Da Nang would like to set up a cultural exchange evening, inviting any interested crew from all of the boats to contribute and perform as part of the race ceremony – this could be music, dance, singing or any other cultural or traditional performance
21 Feb: Da Nang Barefoot Run
Stretch those sea legs and join the locals to participate in the annual Bare Foot run along the Da Nang Beach. There are no excuses for not taking part with 2km, 5km and 10km options.
21-23 Feb: Cau Ngu Festival
Immerse yourself in a traditional Vietnamese beach festival with three days of sporting and cultural events along Da Nang Beach. The main day is 23February with the traditional ceremony.
23–27 Feb: Da Nang Festival
Immerse yourself in local food and drink and cultural activities at the Han River Port.
24 Feb: Art and Cultural Exchange
A show of traditional Vietnamese music, dance and performances that crew are encouraged to participate in.
25 Feb: Kayaking on the Han River. Join locals and tourists and other crew in a kayaking competition along the Han River.
25 Feb: Dragon Bridge Light Parade
See the famous Dragon Bridge light up, breathe fire and spray water as the Clipper Race fleet parades past.
27 Feb: Race Start
Tell friends and family to watch the start of Race 8 to Qingdao from the famous Da Nang white sandy beaches or hop on one of the tourist boats to join the fleet on the water.