Thailand is a country that boasts a rich and diverse culture. This Southeast Asian gem has been captivating travellers for decades with its stunning landscapes, ranging from towering mountains to pristine beaches with crystal-clear waters. The bustling streets of Bangkok offer a unique and vibrant experience, with street food and market stalls at every corner. From cultural delights to contemporary marvels, Thailand truly offers a plethora of activities for every type of traveller, making it a must-visit destination. If you are in Thailand in February, here are some festivals to attend.
Concert in the Park is a unique musical event that takes place in Bangkok. Originally, the concerts were held in Lumpini Park, but in 2019, they were moved to a new location at Chulalongkorn University Centenary Park. The event is known for its harmonious atmosphere, where music can be heard through the green environment while the audience members relax and enjoy the scenery, with many of them having picnics. The Concert in the Park was founded in 1993 and is under the royal patronage of HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana Rajakanya.
When: February 4, 18 and 25
Where: Lumpini Park, Bangkok
The annual King Narai's Reign Festival held in Lop Buri commemorates the legacy of King Narai, a 17th-century monarch. The festival offers free admission to visitors and promises to captivate them with its vibrant re-enactments, particularly the historical one. Lop Buri's rich historical setting provides the perfect backdrop for these performances. The festival showcases Thailand's cultural heritage, promotes tourism, and is part of a broader initiative to celebrate the country's vibrant culture.
When: February 9-18
Where: King Narai’s Palace and nearby archaeological sites, Lop Buri
The Khon Kaen International Jazz Festival 2024 promises a night of soulful jazz music. The main event features a concert by The Biggles Big Band Amsterdam, a renowned jazz group from The Netherlands. Admission to the event is free, and seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
When: February 13, 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Where: Larn Khao Niew, Central Khon Kaen, Khon Kaen
The Singha Park International Balloon Fiesta is considered one of the top adventure sports events in Thailand. This year, the event will have participants from 11 countries, including the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Latvia, France, Switzerland, Germany, Japan, Thailand, Spain, South Korea, and the Philippines. The four-day festival is packed with daily balloon competitions and the spectacular Balloon Magic Night Glow, a show created by dozens of balloons.
When: February 14-18
Where: Singha Park, Chiang Rai
Pattaya City is preparing to host an extraordinary kite-flying event which promises to be a mesmerising experience as the sky above Pattaya Beach will be transformed into a vibrant canvas adorned with myriad colourful kites from France, Colombia, and Germany. This unique event will take place against the picturesque backdrop of Pattaya Beach.
When: February 22-26
Where: Pattaya Beach and Central Pattaya (1st Floor), Chon Buri