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Festivals in Thailand
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The date and time of the following festivals in some provinces may be changed as a result of the weather or the postponement by the organising host of the events. Please check the date and time again before travelling. Tourism Authority of Thailand provides tourist information centre at call centre 1672 or 0 2250 5500.
Wang Nam Keaw Flora Fantasia

Flora Park Festival

When: 1 November 2017 - 30 April 2018

Where: Wang Nam Keaw District, Nakhon Ratchasima

The festival will showcase more than 100,000 flowers of over 20 different species, on a 360 degree angle viewpoint with the spectacular vertical garden. Over 5,000 English roses of 400 species will be arranged beautifully across the landscape. Event will be held on an area of over 50 rai at Khao Phaeng Ma, Wang Nam Keaw district, Nakhon Ratchasima province.

Lop Buri Sunflower Blooming Festival

Lop Buri Sunflower Blooming Festival

When: 1 November 2017 - 31 January 2018

Where: Lopburi

The festival is open around November till December in every year because it is the period when the sunflowers are in full bloom. The festival highlights include photography, scenic, train / bicycle in the sunflower field, the distribution of OTOP products, such as tours of soldiers living in the wild for recreational boating, tires, etc.

Phu Rua Poinsettia Festival

Phu Rua Poinsettia Festival

When: 1 November 2017 - 31 January 2018

Where: Phu Ruea District, Loei

This is largest producer of Christmas trees or poinsettia in Loei province, on the area nearly 100,000 poinsettia trees are grown over 5-rai in Phu Rua, giving the provincial authorities a good reason to organise the Christmas tree festival or Phu Rua Poinsettia Festival. Visitors can enjoy to taking a picture of beautiful red leaves of Christmas trees and at night, also enjoy beautiful lanterns lightened up to celebrate the Christmas event.

Mulberry Fest

Mulberry Fest

When: 1 December 2017 - 31 January 2018

Where: Kamnan Chul Farm, Phetchabun

The farm tour takes visitors around the 9-rai exhibition farm which is cultivated according to ‘sufficiency theory’ practices. The farm grows fruits and vegetables primarily for household consumption and sells only the excess not needed by the local community. Kamnan Chul Farm is a leading agro-tourism destination in Phetchabun. During the cooler months, the mulberry trees are fruiting so people are invited to visit the farm to taste the mulberry fruits fresh from trees. There are also fun activities for tourists to enjoy.

Color of Doi Tung Festival

Color of Doi Tung Festival

When: 2 December 2017 - 28 January 2018

Where: Doi Tung Development Project, Chiang Rai

Explore the cultures of the minorities in Doi Tung through their food, cultural performances and handmade products. Don't miss the opportunity to taste the freshly brewed Doi Tung coffee.

Color of Doi Tung Festival

Jim Thompson Farm Tour 2017

When: 2 December 2017 - 7 January 2018

Where: Jim Thompson Farm, Chiang Rai

In this year Jim Thompson Farm Tour is in a theme of "Rushing Water - Life Force of Isan", which aims to help visitors discover the story of water and its significance in the region’s culture, traditions and ways of life while they enjoy the picturesque natural surroundings of Jim Thompson Farm. The Jim Thompson Farm Tour is an agro and eco tourist attraction offering some unique Thai local experiences. Attractions and activities include the picturesque pink cosmos field, the giant pumpkin patch and colourful flower field, ‘Jim Village’ where visitors can get hands-on and try the silk production processes of the renowned Jim Thompson brand, and ‘Jim Market’ for vegetable, fruit, pot flower and fresh produce shopping.

Tulip Festival

Tulip Festival

When: 17 December - 18 February 2018

Where: Play La Ploen Flora Park, Buriram

Tulips Festival starts with a beautiful blooming. Play La Ploen Buriram Flora Wonderful tropical shrub collected over an area of 100 hectares, including six glasshouses with flower arrangements are rare in the Northeast landscape art in Thailand.

Phitsanulok Food Festival

Phitsanulok Food Festival and New Year’s 2018 Countdown

When: 25 December 2017 - 1 January 2018

Where: Suan Chom Nan Park, Phitsanulok

Enjoy buying and tasting varieties of food and shopping at the Phitsanulok and having fun with the countdown activity with an amazing firework display. Moreover, the event features other local foods from as many as 100 popular restaurants from nearby provinces, as well as OTOP products being sold at the venue.

Chiang Rai Flower Festival

Chiang Rai Flower Festival

When: 28 December 2017 - 31 January 2018

Where: Tung and Khom Park, Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai Flower Festival has flower exhibition, the Miss Thinn Thai Ngarm competition, agricultural exhibition and music shows. In additional there are the contest decorative plants and flower and local products fair.

Sakura Blossom Festival at Doi Mae Salong

Sakura Blossom Festival at Doi Mae Salong

When: 28 December 2017 - 2 January 2018

Where: Doi Mae Salong, Chiang Rai

Enjoy drinking with tea from Doi Mae Salong and enjoy watching Nang Phaya Sua Krong is the same as Sakura Blossoming extend through Doi Maesalong and along on the side road.

Taksin Maharachanuson Fair and Red Cross Fair

Taksin Maharachanuson Fair and Red Cross Fair

When: 28 December 2017 – 3 January 2018

Where: Tak

This fair is celebrates the coronation anniversary of Taksin in 1767. King Taksin the Great who returned independence to the Thai nation had his background closely tied with Tak; he was both the deputy and later the governor of the province. The event included cultural parade to commemorate King Taksin’s liberation of the kingdom and light, sound and multimedia show to pay honor to King Taksin.

Count Down @ Central world Bangkok

Count Down @ Central World Bangkok

When: 31 December 2017 - 1 January 2018

Where: Central World, Bangkok

Central World, Ratchaprasong Road, Bangkok, The biggest and most famous countdown festival in Bangkok happens at Central World. The participants can experience spectacular light and sound shows and live on-stage performances by popular local artists in front of Central World Square. Also, they can enjoy the beer garden, lucky draws and countdown with other countries around the world on large-screen projections.

Cross Year Prayer for New Year

Cross Year Prayer for New Year

When: 31 December 2017 - 1 January 2018

Where: Participated temples in Bangkok

Let's sending away the old year in Thai style and welcome the new year in Buddhist way with praying and maditation together with listening to sermon. And you can join the clap the Gong for welcoming the New Year in Bangkok. There are more than 50 temples participate the activity such as Wat Thep Lila from Bang Kapi district, Wat Phra Sri Mahathat from Bang Khean district, Wat Sraket Ratcha Woramahawihan from Pom Prab Satru Pai district, Wat Rachatiwat Ratcha Worawihan from Dusit district, at Phra Chetupol Wimol Mangkalaram Ratcha Woramahawihan from Phra Nakhon district, Wat Mahathat Yuwaratcharangsarit from Phra Nakhon district, Wat Tri Mitre Wittayaram Worawihan from Samphanthawong district and Wat Yannawa from Sathon district etc.

Hat Yai Night Paradise Countdown

Hat Yai Night Paradise Countdown

When: 31 December 2017 – 1 January 2018

Where: Songkhla

There are many shows on the stage from various artists and celebrities including countdown party to the next year and parade around the city. Also, the local goods and food are offered to the tourists.

Count Down 2015

Thailand Countdown 2016

When: 31 December 2017 - 1 January 2018

Where: Throughout Thailand

Help ring in the New Year and have a great time with traditional Thai activities by making New Year wishes in Bangkok or elsewhere throughout the kingdom with a roster full of entertainment and activities; such as, cultural performances, laser shows, and fireworks - free!! Then on 1 January, the Thai people will make merit at the temple, which is a tradition of requesting for a prosperous year ahead.

Watching the First Sun Rise in Siam

Watching the First Sun Rise in Siam

When: 31 December 2017 - 1 January 2018

Where: Pha Taem National Park, Ubon Ratchathani

Send off the sun into the sky and welcome the New Year before anyone else in the country, agro and ecotourism, cruise along the Mekong River, countdown, local folk and cavemen’s lifestyle performances, making merit to welcome the New Year.

Blossom flowers at Mo Hin Khao

Blossom flowers at Mo Hin Khao

When: 31 December 2017 - 1 January 2018

Where: Mo Hin Khao, Mueang District, Chaiyaphum

The event features mini-marathon activity, mountain bike race, riding horse to visit the rock park, planting a tree in honor for H.M.the King, drawing and photographing, concert, New Year party and offering color sticky rice to monks in the morning.

Phuket International Boat Show

The Phuket RendezVous

When: 4 - 7 January 2018

Where: Royal Phuket Marina, Phuket

Royal Phuket Marina is set to host the highly anticipated inaugural Phuket RendezVous. Partnering with Asia’s most experienced luxury lifestyle event organizer Asia RendezVous, the Phuket RendezVous showcase event will replace the Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX) and build on its 14 year legacy of success. Hosted by the multi award-winning Royal Phuket Marina, the four-day Phuket RendezVous will showcase a diverse range of high-end products and attractions both on land and in water. Visitors will enjoy curated activities and interactive displays of some of the finer luxuries in life such as yachts, classic cars, supercars, watches, properties and art.

Phuket International Boat Show

The Bike Zone Tri Dash Bangkok

When: 14 January 2018

Where: Samut Prakan

Royal Phuket Marina is set to host the highly anticipated inaugural Phuket RendezVous. Partnering with Asia’s most experienced luxury lifestyle event organizer Asia RendezVous, the Phuket RendezVous showcase event will replace the Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX) and build on its 14 year legacy of success. Hosted by the multi award-winning Royal Phuket Marina, the four-day Phuket RendezVous will showcase a diverse range of high-end products and attractions both on land and in water. Visitors will enjoy curated activities and interactive displays of some of the finer luxuries in life such as yachts, classic cars, supercars, watches, properties and art.

Phor Khun Ramkhamhaeng’s Day Festival

Phor Khun Ramkhamhaeng’s Day Festival

When: 17 January 2018

Where: Throughout Thailand

Phor Khun Ramkhamhaeng’s Day Festival, annually held on January. It honors of the Great King of Sukhothai Kingdom. People will visit to the Monument of Phor Khun Ramkamhaeng the Great for praising Phor Khun Ramkhamhaeng. People will make merit and present food to a Buddhist priest. At the night, there are merry making and many shows that all people can enjoy. There are fireworks too.

Phra Phutthabat Phluang Homage-paying Fair

Phra Phutthabat Phluang Homage-paying Fair

When: 17 January - 17 March 2018

Where: Khao Khitchakut, Chanthaburi

This annual fair is held during the period around January - April on top of Khao Khitchakut, Makham District. The fair features an offering ceremony to guardian angels, gilding the Lord Buddha's footprint, and climbing up Khao Khitchakut. The tradition has been observed for generations out of a folk belief that climbers will gain high merit, in addition, to mental endurance from so doing. In the past, merit-makers had to walk on foot for a distance of some 15 Kilometres up the mountain.

Don Chedi Memorial and Red Cross Fair

Don Chedi Memorial and Red Cross Fair

When: 18 January – 1 February 2018

Where: Don Chedi District, Suphanburi

This annual fair is held during the period of the Chinese New Year to Magha Puja Day (around February - April) on top of Khao Khitchakut, Makham District. The fair features an offering ceremony to guardian angels, gilding the Lord Buddha's footprint, and climbing up Khao Khitchakut. The tradition has been observed for generations out of a folk belief that climbers will gain high merit, in addition, to mental endurance from so doing. In the past, merit-makers had to walk on foot for a distance of some 15 Kilometres up the mountain.

Bor Sang Umbrella Festival

Bor Sang Umbrella Festival

When: 19 - 21 January 2018

Where: Bor Sang Village, Chiang Mai

This annual event celebrates Bor Sang village’s reputation as the community that creates Thailand’s most famous umbrellas made from Saa paper. During the three-day festival, streets are illuminated by lanterns, while hundreds of umbrellas are hung from the rafters and beams of houses and shops. Bands play, while villagers compete to design the year’s most attractive umbrella. Concerts, a food festival and beauty contest all compete for the attention of the audience, a mix of both tourists and residents, who gather to celebrate Bor Sang’s innovative handicraft skills.

Phrathat Phanom Fair

Phrathat Phanom Fair

When: 24 January – 1 February 2018

Where: Wat Phrathat Phanom, Nakhon Phanom

The festival takes place in February or early March. The fair starts in the morning with Buddhist ceremonies which brings Phra Uppakhup from the bank of Mekong River to Phrathat Phanom Temple. Then there are worship ceremony of the Phrathat Phanom Stupa, traditional dances for revering the Stupa, local product sales, local games and entertainment at day and night.

Sing Buri Fish-Eating and Red Cross Fair

Sing Buri Fish-Eating and Red Cross Fair

When: 25 - 31 January 2018

Where: Singburi

Being close to many natural water ways, Sing Buri is well known for abundant fish particularly the Mae La catfish. The province is also where the Khrua Hua Pa recipe originated. The fair features some of Song Buris best culinary creation, usually held in late December each year.

King Mengrai Annual Festival

King Mengrai Annual Festival

When: 26 January - 4 February 2018

Where: Provincial Stadium, Chiang Rai

The King Mengrai Annual Festival is held on Early-February at the provincial stadium in Chiang Rai's Muang district. It features a variety of products for sale including many local handicrafts. Other entertainment on offer includes beauty contests and various games for everyone to enjoy.

Khon Kaen International Marathon

Khon Kaen International Marathon

When: 27 January 2018

Where: Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen

The 14th Khon Kaen International Marathon is open to everyone from professionals to fun runners under a range of race and age categories. It will feature a 42.195 km (26 mile) full marathon for participants of 18 years or above, a 21.1 km (13.1 mile) half marathon for participants of 16 years or above, an 11.55 km (7.17 mile) mini marathon for participants of 12 years or above, and a 4.5 km (2.79 mile) fun run.

The 20th Bay Regatta

The Bay Regatta

When: 31 January - 4 February 2018

Where: Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi

Join Thailand’s fun regatta with 4 days of great racing, fantastic parties and daily prize giving. More than 50 yachts with over 300 local and international crew members compete in this annual event. The event is in establishing a fun competition that showcases the true beauty of Thailand's three provinces of Phuket, Phang Nga and Krabi.