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POPULAR ANNUAL EVENTS IN THAILAND


bosangfair

Bo Sang/San Kamphaeng Handicrafts Fair in January


Bo Sang village in San Kamphaeng district of Chiang Mai is renowned as the "umbrella village" on account of its exquisitely hand-painted paper umbrellas. Every January, the village will organize the Bo Sang Umbrella Fair & San Kamphaeng Handicrafts Festival, featuring umbrella making and painting as well as and other handicraft products.

During the fair, all shops and stores will be vividly decorated in the Lanna Thai style, and turn Bo Sang into a picturesque village. The fair features colorful umbrella making and painting, contests, exhibitions, as well as cultural performances, sales of handicraft products, and a Miss Bo Sang beauty contest.


chang mai flower festival

Chiang Mai Flower Festival in February


The north is noted for its rich variety of flowering plants, particularly temperate-climate specimens which bloom during this cool month. Chiang Mai, Thailand has been called “The Rose of the North,” and it’s especially true during the first weekend of February. One of the most popular annual festivals is the Chiang Mai Flower Festival. The locals in Chiang Mai never miss this special event, and it also draws tourists from allover the country.



songkran

Songkran Festival in April from 13th-15th

Songkran is the traditional Thai NewYear, an occassion when families reunite to pay respect to the parents and elderly by pouring water on the hands and, in return, the elderly give out blessings. Songkran celebrations include religious ceremonies, water pouring and public festivities, such as beauty contests, parades and marching bands.

Anyone who ventures out on the streets is likely to get a thorough soaking, but all in a spirit of goodwill, blessing and fun, which can be refreshing at the peak of the hot season.


surin elephants

Surin Elephant
Round-Up Show in November

Surin, Inroduced in 1960, this internationally famous yearly event attracts people from all over the world to Surin to see more than on hundred elephants participate in spectacular shows that include colourful processions, tug-of-war between elephants and men, demonstrations of log-pulling skills, and various other extraordinary feats set in a carnival atmosphere.


Thai Kings Birthday

HM The King's Birthday in Bangkok in December

As the longest serving Monach in the world the king of Thailand is highly respected. He is also one of the richest in the world today and his birthday celebrations are always a spectacular occasion. The kings birthday takes precedence over all his birthday celebrations. See coloured lights and decorations around Ratchadamnoen Avenue and the Grand Palace and head to the Sanam Luang field for a festival of music and Thai culture. There are fireworks and a candle ceremony and there is also the chance to see the king speed by on his motorcycle to the wild enjoyment of the crowds that attend the event.

Pichit Boat Race

Phichit Boat Races in September


The spectacular annual rowing regatta in Phichit takes place on the Nan River, which runs through the provincial capital. Low-slung wooden boats rowed to the hearty cheers of spectators make this an exciting day out. There are plenty of stalls stalls selling guava, tamarind sweets and local handicrafts to keep people amused before during and after the races. The winning boat gets a "Royal Trophy" from the King himself.

Pichit Boat Race

Royal Ploughing Ceremony in May


Presided over by the King and Queen at Sanam Luang in Bangkok, this ancient Brahmin festival marks the beginning of the rice-planting season, which is the most important crop of Thailand. Predictions are made about weather and harvests for the coming year on the basis of which of the selected foods the sacred cows choose. The date isn’t fixed as it depends on lunar cycles and astrological predictions, but it is usually held in May.

Pichit Boat Race

Rocket Festival in May


Prior to the annual monsoons, Northeast villagers construct gigantic rockets to fire into the sky to 'ensure' plentiful rain during the forthcoming rice season. The Rocket Festival is traditionally a period for letting off steam before the ardous field work begins. The Festival features beauty parades, folk dances and high-spirited celebrations before the rockets are eventually launched. The best place to be is in Yasothon, north-east Thailand. There will also be plentiful food on offer.


phuket vegetarian festival

Phuket Vegetarian Festival in Sept/Oct

A colourful event held over a nine day period in late September/early October, this celebrates the Chinese community's belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar will help them obtain good health and peace of mind. Not for the faint hearted as you will witness many participants piercing their tongues, cheeks, and other parts of the anatomy with sharp implements. There is apparently no pain and little injury suffered by the people who take part.


Lopburi Monkey Buffet

Lopburi Monkey Buffet Festival in November


The locals in Lopburi village are so grateful for the thousands of tourists that their 200 or so primates attract each year that they thank them with a massive feast. Treats including grilled sausages, fresh fruit and vegetables and ice cream are set in front of the Pra Prang Sam Yot temple. Historically, it’s held in honour of King Rama, who rewarded his ally Hanuman (the monkey king) with the land that eventually became Lopburi.

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POPULAR ANNUAL EVENTS IN THAILAND

pattaya music festival

Pattaya Music Festival
in March

Thailand's biggest music festival held in the famous beach resort of Pattaya. The Festival invites all music lovers, including tourists to enjoy the first summer's breeze. Among many other entertainments, Rock, Pop, Jazz, or Hip Hop can it be fun for all. Pattaya Music Festival can be a wonderful way to enjoy your weekend. Held generally in the month of March every year,

Pattaya Music Festival is held in the evenings. Tourists also enjoy the gala bonanza and participate actively in the hip-hop dances of the crowd. This annual event emphasizes the love for music by the city dwellers who make most of the event.

 

huahin jazz

Hua Hin Jazz Festival in June

Jazz music lovers head towards Hua Hin in June where they can enjoy a music festival that delivers the best jazz and blue bands from around Asia. Hua Hin has been associated with the country’s jazz community since the 1950s and the jazz festival is organised annually in honour of the musical talents of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The Festival brings the mellow sounds of jazz to the Gulf of Thailand. Performances usually take place atopen-air stages located along the main road linking the railway station to the beach.


loi krathong

Loi Krathong Festival in November

Loi Krathong is an old ritual in which the Thai people ask for forgiveness and blessing from Goddess of the River (Phra Mae Kongkha).On this particular night, on nearly every expanse of water, be it a river, lake or the ocean, you'll notice thousands of lights. Drifting across the water like fairy dreams. Gently flickering, dipping and dancing in the breeze as they go, making a spectacular sight.Thailand's 'festival of lights'.

Held yearly, on the evening of the twelfth lunar month, it is the time of year when the waters around the country become alive with candlelight and look not unlike massive fairy ballrooms.


candle festival

Candle Festival Ubon Ratchathani in October

Khao Phansa, or the Buddhist Lent, is the time, when all Buddhist monks must stay in their temples. In Ubon Ratchathani, a unique festival that highlights the talented skills of local artisans as well as display of religious devotion is held each year. Elaborately carved bees wax candles of various sizes and shapes are exhibited in high-spirited processions around the city before being presentation to local temples.

loi krathong

Illuminated Boat Procession Sept/Oct

A spectacular procession of illuminated boats can be seen on the Mekhong River in extreme North Eastern Thailand An enchanting spectacle that has given the water-borne procession its very name - 'Lai Reua Fai', which literally means to set afloat a 'fire boat' . This dazzling event marks the end of the Buddhist Lent or 'Ok pansa' and is accompanied by a colourful street procession and cultural performances. Locals pay their respects with beautifully decorated bamboo and banana leaf boats, which contain candles and other offerings to Lord Buddha.


chang mai flower festival

Golden Mount Fair in November

A religious ceremony that takes place around November at the Wat Saket Temple in Bangkok. In the early evening as darkness falls there is a candle lit procession of Buddhists who wish to pay homage to the relic of the Lord Buddha which is kept at the summit up the Golden Mount. The following day there are cultural shows and folk music scattered across the temple grounds as well as traditional foods from the large choice of food stalls. There are also toys and gifts to be found for the children. Admission to the fair is free.


Pichit Boat Race

Chon Buri Buffalo Races in October


Buffalos compete in races and contests pitting the strength of man against that of his faithful farm animal. Not one of the better known events but is eagerly attended by people in the region. A truly exciting sport for the people of Pattaya, there are also other events such as the buffalo fancy dress contest as well as the Miss Farmer Pageant. Elaborately dressed in silk and satin, water buffaloes are taken in processions to determine the best-dressed and healthiest which all add to the spectacle of this very engaging day.


Pichit Boat Race

River Kwai Bridge Week in Nov/Dec


Each year in late November to early December, the world famouse River Kwai Bridge becomes the centre of celebrations. Highlights include historical exhibitions, a carnival, cultural performance, rides on World War II vintage trains, and a spectacular light and sound presentation re-enacting the bridge's World War II history.The Kanchanburi province has become famous due to this festival.

Silk Festival

Silk / Phuk Seow Festival Nov/Dec


Internationally, Thailand has always been famous for its lustrous silk. One of the major centres of silk production, Khon Kaen is the venue of a fair to promote silk weaving and sericulture. This event is held in conjunction with the Phuk Siao friendship ritual of the northeast. Colourful street processions and typical I-san cultural shows as well as exhibits on the silk industry add to the fun of the fair.


Queens birthday

Her Majesty The Queen's Birthday Celebration in August


Celebrations to honour Her Majesty Queen Sirikit on the occasion of her royal birthday, the Thai people decorate their houses and public buildings. Around Bangkok, Ratchadamnoen Avenue, the area around the Grand Palace and other well-know locations are bedecked with coloured lights and magnificent adornments.




Thai Festivals and Events There are several well established annual Thai Festivals in the UK and each year they prove to be more popular than the last. It is estimated that there are well over thirty thousand Thais living in the UK which helps to ensure that the festival season is well supported. Here is a list of Thai Events and Festivals that will be taking place in 2015 in the UK.

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FestivalAsia London - 15th, 16th and 17th MAY 2015

Festival Asia 2015 London Tobacco Dock

Taste of the event here

Source: FestivalAsia

Email organiser:
info@festivalasia.co.uk


Tel: +44 (0)20 3475 8675

GET INVOLVED!
LIMITED AVAILABILITY - CONTACT ORGANISER FOR DETAILS


Please visit the organisers website for the most up to date information on this event. Tickets for the event will be available from December.

FestivalAsia will make its debut in May 2015. Based in London, FestivalAsia will be the first of its kind in the UK.

FestivalAsia is set apart by any other event through encompassing all Asian Cultures: (not only Thai) you will be entertained, moved, enlightened, and find information, resources, products, see performances - as if you are travelling throughout the whole of Asia in a few hours!

Over the course of three days, the pioneering FestivalAsia will incorporate food, fashion, spirituality, art, music, performance, culture, artifacts, massage stalls, yoga vendors, henna artists, clothes, spices, meditation rooms...

FestivalAsia will also have a Performance Stage featuring an array of performers throughout the day, a Martial Arts Stage for demonstrations of the several different martial arts disciplines, a Spiritual Room, a Cultural Room and children's entertainment.


Where?
Tobacco Dock, London E1W 2SF
Friday - Sunday


Admission
Ticket prices to be released soon.


Epsom 'POP UP' Thai Festival - Sunday 17th May 2015

epsom top up thai festival

Epsom Street Market

FOR FURTHER DETAILS VISIT THE WEBSITE CLICK HERE

Tel. Boon (บุญคุณ)
Tel: 020 8393 3333

E-mail: info@hookroadarena-thaifestival.co.uk

A mini event where you can sample a 'taster' of the Hook Road Arena Thai Festival in the heart of ' Epsom Market Square' .

There will be an exciting array of stalls and local entertainment for you to enjoy. The event is sure to spread a Thai smile in Epsom town!

Attractions include: Thai street food, Thai arts and crafts, music, Thai boxing demonstration, Street dance, Traditional Thai massage, oriental supermarket/ Street foods from around the world, kids face painting and activities.

The main festival at the Hook Road Arena will take place on the 14th June and details can be seen below.

Entertainment will be taking place throughout the day, we look forward to seeing you.

Where?
Epsom Market Square, Surrey
10am to 6pm

Admission
Free


Eastern Cultural Fete Monday 25h May 2015

Thai summer fair

Taste of the event here

Source: Mudita Trust


Mrs. S Karnasuta (Mudita)

Further Information call:
01730 812555

Email:
muditatrust@hotmail.com

Websites:
http://www.muditatrust.com

2015 Eastern Cultural Féte
The Eastern Cultural Fête will once again be held at The Hamilton Arms. Organised by the Mudita Trust, who also organise the Amazing Thailand Festival at Secretts Garden Centre.

This festival is probably one of the first festivals to be organised in the UK. Visitors to the Fête will have a chance to taste a vast array of delicious Thai dishes and exotic fruit juices and herbal drinks. There are handicraft stores and display of traditional Thai art, glittering performances of Thai national dance and exhibition of Thai martial arts. All the profits of the Fête go toward the Mudita Trust fund.

The Mudita Trust is a non-profit, non-sectarian and non-government trust dedicated to helping abused, distressed and underprivileged children in Thailand and to prevent child prostitution through the provision of education.

Where?
Hamilton Arms,
Stedham, West Sussex
GU29 0NZ

Admission
Free

Hook Road Arena Thai Festival - SUNDAY 14th JUNE 2015

Hook Road Arena Thai Food and Crafts Festival 2014

Taste of the event here


FOR FURTHER DETAILS VISIT THE WEBSITE CLICK HERE

Tel. Boon (บุญคุณ)
Tel: 020 8393 3333

E-mail: info@hookroadarena-thaifestival.co.uk

Touch a new experience of Thai taste and Thai performances at The Thai Food and Crafts Festival in Hook Road Arena. Treat your body to a traditional Thai massage and spa. Reward your taste buds with authentic Thai food.

Watch world class perfomances from the Thai dance group and enjoy Thai country music (Loog Thung), Also British music and dance shows, all performed throughout the day. Dont miss the Thai Boxing competition/demonstation. All this and much more.

A substantial donation from this event will go to Buddhapadipa Temple in Wimbledon.


Where?
Hook Road Arena, West Ewall, Surrey KT19 8QW.
10.00am to 6.00pm.

Admission
£5 for adults , free for children under 12 years of age and £2 for OAP's.


Love Basingstoke Thai Street Food & Market 21st June 2015

Love Basingstoke Thai Food and Crafts Festival 2015

Taste of the event here


Source: Thai Solent Society

Contact organiser:
suesouthsea@hotmail.co.uk


For participation, sponsorship and stall booking please call
Tel: 07557 773643

Another new event for 2015 is 'Love Basingstoke' which is organised by the Thai Solent Society (who also organise the Basingstoke Thai Food & Crafts Festival).

Imagine yourself walking through a street filled with the wonderful aromas of Authentic Thai food, amazing Thai crafts and a smiling face around every corner, you can experience it all on an afternoon in June in War Memorial Park.

Thailand may well be 6,000 miles away but for one afternoon in June it is closer than you think. The event gives you the perfect opportunity to experience the culture of Thailand for yourself here in the UK. Smiles are guaranteed!

Where?
War Memorial Park,
Basingstoke RG21 4AG
From 10am - 6pm

Admission
T.B.C


Wales Thai Festival - 27th and 28th June 2015

Wales Thai Festival 2015

Taste of the event here

Source: Desy Thai

TWO DAY EVENT


Email organiser:
desy@desythai.com


General information call:
Prakaidao Walsh (Desy)
on 0780 889 4719


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Now in it's second year the Wales Thai Festival will take place at Cyfartha Castle The festival is being arranged by Desy Thai, who also organise The Bristol Thai Festival.

The event will bring cultural entertainment, education, tradition and colour. This will promote an understanding of Thai culture to the Welsh, many of whom will have their own cultural connections from across the world.

It is expected that visitors will be able to enjoy many of the popular shows and activities that proved so popular at other Thai events including Thai dance, music and song. There will be an energetic display of Muay Thai Boxing along with a more relaxing opportunity for a Thai massage. A wide range of stalls will include freshly cooked Thai food, a Thai beer garden, sponsored by Singha Beer, souvenirs and children rides.

Where?
Cyfartha Castle, Brecon Road, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8RE
Sat 11.00am to 7.00pm
Sun 11-00am 6.00pm

Admission
1 day ticket price
Adult £5 Child under 13 Free


Southampton Thai Food & Crafts Festival 4th-5th JULY 2015

Southampton Thai Festival

Taste of the event here


Email organiser:
thaifestival.soton@gmail.com


For stall booking or further information please contact Joy
07714417618

Once again the festival has been organised by the Southampton Thai Festival Group.

Entertainment includes Thai Food and Crafts, Traditional Thai Dancing, Traditional Thai Boxing and English Boxing, Live Thai Music, Children's activities and refreshments and much more on this exciting weekend of Thai culture. There will also be Thai cooking demonstrations and Tarrot Reading.

Come and enjoy the spirit of Thailand and experience Thai culture for yourself, taste some of the wonderful traditional foods on offer and you'll understand why Thailand is one of the worlds most popular destinations and why it is known as 'The land of smiles'. We look forward to seeing you there, everyone welcome.

Where?
Hoglands Park, Palmerston Road, SO14 1NH Sat: 11am-7pm Sun: 11am - 6pm

Admission
Only £2, Under 5's FREE


Amazing Thailand Christchurch Festival 11th-12th JULY 2015

Christchurch Thai Festival

Taste of the event here

Source: christchirch group

Email organiser:
kamgrernsranoi@aol.com

Tel: 07850 222101 

The Amazing Thailand Christchurch Festival will take place on 11-12 July in Christchurch quay. This is the most popular and beautiful area of Christchurch. The Festival will bring culture, entertainment, tradition and colour.

The visitors will have an experience of Authentic Thai culture, music, food, Thai Dancing (Rumwong) and Muay Thai boxing, along with a more relaxing Thai massage, and Thai beauty contest.
There will also be raffles, face painting and more kid’s entertainment and funfair.
It is sure to be an entertaining FREE day out for the whole family..


Where?
Quay Park, Christchurch
Dorset BH23 1BU
11.00am


Admission
£2 entry. OAP's and under
12s free

Thai Arts Festival on the Beach 11th-17th JULY 2015



Source: Thai Language School

Mrs. Piyanan Tepnarin

01202 300 916

Email:
tim_narin411@live.co.uk
aew291@hotmail.co.uk

The very first Thai Arts Festival will take place on the Beach at Bournemouth Pier.

The event is spread over a full week where you will have the oportunity to enjoy a great range of Authentic Thai Foods on offer, there will also be Thai Beer and Souvenirs available.

Each day there will be an exhibition of Thai Arts and there will be several performances from Thai artists from both London and Thailand.

The Bournemouth Pier makes the perfect backdrop for what is sure to be a very enjoyable and entertaining day out. Come and enjoy a day out at the beach and experience the culture and spirit of Thailand.

Where?
On the beach at Bournemoth Pier

Admission
The event is free all week to all visitors - Everyone is welcome


Warwick Thai Festival - SUNDAY 12th JULY 2015

Warwick Thai Festival

Taste of the event here

Source: Enjoy Warwick

Email organiser:
thefestival@hotmail.co.uk

Tel: 07768 238916

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ORGANISER FOR DETAILS

Once again the Rotary Club of Warwick brings a dazzling display of Thai Tradition to the town centre.

This annual event is well established within the Thai events calendar and offers all visitors an unusual but surprisingly successful fusion of cultures. The Market Place comes alive to a vibrant mix of Thai food, music and dance which is on offer throughout the day with over 40 food and craft stalls.

The Thai Festival is an unmissable opportunity to experience authentic Thai culture including classical Thai dancing, Thai puppet show, Thai boxing, sword fighting, handicrafts, entertainment, fruit carving and Thai massage.

There will also be a Buddhist ceremony with local Thai people taking gifts to the Buddhist temple.


Where?
Market Place, Warwick, CV34 4SA Sunday 13th July 11am-6pm.

Admission
The event is free to all visitors


Bristol Thai Festival - WEEKEND 24th - 26th JULY 2015

Bristol Thai Festival 2014

Taste of the event here

Source: Desy Thai

THREE DAY EVENT


Email organiser:
desy@desythai.com


General information call:
Prakaidao Walsh (Desy)
on 0780 889 4719


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With the overwhelming success of the first festival in 2012 the Bristol Thai Fetsival is set to return in July with three days of Thai Culture. Throughout Britain local Thai cultural festivals have become very popular with people from all communities.

This year The Bristol Thai Festival will return to Queens Square, which was the venue in 2013, and will bring cultural entertainment, education, tradition and colour. This will promote an understanding of Thai culture amongst the people of Bristol, many of whom will have their own cultural connections from across the world.

Visitors will be able to enjoy three days of Thai dance, music and song. There will be a Muay Thai Boxing demonstration along with a more relaxing opportunity for a Thai massage. A wide range of stalls will include freshly cooked Thai food, a Thai beer garden , souvenirs and children rides. The organisers are planning lots of new activities for this year.

Where?
Queens Square, Bristol BS1 4QS
Fri 5pm - 11.00pm
Sat 11.00am to 11.00pm
Sun 11.00am to 6.00pm

Admission
1 day ticket price
Adult £5 Child under 13 Free


Basingstoke Thai Food & Crafts Festival - CANCELLED

Basingstoke Thai Festival

Taste of the event here

Source: Thai Solent Society


For participation, sponsorship and stall booking please call
Tel: 07557 773643

Event Facebook Page

Another event organised by the Thai Solent Society, the Basingstoke Thai Festival is a new event that makes it's first appearance in 2013.

The colourful event promises to give visitors a taste of the full spectrum of Thai culural traditions includingThai food and craft,live entertainment, Thai boxing demonstration.Thai Studio.Thai massage, street dance,Soul bands, Thai dance, prize draw, beer garden,children play ground and more.

Further information is available by contacting the organisers on the number shown.

It is sure to be an entertaining day out for the whole family.


Where?
War Memorial Park, Crossborough Hill, Basingstoke, Hants, RG21 4AG 11.00am - 6.00pm

Admission
£3-adult,children under 7 free, under12 £1-family with 2 chidren £5


Magic of Thailand 1st and 2nd AUGUST 2015



Taste of the event here

Source: Magic of Thailand

TWO DAY EVENT

Further details are available from the organisers on email
organiser@thepoolethaifestival.co.uk

Website: magicofthailandl.co.uk

facebook.com//poolethaifestival

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The Magic of Thailand comes to London in August at Blackheath, close to the Greenwich Observatory.

The event takes place over 2 days and features numerous performances from many well known Thai performers, and will feature the unique 'I'm British get me out of here' eating competition and Miss Thailand of Great Britain competition.

Events start at 10am and include Authentic Thai Cuisine, Traditional Thai Costume Parade, Miss Thailand of Great Britain Contest 2015, ‘I’m British Get Me Out Of Here’ Eating Competition, Ladyboy Show, Live Cooking Demonstrations, Muay Thai Boxing & Blindfold Boxing Competition, Traditional Thai Dancing and Music Shows, Thai Massage, Thai Carving & Produce, Thai Beer Garden, Thai Fortune Tellers, Family Fun Fair.


Where?
Blackheath (opposite Greenwich Observatory) Camomile Roundabout
SE3 0TG 10am to 7pm

Admission
£3 for all adults , Child £1,
Under 5s Free

2nd day FREE, pay for Saturday and get in free on Sunday


Bournemouth Thai Summer Fair Sun 2nd AUGUST 2015

Thai summer fair

Taste of the event here

Source: Bournemouth.co.uk


Mrs. Piyanan Tepnarin

01202 300 916

Email:
tim_narin411@live.co.uk
paew291@hotmail.co.uk


Websites:
www.thaisummerfair.co.uk/

YOU COULD WIN A RETURN FLIGHT TO THAILAND!

This year marks the Thai Summer Fair’s 12th anniversary. The fair will be held at King’s Park, Boscombe, Bournemouth. The Thai Summer Fair has become a very popular event in the Bournemouth’s Summer Calendar, attracting 5-6 thousand people in previous year, with even more anticipated this year.

The Bournemouth Thai Summer Fair has now established itself as the most prestigious Thai fair in the U.K.

Throughout the afternoon, visitors can witness a display of Classical Thai dancing and musical performances, Muay Thai (Thai boxing), Fruits carving, traditional Thai massage and activities for children. On offer from the fair’s various stalls will be Thai toys, crafts, clothes and luxurious hand woven Thai silk.

There will be plenty of Thai food available too. There is also a Prize draw for return flight to Thailand.

Where?
King’s Park, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorset.
10.00am - 18.00pm

Admission
£5 for all adults 18+ children free addmission price includes free draw ticket.


Southsea Thai Food & Crafts Festival - Sat 8, Sun 9th AUG 2015

Southsea Thai Festival


Taste of the event here

Source: Thai Solent Society

Contact organiser:
suesouthsea@hotmail.co.uk


For participation, sponsorship and stall booking please call
Tel: 07557 773643

Organised by the Thai Solent Society, in association with Southsea Town Council, the Southsea Thai Festival is a regular event which proves to be more popular each year.

Taking part over two days the festival is a regular attraction to the Southsea area and has proved very popilar with locals as well as visitors to the area. There will be Thai food and crafts, live music, traditional Thai dance, Thai costume contest, children's activities and refreshments.

There will also be Thai boxing demonstration
s throughout the afternoon.

Further information is available by contacting the organisers on the number shown.

It is sure to be an entertaining day out for the whole family.


Where?
Castlefield, Southsea Seafront, Portsmouth PO5 3NS
10.00am - 5.00pm


Admission
£3-adult,children under 7 free, under12 £1-family with 2 chidren £5


Oxford Thai Festival - SUNDAY 16th August 2015

Oxford Thai Festival

Taste of the event here

Source: Oxford Thai Festival

Email organiser:
oxfordthaifestival@hotmail.co.uk

Tel: 0788 901 6397

The Oxford Thai Food and Culture Festival offers all visitors an unusual but surprisingly successful fusion of cultures.

A dazzling display of Thai traditions culture and celebration will take place in the town of Oxford showcasing the very best Thai food, handicrafts, entertainment, music, dancing and much, much more.

The Festival is an unmissable opportunity to experience authentic Thai culture here in the UK and will be a great day out for the whole family.

Make sure you make a date to enjoy this wonderful, memorable, colourful event.


Where?
Botley Park, Botley Road OX2 0BT 11am-6pm.

Admission
TBC. under 10 are free.


Reading Thai Food & Craft Festival 16th AUGUST 2015

Reading Thai Food and Crafts Festival 2015

Taste of the event here

Source: Thai Solent Society


Contact organiser:
suesouthsea@hotmail.co.uk


For participation, sponsorship and stall booking please call
Tel: 07557 773643

New for 2015, Prospect Park is the venue for the Reading Thai food and Crafts Festival which takes place in August.

Organised by the Thai Solent Society the event will give you the chance to sample some wonderful Thai cuisine. The park will be filled with the aromas of Authentic Thai cooking. There will be other activities taking place and further details are available from the organisers.

Why not come along and enjoy the food and spirit of Thailand, experience a little Thai culture and image you are in Thailand for a day. We're sure you'll leave with a great big smile.
If you attended the Love Basingstoke Festival earlier in the year , which is run by the same organiser you will know what to look forward to in Reading.

Where?
Propect Park, Reading, RG30 2ND
From 11am - 6pm

Admission
T.B.C


Brighton Thai Festival 22nd and 23rd AUGUST 2015

Brighton Thai Festival

Taste of the event here


Source: Poole Thai Festival

TWO DAY EVENT

Further details are available from the organisers on emai

Duangchai Winitkun neung211@hotmail.com

Facebook: Brighton Thai Festival


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Returning for it's second year the Brighton Thai Festival is the perfect place to experience the taste of Thailand this summer.

Treat your senses to a weekend of colourful Thai culture, where you can challenge your taste buds and feast your eyes on world class food and performances. Unwind with a traditional Thai massage and don't miss the spectacular boxing demonstrations and the not forgetting the UK's first British Ladyboy beauty contest.

The festival starts with a traditional food offering to Buddhist monks and entertainment throughout the day includes Thai boxing and coaching for children, traditional music and dancing, Ladyboy show, Thai beer garden, Thai food and produce stalls, Thai massage and children's play area.

The event proved very popular in 2014 and the beautiful summer weather ensured there was a fantastic attendance.

Where?
Preston Park, Brighton BN1 6AU
fromt 10am to 7pm.

Admission
Adult £3, Child £1, under 5's free.


Torbay Thai Festival - EVENT CANCELLED

Torbay Thai Festival 2014

Taste of the event here

Source: Desy Thai

EVENT CANCELLED FOR 2015 BUT WILL RETURN
IN 2016


Email organiser:
desy@desythai.com


General information call:
Prakaidao Walsh (Desy)
on 0780 889 4719

Due to unforseen circumstances the event has been cancelled for 2915. The organiser plans to bring the events back in 2016. Taking place at the spectacular setting on the south coast of England. The festival is being arranged by Desy Thai, who also organise The Bristol Thai Festival.

The event will bring cultural entertainment, education, tradition and colour. This will promote an understanding of Thai culture amongst the people of Torbay, many of whom will have their own cultural connections from across the world.

It is expected that visitors will be able to enjoy many of the popular shows and activities that proved so popular at The Bristol Thai Festival including Thai dance, music and song. There will be an energetic display of Muay Thai Boxing along with a more relaxing opportunity for a Thai massage. A wide range of stalls will include freshly cooked Thai food, a Thai beer garden, souvenirs and children rides. There will also be a Thai wedding ceremony.

Where?
Paignton Seafront TQ4 6AG

Admission
EVENT CANCELLED FOR 2015


Amazing Thailand Festival - 29th/30th & 31st AUGUST 2015

Secretts festival 2015

Taste of the event here


Tel: 01730 812555,
Mobile: 07786 216463

email: muditatrust@hotmail.com


Mudita Trust Website

The 10th Amazing Thailand Festival
takes place over the August bank holiday weekend and attracts upwards of 50,000 visitors. Now  in it's fifteenth year the Festival, which takes place every other year, is  one of the largest in the UK and certainly one of the most anticipated events in the UK Thai Calender.

You will find a whole street of food stalls set up by famous Thai restaurants and they will cook delicious, authentic Thai dishes and snacks. A fantastic day out for the whole family with attractions that include spectacular Thai traditional dances, martial arts demonstrations, fortune tellers, masseurs, processions and colourful markets.

All the profits from the festival go to the Mudita Trust.


Where?
Secrett's Garden Centre, Portsmouth Road, Milford, Surrey, GU8 5HL 11.00am - 6.00pm

Admission
£10 adult with one child, under 14 years free.


Poole Thai Festival 5th and 6th SEPTEMBER 2015

Poole Thai Festival

Taste of the event here


Source: Poole Thai Festival

TWO DAY EVENT

Further details are available from the organisers on email
organiser@thepoolethaifestival.co.uk

Website: poolethaifestival.co.uk

facebook.com//poolethaifestival

BOOK A CATERING STALL LIMITED AVAILABILITY - CONTACT ORGANISER FOR DETAILS

Already establised as one of the most popular Thai festivals in the events calender the Poole Thai Festival is the perfect place to experience the wonders of Amazing Thailand for a weekend in September at Baiter Park.

Two days of thai culture for the whole family, where you can challenge your taste buds and feast your eyes on world class food and performances. Unwind with a traditional Thai massage and don't miss the spectacular boxing demonstrations and the amazing Lady Boy show. There will also be the return of the popular 'Im British get me out of here' eating competition.

The festival starts with a traditional food offering to Buddhist monks and entertainment throughout the day includes Thai boxing and coaching for children, traditional music and dancing, Thai beer garden, Thai food and produce stalls, Thai massage and children's play area.

Where?
Baiter Park (Harbourside Park), Labrador Drive, BH15 1UX
from 10am to 7pm.

Admission
Adult £2.50, Child £1,
Under 5's Free


Loy Krathong Thai Festival - 14th November 2015

Secretts festival 2015

Festival Asia 2015

Source: Desy Thai

Email organiser:
desy@desythai.com


General information call:
Prakaidao Walsh (Desy)
on 0780 889 4719


Come and celebrate Loy Krathong in Plymouth in 2015.

Experience a Loy Krathong ceremony at first hand here in the UK. You will be able to meet Buddhist monks, enjoy live Thai - English music, Thai food and produce stalls, Miss Noppamas Plymouth beauty pagent, Thai dancing , childrens's activities plus lots of other actinities taking place throughout the day.

The festival is organised by Desy Thai who also organise both the Bristol and Torbay Thai Festivals in the UK, so you are guaranteed an eventful and traditional Day out.

Treat yourself to some authentic Thai food, a cool, crisp, refreshing Singha beer then sit back and enjoy the entertainment on offer.


Where?
Plymouth Guildhall, Armada Way, Plymouth PL1 2ER
12.00am - 7.00pm

Admission
£5 adult advance £6 Door,
under 12 years free.


Loy Katong- Festival 22nd November 2015

Wat Mahatthat Loy Krathong

Wat Mahathat Loy Katong

Tel: 01543 472 315

Mobile: 07766742529

email: watmahathatuk@gmail.com


Website

You are invited to participate in the Royal Kathina Ceremony at the Wat Mahathat Temple in Kings Bromley

There will be blessing and lunch for the Sangha of Monks. A procession of Royal Kathina Robe and entertainments from 2.00pm until 5.00pm to celebrate and enjoy the Festival.

Come and enjoy a spiritual day and experience Loy Kratong in the peaceful and serene surrounding of the Temple. We hope you can join us and help us celebrate this important day in the Thai calender.


Where?
Wat Mahathat
Staffordshire, DE13 7HR
10.00am - 5.00pm

Admission
Free everyone Welcome



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