Da Nang International Fireworks Festival 2024 officially kicked off June 9, 2024

Team Arteventia from France which won the championship at the Da Nang International Fireworks Festival (DIFF) 2024 offered an eye-catching fireworks display to open the DIFF 2024 on Saturday night.

The French team enthralled audiences with its emotional fireworks performance that closely expressed the competition’s theme highlighting a creative blend of music with famous works, such as “Lady Dragon”, “The Light”, and “Requiem for A Dying Sea”.

The opening night also highlighted a dazzling fireworks performance performed by the host team Da Nang of Vietnam. The performance called “The Dance of the Sky” depicted birds spreading their wings to fly high to feature the development of the central coastal city of Da Nang.


The Da Nang International Fireworks Festival (DIFF) 2024, themed “Made in Unity – Global Connection – Radiant Five Continents” takes place on the banks of the Han River with the participation of eight teams from France, Italy, the US, Germany, Poland, China, Finland, and Vietnam

The DIFF 2024 opened with a firework competition themed “Made of Unique Culture” between Vietnamese and Finnish teams on June 8.

The second night titled “Made of Natural Wisdom” by teams of the US and Italy will take place on June 15.

The third show under the theme “Made of Love Inspiration” will see the participation of teams from Germany and Poland on June 22.

Teams of China and Finland will join the fourth competition themed “Made of Fairy Tales” that will take place on June 29.

The final round titled “Made of Young Generation” will be held on July 13.

Launched in 2008, the Da Nang International Firework Festival (DIFF) became one of the largest festivals of its kind in the country. The competition was promoted as an international festival to attract tourists from all over the world.

Ultimate guide to maximize enjoyment at Đà Nẵng International Fireworks Festival 2024

Enjoy the ‘Dance of Light’ beside the Hàn River

Every Saturday thereafter, throughout the summer month, visitors to Đà Nẵng will witness the Hàn River adorned with vibrant colors as stunning fireworks displays from the intense competitions of eight teams light up the sky.

The Hàn River, already beautiful, will become even more radiant and poetic. Just lift your camera, and you’ll capture breathtaking ‘check-in’ photos.

In addition to watching the fireworks, every night of the competition, visitors can also enjoy performances featuring top Vietnamese showbiz artists. The opening night will also include world-class water performances for the first time in Đà Nẵng.

‘Sleepless’ at the brand-new entertainment hub – Da Nang Downtown

Not far from the Hàn River in the city centre is the entertainment complex named Da Nang Downtown (formerly Asia Park). It offers a range of new eating – playing – shopping experiences.

Besides thrilling games, miniature world-famous tourist destinations and the Sun Wheel – one of the top 10 highest Ferris wheels in the world – Da Nang Downtown also provides visitors with a lively and bustling festival atmosphere from day to night.

A highlight is the multi-experience art show ‘Symphony of River’ retelling the legend of a river in a unique way, set against the background of exploding fireworks, taking visitors into a real-life blockbuster action movie.

Vui Phết Đà Nẵng Night Market (VUI-Fest), the new night-time entertainment hotspot in the coastal city

Vui Phết Đà Nẵng Night Market (VUI-Fest), the new night-time entertainment hotspot in the coastal cityParallel to the modern colours, Da Nang Downtown still retains a deep breath of tradition with the ‘Rối Việt’ show at the brand-new Ầu Ơ Theatre – the largest puppet theatre in Central Việt Nam – with a capacity of 600 seats.

The standout feature is the Vui Phết Đà Nẵng Night Market (VUI-Fest) with hundreds of food and speciality stalls from Asia and Europe, handmade souvenirs and vibrant street performances. Da Nang Downtown currently offers free entry to all visitors. It is a must-visit spot when enjoying the DIFF festival in Đà Nẵng.

Immerse yourself in the giant art stage at Bà Nà Hills

Summer in Đà Nẵng promises excitement from the sea to the mountains, as Sun World Ba Na Hills amusement park brings a series of world-class events and shows, appearing for the first time in Việt Nam. Every corner of Bà Nà is animated by hundreds of artists almost every hour of the day. Each show offers a unique colour and a completely different experience for visitors.

Instead of having to fly to Europe or the US, visitors can experience the essence of the world’s performing arts right here in Bà Nà this summer. Perhaps this is the first time in Bà Nà Hills’ history will welcome so many of the world’s leading stars in circus, magic and artistic performances.

It will open with the WOW Kingdom show, performed on an impressive three-storey stage, leading the audience into a magical world through the narration of the legend Maestro Voronin – dubbed the David Copperfield of comedy magic and his son, Maxim Voronin – the youngest circus and magic director in the world.

Following is the grand musical ‘Fairy Blossom’ over an extremely grand and elaborate scale with performances by 400 domestic and international artists, combining various art forms.

The show features top global performing arts stars, including Lena Koehn – the star of the prestigious Cirque du Soleil, the soul of the international diabolo performance and Crystal Ladies – twin founders of the unique art of foot juggling.

Visitors can also enjoy the vibrant disco tunes and get closer through ‘The Rainbow Show’ the alluring high heels dance performance of the ‘Red Heel Show’ with the appearance of six Mimosa Queen beauty queens from Thailand. The first shows for the LGBT community in Đà Nẵng promise to transform Beer Plaza Square into a dazzling and unique space.

Summer is also the time when Sun World Ba Na Hills enters its most vibrant festival season of the year. Coming soon is the Food and Beer Festival B’estival, inspired by Oktoberfest – the largest beer and folk festival in Germany, from June to August 2024 at the European Fair and Beer Plaza Square.


Luxurious relaxation and endless exploration

Visitors to Đà Nẵng during this period can also choose to combine entertainment and relaxation to optimise their experience and costs.

Novotel Danang Premier Han River – the first five-star hotel in Đà Nẵng located by the Hàn River with a direct view of the DIFF 2024 fireworks site – is definitely a top choice for many visitors.

The hotel is now offering the TIME TO CELEBRATION package starting from VNĐ6 million for a one-night stay, including breakfast and two buffet tickets at The Balcony with a firework view for two adults.

If you want to experience the magical nightlife at Ba Na Hills, Mercure Danang French Village Ba Na Hills is a favourite destination for many visitors. The hotel offers stunning views of the French Village – a spot not to be missed by enthusiasts. Every visitor step leads to the unique, poetic architecture of classical and romantic Europe, including town squares, villages and the inspiring St. Denis Church.


With cultural festivals and countless interesting experiences around DIFF 2024, visitors to Đà Nẵng this summer will surely want to stay in the city throughout the firework season.

Official Schedule of Danang International Firework Festival (DIFF) 2024

Following the spectacular success of the 2023 edition, the enchanting summer nights along the Han River are poised to glitter once more as the Da Nang International Fireworks Festival – DIFF 2024 makes its triumphant return.

The venue for DIFF 2024 will be similar to that of 2023, covering both the Han River Port area for the fireworks display and the Tran Hung Dao Street sidewalk area designated for artistic performances.

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.

DIFF 2024 will follow the same program format as the previous year, consisting of 5 competition nights, which include 4 qualifying rounds and one final night.

  • 08th June, 2024: The opening night of DIFF 2024 | Vietnam Team & France Team
  • 15th June, 2024: The Qualifying Round of DIFF 2024. | USA Team & Italia Team
  • 22th June, 2024: The Qualifying Round of DIFF 2024. | Germany Team & Poland Team
  • 29th June, 2024: The Qualifying Round of DIFF 2024.| China Team & Finland Team
  • 13th July, 2024: The Final Round of DIFF 2024
  • Key Theme of DIFF 2024: To convey a message of a peaceful, fair, harmonious, and compassionate world.
  • Competition Rules: Each night, the teams will perform 20-minute fireworks displays according to the theme decided upon by the event organizers.

2024 will be the 12th year that DIFF takes place in Da Nang. 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.