Jamie's Phuket Blog

Phuket Events - Phuket What's On Guide

There's a lot going on in Phuket! There are year round events and festivals, some local, some national, some special occasions. On this page Jamie's Phuket will try to keep up with all the latest events in Phuket. Some events have fixed dates, many do not. Some local events are only announced close to the date, or maybe I only find out about them by accident! Some events and festivals in Phuket have been featured on the blog in the past, some are yet to be blogged. Where possible, the monthly list below includes a link either to a page on this blog, or to an official event website (or both).

If you know about a major Phuket event that should be listed here, please leave a comment! I will add more Phuket events as I notice them or get informed of dates.

January 2012

Kamala Festival - 21st to 23rd January 2012 - see Phuket Gazette.

Chinese New Year - January 23rd 2012 - there will be events in Phuket Town on the 23rd (see photos), but the main festival is the Old Town Festival 28th - 30th.

CNY 2013 is February 10th.

Chalong Temple Fair - January 23rd to 29th 2012 - see Chalong Temple Fair - photos from 2012!

Phuket Local Food Festival - January 25th to 29th 2012 at Sapan Hin, Phuket Town.

Phuket Old Town Festival - January 28th to 30th 2012 - see Phuket Old Town Festival - Photos from 2012!


Phuket Charity Foundation - Charity Day and the Great Rubber Duck Race - 5th February 2012 at Laguna Phuket - see www.phuketcharity.org

Phuket International Blues Rock Festival - February 23-26 2012 - see www.phuketbluesfestival.com


Makha Bucha Day - 7th March (public holiday)

Laguna Phuket Turtle Release Ceremony - 8th March - more details here.

Phuket Heroines Festival - 2nd to 17th March 2012 - see Phuket Heroines Festival - blog page from 2010

Phuket International Marine Expo - 29th March - 1st April - see the PIMEX website.


Chakri Day - 6th April (public holiday)

Songkran - April 13th 2012 - see Songkran Photos - Songkran is the traditional Thai New Year featuring lots of water!

Phuket Bike Week - 20th to 22nd April 2012 - see Phuket Bike Week (my blog page from 2009) - and the Phuket Bike Week Official Website

Phuket Gay Pride Festival - 23rd to 28th April - see www.phuket-pride.org


Labour Day - 1st May (public holiday)

Coronation Day - 5th May (is a Saturday so 7th is a public holiday)

Phuket International Rugby 10's - 25th to 27th May (see Phuket Rugby website)


Visakha Bucha Day - 4th June (public holiday) - see www2.tat.or.th/visakhapuja/eng/about.html

Phuket Marathon - 10th June 2012 - see www.facebook.com/phuketmarathon


20th - 22nd July - Kathu (Ketho) Street Fair - see this blog post from 2010.

Phuket Raceweek - 18th to 22nd July 2012 - see www.phuketraceweek.com (Yacht racing regatta)

Toyota Motor Sports Race Day at Sapan Hin, Phuket Town - see here.


Asarna Bucha Day - 2nd August (public holiday)

Kathu Street and Culture Festival - 4th - 6th August - see last year's Kathu Street Festival

12th August - Queen's Birthday (is a Sunday, so 13th is a public holiday)

Por Tor Festival - August 31st – September 6th - see Por Tor Festival


Baba (Peranakan) Wedding Ceremonies - September 9th. See Baba Weddings in Phuket (report from 2010)

September 12th - 15th - Phuket Surfing (Quiksilver Asian Tour)

September 14th - 22nd - Phuket Food Fair at Sapan Hin


Phuket Vegetarian Festival - October 14th to 24th 2012 - see Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2012 Schedule

Chulalongkorn Day - 23rd October (public holiday)


Loy Krathong - 28th November 2012 - see Loy Krathong in Phuket (blog page from 2008) - One of the most famous Thai festivals.


King's Birthday - 5th December (public holiday)

Kings Cup - 1st to 8th December 2012 - see www.kingscup.com (Yacht racing regatta)

Constitution Day - 10th December (public holiday)

Patong Carnival - December 15th - 20th

There are lots of local fairs during the year, many are held at the Sapan Hin recreation area in the south of Phuket Town - these include the Phuket Flower Fair, the OTOP Fair, the Red Cross Fair, the Halal Festival and more! If I see dates, I will add them into the list above. And please do leave a comment if you know an event that is not listed here! Or look for signs up around the island! Half the time I have no idea about local fairs!

For a list of Thai Public Holidays in 2012 see here : Thai Public Holidays 2012

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