Thailand Events Calendar for November 2023

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November 2023 Festivals and Events

November is one of the magical and much-anticipated months on the Thailand event calendar with the annual Loi Krathong celebrations, Phimai and Boat Race Festival, Pattaya Music and International Fireworks Festival, and Laguna Phuket Triathlon


Loi Krathong Festival 2023

One of Thailand’s most popular and most visually stunning annual festivals, Loi Krathong is celebrated during the full moon of the 12th month of the Thai lunar calendar. This year the festival is on Monday, 27 November.

Also known as the ‘Festival of Lights’ and the floating lantern festival, Loi Krathong sees people everywhere gather in the evening at lakes, rivers, canals, and beaches to participate in the celebrations and pay respect to the goddess of water. Here are some of the notable Loi Krathong celebrations taking place this year:

Khom Saen Duang Mueang Lamphun

  • 1-27 November – Khom (lanterns) and flower garden
  • 18 November – Loi Krathong activity & the opening of flower garden
  • 25 November – Lanna and International Khom (lanterns) procession

@Wat Phra That Haripunchai, Lamphun

Loi Krathong and Candle Festival

  • 18-27 November

@Sukhothai Historical Park, Sukhothai
*Sukhothai Light & Sound starts nightly at 19.00 Hrs., with an extra showtime on 27 November at 20.30 Hrs. Tickets available at

Loi Krathong Sawan

  • 23-27 November

@Wat Phra That Doi Kongmu, Mae Hong Son

Phrae Loi Krathong and Candle Festival

  • 25-27 November – Wat Chom Sawan
  • 27 November – Kad Sam Wai


Si Than Festival “Bun Somma Nak”

  • 25-27 November

@Si Than lake, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen

Yi Peng Festival

  • 26-28 November

@Around Chiang Mai Municipal Areas, Chiang Mai

Somma Nam Khuen Peng Seng Prathip Mueang Roi Et

  • 26-27 November

@Somdet Phra Srinagarindra Park (Bueng Planchai), Roi Et

Loi Phra Prathip Royal Krathong Festival

  • 27 November

@Nong Han Lake, Sakon Nakhon

Pattaya Loi Krathong Festival

  • 27 November

@Central Pattaya Beach, Chon Buri

Samui Loi Krathong Festival

  • 27 November

@Wat Khongkharam and Chaweng Lake, Ko Samui, Surat Thani

Bangkok Loi Krathong Festival

  • 24 November – 3 December – Yodpiman Flower Market and Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem
  • 27 November – Rama VIII Bridge and Wat Arun

Krabi Loi Krathong Festival

  • 27 November

@Ao Nang and Thara Park, Krabi

Loi Krathong Kab Kluai Mueang Mae Klong

  • 18-27 November

@Wat Phummarin Kudi Thong and King Rama II Memorial Park, Samut Songkhram

Ayutthaya Loi Krathong Festival

  • 26-27 November – Watsamruan
  • 27 November – Phu Khao Thong Reservoir


Other Events and Festivals

Mycelium Festival

  • 3-4 November

@Chiang Dao, Chiang Mai

Experience the magic of Mycelium Festival 2023, where a diverse lineup of Thai and international artists will take you on a captivating journey into a world of wonders. *Tickets is limited.

Lark Phra Across the Sea Festival

  • 6 November

@Pakpron Pier, Hat Samran, Trang

The one-and-only event of its kind in Thailand, where the fishermen and villagers of Ban Pakpron carry Trang’s revered Buddha images on beautifully decorated floats and hauled in a procession across the sea from Pakpron Pier to Ko Libong.

Phimai Festival and Boat Race

  • 8-12 November

@Phimai Historical Park, Chakkarat River, Phimai District, Nakhon Ratchasima

Highlights include daily light-and-sound shows, boat races, and a replica of ancient market selling local delicacies, arts and crafts fair, and farm products.

Pattaya Jazz Festival

  • 10-11 November

@Pattaya, Chon Buri

Pattaya International Fireworks Festival

  • 24-25 November

@Pattaya Beach, Chon Buri

Lop Buri Monkey Banquet

  • 26 November

@Phra Prang Sam Yot, Lop Buri

Every year, on the last Sunday in November the town of Lop Buri hosts its annual monkey banquet for hundreds of macaques who live round the Phra Prang Sam Yot and the shrine of Sarn Phra Karn areas. There are four separate banquets take place at 10.00, 12.00, 14.00 and 16.00 Hrs.

Laguna Phuket Triathlon

  • 19 November

@Laguna Phuket

Held across the famous Laguna Phuket destination race course, athletes enjoy the unique swim taking in both the Andaman Sea and fresh water lagoon. The challenging bike course includes scenic rides through the Phuket countryside and local villages, with the climax coming over the imposing Naithon hills. The run course takes in the entire Laguna Phuket destination, with the climax finish back at Laguna Grove.

Registrations are open until November 13 online and November 19 onsite. The race designation includes full Individual and Team Triathlon, Sprint Triathlon, and Duathlon.

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