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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: 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.

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.

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.

Four-wheel Drive Vehicle Competition “NAS CHALLENGE”

Four-wheel Drive Vehicle Competition “NAS CHALLENGE”

When: 1 - 30 September 2017

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: 1 - 30 September 2017

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: 1 - 30 September 2017

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.

Festival of the Tenth Lunar Month

Festival of the Tenth Lunar Month

When: 16 - 25 September 2017

Where: Nakhon Si Thammarat

Festival of the Tenth Lunar Month is a grand event of the province and of southern Thailand. This festival is held from the 1st waning-moon night to the 15th waning-moon night every September. It is held to pay respect to deceased ancestors. According to Buddhism beliefs, the dead had many sins and sent to hell to become a demon. The demons are allowed to come up to meet their relatives for 15 days in September, but must return to hell before sunrise of the 15th day. The livings try to appease the spirits by taking food to temples to make merit. Beginning on the 13th day, people will go shopping for food to be given. The 14th day is spent preparing and decorating the food tray, and the 15th day is the actual merit-making day. The tray presented nowadays has elaborate designs but still retains traditional components. Contests to find the most beautiful tray are held. A magnificent procession proceeds along Ratchadamnoen Road on the 14th day.

Bangkok's 17th International Festival of Dance and Music

Bangkok's International Festival of Dance and Music

When:  September - October 2017

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: September 2017

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.

Khanom Marathon 2016

Khanom Marathon 2017

When: September 2017

Where: Supar Royal Beach, Nakhon Si Thammarat

Khanom is the pride of Nakhon Sri Thammarat and the new destination for your leisure & sport activities in Thailand. It’s located opposite well-known Koh Samui and the Full-Moon Party Islands. The categories of race included Marathon (42.195 km), Half Marathon (21.1 km), Mini Marathon (10 km) and Run (5 km).

Kluai Khai Fair

Kluai Khai Fair

When: September - October 2017

Where: Kamphaeng Phet

Kluai Khai (mini banana) is a famous produce of this province, therefore The Kluai Khai Fair is held in September each year to promote the local banana. There are banana contests and competitions on the making of Krayasat (a local sweet), as well as many entertainment performances.

Nakhon Chaisi Pomelo Day

Nakhon Chaisi Pomelo Day

When: September 2017

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 2017

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.

Salak Yom and Salak Kapat Ceremony

Salak Yom and Salak Kapat Ceremony

When: September 2017

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.

San Don Ta Festival

San Don Ta Festival

When: September 2017

Where: Sisaket

The event will be held at Phraya Krai Phakdi Sinakorn Lamduan Park in Khu Khan District, Si Sa Ket. Established around 200 years ago, the district is home to a mix of Thai ethnic culture with language and traditions from Cambodia, Laos, Kui, Ger, and China. The traditions linked to the worship of ancestors are strongest along the Thai and Cambodian border, so visitors can experience outstanding culture and cuisine.

Trang Roast Pork Festival

Trang Roast Pork Festival

When: September 2017

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.