Top 11 Exceptional Events in Thailand in January 2024!

Top 11 Exceptional Events in Thailand in January 2024!

January marks the beginning of a new year and brings milder temperatures, conducive to the blooming of various flower species. Alongside flower festivals, a multitude of entertaining and captivating events take place throughout the country.
Even if you are passionate about art, music, nature, or sports, Thailand always has something for everyone. Dive into this guide to discover the most interesting events and festivals to be noticed in January!

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Written by Tieu Bao (Local Expert) Updated on 27-03-2024
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1. Chiang Rai Flower Festival

The Chiang Rai Flower Festival is an annual celebration showcasing the floral beauty of the region. During this event, visitors can admire spectacular floral exhibitions showcasing a variety of colorful flowers, floral sculptures, and themed gardens. Flower parades, competitions, cultural performances, and booths offering floral and artisanal products are also often part of the program.

- Schedule : 15 January 2024
- Location : Tung and Khom Park, Chiang Rai
- For more information about Chiang Rai Flower Festival

Thailand, Chiang Rai, Flower Festival
Colorful tulips
Thailand, Chiang Rai, Flower Festival
Hydrangea represents gratitude, grace and beauty

2. Colors of Doi Tung

"Colors of Doi Tung" celebrates the beauty and diversity of the Doi Tung region in Thailand. This event highlights the area's cultural, artistic, and natural richness through exhibitions by local artisans, craft demonstrations, floral displays, and cultural performances. Visitors can explore local craftsmanship, and regional products, as well as the magnificent gardens and landscapes of Doi Tung.

- Schedule : From now until January 28, 2024 (every Saturday, Sunday, and public holiday).
- Location : Doi Tung Development Project, Chiang Rai
- Update more information about Doi Tung Colors Festival

Colors of Doi Tung, Thailand, Chiang Rai
The unique cultural customs of ethnic people
Colors of Doi Tung, Thailand, Chiang Rai
Fresh and clean agricultural products

3. Illuminate the Night - Sukhothai Historical Park

Illuminate the Night - Sukhothai Historical Park transforms the site into a light spectacle on ancient ruins and temples. Visitors explore these illuminated monuments and enjoy various cultural activities, from shows to culinary demonstrations.

- Schedule: From now until January 31, 2024 (every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM)
- Location: Sukhothai
- Discover the Facebook page of this event: Illuminate the Night - Sukhothai Historical Park

Thailand, Sukhothai
Candles are arranged and lit to symbolize the image of Buddha
Thailand, Sukhothai
Exploring the ancient ruins and temples at night offers a highly intriguing and mysterious experience

4. The Red Lotus of Nakhon Sawan

"The Red Lotus of Nakhon Sawan" is an annual festival celebrating the blooming of lotus flowers in the region. During this event, visitors can admire ponds and rivers filled with beautiful blooming red lotuses. The festivities often include boat tours to get a close-up view of these expanses of lotuses, cultural activities, and stalls offering local food and crafts.

- Shedule : From now until February 2024
- Location : Ban Rang Bua, Tha Tako District, Nakhon Sawan.
- Learn more about Nakhon Sawan Red Lotus information

 

Red Lotus, Nakhon Sawan, Thailand
Rivers filled with magnificent red lotuses in bloom
Red Lotus, Nakhon Sawan, Thailand
The lotus commonly symbolizes purity, devotion, detachment, patience and renewal

5. Thailand International Boat Show 2024

The Thailand International Boat Show showcases the maritime industry and water-related pleasures in Thailand. This event will take place with an expected participation of over 6,000 visitors and more than 100 exhibitors.

 - Shedule : 11-14 January 2024
 - Location : Royal Phuket Marina, Phuket
 - Visit the Thailand International Boat Show 2024 website

Thailand, Thailand International Boat Show, Phuket

Thailand, Thailand International Boat Show, Phuket

6. Chiang Rai Local and International Gastronomy Festival

The Chiang Rai Local and International Gastronomy Festival highlights the culinary diversity of the region, showcasing both local Thai dishes and international cuisines. Visitors can taste a wide variety of dishes, from traditional specialties to global cuisines, while often enjoying cultural performances, shows, and cooking-related activities.

- Shedule : 16 - 24 January 2024
- Location : Tung and Khom Park, Chiang Rai    
- Find out more about the Chiang Rai Gastronomy Festival

Thailand, Chiang Rai, International Gastronomy festival
Thailand is world-famous not only for its tourism but also for its captivating gastronomy
Thailand, Chiang Rai, International Gastronomy festival
Thai delectable Street Foo

7. Don Chedi Memorial Day

Don Chedi Memorial Day commemorates King Naresuan's victory over the Burmese in 1593 at Don Chedi, Suphanburi. Celebrated on January 18th, this event includes historical reenactments, parades, and religious ceremonies honoring this pivotal moment in Thai history.

- Shedule : January 18 - February 1, 2024
- Location : Monument de Don Chedi in the Don Chedi District, Suphan Buri
- Visit the official Suphan Buri Facebook page

Thailand, Suphan Buri, Don Chedi Memori day
The performance reproduces the elephant fight scene
Don Chedi Monument is a royal memorial in Don Chedi District, Suphan Buri Province, Thailand

8. Bo Sang Umbrella and Sankamphaeng Handicraft Festival

The cultural event is organized to honor and celebrate the local community that creates Thailand's famous artistically painted umbrellas, handcrafted from the bark of an indigenous tree, the Sa, or mulberry paper tree. Enjoy colorful parades, skillful crafts from the locals, live music, dance, cultural performances, exhibitions, markets, and the Bo Sang beauty contest in the authentic Thai artisan village of Bo Sang.

- Shedule : 19-21 January 2024
- Location : Borsang Village, Sankamphaeng, Chiang Mai
- Find out more about events in Chiang Mai: TAT Chiang Mai

Bo Sang Umbrella, Sankamphaeng Handicraft Festival
The colorful parades of the inhabitants
Bo Sang Umbrella, Sankamphaeng Handicraft Festival
Bo Sang Umbrella and Sankamphaeng Craft Festival attract large number of tourists

9. Thailand National Road and Mountain Bike Championships 2024 

The Thailand National Road and Mountain Bike Championships are significant events in the Thai cycling calendar. These competitions attract the best riders from across the country to compete in various categories, whether on the road or in mountain biking.

- Shedule : January 19-21, 2024
- Location : Vajiralongkorn Dam, Kanchanaburi
- Register by clicking here (Registrations are open until January 12, 2024)

Thailand, Kanchanaburi, Moutain Bike Championships 2024
Competition on the road
Thailand, Kanchanaburi, Moutain Bike Championships 2024
The mountain bike competition

10. Saraburi Jazz Festival

The Saraburi Jazz Festival is an annual event that celebrates jazz music in the Saraburi region of Thailand. Typically held at the Manasikarn Hall, it features performances from the local jazz community as well as renowned guest artists.

- Shedule : 20-21 January 2024
- Location : Manasikarn Hall, Saraburi
- Learn more about Saraburi Jazz Festival information

Thailand, Saraburi, Jazz Festival
The local Saraburi jazz community
Thailand, Saraburi, Jazz Festival
Guest artists

11. Bay Regatta

The Bay Regatta, also known as the "Bay Race", is an annual sailing event held in Thailand. It typically takes place in the Phuket, Phang Nga, and Krabi region, renowned for its breathtaking limestone cliffs, crystal-clear waters, and stunning islands.

- Shedule : January 31 - February 4, 2024
- Location : Phuket, Phang-nga, Krabi
- Visit the Bay Regatta website

Thailand, Krabi, Bay Regatta
The 27th Bay Regatta takes place in 2024
Thailand, Krabi, Bay Regatta
It is a spectacular event for sailing enthusiasts

Conclusion

These events vividly reflect the richness and diversity of cultural, natural, and sporting activities offered by Thailand. They perfectly showcase the magnificence of this country, combining stunning natural landscapes with a vibrant cultural scene and exciting sports activities. They testify to the captivating diversity that Thailand unfolds for the utmost pleasure of its visitors and residents.

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3/13.What is the highest peak in Thailand?
4/13.What is the name of the currency used in Thailand?
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6/13.Which animal among the following is the symbol of Thailand?
7/13.Among the following options, which festival holds the distinction of being the most renowned in Thailand?
8/13.Which is the national dish in Thailand among the following choices?
9/13.Which place is named "The Land of Smiles"?
10/13.Which region in Thailand has most of the islands and beaches?
11/13.Which region of Thailand is associated with Isan?
12/13.Which spicy and aromatic Thai dish consists of stir-fried rice noodles, among the following options?
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