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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.

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 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.

Phrathat Nadun Homage Paying Festival

Phrathat Nadun Homage Paying Festival

When: 24 February – 4 March 2018

Where: Phrathat Nadun, Maha Sarakham

This fair takes place on the 15th waxing day of the 3rd lunar month (Makha Bucha Day) of every year. The fair ground is the area around Phrathat Nadun, Buddhist Bounds of the northeast and it lasts five days and five nights.

Hae Pha Khuen That Festival

Hae Pha Khuen That Festival

When: 25 February - 1 March 2018

Where: Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan, Nakhon Si Thammarat

Hae Pha Khuen That Festival is celebrated at Phra Borom That Chedi. The pagoda is considered to be the representative of Lord Buddha and is believed by locals to possess unsurpassed might of righteousness as it contains holy relics. Every year Buddhists pay homage to the pagoda by organizing a procession bearing a religious cloth to wrap around the pagoda to bring good fortune and success. This festival is held twice a year during Makha Bucha Day (the 15th full-moon night of February) and Visakha Bucha Day (the 15th full-moon night of May).

Kalasin Pong Lang, Phrae Wa and Red Cross Fair

Kalasin Pong Lang, Phrae Wa and Red Cross Fair

When: 26 February – 7 March 2018

Where: In front of city hall, Kalasin

Kalasin Pong Lang, Phrae Wa and Red Cross Fair is held annually during in February - March in front of city hall, Mueang District. Featuring the Pong Lang Contest (Northeast ern Folk Music) and Phrae Wa silk exhibition. Enjoy cultural performances and local entertainment, and sales of a wide variety of merchandise at very reasonable prices.

Makha Bucha Day

Makha Bucha Day

When: 1 March 2018

Where: Throughout Thailand

An important Buddhist lunar festival and public holiday, observed nation-wide. During the full moon evening, Thai people join candle-lit processions around temples, to celebrate the time when the Lord Buddha gave a sermon to 1,250 enlightened devotees. Foreign visitors are welcome to participate.

Cooking Khao Lam Up Hill

Cooking Khao Lam Up Hill

When: 1 March 2018

Where: Plaeng Yao District, Chachoengsao

Kalasin Pong Lang, Phrae Wa and Red Cross Fair is held annually during in February - March in front of city hall, Mueang District. Featuring the Pong Lang Contest (Northeast ern Folk Music) and Phrae Wa silk exhibition. Enjoy cultural performances and local entertainment, and sales of a wide variety of merchandise at very reasonable prices.

The Nop Phra Len Phleng Festival

The Nop Phra Len Phleng Festival

When: 1 – 10 March 2018

Where: Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park, Kamphaeng Phet

Annually, this religious festival is held during the celebrations of Makha Bucha in February in order to resuscitate and disseminate the old tradition began since Sukhothai time. The festival started from 1983 with a model procession of troops being organised to pay homage to the town’s major religious sites including candle light procession (wian tian) around the Holy Relic pagoda. Anticipated events are also various kinds of entertainment like plays and music performance with audio and visual effects telling the history of how the town was built. Apart from Thai art and cultural show, there are also fair for local handicraft products from private and governmental sections and annual Kamphaeng Phet Red Cross fair as well as the colourfully decorated parade of participants dressed in ancient attires crossing the Ping river to pay homage to the Holy Relic pagoda on the Nakhon Chum side of the river.

The Turtle Releasing Festival

The Turtle Releasing Festival

When: 1 – 10 March 2018

Where: Thai Muang Beach, Phang Nga

Held annually in March, this festival sees baby turtles released back to the sea in Phang Nga. Little hawksbill and green sea turtles, raised by the Fisheries Department, trundle down the sand to the sea in front of misty eyes. The festival also incorporates a parade and exhibitions on marine life and sea turtles. Also expect OTOP products for sale, sporting competitions, and stage performances.

Bun Phawet Fair

Bun Phawet Fair

When: 2 - 4 March 2018

Where: Roiet

“Bun Phawet” or merit making of the 4th lunar month. It is one of the most important traditions that showcases the identity and pride of the people of Loei that has been held successively for a long time. “Phawet” is a word in which the people of the Northeast have corrupted the pronunciation from “Phra Wes” (Phra Wessandon), name of the last reincarnation of the Lord Buddha before his birth as Prince Siddhartha. Salient features in this event are the sermon on Phra Wessandon of Thet Maha Chat (The Great Birth) which consists of 13 episodes that are to be completed within a day. The belief behind this tradition is that the participant in this preaching would be born again into the religion of Phra Si Ariya Metrai – the land of happiness as per the Buddhist belief inviting Phra Uppakhut who people of the Northeast believe is a patron of the Phawet ceremony, procession inviting Phra Wessandon and his wife, Lady Matsi, to return to the city, enjoy listening to the sermon on Phra Malai Muen Phra Malai Saen, enjoy the special cuisine of this fair, Khanom Jin, (Thai vermicelli or khao poon) and steamed sticky rice (khao tom mut) to give away to visitors and offer to the monks in the temple. Hence, there is a saying that “go to khao poon and take the merit at Bun Phawet”, enjoy viewing the procession of Phra Uppakhut, 13 episodes of the great sermon Mahachat, processions of each episode, enjoy free khao poon, Northeastern style dinner, and light and sound presentation.

Pho Khun Ngam Mueang Fair

Pho Khun Ngam Mueang Fair

When: 5 March 2018

Where: Pho Khun Ngam Mueang Monument, Phayao

Is organized on 5 March every year at the Pho Khun Ngam Mueang Monument with a beautiful and magnificent procession of the worship offerings.

Prap Ho Monument Fair

Prap Ho Monument Fair

When: 5 - 13 March 2018

Where: Ban Mo, Si Chiang Mai, Nong Khai

Prap Ho Monument Fair is held at the Prap Ho Monument in the month of March every year. Activities in the fair include shows, games, and booths of goods at reasonable prices and it is a popular attraction for both locals and visitors to the area.

Surat Food Fair

Surat Food Fair

When: 5 - 17 March 2018

Where: Tapee Riverside, Mueang, Surat Thani

Sales of local food, fresh seafood, exhibitions, and various forms of entertainment.

Don Kai Dee Benjarong Festival

Don Kai Dee Benjarong Festival

When: 9 - 11 March 2018

Where: Benjarong Village Don Kai Dee, Krathum Baen district, Samut Sakhon

Shop Benjarong porcelain crafted by Benjarong Don Kai Dee villagers. Shop OTOP products, good-valued blue flag products and various types of orchids. Watch the demonstration of Benjarong making and other exhibitions and shows performed by famous artists.

Hok Peng Wai Sa Ma-ha-that Chae Haeng Festival

Hok Peng Wai Sa Ma-ha-that Chae Haeng Festival

When: 10 - 16 March 2018

Where: Wat Phra That Chae Haeng, Phu Phiang District, Nan

This religious festival is held every year on the sixth lunar month. Hok means 6 in Thai and Peng means full moon in Northern Thai language. Many of Nan’s cultural attractions are linked to Tai Lue tribe’s traditions. Situated a few kilometres southeast of the provincial capital, Wat Phra That Chae Haeng is considered the largest and most well-known of Nan’s Tai Lue temples. With its stunning long, undulating Naga leading to the main entrance, the temple’s principal claim to fame is its 55 metre-high golden stupa housing a holy relic from nearby Sukhothai, ancient Thailand’s first kingdom.

Today, as the most sacred temple in Nan province, it continuously attracts a great number of Buddhists from all over Northern Thailand, and beyond, to go to pay their respects to this magnificent stupa enshrined inside. The festival’s rocket launch ceremony is believed to be performed as offerings make to Buddha.

Phrathat Chohae Fair

Phrathat Chohae Fair

When: 10 - 16 March 2018

Where: Wat Phrathat Chohae, Phrae

The Phra That Cho Hae Fair, held in around March, involves a procession to carry robes to cover the Chedi. The procession follows the Lanna style. All participants are decked out in traditional Lanna attires. They carry varied styles of Lanna Flags. There is entertainment every night till the morning of last day of festival (full moon night) they join together to arm giving for the monks. Also they walk with lighted candles in hand around Cho Hae Chedi and building of temple.

Thao Thepkasattri-Thao Sri Suntorn Festival

Thao Thepkasattri-Thao Sri Suntorn Festival

When: 12 - 15 March 2018

Where: Thep Kasatri & Si Sunthon Heroines Monument, Phuket

Thao Thepkasattri-Thao Sri Suntorn Festival held on March every year to commemorate the two great heroines who rallied the Thalang people to repel Burmese invaders. Many activities and celebrations are organized.

Elephant Satoke Fair

Elephant Satoke Fair

When: 13 March 2018

Where: Lampang Elephant Conservation Centre, Lampang

Elephant shows, parades, and a decorating contest for the elephants' satoke (a large khan toke) all lead up to a feast of fruits and vegetables for the elephants.

Thao Thepkasattri-Thao Sri Suntorn Festival

The Lamduan Ban Fair

When: 14 - 16 March 2018

Where: Somdej Sri Nakharin Park, Sisaket

Usually over the first weekend of each March, is held at the Somdej Sri Nakharin Park. It coincides with the full blooming of the Lamduan flowers. Activities include demonstration of the arts and cultures of the four minority groups (Khmer, Suay, Lao and Yer), stalls offering local handicraft, a combination of live drama-light and sound presentation portraying the founding of the city.

Chumphon Marine Festival

Chumphon Marine Festival

When:  16 - 20 March 2018

Where: Chumphon

The activities in this event include conserve the environment by doing some mangrove forest planting, exhibition for picture of related interesting place, marine tourism program, scuba diving and snorkeling package, water sports, fresh seafood booth, folk culture, sand sculpture discount for accommodation etc.

Thai Martial Arts Festival and Wai Khru Muay Thai Ceremony

Thai Martial Arts Festival and Wai Khru Muay Thai Ceremony

When: 17 March 2018

Where: Ayutthaya

Muay Thai boxers from around the world return to Ayutthaya to pay respect to their teachers, and to pay homage to the legendary Muay Thai folk hero, Nai Khanom Tom. Highlights include the ritual and opening ceremony, light and sound presentation, traditional Thai folk sports, demonstration, and exhibition.

Trat Independence Day

Trat Independence Day

When: 23 - 27 March 2018

Where: Trat

The event is held at the Provincial Town Hall to mark the day the province returned to Thai sovereignty after French occupation by the diplomatic discussion between King Rama V and France. In the event, historical play is performed. Local product stalls, exhibitions from state and private organization, folk games and sports show, music performance and other stage performances.

Thao Suranari Memorial Fair

Thao Suranari Memorial Fair

When: 23 March - 3 April 2018

Where: Nakhon Ratchasima

One of the biggest fair in Nakhon Ratchasima is Thao Sranari Memorial Fair which is held every year to celebration to commemorate the victory of Thao Suranaree or Ya Mo, she was clever ruses helped fight off the armies of Lao King, Anouvong when he invaded Siam in 1826. In this year, the fair there are the ceremonial lighting of an opening flame, firework displays, a Ya Mo sports competition, beauty contests and singing competition, silk making and drawing competitions, cat shows and cultural performances, exhibitions and concerts from well-known artists.

Koh Samui Midnight Run 2018

Koh Samui Midnight Run 2018

When: 24 March 2018

Where: Koh Samui

Participants will run 5km or 10 km around the buzzy and lively streets of Chaweng Beach. The organizers are expecting between 1,000 and 2,000 participants for this 5th race and the charity run has become one of the most popular events on the island.

Koh Samui Midnight Run 2018

Sunset Beach Music Festival 2018

When: 31 March 2018

Where: Platoo Restaurant, Cha-Am Beach, Phetchaburi

This is the most of Thailand's reggae music festival by the sea. Singha Corporation and Heavyweight Organizer to Present “Sunset Beach Music Festival 2017”. Meet the reunion of all reggae artists. From the legendary to the new generation. Fire: JoB 2 Do / T-Bone / Skalaxy / Deep ‘o sea’s / Miraculous / Srirajah Rockers + Leck Surachai / Smiley Farmer / Walrus / Mocca Garden / Gold Red / The Super Glasses Ska Ensemble / Samainainiyom + B-King / Castaway / The Fisher Man’s Friend.

Miracle of Phanom Rung

Miracle of Phanom Rung

When: 31 March - 2 April 2018

Where: Phanom Rung Historical Park, Buriram

There will be light and sound show of “miracle Phanom Rung”, retro market and OTOP products. You can watch the sunrise through 15 doors phenomenon at Phanom Rung historical park, Chalermphrakiat District, Buriram province.

Samut Sakhon Seafood Festival

Samut Sakhon Seafood Festival

When: March 2018

Where: Mahachai Sub-District, Samut Sakhon

Samut Sakhon Seafood Festival is the most popular for seafood lover. It’s the annual event held to its reputation as seafood hub of the country. The fair features hundreds of seafood dishes created by chefs from more than 30 restaurants as well as best-known fruit from local agriculturists. In addition, visitors can also shop for high-quality locally made and marketed goods under the government’s one-tambon-one-product campaign, as well as enjoy the cultural performances, concerts, talk shows and variety of entertainment.

ASEAN Barred Ground Dove Festival

ASEAN Barred Ground Dove Festival

When: March 2018

Where: Suan Khwan Mueang, Yala

Samut Sakhon Seafood Festival is the most popular for seafood lover. It’s the annual event held to its reputation as seafood hub of the country. The fair features hundreds of seafood dishes created by chefs from more than 30 restaurants as well as best-known fruit from local agriculturists. In addition, visitors can also shop for high-quality locally made and marketed goods under the government’s one-tambon-one-product campaign, as well as enjoy the cultural performances, concerts, talk shows and variety of entertainment.

Sweet Grape and Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Week Fair

Sweet Grape and Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Week Fair

When: March 2018

Where: Suan Khwan Mueang, Ratchaburi

Sweet Grape and Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Week Fair is held to introduce agricultural produce, especially grapes which most people grow in Damnoen Saduak. Grape is famous for its sweetness and good taste. This fair features the beauty contest of Thida A-ngun Wan and the competition of quality agricultural products.

Aonang Beach Festival 2018

Aonang Beach Festival 2018

When: March 2018

Where: Aonang Beach, Krabi

Hang out on Ao Nang beach while listening to music and enjoying delicious fresh seafood from the best hotels in Ao Nang. Shop OTOP products from local community. Watch fruit carving competition, flower arrangement competition and ice sculpting competition as well as cocktail making.

Laanta Lanta Festival

Laanta Lanta Festival

When: March 2018

Where: Koh Lanta, Krabi

The Laanta-Lanta Festival held every year in Lanta Old Town around March, is a celebration of this harmony and a chance for locals and visitors to enjoy unique cultural facets still prevalent on this unspoiled island today. The 3-day event features with an abundant choice of delicious snacks and meals enjoy traditional local coffee and exotic drinks while sampling a wide variety of local cuisine at over 50 food and beverage booths.

Sweet Plum Mango and Nakhon Nayok Products Fair

Sweet Plum Mango and Nakhon Nayok Products Fair

When: March 2018

Where: The City Hall Nakhon Nayok

Sweet Plum Mango and Nakhon Nayok Products Fair takes place annually during February-April in front of the City Hall. It is held to promote Ma-prang (sweet plum mangoes), and other agricultural products and handicrafts. The fair features a procession of agricultural products, sweet plum mangoes contests, agricultural products contests, sweet plum mango beauty pageants, student performances, goods stalls of the public and private sectors as well as selling of inexpensive goods.

Satun Thai and International Kite Festival

Satun Thai and International Kite Festival

When: March 2018

Where: Satun Air Field, Mueang District, Satun

Kite playing competition, Thai and international kites show from more over 10 countries, beautifully decorated, loud, fly high, creative, marathon and local (Waw Kwai) kite contest, demonstration of making kite, Miss Satun contest, Thai Kite exhibition, cultural show and performances from famous artists every night at Satun Air Field.