Chiang Mai Festivals & Events

Famous throughout Thailand for its hectic Songkran or Thai New Year festival in April which lasts for several days, Chiang Mai also has a number of other colourful events and festivals held throughout the year. Many include handicraft exhibitions and sales of local produce, in addition to the religious festivals and local customs. See below for details.

Chiang Mai Festivals & Events


  Bo Sang Umbrella Fair & Sankamphaeng Handicrafts Festival

Tawai Village Wood Carving Fair

 February   Flower Carnival

  Makha Bucha (Maha Puja) Day
  Chiang Mai Songkran and Lannathai Festival

  Chiang Mai Arts And Culture Festival
 May   Visakha Bucha Day
 July   Asarnha Bucha Day

  Buddhist Lent Day
 August   H.M. The Queen's Birthday Celebrations
 September   Awk Pansa
 October   Northern Lantern Festival
 November   Chiang Mai Loy Krathong (Yee Peng Festival)

  Sunflower Blooming Season

  3rd Northern Lantern Festival

  Chiang Mai Mardi Gras
  H.M The King's Birthday.

  Rose Festival

  Christmas and New Year's Eve

  Chiang Mai Red Cross and Winter Fair