Second HCM city River Festival set to open

Thursday, 23/05/2024 16:45
The 2nd Ho Chi Minh (HCM) City River Festival will take place from May 31 to June 9, said Vice Chairman of the city People’s Committee Nguyen Van Dung in a press conference on May 22.
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This year’s festival will be held on a larger scale, with the goal of becoming a “city that never sleeps” and a city of events.

A series of activities will take place in four main locations in the southern city, including Khanh Hoi Port, Nhieu Loc - Thi Nghe Canal, Tau Hu - Ben Nghe Canal and District 7; connecting to Nguyen Hue walking street and Thu Duc City Riverside Park. Of these, there will be 22 activities associated with the city's rivers and waters.

The highlight of the festival will be a special art program with the theme "Legendary Boat", scheduled at 8:00 p.m. on May 31 at Nha Rong Wharf area, attracting about 1,000 actors and actresses, and 9,000 attendees.

Many water sports activities will also take place such as demonstrations of jet skis, parasailing, sailboats and stand-up paddleboards; parade activities on the river, and a recreation of the Western floating market.

At the present, more than 100 businesses announce and apply promotion and discount policies for shopping, food and sightseeing services. People can register online to participate in the opening art program at the website from May 22./.