Hue Craft Festival 2019 Guide

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This fabulous cultural-economic event is aimed to extol the core values of heritages, to boost the production and efficiency of traditional crafts.

It is also expected to promote partnership and investment cooperation in all aspects, in an attempt to improve socio-economic growth via linkages between handicraft production and tourism to extend the outreach of domestic and international markets.

How big is the festival?

This bi-annual Hue festival 2019 attracts 300 artisans from 50 traditional craft villages in Hue and other provinces nationwide will showcase great handicraft products and demonstrate their creative skills and techniques.

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.

Where do the events take place?​

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.

What are the Hue craft spaces you should not miss?​

Address: Ham Nghi Court, in front of Thua Thien Hue History Museum

🗓Time: 27 April – 1 May from 4:30 – 6:30 and 16:30 – 18:30 – Special illuminating night: 19:00, 29 April 2019

Book your Hot Air Balloon Ticket HERE

Address: Thuong Bac Park, Hue

This is an activity to honor, promote and introduce the unique culinary of Hue and other regions in Vietnam.

🗓Time: 26 April – 1 May

Hot Air Baloon & Heritage Walking Tour – BOOK HERE

Address: 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.

🗓Time: All day exhibition from 14:30 on 26 April – 2 May 2019

Craft Walking Tour – BOOK HERE

Address: Hue Cultural Museum, 15 Le Loi Street, Hue

The exhibitions will showcase the outstanding product of artisans and craftsmen from Korea and Japan.

🗓Time: 26 April – 1 May

Address: Diem Phung Thi Art Foundation, 17 Le Loi Street, Hue

Introducing lotus products such as lotus conical hats, lotus tea, lotus jam, lotus liquor, lotus paintings, and fabric woven from lotus thread. They are a collaboration work of artisans from Hue, Hanoi and Dong Thap.

🗓Time: 26 April – 1 May

Address: Tu Tuong Park, Hue

Focusing on famous silk villages all over the country such as Thai Nam Nha Xa Silk, Van Phuc Silk, Nam Dinh Silk, Bao Loc Silk, and Vietnam Silk House…

🗓Time: All day exhibition from 26 April – 1 May 2019

Address: Hue Cultural Museum, 15 Le Loi Street, Hue

This exhibition gathers work of 20 contemporary Ao Dai designers of Vietnam with their latest Ao Dai collections. Especially, the instantly-made Ao dai service will be available at the site for visitors.

🗓Time: All day exhibition from 26 April – 1 May 2019


Address: 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.

🗓Time: All day exhibition from 15’00 on 25 April – 2 May 2019

Address: 3/2 Park, Pham Ngu Lao – Chu Van An – Vo Thi Sau Walking Streets

🗓Time: April 25 to May 2 from 6 PM to 8 PM at the Nha Luc Giac of 3/2 Park; and 8 PM to 10 PM on Pham Ngu Lao – Chu Van An – Vo Thi Sau Walking Streets


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