The first annual An Bang Beach Food & Music Festival is coming to life this July and we’ve got your inside scoop on what’s happening!

An Bang Beach, rated one of the top 100 beaches in the world according to CNN, was not much more than a sleepy fishing village just 10 years ago.

‘Meet & Greet:’  An Bang Beach

As visitors from around the world flocked to the neighboring UNESCO World Heritage site and Hoi An’s ancient streets, more and more guests started to discover the hidden gem just a few kilometers to the East and An Bang Beach started to transform.

Hoi An, an ancient trading port crucial to trade in the region, was just named the number one on Travel & Leisure Top 10 Cities in Asia list and is only minutes from beautiful An Bang Beach.

View of An Bang Beach from Shore Club

Once a small fishing village, this pristine stretch of all-white sand with its clear, calm and peaceful waters, now boasts local and international cuisine from around the world.

Whether you’re looking for French, Spanish, German, Mexican, Italian or even some of the best vegetarian and vegan cuisine in Central Vietnam, there’s no better place to enjoy it than steps from one of the best beaches in the world.


An Bang Beach Food & Music Festival: The Origin

With that, the An Bang Beach Food & Music Festival was born! Founded by a few local Vietnamese business owners’ to bring greater visibility to An Bang Beach as a not to miss destination while visiting Vietnam, the Festival invites top restaurants from along An Bang Beach to showcase their skills to guests from around the world.

Participating restaurants are invited to create three of their signature dishes. Dishes will be served tapas style to surprise and delight guests at this year’s Festival. The goal is to introduce local and international visitors to An Bang Beach and Hoi An to flavors from around the world.

All dishes will be sold at only 60,000 vnd. (That’s only R37 or $2.50 USD!)

Shrimp on the Grill at An Bang Food & Music Festival Mixed Platter by Shore Club










Drink stations will be located throughout the An Bang Food & Music Festival and will be serving up craft beers, local and international beer and wine, standard mixed drinks and some seriously sensational cocktails. Fresh juices, smoothies, soft drinks and other non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.

An Bang Beach Food & Music Festival 2019: What to Expect

Date: Saturday, 27 July

Time: The event runs from 5 pm – 9:30 pm for food stalls. It continues on from 9:30 pm until late for music.

Entry: Completely free! All are welcome.

Activities: Indulge in local and international cuisine.

Listen and enjoy live music by rock tribute band, Halcyon Dayz.

Get creative with face painting!

Dance along or watch the hip hop dance troupe break it down!

Stand back as the fire dancers light up the stage.

Try your hand at a game of beer pong or the bean bag toss.

And, don’t forget the international guest DJs!

Yoh, it’s going to be a night to remember.

The Festival is completely family-friendly with activities for the kids, too.

After Party: From 9:30 pm, it’s on!  Say goodnight to the little ones as international guest DJs take over the dance floor in the sand.


Fire Dancing at An Bang Beach Food & Music Festival DJ music at An Bang Beach Food & Music Festival

Visiting An Bang Beach

No visit to An Bang Beach would be complete without spending some time relaxing at our favorite spots. Check out our Editor’s Picks for Where to Eat, Drink and Explore in Hoi An, Vietnam, treat yourself to every food lover’s dream, a tour with Hoi An Express or sip on some sensational cocktails with SecretEATS.

Our motto is Eat, Drink, Explore! This is literally the best advice you could give someone heading to Hoi An and An Bang Beach. Take your time to savour all the flavour!

And, we hope to see you all at the first annual An Bang Beach Food & Music Festival!  🙂