DOK KRACHIAO FESTIVAL
Date 1 Jun – 31 Aug 2017
Venue : Pa HinNgam National Park, AmphoeThepSathit, and Sai Thong National Park, AmphoeNongBuaRawe, Chaiyaphum.
Activities: Visiting an exhibition, OTOP products fair, PhaSutPhaendin – a high cliff overlooking the Central Region, fields of DokKrachiao, BuaSawan, or Siam tulips, and rock formation ground.
LOI KRATHONG FESTIVAL
Date 14 – 14 Nov 2017
Venue : Bangkok all Thailand
Loi Krathong is a Thai traditional festival which has been conducted for a long time. The festival is annually held on the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month when people float small lotus–shaped boat–beautiful krathong to pay respect to Pra Mae Khongkha (The River Spirits). The event also represents community participation in khathong making and water reserve which is important to Thai lifestyle. Moreover, a variety of activities such as the Noppamas beauty pageants contest and many traditional performances also showcase the Thai culture identity.
LONG BOAT RACING
Date 1 – 30 Sep 2017
Venue : Throughout Thailand
Long Boat Racing is one of Thailand’s oldest traditional sports. There are a good number of long boat races across Thailand, staged in the communities located by riverside where the river’s tide is the highest. The fun and joy of the race has contributed to the unity of the community. The event is also related to the Buddhist’s merit making. Moreover, it shows Thai’s unique lifestyle and cultures which help to promote tourism in the community as well.
THING KRACHAT FESTIVAL
Date 20 – 24 Aug 2017
Venue : Amphoe Mueang, SuphanBuri
See the grand procession of the City Pillar Gods, Sino-Thai cultural performance, dragon and lion dance, lantern parade, water-spouting dragon show, and the Thing Krachat ceremony.
THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY
PHUKET KING’S CUP REGATTA
Date 3 – 10 Dec 2017
Venue : Kata Beach, Phuket
Phuket – One of the most prestigious international sporting events in South-east Asia, the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta Under Royal Patronage, will celebrate its 30th Anniversary this year, marking a significant milestone in the successful history of competitive sailing and sports tourism in Thailand. As the race prepares to set sail for a landmark year, swelling Phuket visitor numbers make a large contribution to overall Thai tourism performance, boosting the tourism, hospitality and marine sports sectors and supporting the continuing growth of one of the world’s best loved sailing destinations. The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta 2016 will be held off Kata Beach, Phuket, from 3-10 December, 2016, hosting international racing classes across which over 150 boats and 1500+ sailors compete for one of sailing’s most prestigious trophies.
The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta has recently won the prestigious 2016 Asia Boating Awards – Best Asian Regatta, an award which recognizes the extraordinary efforts of the organizers. The Phuket King’s Cup is renowned globally for its exceptional organization, promotion, course quality, entry size, competitiveness and social aspects. It is the third time the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta has won this coveted award, coinciding with its Pearl Anniversary celebration for 2016.
Consisting of five days of racing on challenging, scenic courses held amidst the beautiful Andaman Sea islands, the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta brings some of the world’s fastest independent racing teams, in addition to its famed prize-giving party series. A big draw for Thai companies and international brands keen to grow their presence on a cosmopolitan platform, the race series and parties are a must-see event on the Phuket local calendar. The regatta offers sponsorship and media engagement opportunities as well as premier networking hosted across the party venues each night following conclusion of the day’s racing
The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta also introduced its Dinghy Series in 2010, creating a network between sailing clubs to inspire more youths in Thailand to take up the sport (especially the Optimist Challenge for the under 15s). The establishing of the Phuket Dinghy Series has helped bring to the fore many young Thai sailing talents from sailing clubs in Phuket, Phang Nga and Songkhla in order to prepare them for the international competition – and for future Phuket King&’s Cup Regattas, of course. This year’s Phuket King’s Cup Anniversary year marks a poignant moment in the history of the event, as well as an ideal opportunity for new visitors to discover this legendary race on its biggest ever year.
Under Royal Patronage, the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta is organized by the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta Organizing Committee under the auspices of the Royal Varuna Yacht Club, in conjunction with the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand, the Royal Thai Navy and the Province of Phuket. The region’s largest regatta includes dinghies (International Dinghy Classes), keelboats and multihulls amongst its competitive classes, and will feature a sail pass to celebrate His Majesty the King’s birthday. Competing sailors travel from USA,Australia, England, Russia, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and China, with ever-increasing international representation among crews.
About the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta – The most prestigious regatta in Asia