Your guide to what’s on in Thailand during November 2023 with key events and festivals to look out for in Thailand plus Thai-themed events in the UK and Ireland.
Pattaya International Jazz Festival
Pattaya International Fireworks Festival
Monkey Banquet Festival, Lopburi
On the last Sunday in November, the town of Lopburi in central Thailand hosts its annual monkey banquet and festival to say thank you to the hundreds of macaques who live in the town. A buffet of fruit and food is provided for the monkeys as a way of expressing gratitude to the primates whose presence brings in welcome tourist revenue to Lopburi.
One of Thailand’s most romantic and photogenic festivals, Loy Krathong is the time of the year when people of all ages come together to symbolically float away their troubles.
26 -28 November
Yi Peng Lantern Festival
Held to coincide with Loy Krathong, the annual Yi Peng Lantern Festival is a traditional event held in areas of North Thailand with the celebrations in Chiang Mai being the most famous.
Late November (dates to be confirmed)
River Kwai Bridge Festival and Red Cross Fair, Kanchanaburi
The annual River Kwai Bridge Festival and Red Cross Fair is usually held in Kanchanaburi in late November until early December with a light and sound show illuminating the bridge.
Events in Thailand aren’t always confirmed until much nearer the time. We will add details of more events when dates are known.
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