Phuket Events - Phuket What's On Guide
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.
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