The waterway parade is anticipated to be one of the standout events of the three-day festival, organized by the municipal Department of Tourism in collaboration with the municipal Department of Culture and Sports, along with other relevant agencies.

The boat parade commences from the Saigon Cruise Port in District 4 and traverses towards the waters adjacent to the Landmark 81 building, the tallest skyscraper in the nation. Participating vessels are adorned with vibrant lights, alluring festival attendees.

The boat parade is scheduled to take place from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm on Saturday and from 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Sunday this week.

Illuminated boats stage a parade on the Saigon River in Ho Chi Minh City, August 4, 2023. Photo: T.T.D / Tuoi Tre
Illuminated boats stage a parade on the Saigon River in Ho Chi Minh City, August 4, 2023. Photo: T.T.D / Tuoi Tre

In addition to enjoying the boat parade, attendees of the festival will have the opportunity to take advantage of over 150 exclusive special deals provided by more than 100 reputable travel companies participating in the event.

Visitors will have the opportunity to discover the riverside cultural space and engage in a diverse range of traditional folk games. Additionally, they can indulge in captivating traditional music and dance performances. For more information, please click here.

The following events are scheduled to occur at notable locations, including the Saigon Cruise Port, the Bach Dang Wharf Park, the Binh Dong Wharf, along the banks of Nhieu Loc – Thi Nghe Canal, as well as at various tourist sites.

Please find below a collection of photographs capturing the Boat Parade event that took place on Friday evening:

Illuminated boats are on parade near the Ba Son Bridge, which spans over the Saigon River and links District 1 with Thu Duc City in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre
Illuminated boats are on parade near the Ba Son Bridge, which spans over the Saigon River and links District 1 with Thu Duc City in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre
The boat parade is seen at the Vinhomes Central Park Tan Cang area. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre
The boat parade is seen at the Vinhomes Central Park Tan Cang area. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre
Cruise ship guests enjoy the spectacular scenery of Ho Chi Minh City at night. Photo: T.T.D / Tuoi Tre
Cruise ship guests enjoy the spectacular scenery of Ho Chi Minh City at night. Photo: T.T.D / Tuoi Tre
A sparkling riverside view of the Ho Chi Minh City River Festival. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre
A sparkling riverside view of the Ho Chi Minh City River Festival. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre
A drone light art performance at the festival. Photo: T.T.D / Tuoi Tre
A drone light art performance at the festival. Photo: T.T.D / Tuoi Tre
A drone light art performance at the festival. Photo: T.T.D / Tuoi Tre
A drone light art performance at the festival. Photo: T.T.D / Tuoi Tre

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