5 Must-Attend Upcoming Festivals and Events in Phuket

Guides Phuket Lifestyle

Jan 30, 2024

Beside the stunning beaches and crystal-clear waters of Phuket, you can witness the vibrant and famous festivals of Thailand. It is a melting pot of different cultures and a reflection of diversity, offering a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage and experience the magic. In this article, you will be taken on a journey through Phuket's most prominent festivals and upcoming events.

Bay Regatta

The annual event attracts around 50 yachts from around the world for a casual competition in what is known as "Asia's fun regatta" which will be held from 31st January to 4th February. Passionate cruisers take part in this fascinating race of yachts to experience lavishing coastal beauty. The regatta covers Phuket, Krabi, and Phang Nga provinces and will offer you the ultimate partying experience for the fifth and final day.

Chinese New Year

In 2024, the Chinese New Year is on 10th February while each year depends on the Chinese Lunar calendar. Phuket is another busy location, where you shouldn’t miss the celebration with great enthusiasm in Thailand. The streets are adorned with red lanterns, and the air is filled with the sound of firecrackers. The festival's highlight is the vibrant dragon and lion dances in various parts of the island. 

Phuket Old Town Festival

Phuket’s Old Town Festival takes place every year in the island's historic center and you can participate from February 15th to 17th this year on all roads around the Old Town. One of the best aspects of the Festival is the opportunity to enjoy authentic street food. The streets are often lined with food stalls, moreover, you can find almost any type of Thai snack at very cheap prices. 


Songkran is the most vibrant festival in Thailand, the grandest public celebration throughout the country, and a symbol of the beginning of the Thai New Year. The festival will take place from April 13th to 16th  and is celebrated with great fervor as people take to the streets armed with water guns and buckets, engaging in friendly water fights to symbolize the washing away of the past year's misfortunes.

Phuket Bike Week

Phuket Bike Week, the legendary event in Asia, attracts riders from all over the world who come together to celebrate their passion for motorcycles. If you are an enthusiastic motorcyclist, you should join the event in Patong Beach from April 13th to 20th. The festival features thrilling bike shows, live music, and various food and beverage options. 

In Conclusion

The events are a celebration of culture, tradition, and spirituality. Attending these festivals in Phuket provides a unique opportunity to witness the strong sense of community and spirituality deeply ingrained in Thai culture. From traditional celebrations to thrilling sporting competitions, each has its charm and allure. So, immerse yourself in the festivities around the islands and embrace the magic festivals of Thailand. 

Phuket, renowned for its vibrant festivals occurring almost every month, has solidified its position as one of Thailand's premier tourist destinations. This consistent influx of visitors has translated into higher occupancy rates for property owners, making it an irresistibly lucrative prospect for investors. If you're considering investing in this sought-after island paradise, our Skhai team stands ready to provide you with comprehensive property details.