Phuket Festivals & Events 2018

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Whether they're held to honour a religious belief or just for fun, the festivals of Phuket are exciting, sometimes bizarre spectacles and are certainly never bland. The island's most distinctive event is the annual Vegetarian Festival, featuring processions of god-mediums performing shocking acts of self-mortification as a test of faith. This bazaar of the bizarre is held annually over nine days in the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar.

Other lively and colourful events unique to Phuket include the Phuket King's Cup Regatta and Phuket Bike Week, while others, such as Loy KratongSongkran and Chinese New Year, are part of nationwide celebrations.

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  • Songkran Festival in Phuket

    Songkran Festival

    Songkran Festival is the traditional Thai New Year celebrated in April. Families and friends gather to sprinkle Read More»

  • Phuket Old Town Festival

    Phuket Old Town Festival

    Phuket has many festivals each year and one of the most cherished newer celebrations is the Phuket Old Town Festival Read More»

  • Loy Krathong

    Loy Krathong

    Loy Krathong, Thailand's 'festival of lights'. Held yearly, on the evening of the 12th lunar month, it is the time when Read More»

  • Phuket Vegetarian Festival

    Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2018

    A colourful event held over a nine-day period in the ninth lunar month, this celebrates the abstinence from meat and Read More»

  • Phuket Vegetarian Festival Calendar 2018

    Our Phuket Vegetarian Festival calendar of events is here to guide you through the dates and location of all of the Read More»

  • Vegetarian Food at Phuket Vegetarian Festival

    Vegetarian Festival Food

    Most people in Thailand become vegetarian at various points in their lives. Many give up meat for life, but often it is Read More»

Phuket Festivals & Events Guides

  • Calendar of events in Phuket

    Calendar of Events

    Whether they're held to honour a religious belief or just for fun, the festivals of Phuket are exciting, sometimes Read More»

  • Chinese New Year in Phuket

    Chinese New Year in Phuket

    Get ready for noisy firecrackers, colourful processions and local entertainment as the Phuket celebrates the New Year. Read More»

  • Phuket Old Town Festival

    Phuket Old Town Festival

    Phuket has many festivals each year and one of the most cherished newer celebrations is the Phuket Old Town Festival Read More»

  • Phuket Bike Week

    Phuket Bike Week

    Once you hear the roar of packs of big bikes rumbling around the hills and highways of Phuket Island, you’ll know that Read More»

  • Phuket Gay Pride

    Phuket Gay Pride Festival

    Colourful, eccentric, outrageous and full of fun, Phuket’s annual Gay Festival held in Patong is a riot of well-toned Read More»

  • 6 Best Party Places for New Year's Eve in Phuket

    6 Best Party Places for New Year's Eve in Phuket

    There are many places to celebrate New Year in Phuket – too many to individually list. Fortunately, they can be broken Read More»

  • Phuket Red Cross Fair

    Phuket Red Cross Fair

    With many activities and stage shows as well as delicious and unique food the annual Phuket Red Cross Fair is the place Read More»

  • Por Tor (Hungry Ghost) Festival

    Hungry Ghost Festival

    Por Tor or the 'Hungry Ghost' festival is an important merit-making event for the ethnic Chinese. Special food, flowers Read More»

  • Laguna Phuket Marathon

    Laguna Phuket Marathon

    Thousands of runners from around the world ‘Run Paradise’ in the next edition of the Laguna Phuket International Read More»

  • King's Cup Regatta

    Phuket King's Cup Regatta

    Phuket's famous international yachting event, The King's Cup Regatta, returns to the azure waters of the Andaman Ocean Read More»

  • Baba (Peranakan) Wedding Festival in Phuket

    Baba Wedding Festival

    The Peranakan, or Straits Chinese people, are also known in Phuket as Baba. The annual mass Phuket Baba wedding festival Read More»

  • Kathu Festival

    Kathu Festival

    Kathu Festival, just few kilometers from Patong Beach, is getting popular and draws bigger crowds each year of its Read More»

Patong Carnival in Phuket

Patong Carnival in Phuket

Patong Carnival is an annual celebration marking the beginning of the high season in Phuket. Usually held right at the Read More...

Thao Thepkasattri-Thao Sri Suntorn Festival

Thao Thepkasattri Festival

Thao Thepkasattri-Thao Sri Suntorn Festival is one of the island’s major festivals and covers many cultural and Read More...

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