The Ho Chi Minh City 2010 Grassroots Arts started at the Youth Cutural House on Sunday.
More than 1,000 artists from different districts throughout the city joined music and dance performances during the event.
The festival will run until Sep. 15
Activities include a music show organized at the 126 Theater in District 3.
The festival closing and award ceremony will take place on September 15 at the Youth Cutural House.