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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.

2022/2023 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.



Chiang Mai Design Week

Chiang Mai Design Week

Multiple Venues, Chiang Mai, Thailand
03 December 2022 to 11 December 2022

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...

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Nimmanhaemin Art & Design Promenade

Nimmanhaemin Art & Design Promenade

Art Mai? Gallery Hotel, Suthep, Mueang Chiang Mai
03 December 2022 to 11 December 2022

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...

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Chiang Mai Cherry Blossom Viewing

Chiang Mai Cherry Blossom Viewing

Khun Chang Khian Highland Agriculture Research Center, Don Kaeo, Mueang Chiang Mai
TBA - JANUARY 2023

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...

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King Mengrai Monument

Wai Sa Phaya Mengrai

Chiang Rai Provincial Sport Stadium, Rop Wiang, Mueang Chiang Rai
TBA - JANUARY 2023

Wai Sa Phaya Mengrai is an important festival held in Northern Thailand. The festival is celebrated between 26th January and 4th February each year.

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Chiang Mai Flower Festival

Chiang Mai Flower Festival

Nong Buak Haad Public Park, Phra Sing, Chiang Mai
03 February 2023 to 05 February 2023

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’.

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Tawai Village Woodcarving Fair

Tawai Village Woodcarving Fair

Baan Tawai Woodcarving Village, Khun Khong, Hang Dong
TBA - February 2023

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.

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Makha Bucha Day

Makha Bucha Day

All Over Thailand, Chiang Mai, Thailand
16 March 2023

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.

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Chakri Memorial Day

Chakri Memorial Day

All Over Thailand, Chiang Mai, Thailand
06 April 2023

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...

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Songkran

Songkran

All Over Thailand, Chiang Mai, Thailand
13 April 2023 to 17 April 2023

Songkran Festival Chiang Mai brings with it unparalleled excitement for tourists in Thailand as it gives a glimpse into the country’s vibrant culture.

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Visakha Bucha Day

Visakha Bucha Day

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Suthep, Chiang Mai
05 May 2023

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.

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Tedx Chiang Mai

TEDx Chiang Mai

Northern Science Park (NSP), Su Thep, Mueang Chiang Mai
TBA - 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...

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Wan Awk Phansa

Wan Awk Phansa

All 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.

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Khao Phansa Day

Khao Phansa Day

Multiple 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...

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Chulalongkorn Memorial Day

Chulalongkorn Memorial Day

All 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...

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Sunflower Blooming Season

Sunflower Blooming Season

Doi Mae U-Kho, Mae Suek, Mae Chaem
TBA - NOVEMBER - JANUARY 2022/2023

Chiang Mai Sunflower Blooming Season, just as the name suggests, marks the bloom of the beautiful flowers planted on expansive flower gardens.

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Loy Krathong

Loy Krathong

Along 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.

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