Patong Carnival in Phuket

Annual Festival in Patong

Patong Carnival is an annual celebration that marks the start of the high season in Phuket. It usually takes place in early November, when the weather is starting to get sunnier. This 3-day celebration sees Patong’s Beach Road crowded with displays, stalls and activities, as well as a lively atmosphere of flamboyant costumes and street performances

The long-running Patong Carnival is in conjunction with the Patong Seafood Festival, making street food stalls a common sight right along the beach. Along with traditional Thai dishes, you can sample a wide range of cuisine from many Asian cuisines, including Japanese, Indian, Vietnamese, Korean and Chinese.

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Highlights of Patong Carnival in Phuket

The main events of Patong Carnival take place in different zones around the town, with the most popular areas located along the famous Bangla Road, Soi Post Office and Soi Dr Wattana. Must-sees include live music, cultural performances, street art, and an exhibition of Patong's historical and cultural heritage. You can even see rare photos of old Patong before it became one of Phuket's liveliest tourist spots.

Patong Carnival usually kicks off with an afternoon parade along Sai Kor Road, though the heart of the town. The procession heads down to the southern end of the city, turns right to hit Beach Road, then comes back up to close on Bangla Road.

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