Major Events & Festival
Flower Festival The 3-day event, the first Friday and weekend of every February, occurs during the period when Chiang Mai's temperate and tropical flowers are in full bloom and at their colourful best. Festivities include colourful floral floats, parades, music and dancing, and beauty pageants.
Songkran This festival, during 13-15 April of each year, celebrates the traditional Thai New Year with religious merit-making, pilgrimages, beauty parades, dancing, merriment and uninhibited, good-natured water-throwing.
Loi Krathong Loi Krathong on the full-moon night of the twelfth lunar month, generally in November, when people float, banana-leaf boats bearing a lighted candle, incense, flower and small coin onto rivers, canals and lakes to honour the water spirits and wash away the previous year's misfortunes.
The Bo Sang Umbrella Fair & San Kamphaeng Handicrafts Festival Each January celebrates traditional skills and features contests, exhibitions, stalls selling umbrellas and other handicrafts, and the selection of a Miss Bo Sang.