Visakha Bucha Day is an important Thai festival marked on the full moon day of every sixth lunar month. The religious festival is also very...
Chiang Mai Events
There are so many events scheduled in Chiang Mai that you can enjoy no matter what time of year you choose to visit.
Chiang Mai is referred to as the ‘Rose of the North’ and for good reason, the town is a cultural melting point whose ethnic diversity creates the perfect background for its many festivals.
2023/2024 Public Holidays, Event Calendar Dates & Times in Chiang Mai, Thailand
One of the must-attend events is the Thai New Year Festival known as Songkran which is celebrated in April. For foreigners, Songkran is best known for being the biggest water fight in the world, when locals and foreigners alike splash water at eachother all over the city.
Loy Krathong is a traditional Thai festival that is celebrated annually and is also known as the ‘festival of lights’. The date of the festival is marked by the appearance of the full moon, generally around November. Locals and visitors all come together to light lanterns to celebrate this important day.
The Chiang Mai Flower Festival has been running for over 40 years and celebrates the beautiful flowers in bloom during this time. The festival runs over 3 days at the end of February each year and draws thousands of visitors to Chiang Mai.
There are also a number of public holidays held throughout the year which include the King and Queen’s birthdays, Constitution Day amongst many others. Click the links below to explore the events held throughout the year in Chiang Mai.
Inthakin FestivalWat Chedi Luang, Si Phum, Chiang Mai
TBA - Late May 2023
Inthakin is an annual festival held in Chiang Mai to celebrate the worship of the grandiose city pillar as well as the giving of offerings at the location.
H.M. The Queens Birthday CelebrationsAll Over Thailand, Si Phum, Chiang Mai
03 June 2023
H.M. The Queen’s Birthday Celebrations are held to mark the birth of the Queen. Little surprise therefore, that this event also doubles up as Mother’s Day.
Wan Awk PhansaAll Over Thailand, Chiang Mai, Thailand
02 August 2023
Awk Pansa is an important festival for devout Thais as it marks the end of lent as well as the start of a new season following the end of heavy rains.
Khao Phansa DayMultiple Venues, Chiang Mai, Thailand
02 August 2023
Khao Phansa Day is a public Buddhist holiday observed throughout Thailand; held on the first day after the full moon of the 8th month in the Thai lunar calendar. Also known as the Buddhist Lent, this event marks the...
TEDx Chiang MaiNorthern Science Park (NSP), Su Thep, Mueang Chiang Mai
23 September 2023
TEDx Chiang Mai is an independently organised event that provides the locals with a platform for sharing ideas that are worth spreading, creativity, collaboration, and innovation. Operated under license from the famous...
Chulalongkorn Memorial DayAll Over Thailand, Chiang Mai, Thailand
23 October 2023
Chulalongkorn Memorial Day, one of the most significant holidays in Thailand, is celebrated on the 23rd of October yearly to pay tribute to King Chulalongkorn. King Chulalongkorn is the great-grandfather to the current...
Sunflower Blooming SeasonDoi Mae U-Kho, Mae Suek, Mae Chaem
TBA - November - January 2023/2024
Chiang Mai Sunflower Blooming Season, just as the name suggests, marks the bloom of the beautiful flowers planted on expansive flower gardens.
Loy KrathongAlong The Ping River, Chang Moi, Chiang Mai
28 November 2023
Chiang Mai Loy Krathong, also known as Loy Kratong is an exuberant festival held annually on the day of the full moon according to the Thai Lunar Calendar.
Chiang Mai Design WeekMultiple Venues, Chiang Mai, Thailand
TBA - December 2023
The Chiang Mai Design Week transforms this charming northern Thai City into a bustling creative and design hub. The annual event is well-attended by many of the country’s most talented designers, artists...
Nimmanhaemin Art & Design PromenadeArt Mai? Gallery Hotel, Suthep, Mueang Chiang Mai
TBA - December 2023
The Nimmanhaemin Art & Design Promenade is one of the most well-loved events in Chiang Mai. It is when visitors can see the artistic spirit of the locals come alive around Nimman road. This area is known for its...
His Majesty the Late King’s BirthdayAll Over Thailand, Chiang Mai, Thailand
05 December 2023
H.M The King's Birthday is a national holiday in Thailand. The event is slated for every 5th of December, and doubles up as Father’s Day in the country.
Chiang Mai Cherry Blossom ViewingKhun Chang Khian Highland Agriculture Research Center, Don Kaeo, Mueang Chiang Mai
01 January 2024 to 14 February 2024
The Chiang Mai cherry blossom viewing is undoubtedly one of northern Thailand’s most highly anticipated events each year, and for a good reason. While the rest of the world associates these sakura flowers with...
Bo Sang Umbrella FestivalBo Sang Umbrella Village, San Kamphaeng, Chiang Mai
19 January 2024 to 21 January 2024
Bo Sang Umbrella & Sankampang Handicrafts Festival is an annual festival that is celebrated in January to honour the efforts of local artisans.
Wai Sa Phaya MengraiChiang Rai Provincial Sport Stadium, Rop Wiang, Mueang Chiang Rai
TBA - Jan 2024
Wai Sa Phaya Mengrai is an important festival held in Northern Thailand. The festival is celebrated between 26th January and 4th February each year.
Tawai Village Woodcarving FairBaan Tawai Woodcarving Village, Khun Khong, Hang Dong
TBA - February 2024
Tawai Village Wood Carving Fair brings together lovers of all things artsy and especially handcrafted items made from wood, right in the heart of Chiangmai.
Chiang Mai Flower FestivalNong Buak Haad Public Park, Phra Sing, Chiang Mai
02 February 2024 to 04 February 2024
Chiang Mai Flower Festival brings to life the cityscape of the northern region, aptly living up to its other moniker ‘the Rose of the North’.
Makha Bucha DayAll Over Thailand, Chiang Mai, Thailand
24 February 2024
Makha Bucha Day is a Buddhist holiday observed in Thailand on the day of the full moon every third lunar month according to the Thailand calendar.
Chakri Memorial DayAll Over Thailand, Chiang Mai, Thailand
06 April 2024
One of the key national holidays in Thailand, Chakri Memorial Holiday, is held on 6th of April annually in commemoration of the founding of the Chakri Dynasty. The history of the day can be traced back to the late 18th...
SongkranAll Over Thailand, Chiang Mai, Thailand
13 April 2024 to 16 April 2024
Songkran Festival Chiang Mai brings with it unparalleled excitement for tourists in Thailand as it gives a glimpse into the country’s vibrant culture.
Visakha Bucha DayWat Phra That Doi Suthep, Suthep, Chiang Mai
23 May 2024
Visakha Bucha Day is an important Thai festival marked on the full moon day of every sixth lunar month. The religious festival is also very insightful.
- Ping River
- Promenada Resort Mall
- Bor Sang Umbrella Village
- Nong Buak Hard Public Park
- Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
- Si Phum
- Phra Sing
- Tha Sala
- San Kamphaeng
- Chang Phueak