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Chiang Mai Flower Festival

Chiang Mai Flower Festival

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 start of February each year and draws thousands of visitors to Chiang Mai.

Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2020 Dates & Location of Parade, Thailand

By bringing to light a vibrant display of ancient and modern floral art the festival also exemplifies the traditions of the ancient Lanna Kingdom. Economically, the festival also contributes to the city’s growth and development since it advances the horticultural sector and also the tourism sector.

Typically, the first day of the festival involves an agricultural fair as well as 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 as well as the display of beautiful ornamental plants.

On the Saturday of the festival, there is a large parade that typically takes place from Nawarat bridge to Thapae road, Kotchasarn Road, Changlor Road and then to Arak Road (Nong Buak Haad Public Park). There will be large floats adorned with flowers as well as marching bands, school groups and dancers also taking part. The roads will close leading up to and during the parade, but there are generally police directing traffic away from the festival.

There are also competitions for the most beautiful and creative display as well as 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 on over to the Chiang Mai Flower Festival and enjoy this wonderful cultural event!

If you are coming to Chiang Mai just for the festival, there is countless accommodation choices available. There are too many hotels, hostels, apartments and guest houses to mention, but you can find a bargain anywhere in the city. If you are interested in browsing the range of accommodation options, click the links below.

Schedule

07 February 2020 to 09 February 2020

Event Times

The following are the times from last year. The next flower festival in 2020 will likely have the same schedule:

Friday
5pm: Opening ceremony for the contest and exhibition of flower arrangements, decorative plants, and mini garden landscaping at the Nong Buak Haad Public Park
7pm: Opening ceremony of the Flower Festival held at Thapae Gate
7pm - 11pm: Miss Flower Blooming Beauty Contests held at the Nong Buak Haad Public Park

Saturday
8am: A parade of more than 25 flower floats starts from Nawarat bridge. The parade goes along Thapae road, Kotchasarn road, Changlor road, Arak road and ends at the Nong Buak Haad Public Park
6pm - 8pm: Thai Lanna Performances at the Three Kings Monument
7pm: Presentation of awards for The Flower Festival Parade held at Thapae Gate

Sunday
6pm: Music performances held at Thapae Gate
6pm - 8pm: Thai Lanna Performances at the Three Kings Monument

Venue

Nong Buak Haad Public Park

Address

Corner of Bumrung Buri Rd & Arak Rd
Phra Sing, Chiang Mai

Prices

Free

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