Halong Carnival has been organized for 8 times. This is the second time that Halong is assigned to host the festival. With the theme "Convergence of quintessence - Spread of Smiles", Carnival Halong 2015 keeps the models of performances on stage in the combination with flower carriage, folk dances, performances of ethnic groups, and parade of provinces However, this year, the artistic performances on stage and parades will take place in parallel, in order to create a lively and new festive atmosphere. The general director of Halong Carnival 2015 shared about the theme of the event that when mentioning Quang Ninh, most people refer to Halong Bay; yet, Quang Ninh also has other outstanding potentials with beautiful landscapes, and tangible cultural heritages. Obviously, Quang Ninh is one of the convergences of national quintessence. Quang Ninh has also kicked off the program "Halong Smile" with the purpose of profoundly promulgating the image of Halong to locals and tourists, to contribute to the development of Quang Ninh tourism in general and Halong tourism in particular.
The difference of Carnaval Halong 2015 is that staged performances and parades will be held in parallel during the festival. The combination creates a full and bright festival atmosphere. This is really one of the most colorful and exciting festivals in Vietnam in early summer. According to the scenario, the art performances on stage of Halong Carnival 2015 will have the theme "Convergence of quintessence" and the part of parades themed "Halong Smile" vibrantly taking place on the road. In particular, "Convergence of Quintessence" with singing performances will introduce the value of Halong Bay attractions, wealthy tangible and intangible heritage areas such as Yen Tu, Bach Dang, Dong Trieu, Van Don and Mong Cai with systems of rich, vivid and unique monuments and festivals. Cultural colors of ethnic minorities in Quang Ninh are also reflected in the performances of Tay ethnic people in Binh Lieu with special ritual and ceremonial dances of Dao ethnic group. The event is also a Halong tourism festival which attracts the participation of a large number of tourists to the festival.
To create a difference among festivals in Halong for art programs, Carnival Halong 2015 will have the participation of famous singers and music bands. The part of parades has the theme of "Halong Smile" will include 10 carriages of flowers in combination with exciting performances, the participation of over 50 beauty queens, runner-after queen, professional models, and more then 2,000 public actors. Specifically, to express the ideal of Halong - Friendship, Halong Carnival will express the cultural colors of neighboring countries such as Thailand, Laos, and China through dances and traditional costumes... There are more than 2,000 public actors joining Carnival Halong 2015, including students, athletes, martial arts, children, monks, and olde people in Ayurvedic Club, coal industry's workers, tourism staff, students, ethnic people of Tay and Dao. It is claimed that the electricity needs concerning, ensuring and providing well. In addition, traffic situations must be solved thoroughly.