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 three days at the start of February each year and draws thousands of visitors to Chiang Mai.
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Typically, the festival’s first day involves an agricultural fair and the exhibition of floral arrangements and landscaping trends. Subsequent days involve an elaborate display of splendid flower floats, a fair that showcases local works of art, music shows, and beautiful ornamental plants.
On the Saturday of the festival, a large parade typically takes place from Nawarat Bridge to Thapae Road, Kotchasarn Road, Changlor Road and then to Arak Road (Nong Buak Haad Public Park). Large floats will adorned with flowers, and marching bands, school groups, and dancers will also participate. The roads will close leading up to and during the parade, but police generally direct traffic away from the festival.
There are competitions for the most beautiful and creative display and the best float. One of the most popular parts of the festival is choosing the Chiang Mai Flower Festival Queen. Deliberations go way into the night with celebrations for the winner.
There will be plenty to eat and drink around the festival, and the weather is typically warm during the day and delightfully cool in the evenings. So come to the Chiang Mai Flower Festival and enjoy this fantastic cultural event!
Countless accommodation choices are available if you are coming to Chiang Mai just for the festival. There are too many hotels, hostels, apartments and guest houses to mention, but you can find a bargain anywhere in the city.