Events in Bangkok

The fun never stops in Bangkok! Musical, cultural and other events and festivals are staged all year round, with lots to choose from.

Chinese New Year (February)

Yaowarat, Bangkok's own Chinatown, holds many interesting secrets within its snaking alleyways, but travellers can expect an explosion of color and culture in February, as Bangkok kicks their festivities up a notch during the widely celebrated festival. The streets come to life as crowds of worshippers, friecracker-wielding revellers, and dragon dancers gather to partake in the street fanfare as well as enjoy sumptuous Chinese banquets.

Songkran Festival (April)

This week-long event in April is all about having fun! Smaller businesses often shut down as spontaneous water fights break out on the street and Thai people return to their home towns to see their families. Tourists in the city can beat the sweltering heat by attending one of many street parties - remember to leave your non-waterproof valuables in the hotel, and expect to be drenched! The magic doesn't end when the water dries - 2019's festival featured a full-blown music festival that kept the party going on through the night.

Amazing Thailand Grand Sale (June - August)

Shopaholics rejoice - just when you thought your loot in Bangkok can't get any cheaper, the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale lets you chalk up even more savings. Running the gamut from electronics and fashion to hotels and jewellery, travellers can look forward to up to 80 percent off retail prices. Even small local businesses get in on the action, so don't forget to wander around your hipster alleys after your cafe crawls - your next fashion statement may be one bargain away!

Bangkok International Festival of Dance and Music (September - October)

The world's stalwarts in opera, music, and dance converge at Bangkok's biggest annual arts event at the turn of autumn, a massive treat for artistic afficionados. Featuring acts from Europe, the Americas, and Asia, there's something for everyone no matter your indulgence. Put together by a committee made up by experienced judges and experts from Thailand and beyond, even the uninitiated will leave the festival enthralled and inspired. Most events are ticketed, so check out the latest festival lineup and secure your tickets while you can!

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