Thailand in July 2023

Exploring the Festivals of Thailand in July 2023

A Travel Bucket List Adventure If you’re planning on a trip to Thailand in July 2023, you’re in luck – this is the perfect time to join in unique and vibrant festivals and events that allow you to experience the very best of this Southeast Asian country!

The Amazing Thailand Grand Sale 2023, beach fun with the Amazing Ultimate Festival, Pai Jazz & Blues Fest 2023, Hua Hin Cricket Sixes, Amazing Thai Taste@Chiang Mai, Tai Lue Local Festival, Amazing Muay Thai Experience, and VERY Summer Fest 2023 music festival, there’s something for everyone during this time of year.

We highly recommend booking your hotels and tours in advance to secure the best accommodations and experiences.

Here’s a comprehensive guide to some of the best festivals and events happening in Thailand this July.

Amazing Thailand Grand Sale 2023

Amazing Thailand Grand Sale 2023

15 June-15 August 2023
Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Udon Thani, Chon Buri (Pattaya), Songkhla (Hat Yai)

Experience Thailand’s premier annual event, running from 15 June 2023, offering incredible discounts and privileges across Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Udon Thani, Pattaya, and Hat Yai. With over 10,000 participating shops, this event solidifies Thailand’s status as a top global shopping destination, featuring over 10,000 amazing deals and discounts up to 80%.

Bangsaen Grand Prix 2023

27 June-2 July 2023
Bang Saen Beach, Chon Buri

The Bangsaen Grand Prix, a highlight of the B-Quik Thailand Super Series (TSS), is an iconic race in the Asian circuit racing championship. With multiple categories including FIA GT3, GTM, GT4, touring car, production car, eco car, and truck, the TSS is now in its 11th season since its establishment in 2013. Set on a 3.7 km FIA-sanctioned street circuit, the Bangsaen Grand Prix promises an exhilarating spectacle with over 100 cars competing.

Amazing Thai Taste Festival

Amazing Thai Taste@Chiang Mai

28-30 July 2023
Central Festival Chiangmai, Chiang Mai

Celebrating Thai cuisine, a key element of Thailand’s soft power, this event showcases renowned chefs, culinary demonstrations, food tourism talks, and captivating musical performances by acclaimed artists.

26th Hua Hin Cricket Sixes

2-7 July 2023
Dusit Thani Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan

The much-loved yearly cricket competition features both local and global squads vying for victory in five-inning matches, all within the convivial and jovial ambiance of Dusit Thani Hua Hin.

Amazing Ultimate Festival

Amazing Ultimate Festival

7-9 July 2023, Chalatat Beach, Songkhla
21-23 July 2023, Hua Don Beach, Khao Takiab, Prachuap Khiri Khan

Experience the vibrant Songkhla Beach Life 2023, happening from 7-9 July, with live performances by Thai artists like Safeplanet, Musketeers, HYBS, Dept, loserpop, and YourMOOD. Indulge in food, drinks, shopping, beach activities, SUP workshops, street art, and more.

Mark your calendar for the exciting Hua Hin Beach Life 2023, taking place from 21-23 July. Enjoy electrifying live music by Thai artists such as The TOYS, Zom Marie, Violette Wautier, Musketeers, Whal & Dolph, and loserpop. Delight in delectable food, refreshing drinks, beach activities, street art, SUP workshops, and even a thrilling surfing contest.

Pai Jazz & Blues Fest 2023

7-9 July 2023
Pai, Mae Hong Son

In its sixth iteration, the Pai Jazz & Blues Fest presents a superb collection of musicians and blues groups from Thailand and beyond, who perform in various cafés, pubs, and eateries throughout Pai. Attendees can soak up the marvelous tunes while enjoying a relaxed and amiable atmosphere. The event’s official main site, Keys Essential Resort, as well as Khaotha, The Bottle & Cat’s Whiskers, and Pai Coffee Studio, are among the establishments hosting the festivities. The artist lineup is equally impressive, including Totally Fine, Paraa Band, Young Brothers, Rock Me Band, Chiangmai BLUES & Friends, YAMIN, Claire Kelly Plus, Champagne & Refer (Swinging the Blues), Jamegolotus, Banglumpoo Blues Company, and Rachanachar.

Phaya Si Satta Nakharat Worship Ceremony

7-13 July 2023
Phaya Si Satta Nakharat Courtyard, Nakhon Phanom

Join the sacred Naga religious ceremony at Phaya Si Sattanakarat multipurpose yard, situated on the banks of the Mekong River. Experience captivating worship dances by various Nakhon Phanom tribes, immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture, and explore the diverse range of regional products available for sale.

Thailand Coffee Fest 2023

Thailand Coffee Fest 2023

13-16 July 2023
IMPACT Muang Thong Thani, Nonthaburi

Thailand Coffee Fest 2023, presented by SCATH (Speciality Coffee Association of Thailand) and The Cloud, unites coffee industry professionals, including growers, processors, roasteries, equipment manufacturers, baristas, and coffee enthusiasts. This event offers engaging workshops, insightful discussions, thrilling competitions, product sales, and various activities that celebrate the world of coffee.

Cross-Region Travel Fair

14-16 July 2023
Central Chiangmai Airport, Chiang Mai

Embark on a remarkable voyage with the theme ‘Journey through Thailand, Experience Limitless Benefits’ at the third travel fair of its kind. Spanning between June and September 2023, this fair promotes cross-region travel within Thailand. Discover enticing offers and exclusive deals from accommodations, attractions, tour operators, and various tourism services nationwide. Engage in DIY workshops that showcase the unique local wisdom of each region, making this event an unforgettable experience for all travelers.

Amazing Muay Thai Experience

Amazing Muay Thai Experience

30 June-2 July 2023
Naris Bridge, Tapee River, Surat Thani
14-16 July 2023
Central Korat, Nakhon Ratchasima

Experience the art of ancient Thai boxing with the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) four-event series showcasing distinctive styles of Muay Thai Boran. Witness the grace and defensive techniques of Muay Chaiya in Surat Thani from 30 June to 2 July 2023. Feel the power of Muay Korat’s kicks and punches, including the famous “buffalo swing fist,” at Central Plaza Nakhon Ratchasima from 14-16 July 2023. Delve into the essence of Muay Tha Sao at Wat Yai Tha Sao in Uttaradit from 11-13 August 2023, and explore the art of Muay Lopburi at King Narai’s Palace in Lopburi from 18-20 August 2023. These events offer a captivating journey through the rich heritage of Thai martial arts.

VERY Summer FEST 2023

29-30 July 2023
BITEC Hall, Bangkok

Immerse yourself in the vibrant sounds of neo pop and indie rock/alternative music at VERY Summer Fest 2023. This thrilling two-day event showcases a stellar lineup of artists, including Sabrina Carpenter, dhruv, RINI, Denise Julia, xooos, and The Academic.

Running Events

In July 2023, Thailand becomes a hub for exciting running events. Join the prestigious Phang-Nga International Marathon and the renowned Pattaya Marathon, where athletes from around the world gather to test their limits. Additionally, don’t miss out on the inaugural Bangkok Double Bridge Run, a thrilling new addition to the running scene. Lace up your shoes and be part of the exhilarating running experiences across the kingdom.

Chiang Khan Marathon 2023

2 July 2023
Chiang Khan District, Loei

The Chiang Khan Marathon 2023 features a 42.195 km Marathon, 21 km Half Marathon, 10 km Mini Marathon, and 5 km Fun Run. Starting and finishing at Chiang Khan Police Station, the route runs alongside the Mekong River.

Bike Zone Tri Dash Thailand 2023 Series

15-16 July 2023
Pattana Sports Resort, Chon Buri

This is the first of four race weekends in the Bike Zone Tri Dash Thailand 2023 triathlon series, two of which will be held at Pattana Sports Resort in Chon Buri and two at Bangpoo Golf & Sports Club in Samut Prakan between now and December. The weekend sees various categories to be held – Duathlon (Individual), Mini Dash (Individual), Dash (Team Relay), Dash (Individual), Long Dash (Team Relay), Long Dash (Individual), Triple Tri (Team Relay), Triple Tri (Individual), as well as the Juniors Tri Dash Thailand 2023 Series for 12-17 year olds.

Bangkok Double Bridge Run 2023

Bangkok Double Bridge Run 2023

16 July 2023
Rama VIII Bridge, Krungthon Bridge, and Phra Pinklao Bridge, Bangkok

The first-ever Bangkok Double Bridge Run 2023 takes place on both sides of the Chao Phraya River and comprises two distances – a 5 km Fun Run in which runners will cross Rama VIII Bridge and Phra Pinklao Bridge, and a 12.7 km Super Mini Marathon which will see runners cross Rama VIII Bridge, Krungthon Bridge, and Phra Pinklao Bridge.

Central Group Mini Marathon 2023

16 July 2023
centralwOrld, Bangkok

The Central Group Mini Marathon comprises a 9.77 km Mini Marathon, 6.28 km Micro Marathon, and 3.76 km Fun Run, with each route traversing the city streets and neighbourhoods around centralwOrld shopping complex.

Prachuap Khiri Run Season 4 by Tipco

16 July 2023
Wing 5 Royal Thai Air Force, Manao Bay, Prachuap Khiri Khan

The Prachuap Khiri Run by Tipco Season 4 features a 21.1 km Half Marathon, 10 km Mini Plus Marathon, and 5 km Micro Marathon.

Pattaya Marathon 2023

Pattaya Marathon 2023

22-23 July 2023
Pattaya, Chon Buri

The Pattaya Marathon, this year in its 30th edition, features five categories – the 42.195 km Marathon, 21.1 km Half Marathon, 10 km run, 4.5 km wheelchair, and 4.5 km Family Run. The 2023 event will take place on North Pattaya Road and Beachfront Road, with the start/finish line at Terminal 21 Pattaya. The 10 km and 4.5 km categories will be held on Saturday 22 July, and the 42.195 km and 21.1 km categories on Sunday, 23 July. Along with the running component, there are family, social, sporting, and entertainment activities for all to join in.

Bangkok Airways Lampang Half Marathon

23 July 2023
Clock Tower Public Park, Lampang

Part of the Bangkok Airways Boutique Series 2023 collection of half marathon races taking place around Thailand between June and October, the Bangkok Airways Lampang Half Marathon features three distances – 21 km, 10 km and 5 km. It is the second of four races – with Samui held in June, Phang-nga coming up in August and Sukhothai in October.

Sampran Run 2023

23 July 2023
Royal Police Cadet Academy, Sam Phran District, Nakhon Pathom

The Sampran Run 2023, taking place at the Royal Police Cadet Academy in Sam Phran, features a 21 km Half Marathon, 10 km Mini Marathon, and 5 km Fun Run.

Khao Pubpa Half Marathon 2023

23 July 2023
Trang Andaman Gateway area, Trang

The Khao Pubpa Half Marathon 2023, taking place in the Trang Andaman Gateway area, features a 21 km Half Marathon, 10 km Mini Marathon, and 5 km Fun Run.

Kamphaeng Phet Marathon 2023

30 July 2023
Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park, Kamphaeng Phet

The Kamphaeng Phet Marathon 2023 World Heritage Run comprises four distances – a 42.195 km full marathon, 21.1 km half marathon, 10.5 km, and 5 km – all of which take runners through the picturesque landscape of Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park, which along with Sukhothai Historical Park and Si Satchanalai Historical Park make up the Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Phang-Nga International Marathon 2023

30 July 2023
Khao Lak Beach, Takua Pa District, Phang-nga

Set in the picturesque surrounds of Khao Lak Beach, the Phang-Nga International Marathon 2023 features a 42.195 km Marathon, 21.10 km Half Marathon, 10.5 km Mini Marathon, and 5.9 km Fun Run. The Marathon prize money of 1,724,000 Baht is the highest in Thailand, and there are special prizes for Thai runners who break the Thailand mini marathon, half marathon and marathon distances. This year the event is expected to attract participants from no less than 25 countries.

Yala Marathon 2023

30 July 2023
Sanarm Rong Phiti Chang Phueak Park, Yala

The Yala Marathon 2023 comprises a 42.195 km Marathon, 21.1 km Half Marathon, 10.5 km Mini Marathon, and 5 km Fun Run.

Kindly note that registration for most running events is closed, but visitors can enjoy the fun atmosphere at each location.

So if you’re planning to visit Thailand in July 2023, these are the amazing festivals and events that you should definitely experience. Whether you’re a cultural traveler or just looking for some exciting new experiences, these festivals will give you a unique glimpse into the culture of Thailand and a chance to explore the country in a whole new way.

We highly recommend booking your hotels and tours in advance to secure the best accommodations and experiences.

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