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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.
Pang Sida Butterfly Watching Festival

Pang Sida Butterfly Watching Festival

When: May - July 2017

Where: Pang Sida National Park, Sa Kaeo

Pang Sida Sida National Park is also home to many species of butterfly. Within two kilometers of the entrance is a butterfly area where hundreds of butterflies congregate in certain seasons. Pang Sida Butterfly Watching Festival will hold in mid-May until late July every year, which travelers can start in the morning at about 09.00 hrs and go to the following spots. The first spot is the tourist service office. You will enjoy seeing these alluring insects around the area of the camping site and the tourist service office. The second spot is around Pang Sida Waterfall. Soon after you spray water on the ground, butterflies will come to feed on the minerals in it.

Lanna Expo 2016

Lanna Expo 2017

When: 23 June - 2 July 2017

Where: Chiang Mai

Lanna Expo 2016 will be organized under the concept: “Lanna health & wellness” at Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Center, hoping to boost local entrepreneurs’ competitiveness following the opening of the ASEAN Economic Community. The expo will offer visitors various types of products and services, including tourism products, industrial crafts and health services. There will also be exhibitions showcasing the potential of entrepreneurs in the Upper Northern Provincial Cluster in various aspects, along with academic seminars.

Prachin Buri Agricultural Products Fair

Prachin Buri Agricultural Products Fair

When: June - July 2017

Where: Muang Prachin Buri, Prachinburi

You will see the market of fruits, vegetables, plants, agricultural products and OTOP products. Let's see quality fruit, giant fruit, longest vegetable, flower garden contest and also beautiful farmer contest. Besides, there are agriculture decorated car parade and demonstration activities.

The Dok Krachiao Blossom Festival

Dok Krachiao Blossom Festival

When: June - August 2017

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.

Kaeng Hin Phoeng Whitewater Rafting Festival

Kaeng Hin Phoeng Whitewater Rafting Festival

When: June - October 2017

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.

Korat Candle Procession Festival

Korat Candle Procession Festival

When: 7 - 10 July 2017

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: 8 - 9 July 2017

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: 8 July 2017

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: 9 July 2017

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.

Kathu Culture Street Festival

Kathu Culture Street Festival

When: 9 - 11 July 2017

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.

Pattaya Marathon 2016

Pattaya Marathon 2017

When: 16 July 2017

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 2017

When: 19 - 23 July 2017

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.

Kek River Rafting Festival

Kek River Rafting Festival

When: July - October 2017

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.

Lab Lae Durian Festival

Lab Lae Durian Festival

When: July 2017

Where: Laplae District, Uttaradit

Lab Lae Durian Festival held annually during July at OTOP Market in Hua Dong, in Lab Lae District to promote local economy and diversify markets for local farmers. Visitors can enjoy with a wide range of fruits of the season and can also witness local sport competitions, mini-concert shows, and a beauty pageant to promote the famous Long Lab Lae Durian of the province.

Lad Chado Candle Floating Festival

Lad Chado Candle Floating Festival

When: July 2017

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: July 2017

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: July 2017

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.

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.

Surin Candle Festival

Surin Candle Festival

When: July 2017

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.

Tak Bat Dok Mai Festival

Tak Bat Dok Mai Festival

When: July 2017

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.