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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 2021 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 are 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.

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What date is the Chiang Mai Flower Festival?
What time is the Chiang Mai Flower Festival?
Friday
7am: The opening ceremony of the Chiang Mai Flower Festival and exhibition of flower arrangements, ornamental plants and flowers in a small garden in Nong Buak Haad Park. The park will open once again on Saturday, 8pm and on Sunday at 6th from 9am - midnight
7pm: The opening ceremony of the 45th Flower Show at Nong Buak Haad Park
8pm - 11pm: Miss Flower Blooming Beauty Contest in Nong Buak Haad Park

Saturday
8am: A bouquet over 25 flowers starting from the Nawarat bridge. The parade will run along Tapae Road, Kotchasarn Road, Changlor Road, Arak Road and end at Nong Buak Haad Park
6pm – 8pm: Thai Lanna performance and cultural exhibition at Nong Buak Haad Park
7pm: The awards ceremony for The Flower Festival Parade floats in Nong Buak Haad Park

Sunday
6pm: Playing music at Nong Buak Haad Park
9pm - 8pm: Thai Lanna performance and cultural exhibition at Nong Buak Haad Park

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Where is the Chiang Mai Flower Festival located?
What is the Chiang Mai Flower Festival address?
Corner of Bumrung Buri Rd & Arak Rd, Phra Sing, Chiang Mai

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