Phuket Vegetarian Festival
Phuket Vegetarian FestivalWHENThe Phuket Vegetarian Festival varies in terms of its dates from year to year, as it's based on the Chinese lunar calendar. It takes place in the ninth lunar month, which usually falls in October.In 2016 it ran from October 1st – 9th, and in 2017 it's scheduled for October 20th – 28th.WHATThe Phuket Vegetarian Festival begins...
Lotus Throwing Festival
Lotus Throwing FestivalWHENThe Lotus Throwing Festival takes place across three days, starting on the 14th day of the waxing moon in the 11th lunar month. This usually falls in October.In 2016 it took place from October 15th – 17th. Start checking around on the internet closer to the time for 2017's dates.WHATRab Bua – better known to foreign visitors...
Chonburi Buffalo Racing Festival
Chonburi Buffalo Racing FestivalWHENAs with many Thai festivals, the Chonburi Buffalo Racing Festival takes place at different times in different years. Specifically this festival is linked to the end of Awk Phansa; the Buddhist Lent.It almost always takes place in October, though. In 2016 it ran from 15th – 21st October. For 2017 it's tentatively scheduled to begin on...
Phitsanulok Traditional Boat Races
Phitsanulok Traditional Boat RacesWHENThe Phitsanulok Traditional Boat Races are held in September every year. This is because September falls in the midst of Thailand's rainy season, which is when the rivers are at their highest.They are usually held across a weekend towards the middle of the month, although dates for 2017's races are yet to be confirmed. Keep checking...

Salak Yom Festival

Salak Yom Festival
Salak Yom FestivalWHENSalak Yom Festival takes place in the tenth month of the lunar calendar, which usually falls in September or October. In 2016, it was celebrated from September 14th – 16th, but the dates for 2017 are yet to be confirmed.WHATAs with most Thai festivals, the Salak Yom Festival features parades, cultural shows and competitions (they even have...