Nha Trang Beach Festival is one of the most fascinating festivals in Nha Trang, especially in summer. The festival is organized every two years in Nha Trang Beach. This is a striking cultural activity appealing a large number of domestic and international tourists. Tourists will have the opportunity to participate in many vivid and unique activities of culture, art, and sports in the framework of Nha Trang Beach Festival. Interestingly, the street festival along the coast of Nha Trang beach often has the participation of local and international delegations. They will show many outstanding exhibitions of art on the beach. Many other traditional activities take place during this event. Performances of water sports like parachuting, volleyball attract a great number of tourists. In addition, Cham culture exhibition should not be missed in this festival.
Every two years, Nha Trang Beach Festival is organized in the exciting and colorful atmosphere of the beach city. It is often held in June. It is one of the most looking-forward festivals in Vietnam in a year. Nha Trang is chosen as the venue of the beach festival for the pure beauty of beach and people here. Nha Trang possesses the most wonderful and untouched beaches. The climate here is cool and comfortable. Living in Nha Trang, you will find one of the best lifestyle. Nha Trang beach is gentle, charming and romantic, which creates inspirations for many artists coming here. Nha Trang is not just the official venue of Nha Trang Beach Festival, but also ideal place of important competitions such as Miss Vietnam, Miss World, Miss Universe, and Miss Earth, etc. Nha Trang Beach Festival was firstly held in 2003 with more than 20 activities of tourism, culture and sports. Inspired by the sea, it is one of new Vietnamese festivals having program on cultural and artistic exchange with activities of sports, information, education, and commerce. More importantly, the festival is a chance to promote the unique beauty of this province from countryside to urban coastal area, and develop tourism in Nha Trang. At the same time, local international tourists have the opportunity to learn more about the culture in Nha Trang. The festival becomes a prerequisite for the coming ones.
Tourists will have the opportunity to participate in many vivid and unique activities of culture, art, and sports in the framework of Nha Trang Beach Festival. Interestingly, the street festival along the coast of Nha Trang beach often has the participation of local and international delegations of sand art exhibitions such as sand reliefs on the beach; or paintings exhibitions about the beauty of sea. Many other activities such as nests festival, ritual of worshiping nest ancestor, dropping marine creatures to renew aquatic resources, traditional festivals also take place during the beach festival in Nha Trang. Performances of parachuting, sea sports such as volleyball, Sepak Takraw, water motor riding attract a great number of tourists. In addition, Cham culture exhibition, chess contest, flying artistic kite, colorful street parades of actors, old cyclo and Vespa, marine cuisine, night fishing, and night excursions are should not miss activities in this festival. Visiting the island of oats, diving at Hon Mun to see coral reefs – one of the richest types of coral in the country is indispensable experience during the festival and in Nha Trang.
In particular, since 2011, the Nha Trang festival has more activities with major topics towards islands and sea. This contributes to affirmation of Vietnamese sovereignty to the Spratly Islands (in Khanh Hoa Province). A Spratly Islands Workshop with photos exhibition and films, map made of coffee beans is improved significantly over years of the festival. The young generation has the opportunity to better their understanding, and highly appreciate the course of building and protecting the country of Vietnamese ancestor. Through the festival, love and responsibility of Vietnamese people are evoked in preserving their islands and homeland. Nha Trang Beach Festival itself is an outstanding and unique cultural feature in Nha Trang, which is looked forwarded by both local people and international tourists. Overall, this festival is an extremely spiritual “dish” having significant meaning to local people and tourists.