International Vietnamese Traditional Martial Arts Festival
Held every two years to honor Vietnamese traditional martial arts, especially Binh Dinh traditional martial arts, the festival is the chance for domestic and international martial arts delegations to meet, exchange and discuss about conservation and promotion of Vietnamese traditional martial arts at home and abroad. This is also the opportunity for international friends to more understand the land of Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh with unique traditional cultural values, landscape sites, historical relics and typical traditional craft villages.
Summer Sea Festival
The festival features many cultural and sporting events, such as a futsal tournament for children, martial arts contests, Binh Dinh Golden Chef contest, to select the best local chefs, an art exhibition, a local tourist guide competition, and a workshop on “Solutions to Attract International Visitors and Improve Service Quality in Binh Dinh”. The event is just one of Quy Nhon’s many efforts to develop into a popular destination for domestic and foreign tourists, using its historical and cultural identities, maritime tourism potential, and unique tourism products.
Dong Da Festival
Taking place on the 5th day of the first lunar month in Phu Phong, Tay Son District, Binh Dinh. The festival is to worship and Emperor Quang Trung (Nguyen Hue) and leaders of Tay Son movement. Many of the activities in this festival are drumming competition (Tay Son fighting drum), perform imitative battle, martial art: playing with fighting sticks danh con, di quyen (a Vietnamese form of Kung Fu, a system of unarmed combat using the hands and feet as weapons).
Do Gian Festival
Celebrated on the 15th day of the seventh lunar month in An Thai Village, An Nhon District, Binh Dinh Province. The festival is to worship Ba (a goddess of the sea). The activities in the festival are praying for good weather, happiness and wealth for villagers; sacrifice-offering ceremony, singing, souls-of-the-dead worshiping and do gian (an old custom of the local people in which the offering is roast pork. When the sacrifice-offering ceremony finishes, roast pork is thrown down from trellis).