Hue Festival 2011, celebrating local cuisine and the art of bonsai! [i.e. celebrating my hai lua soul.]
Here’s the delicious schedule from the website. Come visit if you can (you know, with one day’s notice.)
Principal venues: Gastronomy spaces for the North, the South and Hue’s Cuisines and display of bonsai: inaugurated from 5.00 PM, April 29th 2011 at the front yard of the Imperial City, along Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street and Phu Van Lau Park.
Exhibit of Royal Utensils and Antiques: from 4.00 PM April 29th 2011 at the Buddhist Culture Centre - Lieu Quan, 13 Le Loi Street.
Seminar on “The Taste of Vietnamese Gastronomy”: 8.00 AM, May 1st 2011
Cooking contests: “Let’s cook together” at 8.00 AM, May 1st 2011;
“Happy meal” at 8.00 AM, May 2st 2011
Hue cuisine cooking lessons: from April 30th to May 3rd 2011
Community activities: Street Music (5.00 – 6.30 PM daily); Kite flying (1.30 – 5.00 PM daily); Human chess (4.00 to 6.00 PM, May 1st & 2nd 2011); Sampan racing (at 7.00 AM, May 3rd 2011); Unicorn dance and street art performances (5.00 PM daily), Hue traditional folk song on the Huong River, Vietnamese cuisines at city hotels, etc.
Photos exhibitions on Culinary Art and Garden Houses, Fine Arts Exhibitions at galleries; diverse and impressive eco-tours, community tours, tours to craft villages in Hue and so on.