Thailand Festivals and Events 2016

Rub Bua Festival in Bang Phli, Samut Prakan, on 15 October 2016

Over the past 21 years I have traveled all around Thailand and I have seen some really great Thai festivals. I think I have seen all of the major festivals by now. Now I spend a lot of my time looking for the smaller festivals and events that most foreigners haven’t heard about. Below are some of my favourite festivals coming up. Visit My Thailand Photos for some photo albums of my favourite festivals. Don’t forget to also follow me on Twitter and on my travel blog for all the latest Thai Travel News.

In the list below, a red arrow  <== means I plan to attend the event this year. A green arrow  <== means I have been before and liked it.





You can also see information about all of my latest trips over at Thailand Photo Map.


  • January: National Children’s Day
  • until January: Jim Thompson Farm Tour
  • January: Thailand Tourism Festival 2016 at Lumpini Park
  • TBC: Don Chedi Memorial Fair
  • January: Elephant Parade Bangkok 2016 at Lumpini Park
  • January: Mini Light and Sound in Phimai, Nakhon Ratchasima


  • February: Lantern Festival at Katanyu Foundation in Samut Prakan
  • February: Mini Light and Sound Show at Sukhothai Historical Park
  • February: Flora Festival at Royal Park Rajapruek in Chiang Mai
  • February: International Balloon Fiesta in Chiang Rai
  • February: Japanese Film Festival at SF World Cinema, CentralWorld, Bangkok
  • February 2016: Ban Chiang World Heritage Festival
  • February: Old Phuket Town Festival 2016 at Queen Sirikit Park
  • February: Makha Bucha Day
  • February: Makha Puja Hae Pha Khuen That Festival in Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • TBC: King Rama II Memorial Festival in Samut Songkhram
  • Until March: Udon Thani’s Amazing Red Lotus Sea
  • TBC: Satun International Kite Festival
  • TBC: Ban Chiang World Heritage Festival 

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