The 8th Hue Craft Festival 2019 is held from April 26 to May 2, 2019 in Hue City under the theme “Quintessence of Vietnamese Crafts”.
This fabulous cultural-economic event is aimed to promote the core values of Hue heritage and is promised to bring a whole new joyful atmosphere for Hue ancient city.
Besides all the Hue tourist attractions, visitors frequently visit, this post will help you to find out what best Hue Craft Festival Events you must attend in a timeline order.
This bi-annual Hue festival 2019 attracts 300 artisans from 50 traditional craft villages in Hue and other provinces nationwide will showcase a great handicraft products and demonstrate their creative skills and techniques.
With various activities such as exhibitions, demonstrations and trading in craft products will be hosted by artisans from traditional villages of Hue. Many craftsmen from other provinces such as Hanoi, Thai Binh, Hoa Binh, Ha Giang, Ninh Thuan, Lam Dong, Ho Chi Minh City and Dong Thap are also invited to this special Hue Festival 2019.
Visitors will not only be fascinated with numerous craft products, witness the creative skill of artisans but also to be able to make yourself a craft souvenir.
Many visitors can do your own embroidery, enameled bronze or jewelry or Dong Ho paintings. Other craft work available for a hands-on experience are silk lantern making, incense making and products from lotus under the guidance of the artisans.
Many of Hue craft festival 2019 exhibition will gather around Le Loi Boulevard and Tran Hung Dao street where there are large space for display purpose.
Whereas, the main performance stage for the opening ceremony and Ao Dai show will be at Ngo Mon Square and Quoc Hoc High School Square.
In each exhibition and shows we list below, you find detailed map to the venue.
Nguyen Dinh Chieu Walking Street, Phan Boi Chau Park, Tu Tuong Park, Ly Tu Trong Park, Diem Phung Thi Art Foundation, Hue Cultural Museum.
The first and foremost craft space you must visit is the Artisan and Craft Village Exhibition. It is spread on Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street where you will see colorful products and even do yourself a souvenir from Hue.
All day exhibition from 14:30 on 26 April – 2 May 2019
Lieu Quan Buddhist Cultural Center, 15 Le Loi Street, Hue
Being known as a popular practice in Hue in centuries, Vietnamese traditional medicine space is a not-to-be-missed venue at Hue Traditional Craft Festival 2019, where the quintessence of Vietnamese traditional medicine will be showcased in Hue.
All day exhibition from 15’00 on 25 April – 2 May 2019
Ham Nghi Court, in front of Thua Thien Hue History Museum
The Hue hot air balloon festival 2019 is the most-expected event during the Hue Craft Festival 2019. The event has the participation of 10 pilots from many countries all over the world and Vietnam.
27 April – 1 May from 4:30 – 6:30 and 16:30 – 18:30
Special illuminating night: 19:00, 29 April 2019
Also, these 4 special Hue Festival 2019 shows will feed you with colors, music and cheering ambience. Don’t miss them out!
The opening ceremony Hue traditional craft festival 2019 is started with several art forms featuring the cultural identity of Hue and Vietnam. Besides, the ceremony aims to introduce Hue as a happy homeland and the beauty of craftsmen-ship. The program has the participation of 500 professional actors and artists throughout the country.
This is definitely a must-see show you should not miss during Hue Craft Festival 2019!
This is a ritual ceremony full of gratitude towards Vietnamese traditional craftsmanship. It also honors the merits of predecessors and praises the hard work of many artisans’ generation in keeping this craft traditions alive. This show will promise to bring you a feast for your eyes with a traditional touch on Vietnamese ancestor worship.