Festivals & Events - What to do?
Chak Phra Festival Krabi
Chak Phra Festival Krabi
Chak Phra Festival Krabi
Date : Annually December
Location : Krabi Town

The Chak Phra festival, which literally means pulling of the Buddhist monks, was held in Phai Phraya district of Krabi province. The festival involved a wonderful parade of about three kilometers long. It was held to preserve the local tradition and to celebrate the 80th Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on December 5th, 2007. In addition, another purpose of this festival is to promote love and unity among community members while strengthening the religious, family and education institutions. Many Buddhists who joined the Chak Phra festival wore yellow shirts on the occasion to celebrate His Majesty the King’s 80th Birthday Anniversary.
Krabi Boek Fa Andaman Festival
Krabi Boek Fa Andaman Festival
Krabi Boek Fa Andaman Festival
Date : Annually 16-18 November
Location : Krabi Town

Krabi Boek Fa Andaman Festival has the charm and essence of Indian festivals. Being greatly influenced by the Indian culture, Krabi has magnificently portrayed the different parts of its social and cultural life tinged with an Indian color. The above quoted festival is no exceptional.

Being a small place in Thailand, Krabi has to think of its tourist industry with a definite seriousness and earnest sincerity. It is because of its rare scenic beauty that Krabi has been able to attract travelers from every corner of the world. Along with its local fiestas, therefore, this above quoted festival is Krabi's warm greetings to all the travelers.
In English, the term Krabi Boek Fa Andaman Festival may well be expressed as Opening the Andaman Sea. And if there is any question regarding the ‘Opening', the answer is Krabi's readiness to serve its tourists. This festival is held annually during 16 - 18 November. Though tourists flock at this place all round the year, however, celebrating this festival is nothing but officially opening the tourist season of the province. It magnificently features parades, cultural and musical performances, sea kayak competitions, boat races, sales of local products and other activities.
Krabi International Rock Climbing
Krabi International Rock Climbing
Krabi International Rock Climbing
Date : Annually April
Location : Tonsai Beach and Poda Island, Krabi

Krabi province in cooperation with Krabi Provincial Administration Organization, Krabi Tourist Association, TAT Krabi Office and Railay Rock Climbing Club, is going to co-organise "Krabi International Rock Climbing". This event aims to publicize rock climbing activity in Krabi Province and to push rock climbing activity as annual tourism promotional event of the province. In addition, the image of Krabi will be projected as "Rock Climbing Destination", as it is renowned among the rock climbers that Krabi is a not-to-be-misses destination with its world renowned cliffs, beautiful nature and fully equipped facilities.
Laanta-Lanta Festival
Laanta-Lanta Festival
Laanta-Lanta Festival
Date : Annually March
Location : Lanta Old Town, Koh Lanta

The Laanta-Lanta Festival, held every year in Lanta Old Town around March, is a celebration of this harmony and a chance for locals and visitors to enjoy unique cultural facets still prevalent on this unspoiled island today. Authentic food and traditional entertainment is the mainstay of any Thai celebration and the Laanta Lanta festival doesn’t stray from this successful formula, with an abundant choice of delicious snacks and meals available throughout the three days. You can enjoy traditional local coffee and exotic drinks while sampling a wide variety of local cuisine at over 50 food and beverage booths.
Performances of Rong-Ngen, the traditional music and dance of the ancient Sea Gypsies, can be enjoyed on the main stage, as well as acts presented by groups from all over Thailand. A second beachside stage features contemporary jazz and reggae performances nightly, in a relaxed party atmosphere.

Protection for a safe and happy event is sought by the Sea Gypsy ritual of casting bad spirits out into the sea, at a traditional boat floating ceremony. Side-street cultural booths display and demonstrate the making of traditional arts and crafts including Pa-the, traditional Muslim cloth weaving and Toi-pa-nun, a handicraft made from Toi leaves. Other booths throughout the festival grounds feature organizations and individuals dispersing information about special projects on the island.
Loi Ruea Chao Le Festival
Loi Ruea Chao Le Festival
Loi Ruea Chao Le Festival
Date : On the full moon day in the sixth and the eleventh months of the lunar calendar.
Location : Lanta Island (Koh Lanta)

The Laanta-Lanta Festival, held every year in Lanta Old Town around March, is a celebration of this harmony and a chance for locals and visitors to enjoy unique cultural facets still prevalent on this unspoiled island today. Authentic food and traditional entertainment is the mainstay of any Thai celebration and the Laanta Lanta festival doesn’t stray from this successful formula, with an abundant choice of delicious snacks and meals available throughout the three days. You can enjoy traditional local coffee and exotic drinks while sampling a wide variety of local cuisine at over 50 food and beverage booths.
Performances of Rong-Ngen, the traditional music and dance of the ancient Sea Gypsies, can be enjoyed on the main stage, as well as acts presented by groups from all over Thailand. A second beachside stage features contemporary jazz and reggae performances nightly, in a relaxed party atmosphere.

Protection for a safe and happy event is sought by the Sea Gypsy ritual of casting bad spirits out into the sea, at a traditional boat floating ceremony. Side-street cultural booths display and demonstrate the making of traditional arts and crafts including Pa-the, traditional Muslim cloth weaving and Toi-pa-nun, a handicraft made from Toi leaves. Other booths throughout the festival grounds feature organizations and individuals dispersing information about special projects on the island.
Sat Duan Sip Festival (Festival of the Tenth Lunar Month)
Sat Duan Sip Festival (Festival of the Tenth Lunar Month)
Sat Duan Sip Festival
Date : Annually August
Location : Krabi Town

This festival, which translates to "Festival of the Tenth Lunar Month" is celebrated to honor one's ancestors. The festival takes place on 14th - 15th day of the waning moon in the tenth lunar month, when it is believed that ancestor spirits are allowed to visit the earth. Families prepare elaborate offering baskets full of delicious offerings to their deceased relatives. The baskets are then taken to the monastery in colorful and joyous processions.