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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.
Rafting in Pai River

Rafting in Pai River

When: July - December 2017

Where: Mae Hong Son

It's the beginning of the adventure trip in Mae Hong Son. Each range has beautiful natural scenery which has the difficulty from level 3 to level 5. Along distance of 50 kilometers which visitors can experience the natural beauty and fun throughout the weekend.

River Kwai Bridge Week

River Kwai Bridge Week

When: 25 November - 5 December 2017

Where: Kanchanaburi

Each year in late November to early December, the world famous River Kwae Bridge built by Allied prisoners-of-war during World War II , becomes the focal point of celebrations. Event highlights include historical and archaeological exhibits, a carnival, folk and cultural performances, rides on World War II vintage trains, and a spectacular light and sound presentation re-enacting the bridge's World War II legacy.

Flora Park Festival

Flora Park Festival

When: November 2017 - February 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.

Blooming Bua Tong (Mexican Sunflower) Festival

Blooming Bua Tong (Mexican Sunflower) Festival

When: November - December 2017

Where: Mae Fah Luang District, Mae Hong Son

Bua Tong Ban or Blooming Mexican Sunflower Festival is held in November, affording people the opportunity to see the sunflower fields, waterfalls and mist at Ban Hua Mae Kham, Amphoe Mae Fa Luang. There are also hilltribe performances.

Lop Buri Sunflower Blooming Festival

Lop Buri Sunflower Blooming Festival

When: November 2017 - 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: November 2017 - January 2018

Where: Phu Rua National Park, 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.

Lampang Ceramic Fair

Lampang Ceramic Fair

When: 1 - 12 December 2017

Where: Lampang

Lampang Ceramic Fair, is held annually to bring together a wide selection of ceramics produced by over 300 factories that form the basis of the province’s impressive three-billion baht ceramics industry. The fair also serves as a one-stop shop for special priced diverse range of export quality ceramics as well as tableware, souvenirs and gift items of different grades. Included is also a vast variety of 4-star and 5-star community products from various sub-districts (Tambon) of Northern Thailand promoted under the “One Tambon, One Product” campaign (OTOP). Aside from a cultural procession on the first day of the event and a ceramic exhibition, other unmissable highlights are also Miss Ceramic Beauty Contest, a folk song contest, a traditional Northern Thai or Lanna-style musical ensemble featuring stringed musical instruments and a vast assortment of popular local dishes in a food garden.

Overcoat Music Festival 2015

Overcoat Music Festival 2017

When: 10 December 2017

Where: Khao Kho, Phetchabun

Back again with Overcoat Music Festival 2015, and will be held in the natural amphitheatre Starlight and Jolly Land in KhaoKho, Petchabun. Prepare your winter gear with local artists include, Boom Boom Cash, 25 Hours, Jetseter, Palmy, Paradox, Polycat, Slot Machine Two Popetorn and Ben Chalatitroll.

Christmas Star Parade

Christmas Star Parade

When: 23 - 25 December 2017

Where: Sakhon Nakhon

Let's celebrate Christmas Festival with the dazzling star parade on more than 200 cars together with Santa Claus parade, angels and join the Mass ceremony and carry the star while walking around the church. Let's watch the stageplay of Jesus's birth, Choirs, star crafting demonstration and taking tram to visit Tha Rae village and see the old building in coronial style which is the architecture influenced by French.

Chiang Mai Marathon 2014

Chiang Mai Marathon 2017

When: 24 December 2017

Where: Chiang Mai

Join the marathon race on the Christmas Day in the most famous tourist attraction in the North of Thailand, Chiang Mai, the city with the unique identity, full of natural spots, historical sites, traditional art and culture, local customs and festivals.

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.

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: Song Khla

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.

Pattaya New Year Countdown Celebrations

Pattaya New Year Countdown Celebrations

When: 31 December 2017 - 1 January 2018

Where: Bali Hai Pier, Pattaya

Pattaya Countdown is taken place at Bali Hai Pier with the longest New Years celebrations in Thailand. The long festivities will begin on Christmas day with Christmas tree decorating followed by fireworks over the bay. There are a fair all week long with merchants selling delicious foods from all regions of Thailand as well as souvenirs and craft which is set up all along beach road. There are also many concerts from famous Thai artists and celebrities.

Thailand Countdown

Thailand Countdown 2018

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 Chana Dai 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.

Bangkok Street Show

Bangkok Street Show

When: December 2017

Where: Lumpini Park, Bangkok

This is the most successful outdoor festival, the event spans a weekend in December totaling more than 30 performers around the world take place annually in Bangkok. There are several forms of Street Show such as, mime, clowning, juggling, acrobatics, balloon modeling, contortions and escapes, fire eating, sword swallowing, etc.

BBQ Festival

BBQ Festival

When: December 2017

Where: Nakhon Ratchasima

Let's watch fancy parade of cowboys and indianas, country music concert, the way of life of cowboy and indiana demonstration. You can also taste and eat the grilled foods together with shopping the OTOP products.

Big Mountain Music Festival

Big Mountain Music Festival

When: December 2017

Where: Kaeng Krachan Country Club, Phetchaburi

This is large music festival in Thailand, located in Kaeng Krachan Country Club, Phetchaburi, which events highlights include the concert from famous singers and products demonstration and selling.

Chanthaburi World Gem Show

Chanthaburi World Gem Show

When: December 2017

Where: Chanthaburi

The event is intended to promote and encourage local gems and jewellery dealers and entrepreneurs to expand into global markets, as well as to boost the local economy by positioning the new Chanthaburi Gems and Jewellery Centre as one of the province’s top tourist attractions. It is especially famous for its red gemstone known as the Siam Ruby. This jewel, along with topaz and amethyst, is found in many of the provincial gem shops, especially in the heart of the city. Visitors can also learn the techniques of preparing and setting the gemstones into exquisite designs.

Chiang Mai Countdown Festival

Chiang Mai Countdown Festival

When: December 2017

Where: Tha Pae Gate, Chiang Mai

The event has lots of activities such as Mini Concert, performances on stage, the Contemporary Music Cultural performances and fireworks display. New Year's Eve Firework for countdown celebration is well organized.

Chiang Rai Flower Festival

Chiang Rai Flower Festival

When: December 2017 - 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.

Eel & Jasmine Rice Festival

Eel & Jasmine Rice Festival

When: December 2017

Where: Chumphon Buri District, Surin

Chumphon Buri district locates on the area called Tungkularonghai (Crying Field), about 91 kilometers away from the city to the north. It is well known for its famous Hom Mali rice field of Surin. The fertile land and river is suitable to expand the amount of eels that the villagers can catch them to eat and to sell in the amount of no less than 5 tons a year. After the harvest in November, the eels are big enough to be eaten and people can catch so many of them in this period of time. Therefore the annual eel festival, Jasmine Rice festival and the red-cross festival is organized in the 3rd week of December in front of the District Hall.

Huai Kha Khaeng Heritage Day

Huai Kha Khaeng Heritage Day

When: December 2017

Where: Banrai District, Uthai Thani

Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary has begun to be known since it was registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in December 1991, therefore Thai cabinet was set on 9 December as the memorial day for Huay Kha Khaeng- Thung Yai Naresuan Sanctuary. In this event are include camping, forest growing to honors His Majesty the King and parades of wildlife models warning people that they are in danger of extinction.

Jet Ski King's Cup World Cup Championship

Jet Ski King's Cup World Cup Championship

When: December 2017

Where: Chonburi

Jet Ski King’s Cup World Cup tournament has been receiving great interests from a variety of people including both international and domestic racing teams. The annual Jet Ski King’s Cup is considered one of the most important competitions on the professional jet-ski calendar. It is an International standard tournament, classified as a World Cup Grand Prix event that satisfies by worldwide racers with spectacular and thrilling races.

Koh Chang Yutthanawi Day

Koh Chang Yutthanawi Day

When: December 2017

Where: Koh Chang, Trat

Koh Chang Yutthanawi Day is organized in late January at the Koh Chang Yutthanawi Memorial on Laem Ngop. The event is to commemorate the bravery of the Royal Thai Navy's action against the French on January 17, 1941. Merit-making and tribute rites are performed and there is exhibition by the Royal Thai Navy.

Pakchong Cowboy City Countdown 2017

Pakchong Cowboy City Countdown 2018

When: December 2017

Where: Khaokan Park, Nakhon Ratchasima

Pakchong Cowboy City Countdown is held annually at Khaokan Park on Mittraphap Road in Pakchong District, Nakhon Ratchasima. The fair organize by Pakchong municipality. Visitors can enjoy western music from local artists, native Indian and cowboy shows, a corn-eating competition, and cowboy merchandise. On 31 December, visitors can participate in a countdown to the year 2017.

Phitsanulok Food Festival

Phitsanulok Food Festival and New Year’s 2018 Countdown

When: December 2017 - 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.

Phuket King's Cup Regatta

Phuket King's Cup Regatta

When: December 2017

Where: Phuket

The Phuket King's Cup Regatta is known as the greatest regatta in Asia. The old regatta started in 1987 and is held, every year, from end November till the first week of December with the sponsorship of the royal family.

Platoo Festival

Platoo Festival 2017

When: December 2017

Where: Samut Songkhram

Samut Songkhram is famous for country's best Platoo or mackerel fist with a rich nutty flavour. The event features various Platoo, dishes from famous local restaurants, an exhibition on mackerel and the sale of fresh and cooked mackerel and seafood. Moreover there are also musical performances, storytelling, cooking contests, the sale of obligatory OTOP products, and a vast number of stalls selling local and national Thai food and souvenirs.

Rak Ao Luk: Cultural Festival

Rak Ao Luk: Cultural Festival

When: December 2017

Where: Ao Luk District, Krabi

This is festival contain exhibition and demonstration of cultural products. Enjoy with demonstration stalls of local food and culture performances.

Small World Mae Hong Son Festival

Small World Mae Hong Son Festival

When: December 2017

Where: Jungkum Lake, Mae Hong Son

The festival gives the hill tribe children a once in a lifetime opportunity to share their culture and talents with Thais, tourists, and other members of the local community, as well as meet fellow students from remote, often inaccessible schools throughout Northern Thailand. This free public event will be held on December 24th in downtown Maehongson. Like a school outside the classroom, the festival teaches them new ways of supporting themselves as they sell their crafts from home and participate in a "Cultural Expo". For these impoverished children, this event is most likely the only time where they can just have fun and celebrate being a kid.

Suan Luang Rama IX Flowers Festival

Suan Luang Rama IX Flowers Festival

When: December 2017

Where: Suanluang Rama 9 Public Park, Bangkok

There are many kinds of flower gardens in all area of Suanluang Rama 9 Public Park, also including the historical exhibition of Suanluang Rama 9 and art exhibition. Enjoy the local cultural performances, dog performances, firework presentations and mini amusement park. Visitors can walk around to take pictures with variety of flower gardens in the park and shopping some beautiful flowers and garden equipments including the local food and products from private sectors.

Thailand International Swan Boat Races

Thailand International Swan Boat Races

When: December 2017

Where: Chao Phraya River, Bangkok

Thailand International Swan Boat Races are organized by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) together with the Bangkok Metropolitan City, and the Rowing and Canoeing Association of Thailand. The challenging and exciting races cover three categories carrying total prize money of over two million baht. Visitors are invited to join in with the fun, and cheer the rowing crews as they battle it out on the water. The best place to watch is Rama VIII Park under the Rama VIII Bridge. The course is 500 meters long.

Trat King Mackerel Fishing Competition

Trat King Mackerel Fishing Competition

When: December 2017

Where: Laem Ngop District, Trat

This is large fishing competition in Thailand, the objectives for promote the conservation of the sea for the future generation and develop fishing game in Trat at par with universal standard. Types of fish for competition are such as King Mackerel, Barracuda and Queen Fish etc.

U-Thong Travel Season

U-Thong Travel Season

When: December 2017

Where: U-Thong District, Suphan Buri

U-Thong, The Source of Suvarnabhumi Civilization is an ancient city, therefore it used to be the center of Buddhism and culture during the Suvarnabhumi era which is the oldest time of Thailand, and also used to be the international marine trade port for over 3,000 years ago. In the event are include such as the performance about local arts and cultures, the travel expo of the 5 mountains and 1 “Chaopho Phraya Chak Shrine”, the academic discussion about “U-Thong, the Source of Suvarnabhumi Civilization”, the OTOP sale products and other entertainments.

Wawee tea tasting and luscious coffee of Doi Chang

Wawee tea tasting and luscious coffee of Doi Chang Festival

When: December 2017

Where: Mae Saruay District, Chiang Rai

The festival is organized to boost tourism industry as well as support local product. Surround with fresh atmosphere and a scenic mountain view, tourists are invited to indulge themselves in a premium tea and coffee from Doi Chang where this world’s class coffee is planted. Northern tribes will perform their fascination shows in the unique traditional costume. Moreover, this festival included entertaining activities such as cooking competitions and singing contest.