From Songkran to Loy Krathong: a guide to Thai Festivals in Australia

Thailand Festivals in Australia 2019 - Calendar of Events Loy Krathong lotus on Parramatta River

You can celebrate some of Thailand’s most elaborate and popular festivals right here in Australia, including Songkran water festival and Loy Krathong. Find an event near you in our Thailand Festivals in Australia 2019 – Calendar of Events.

Sydney

Thailand Grand Festival 2019

  • When: Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st March 2019
  • Time: 10.00am-8.00pm
  • Where: Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour, Sydney
  • Cost: Free

This popular weekend-long festival has been part of the City of Sydney Living In Harmony series since 2014. Here you can spend the day watching Thai cultural performances, cooking demonstration and take part in cultural activities such as a handkerchief painting workshop. TAT will have an information booth at the festival where you can find Thailand holiday brochures and ask the team for travel advice.

Thailand Festivals in Australia 2019 - Calendar of Events Thai Dancers 2018 Festival

Parramatta Loy Krathong

  • When: November 2019 (to be confirmed)
  • Time: 4pm – 10pm
  • Where: River Foreshore, between the Barry Wilde and Elizabeth Street Bridges in Parramatta
  • Cost: Free

Enjoy delicious cuisines from a variety of food stalls and trucks, relax with a chilled beverage in the glowing Thai Beer Garden, sponsored by Singha Beer, watch a range of Thai cultural festivals, cooking demonstrations by Sujet Saenkham, Head Chef of ‘Spice I Am’, Krathong procession and fireworks spectacular.

Thailand Festivals in Australia 2019 - Calendar of Events Loy Krathong child with lantern

Adelaide

Songkran Thai New Year Festival

  • When: Sunday 7th April 2019
  • Time: 11am
  • Where: Angus Neill Reserve, Seacliff
  • Cost: Free

Enjoy Thai cultural performances and take part in one of Thailand’s most popular (and the most fun) events!
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Thailand Festivals in Australia 2019 - Calendar of Events Songkran Adelaide

Thai Festival 2019: Discover Thailand’s Best

  • When: Saturday 23rd March 2019
  • Time: 10.30am-7.00pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Where: Kings Reserve, Torrensville, Adelaide

Enjoy a wide range of Thai cultural activities including umbrella and fan painting, fruit and vegetable carving, as well as cooking demonstrations and plenty of delicious Thai food for sale. Look out for the TAT information booth with experts on hand to help you plan your next holiday in Thailand.
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Thailand Festivals in Australia 2019 - Calendar of Events Thai Festival SA Food

Hobart

Thai Food Festival

  • When: Saturday 30th March 2019
  • Time: 12.00pm-4.00pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Where: Sorell Memorial Hall, Sorell, Tasmania

A celebration of Thai food that includes Thai Cultural Performances and information on travel to Thailand.

Thailand Festivals in Australia 2019 - Calendar of Events Thai Festival SA Food squares

Darwin

Thailand Grand Festival 2019

  • When: Saturday 27th April 2019
  • Cost: Free
  • Where: Darwin Water Front

Enjoy a day of Thai cultural performances, learn about holidays in Thailand and have fun getting wet at one of Thailand’s most fun events: Songkran.
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Thailand Festivals in Australia 2019 - Calendar of Events Darwin

2 thoughts on “From Songkran to Loy Krathong: a guide to Thai Festivals in Australia

  1. Friday 15 March 2019/ Greetings and
    Sawasdee Ka TAT Sydney office,

    I wonder if the correct date below (Saturday 16 November 2018) published on your website should be ‘Saturday 16 November 2019’. Yours /Auranuj
    ….
    Parramatta Loy Krathong

    When: Saturday 16 November 2018 (yet to be confirmed)
    Time: 12pm – 10pm

    1. Sawasdee Ka, and thank-you for pointing this out. The date is yet to be confirmed, and we will update this page when we have more information.
      Kopun ka!

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