Phuket Gay Pride & Festival 2014

20 - 27 April 2014 in Patong Beach

Colourful, eccentric, outrageous and full of fun, Phuket’s annual Gay Festival held in Patong is a riot of well-toned bodies on floats and in parades. This is light years away from Patong’s Gay Scene of yesteryear when things were much more discreet.

The Gay Festival nowadays attracts revelers from the world over and is a week of fun and well-organised activities, parties, competitions, quizzes, parades and over-the-top costumes and characters. Based from Soi Paradise and gay-friendly hotels, the festival certainly leaves its mark on Patong Beach.

This year, this six-night event starts off on Monday April 21 as the pre-party night, following by many more festivities. The official Phuket Gay Pride parties are set on April 25 and 26: Expect to see the colourful and fantastic ‘Afternoon Gay Pride Parade’ and the fun street party.

Phuket’s first Gay Festival and Parade was staged in 1999 and was an instant crowd pleaser for both tourists and locals – gay and straight.


Guaranteed to be the highlight of any visitor or local's visit to the island, this flamboyant festival is set to 'wow' all who attend or even witness it. First held in 1999 it takes its cue from the now defunct, Bangkok Gay Festival. Khun Poonsak Sanchan, one of Phuket's original festival founders, promises this year's event to be more ostentatiously outrageous than ever before.

Gay, straight or otherwise; young, old or somewhere in-between; or simply interested, this vibrant, boisterous carnival offers a fun filled programme for all. From its eye-popping street parties, competitions and ceremonies to its glitzy finale parade it's a fantastic celebration, not to be missed.

Phuket Gay Festival 2014 detailed programme to be announced

Where to Party in Phuket

Gay Nightlife in Phuket Paradise Complex

At the Royal Paradise Complex about half of the businesses there are run by, or are catering to gay people. Many are small bars with young men who sit, talk and share drinks. Read More...

The Boat Bar - Gay Bar in Patong The Boat Bar

The Boat Bar is one of a handful of bars in Patong that attracts women and men, both gay and straight. Women feel safe there; they know they can come in for a drink or two and have a good time with friends without anyone bothering them. Read More...

Where to Eat - Gay Restaurants

Sea Hag Restaurant Sea Hag Restaurant

A legend in its own lifetime already, Sea Hag is not only the flagship gay restaurant in Patong, but it stands on its own as a culinary landmark. Owner Khun Kenya, has shown impeccable taste in décor. Price Range: $$ Read More...

Lim's Restaurant Lim's Restaurant

Lim's restaurant encompasses everything a class act should: ultra-fresh food, expertly prepared select ingredients, great background tunes and a sense of occasion in unusual and tasteful surroundings. . Price Range: $$$ Read More...

Where to Stay Gay - Friendy Hotels in Phuket

Baan Yin Dee Baan Yin Dee

Located close to the beach on a hillside with breathtaking views over Patong Bay, the contemporary Baan Yin Dee is perfect for those seeking comfort and traditional Thai charm and hospitality.  Read More...

Club Bamboo Boutique Resort Club Bamboo Resort

Club Bamboo is a small boutique resort located in Patong Beach. Overlooking Patong Bay, this resort offers the chance to be close to the nightlife and, at the same time, welcomes you to its quiet oasis of exotic green for intimate relaxation. Read More...

Gay Bangkok

Gay Bangkok Gay Nightlife

There's a very good reason why Bangkok is the only place in the world where you'll find pink taxis. It's often dubbed the gay capital of Asia... with a small dark lane in Silom being the epicentre of it all. Read More...

Top 10 Gay Experiences

Bangkok boasts the best when it comes to catering to the rainbow crowd. Prepare to be blown away by a variety of fun and decadent delights tailored to all the kings, queens and everything. Read More...

Hotels in Patong Beach
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