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

Old Phuket Town Festival

February, Thalang, Krabi, Phuket Roads, Soi Rommanee, Old Phuket Town

The three-day event is a celebration of the rich cultural heritage of Phuket when it was a tin mining centre more than 100 years ago. Activities include a Phuket Baba Light Show, rickshaw tour, cultural parades, Chinese opera performancesmore...

Chiang Mai Flower Festival

February, Suan Buak Hat Park, Mueang District, Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is in bloom in February with flower beds filled with various types of colourful flowers. There are flower-decorated floats and traditional dancers, agricultural displays, sales and competitions.more...

Trang Underwater Wedding Ceremony

February, Valentine\'s Day, Trang province

Trang Underwater Wedding Ceremony certified divers and loving couples from all over the world participating in this unique wedding event. This \'once-in-a-lifetime\' event during Trang\'s Season of Love sees activities and some traditions of a Thai wedding ceremony performed before taking the plunge.more...

Singha Park International Balloon Fiesta

February, Valentine's Day, Chiang Rai

The Singha Park International Balloon Fiesta brings romance to high flying with hot air balloon flying on Valentine\\\\\\\'s Day. The event is a fun-loving festival held over four days and combines daily balloon competitions and the sensational nightly Balloon Magic Night Glow, a show created by dozens of balloons.more...

Thailand Harmony World Puppet Festival

February, Kanchanaburi

A must-event for puppeteers and puppet lovers, the Thailand Harmony World Puppet Festival brings people from around the world displaying their puppets and skills. Launched in 2013 by the Semathai Marionette Arts for Social Foundation, the festival aims to promote puppeteering, self-expression and preserving culture through art.more...

Wonderfruit Festival Pattaya

February, Pattaya

Wonderfruit is a local art and music festival featuring music and art performances, activities, special workshops, along with magic and puppet shows, traditional kite-making classes especially for kids. Music is the highlight with hip-hop, alt-R&B, Thai folk and EDM music played on three stages and there are Thai, Asia and western contemporary dance performances.more...

Mystic Valley Festival Thailand

February, Mountain Creek, Khao Yai, Nakhorn Ratchasima

An array of world-class artists grace eight stages playing various music genres from EDM, Trance, Techno, House, Drum & Bass, Trap, Nu Disco and Indie and at a secret stage at an undisclosed location all complete with pool party facilities at the Mystic Valley Festival Thailandmore...

Siaw Flower Blooming Festival

February, Jae Son National Park, Lampang province

Jae Son National Park plays host to this beautiful blooming festival that also folk music shows, local sports games, OTOP (One Tambon, One Product) products and exhibitions from villages in the province.more...

National Muay Thai Day

March, Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya celebrates a week-long annual festival for National Muay Thai Day with displays of Thai boxing and martial arts that attract participants and visitors from around the world. The festival culminates on March 17. A hero of the sport, Nai Khanom Tom, who defeated Burmese champions during the 1760s is revered.more...

Phang Nga Turtle Release Fair

March, Thai Muang, Phang Nga

This annual seven day event takes place at the beginning March at Thai Muang Beach in Phang Nga province. During the festival young turtle hatchlings raised at the Phang Nga Coastal Fisheries Research and Development Centre are released into the sea. This event is to help prevent of turtles and to promote conservation.more...

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