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6 Things To Do In Saigon In February 2023: Anime Convention, Silk Painting Exhibition, & A Woodcut Workshop

Things to do in Saigon in February 2023

Now that Tết has come and gone, it’s time to start the new year with a whole new energy. If you’re still looking for things to do this month, here is a list of 6 things to do in Saigon in February 2023 for you to check out!

1. Color Fiesta Ruby- biggest anime convention with cosplay, artist booths, and Vtuber meetups

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Image credit: Color Fiesta

Considered by many to be one of the most prominent art festivals and anime conventions in Vietnam, Color Fiesta will feature a lot of things that will interest Vietnamese otakus such as Vietnamese vtuber meet-and-greets, art workshops, cosplay events, and the chance to buy merch from some of the most famous artists in the local industry. 

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This year’s convention – titled Color Fiesta Ruby – will be held for an entire day at Visky Expo. The convention is sure to be packed with people, so be prepared for long lines and bring some water – and bags for merch.

You can get tickets online here or at the event venue. Do note that online ticket booking is available only until 5 Feb 2023.

Price: VND120k/ticket (~USD5.12)
Address: Hall A1 Visky Expo, Quang Trung Software City, District 12, HCMC
Time: 12th Feb
Contact: Color Fiesta’s Facebook page

2. WORKSHOP LÀM TRANH KHẮC GỖ, Xưởng vẽ 91 – woodcut workshop for artists of all ages

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WORKSHOP LÀM TRANH KHẮC GỖ is a woodcut workshop led by professional instructors from the Ho Chi Minh Fine Arts Association. Participants will get a chance to use professional tools and equipment, as well as learn more about the intricacies of woodcut art. Afterwards, they can bring home their finished products. 

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Image credit: Xưởng vẽ 91

Price: VND250,000 – VND450,000 depending on the canvas size (~USD10.66 – ~USD19.99)
Address:Xưởng vẽ 91, No.1 Street 63, Bình Trưng Đông Ward, District 2, HCMC
Time: 12th Feb 2023
Contact: Event page | Xưởng vẽ 91’s Facebook page

3. 7 Bridges Saigon Terrace – enjoy live acoustic with some tasty drinks

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Image credit: 7 Bridges Brewing Co. Saigon Taproom & Bottle Shop

Pubs with live music are common throughout Saigon, but if you’re looking for a new environment to chill or wanna try listening to new sounds, then try out the weekly live music nights at 7 Bridges Saigon Terrace.

With amazing choices of craft beers and tasty snacks, this place might well become your next favorite bar.

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Image credit: 7 Bridges Brewing Co. Saigon Taproom & Bottle Shop

This month’s acoustics will be played by Bagel Band, Lúng Túng Stories Band, Into The Groove, and B.3.M, every Friday. If you’re interested in a specific band, check out the venue’s event page for the schedule.

Price: Free entry
Time: Every Friday of the month, music starts at 8pm
Address: 15b/12 Lê Thánh Tôn Street, Bến Nghé Ward, District 1, HCMC
Contact: Events page | 7 Bridges Saigon Terrace’s Facebook Page

4. Saigon Mediterranean Food Festival 2023, Saigon Outcast – explore Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavors

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If you’re in the mood to expand your taste buds, then try out this festival in Saigon Outcast featuring some of the best Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines. The festival will also offer fine wine and Turkish coffee for thirsty guests.

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Saigon Outcast is a great place for hangouts with friends, so if you’re interested in what else it has to offer, check out our guide here!

Price: VND50,000/entry ticket (~USD2.13, excluding food & drinks)
Time: 11th Feb 2023
Opening hours: 12am – 10pm
Address: 188/1 Nguyen Van Huong, Thao Dien Ward, District 2, HCMC
Contact: 0902 365 7 80 | Saigon Outcast’s Facebook page

5. The Kén Silk-painting Exhibition – look into a rare Vietnamese traditional artform

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Image credit: HỘI MỸ THUẬT TPHCM

The Kén Silk-painting Exhibition is an art exhibition with a focus on traditional Vietnamese silk painting. This exhibition was made possible by a big group of local artists after a year of planning – featuring more than 90 different silk paintings with the theme of daily Vietnamese lives around the country, from busy cities to the rustic countryside.

If you’re interested in artwork about the daily lives of Vietnamese people from all walks of life, then check out this free exhibition now.

Price: Free entrance
Time: Open for 7 days from 2nd Feb-8th Feb
Address: Hội Mỹ Thuật TP HCM, 218A Pasteur Street, Võ Thị Sáu Ward, District 3, HCMC

6. Comedy Open Mic at Eddie’s New York Deli & Diner – beer and US-style dining experience with an open mic night

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Eddie’s New York Deli & Diner is an American-style diner for those who are in love with the classic 1950s diner aesthetic – something that is often found in American films. It features typical American dishes that you might want to try such as homemade burgers, iconic all-American breakfast, or the sweet milkshakes that you often see in movies. Check out the menu here if you’re interested.

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This month, there’s a stand-up comedy open mic night at their Thảo Điền location, so check it out if you want to have a good night of laughter. All craft beers will be 20% off that night.

All performers also get a free beer so if you’re brave enough to try, get on the stage!

Price: Free entry
Time: 8th Feb 2023
Opening hours: 8pm-10pm
Address: 71 Thảo Điền Street, District 2, HCMC
Contact: Event page | Eddie’s Diner’s Facebook Page

Things to do in Saigon in February 2023

Post-Tết, Saigon becomes a much more bustling city with so many things to do. Hopefully, this curation will help you plan on where to go next!

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Cover image adapted from: 7 Bridges Brewing Co. Saigon Taproom & Bottle Shop, Color Fiesta, Xưởng vẽ 91