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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.
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.

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.

Shrimp Parade at Ubon Rachathani

Shrimp Parade at Ubon Rachathani

When: 1 August - 30 September 2018

Where: Ubon Rachathani

Every September, tens of thousands of these tiny shrimps, known as Kung Foy in Thai, migrate up the stream of Lam Dome Yai in Ubon Ratchathani province. Using 10 pairs of legs five for walking, another five for swimming, they make most of their journey along the stream bed. When they reach Kaeng Lam Duan Waterfall rapids, the force of the flowing water becomes too much to handle. The migrating shrimps beat this obstacle by simply climbing out of the water and marching along the wet rock on the water's edge until they reach a point where the stream is calm enough to continue their journey in the water. The shrimps' parade takes place only after dusk when predators can't see them easily and the chance of fatal dehydration is minimized.

River Kwai Half Marathon 2014

River Kwai Half Marathon 2018

When: 9 September 2018

Where: River Kwai Village, Kanchanaburi

Event Overview: Running for health; participants from Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, USA, Europe, etc. will start the race from the River Kwai Village Hotel and run along Highway 323 (Sai Yok –Thong Pha Phoom) and back. This competition was initiated by the British Airways about 20 years ago. Jack F. Angel American was the first winner.

Activities: The race starts at the hotel and the runners will take Highway (323), turn left and return to the starting point. Breakfast is served after the race. The winner will receive a T-shirt designed by New Balance and a buckle instead of a medal. The ones who came 1st to 5th place will receive the trophies.

Bangkok's 17th International Festival of Dance and Music

Bangkok's International Festival of Dance and Music

When: 12 September - 18 October 2018

Where: Thailand Cultural Center, Bangkok

Bangkok's International Festival of Dance and Music is indeed a star-studded surprise-filled programmed that spans a whole range of genres. It is a festival that once again reaffirms Bangkok's place as a cultural capital. The program includes classical concerts, operas, classical ballets, contemporary and folk dances, jazz and the occasional less common genres such as fado.

Centennial Memorial Day of Koh Si Chang

Centennial Memorial Day of Koh Si Chang

When: 19 - 20 September 2018

Where: Koh Si Chang, Chonburi

Centennial Memorial Day of Koh Si Chang held annually during middle September to celebrates the birth date of King Rama V who was born on 20th September 1853. In the event, there will be art and cultural performances as well as a traditional outfit contest and a light and sound show.

Salak Yom and Salak Kapat Ceremony

Salak Yom and Salak Kapat Ceremony

When: 24 September 2018

Where: Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, Lamphun

Salak Yom and Salak Kapat Ceremony held every year during the 12th lunar month according to the Thai Buddhist calendar, which can fall anywhere in September, take place in Wat Prathat Haripunchai, Lamphun province. A Salak Yom is a tall bamboo construction (see the pictures) decorated with colorful paper. This construction contains house utensils, cloth, food, fruit, vegetables and the eight necessities of a Buddhist monk. On the first day of the ceremony the Salak Yoms will be brought to the temple in a procession. The next day the Salak Yoms will be donated to monks. In addition, the event include activities and Lanna musical performances on culture road, selling food, Salak Yom Parade and Salak Yom tree contest.

Moon Festival

Moon Festival

When: 24 September 2018

Where: Trang

This is a tradition long observed by the Chinese people of Thung Yao Sub-district, Palian District, to commemorate the fight for the nation against the Mongols. A ceremony is held in late September or early October on the full moon day in the eighth month under the Chinese calendar.

Four-wheel Drive Vehicle Competition “NAS CHALLENGE”

Four-wheel Drive Vehicle Competition “NAS CHALLENGE”

When: September 2018

Where: Trang

NAS Challenge (The Nature Adventure of Southern Thailand) is an off-road circuit for members of off-road racing clubs in Thailand and from foreign countries, such as Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, etc., with more than 100 cars participating. It is scheduled for August of every year. The circuits in use are in Trang town and other districts of Trang.

Pa Sak Boat Racing Festival

Pa Sak Boat Racing Festival

When: September 2018

Where: Saraburi

Is a major annual regatta that takes place in front of Sao Hai district offices pier on the last Saturday or Sunday of September. Famous boats from all over the country join in the race. This festival preserves local tradition.

Cha-am Feast Fish Flock Shellfish Festival

Cha-am Feast Fish Flock Shellfish Festival

When: September 2018

Where: Cha Am Beach, Phetchaburi

The events of the Fish Flock Shellfish are held, yearly, on the viewing terrace of Cha-am beach in Phetchaburi (located 160 km south to Bangkok). Lot of stands offers the best sea food and fishes 50 chefs from the leading hotels of the city. The festival is held between 05.00 pm and 10.00 pm. The public can also join a cruise of evening fishing of cuttlefishes that are dragged by the lights of the boats.

Nakhon Chaisi Pomelo Day

Nakhon Chaisi Pomelo Day

When: September 2018

Where: Nakhon Chai Si District, Nakhon Pathom

Every year, the event Nakhon Chaisi Pomelo Day is held in Nakhon Pathom, which is the most famous and the best pomelo in Thailand. There are 2 breeds of pomelo produced here that is well-known to Thai people: the Khao Namphueng breed and the Thong Di breed. In the event there are many activities such as the Best Pomelo Contest. You can try many dishes made from the delicious pomelo at this festival.

Phichit Boat Race

Phichit Boat Race

When: September 2018

Where: Phichit

The Phichit Boat Races take place on the Nan River in Phichit, one of the most scenic regions in Thailand. The event features long boat competitions with great fervour amid enthusiastic cheers from crowds of spectators. Preceding the King's Cup Long-Boat Race are decorative boat processions on the Nan River in front of the Tha Luang Pier. The event is celebrated with various kinds of cultural shows, music performances as well as OTOP Fair and local product sales.

Trang Roast Pork Festival

Trang Roast Pork Festival

When: September 2018

Where: Trang

Trang Roast Pork Festival is a tourism promotion activity of Trang, held every September. The festival features Trang roast pork is of a special recipe. The pork skin is crispy, the meat is tender and it is delicious due to a process by which the pig is fermented with herbs then roasted whole on a specially made grill. Trang’s roast pork is sold daily and eaten with morning coffee or can be a banquet dish.

Ko Lae Boat Races

Ko Lae Boat Races

When: September 2018

Where: Bang Nara River, Narathiwat

The "Ko-lae" boats are traditional fishing vessels commonly found in the Malay communities of Southern Thailand. In the southern provinces of Thailand, the Thai Ko-lae Boat Race was first hosted in 1976 in honour of Their Majesties the King and Queen, when the Royal Family travelled to Narathiwat on a state visit. Since then, Ko-lae and long boat races have been organised as an annual event and has become one of the main attractions of the province.