisure activities take place during the celebration. Locals and foreigners alike fly kites in […]

BMTM Da Nang July 24th 2016

The Beach – Leisure & M.I.C.E Travel Mart 2016 –  BMTM Da Nang 2016 is the first professional fair on the theme of beach, leisure, and M.I.C.E. It is also a national event of international stature. This is an important event for Vietnamese tourism to stimulate the tourism market and promote international tourists coming to […]

Live Music Schedule

Da Nang and Hoi An are without doubt musical cities. The tunes of local and traveling musicians of all kinds spill into the streets after sundown blended with the sounds of bottles clinking and laughter. Check this calendar to find who’s playing at what bar and when. Don’t miss out on a good show.

Hoa Fest 2016

Hoa Fest 2016 The inaugural edition of Hoa Fest kicked off last Saturday to a wild reception. The brainchild of local musicians, Jesus Woodcrutch and Johnny Kongo of the rockabilly duo Jesus and Johnny, Hoa Fest 2016 gathered nearly all the local musicians from Da Nang and Hoi An at the legendary Hoa’s Place for […]

Vietnamese music festival (Quest Festival) looking for bands! – apply now!

Vietnamese music festival looking for bands/artists – Quest Festival – apply now! “Calling all artists! Applications are now open for Quest Festival, Vietnam’s premier camping music festival. Running for 3 days, Quest features a diverse array of music, arts, performance, workshops and cinema, against the stunning back drop of Ba Vi Mountain, 45 minutes out […]

Live Music Sence

As the lights come on and the sky grows dark over Da Nang, the notes of local musicians spill out of cafes and bars all around the city. The music in this city plays a key part in a night out and that music is often live. The music scene here came from humble beginnings […]