|A kite performance at the annual Vũng Tàu Kite Festival. — Photo tienphong.vn|
VŨNG TÀU — The Sea Festival will be held in Vũng Tàu City from August 28 to September 3 as part of the country’s celebrations for the 73rd National Day on September 2.
Trịnh Hàng, director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said: “The sea festival has an important meaning to Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu province’s economy, culture and society. It connects coastal provinces and cities and sectors in investment, economic development, trade, tourism and the sea economy.”
The festival themed Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu, Khát Vọng, Tình Yêu và Biển Cả (Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu, Aspiration, Love and Sea) is expected to have participants of 400 businesses and cultural organisations from 26 provinces and cities. There will be 17 economic, cultural and sports activities during the event.
A trade fair with 900 stalls will be set up to introduce the province’s achievements and potential in economy, culture and society, especially in the fields of tourism, ports, logistics and hi-tech agriculture.
The fair will also showcase products and promote cooperation between businesses in industry, agriculture, trade and services in the province and neighbouring provinces.
The festival will feature an outdoor electronic dance music concert with pop star Sơn Tùng M-TP, a kite performance, and a carnival.
Several seminars and workshops on trade and tourism promotion, as well as environmental protection, will be organised.
Around 300,000 visitors are expected during the festival. — VNS