Before the opening day of the Nha Trang Sea Festival 2011, about 20 activities will take place since June 2nd such as organizing tours of fishing and sea sightseeing by night; Khanh Hoa sea-bathing festival; beach sepak takraw; seminar on cave swallow populations development and salangane nest resources in coastal provinces of Vietnam; XQ Nha Trang festival; seminar on history and traditional culture of Khanh Hoa salangane nest; traditional festival of Khanh Hoa salangane nest - 20 years of construction and development...
During the festival, there will be nearly 50 activities, including film festival presenting Vietnamese and French films and films on Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago; Lu Cam pottery and sand paintings exhibition; Cham pottery and brocade exhibition; street photo exhibition of "Aloe-wood land beauty"; photo exhibition on Truong Sa archipelago; map of Truong Sa archipelago coupled by coffee bean; "The beauty before the sea" exhibition; Cau Ngu (fish worshipping) ceremony; wine festival; kite festival; lantern festival; food street, cooking contest... Especially, there will also be a seminar about Truong Sa archipelago and coastal culture in Khanh Hoa.
The highlights of the festival are the opening ceremony in the evening of June 11th and the closing ceremony in the evening of June 15th with art performances and firework displays; street carnival festival; fashion show and music programme with the participation of both Vietnamese and foreign artists from the Republic of Korea (RoK), China, France and Cuba.
Taking place every two years since 2003, the Nha Trang Sea Festival has become a cultural, festival event reflecting traditional and contemporary cultural values in order to preserve and promote the cultural cream of Vietnam, especially the land of Nha Trang - Khanh Hoa.
The Nha Trang Sea Festival 2011 expects to attract about 100,000 visitors to participate.