Thailand Festivals

 "We inhabit a universe that is characterised by diversity."

Desmond Tutu

Thailand has countless festivals – cultural and religious – which can form a backdrop for at least part of a business event.

Many of these festivals follow a lunar calendar, so the timings shown here may occasionally be inaccurate. You may check with the relevant contacts shown here or simply search the web '[event name] Thailand [year]' for up to date information.

Thai lady dance performer in a traditional dress

Queen of Silk Festival

August, Bangkok

This festival is meant to honour Her Majesty the Queen in support of her role in developing and support Thai silk, fashion shows and silk designers. The fair showcases textile manufacturing in local communities.more...

Por Tor (Hungry Ghost) Festival

August - September, Phuket

According to ethnic Chinese, the concept of the Por Tor or the 'Hungry Ghosts' Festival is to 'feed the ghosts' that are said to have been released from hell for a month. Believers appease the ghosts by offering special food, flowers and candles to ancestors' altars including 'turtle cakes' (no turtles are harmed in the baking!). The turtle symbolises longevity.more...

Hua Hin Jazz Festival

August, Hua Hin Beach, Prachuap Khiri Khan

The annual Hua Hin Jazz Festival is a three-day world class event that sees the finest Jazz musicians, both local and international talents. Performers rotate amongst three stages in the city centre and festivities run from the railway station to the beach.more...

Trang Roasted Pork and Cake Fair

September, King Rama 5 Monument Plaza, Trang

Trang showcases its specialty roasted pork and cake during this fair. There's also a fancy parade, contest music and onstage shows.more...

Mueang Nakhon Tenth Lunar Month Festival

September, Somdet Phra Srinagarindra Park (84) Thung Tha Lat, Nakhon Si Thammarat City Hall, Nakhon Si Thammarat

This annual festival sees local people from Nakhon Sri Thammarat making merit to the spirits of their ancestors. There's a procession of offerings, the Nang Talung shadow play competition, a retro dress contest, a poetry contest and the Miss Nakhon Si Thammarat beauty contest and more. more...

Last Mile ASEAN Conference & Expo

September, BITEC, Bangkok

Last Mile ASEAN is the region's online retail distribution conference & expo. The two-day event covers supply Chain, operations, e-Commerce, logistics, parcel and delivery for multichannel retail industry and will see more than 150 industry experts from leading e-commerce, retail, postal operatorsmore...

Waterzonic

September - October, Bangkok

Let's get wet! The two-day Waterzonic event has seen Afrojack, Andrew Rayel, Fedde Le Grand, Malaa, and Orjan Nilsen.more...

Convention Promotion Seminar (CPS) and Convention Exhibition (CONVEX)

September, AVANI Khon Khaen Hotel & Convention Center, Khon Khaen

TICA organises the Convention Promotion Seminar (CPS) and Convention Exhibition (CONVEX) every two years bringing together local associations and government agency executives that are pre-qualified and invited to attend the event. more...

Phichit Long Boat Race

September, Nan River in front of Wat Tha Luang Temple, Phichit

40 traditional long rowing boats compete on the Nan River every year in categories racing with 14 to 55 paddlers, 31 and 40 paddlers and boats with no more than 30 paddlers. The fair consists of culture shows, music shows and typical fruits grown in the area - guavas, pomelos, tamarind, sweets - and organic vegetables are sold.more...

Bangkok International Festival of Dance & Music

September - October, Thailand Cultural Centre, Bangkok

This festival sees performing artists from all over the world in dance and music routines along with ballet and operatic plays. First held in 1999, the festival has become one of the largest arts and cultural events in Asia.more...

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