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Festivals in Thailand
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The date and time of the followi ng 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.
The Dok Krachiao Blossom Festival

Dok Krachiao Blossom Festival

When: June - August 2018

Where: Pa Hin Ngam National Park, Thep Sathit District, Chaiyaphum

The Siam Tulip, or Dok Krachiao, flower comes in to full bloom in the early part of the rainy season from June to August. During these months, the fields of Pa Hin Ngam National Park in Thep Sathit district and Sai Thong National Park in Nong Bua Ra Haew district will be blanketed with the exceptional beauty of these pinkish-purple flowers. Every year, the Chaiyaphum province in cooperation with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) are joining hands to organise a range of fun-filled activities including special sightseeing tours to see the fields of the pinkish Krachiao flowers and the rock garden, music concerts, trekking tours in the two National Parks and also booths selling local indigenous One-Tambon-One-Products (OTOP) items of Chaiyaphum province.

Lab Lae Durian Festival

Lab Lae Durian Festival

When: June - July 2018

Where: Laplae District Uttaradit

Organized annually in June at the ground in front of the district offices of Kantralak of khun Han (alternating yearly between the two districts). There are numerous very interesting activities such as the selling of fruits and crops of the province. Fruit Float parade, technical exhibition and organizing of caravan to visit various fruit orchards.

Pattaya Marathon 2016

Pattaya Marathon 2018

When: 14 July 2018

Where: Pattaya Beach, Chonburi

The Pattaya Marathon is organized by Pattaya City Hall and will take place on 19 July, Pattaya Marathon is an international event which offers a picturesque running route and attracts participation from world-class runners and locals. In the event provided different categories; a Mini Marathon (10.55 Km) a Half Marathon (21.1 Km) and a Full Marathon distance of 42.195 Km.

Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2016

Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2018

When: 18 - 22 July 2018

Where: Cape Panwa Hotel, Phuket

Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek, asia's most exciting and fastest growing regatta. Four days of world-class yacht racing in Phuket, combined with four nights of magical, beachside parties at the 5-star Cape Panwa Hotel. This race is to promote sailing in and around Phuket and want to let everyone know what a wonderful area this is to sail.

Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2016

Ranong Foundation Day

When: 21 July 2018

Where: Ranong Municipality, Mueang District, Ranong

The fair features light and sound performances about Ranong through the history. Thailand invites visitors and travelers to take part in unforgettable moments and experience the beauty of Thailand festivals throughout the year.

Korat Candle Procession Festival

Korat Candle Procession Festival

When:  26 - 28 July 2018

Where: Nakhon Ratchasima

Korat Candle Procession Festival will hold in July every year, which gets celebrated for the beginning of the three months long Buddhist lent. In the festival, there are the typical foods and drink in front of City Hall and around Thao Suranaree Monument there is a procession of cars with sculptures made of wax.

International Wax Sculpture and Candle Procession Festival

International Wax Sculpture and Candle Procession Festival

When: 27 - 28 July 2018

Where: Ubon Ratchathani

The Candle Festival of Ubon Ratchathani province features a procession of ornately-carved traditional beeswax candles of various shapes and sizes. Buddhism, Buddhist traditions and beliefs are central forces that shape the local way of life and the customs and traditions related to this Buddhist festival have been carefully preserved by local communities.

Asarnha Bucha Day

Asarnha Bucha Day

When: 27 July 2018

Where: Throughout Thailand

Asarnha Bucha Day is worshipped because of three important events occurring on the day called the Triple Gem commemorating the first sermon given by the Buddha called the Dhammachakapavattama Sutta concerning the our Noble Truths presented to the Buddha's first five disciples. The sermon set in motion the Wheel of Dhamma which is the meaning of Dhammachaka.

Khao Phansa Buddhist Lent Day

Khao Phansa Buddhist Lent Day

When:  28 July 2018

Where: Throughout Thailand

Buddhist Lent Day is a period of three lunar months during the rainy season when monks are required to remain in one particular place or wat (temple). Khao Phansa Day is on the first day after the full moon of the eighth lunar month and marks the beginning of the three-month Buddhist 'lent' period. The tradition of Buddhist Lent or the annual three-month rains retreat known in Thai as "Phansa". Khao Phansa means to remain in one place during the rainy season. Phansa represents a time of renewed spiritual vigor and Khao Phansa festival is a major Buddhism merit-making festival.

Tak Bat Dok Mai Festival

Tak Bat Dok Mai Festival

When: 28 July 2018

Where: Saraburi

The Tak Bat Dok Mai floral offering merit-making ritual is unique to Saraburi province. Tak Bat Dok Mai ritual includes offerings of Dok Khao Phansa flowers that only come into bloom during the Buddhist Lent and Offering candle ceremony. This ritual stands out from the merit-making activities conducted in the other parts of Thailand because in addition to the offerings of cooked rice, food, incense, candles and other conventional sacred items.

Lad Chado Candle Floating Festival

Lad Chado Candle Floating Festival

When: 28 July 2018

Where: Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya

Lad Chado Candle Floating Festival held annually will take place in Lad Chado Canal, Phak Hai District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya province. Visitors will be able to experience the local people’s way of life alongside the canal, fishing, farming and many other activities. Tourists will enjoy the beautifully decorated candle parade on water, Baan Suan Rim Klong beauty pageant, Lad Chado local sports games, Lad Chado people’s way of life photography exhibition and the simulation of floating market in old days.

Nakhon Phanom Candle Festival

Nakhon Phanom Candle Festival

When: 28 July 2018

Where: Wat Phra That Phanom, Nakhon Phanom

Nakhon Phanom Candle Festival is held annually at Phra That Phanom, one of the most revered pagodas along the Mekong River. Like elsewhere across the country, the ceremony will be celebrated in a faithful and festive fashion. The colourful procession of exquisitely carved candles, Miss Candle Beauty Contest, classical dancing, and a mass merit-making ceremony lift the spirits in more ways than one.

Pansa Candles Procession Festival

Pansa Candles Procession Festival

When: 28 July 2018

Where: Suphanburi

The Pansa Procession of Suphanburi will held to rejuvenate the tradition, the religious culture and to expose the distinguishing uniqueness of ancient places, antiques and the way of life of many tribal people in Suphanburi. Along with the festival, there will be folk cultural performances and the smoothness of the dancing. The participants of the event can also view the Pansa candles contest, the processions contest, the arrangement of candles on the cars and the cultural performances of the College of Arts.

Surin Candle Festival

Surin Candle Festival

When: 28 July 2018

Where: Surin

Buddhist devotees and travelers to Thailand are invited to join Surin candle Festival which there are many interesting activities such as the exquisitely carved candles from 12 famous temples in Surin will be paraded along with the colourful procession of Surin-style folk dance from over a hundred performers, and the magnificent procession of 87 elaborately-adorned elephants around the provincial town. The visitors can give food offering to the monks while they are on elephant’s back. This is a traditional ritual of Surin province which is best known in Thailand as the home for elephants.

Kathu Culture Street Festival

Kathu Culture Street Festival

When: July 2018

Where: Kathu District, Phuket

The Kathu Cultural Street event sees activities and performances that showcase the cultural heritage of one of Phuket's oldest and most vibrant communities including the main economic activity of centuries ago, tin mining. The Festival will have a light and sound show, shop booths and exhibitions, handicrafts and local food.

Rambutan Fair

Rambutan Fair

When:  July 2018

Where: Surat Thani

This annual fair is held in July. The first rambutan tree was planted in Surat Thani in 1926, and this fair celebrates the delicious fruit, which now grows widely in the area. Highlights include exhibitions of local products and ornamental plants, floats adorned with rambutan and other fruits, and demonstrations of trained monkeys who harvest coconuts.

Kek River Rafting Festival

Kek River Rafting Festival

When: July - October 2018

Where: Phitsanulok

Excited with Kek River Rafting along distance of 8 kilometers, it takes around 2-3 hours depending on the water level. The difficulty is from level 1 to level 5. Because Kek River is quite a rough and harsh rafting course, you should pay attention to the officers' instructions and signals very well all through the activity.

Kaeng Hin Phoeng Whitewater Rafting Festival

Kaeng Hin Phoeng Whitewater Rafting Festival

When: July - October 2018

Where: Kaeng Hin Phoeng, Prachinburi

Whitewater Rafting at Kaeng Hin Phoeng Festival is held annually around June to October. During this time, the water level is high, providing a faster flow, cleaner rapids, and generally less hazardous conditions. In the event, there is a rafting competition and an economical whitewater rafting competition at Kaeng Hin Phoeng.