As summer sizzles in Thailand this July, the country transforms into a vibrant spectacle of cultural celebrations, dynamic sporting events, music festivals, and shopping extravaganza. The country, already renowned for its warm hospitality and scenic landscapes, further enriches its appeal with various events that draw local and international visitors alike.
Commence the Shopping Spree: Amazing Thailand Grand Sale 2023
From June 15 to August 15, Thailand becomes a paradise for shoppers during the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale 2023. This remarkable two-month sale in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Udon Thani, Chon Buri (Pattaya), and Songkhla (Hat Yai) elevates Thailand’s position among the world’s top six popular shopping destinations.
Motor racing enthusiasts can flock to Chon Buri’s Bang Saen Beach from June 27 to July 2 for the thrilling Bangsaen Grand Prix 2023. As the iconic race of the B-Quik Thailand Super Series (TSS) Asian circuit racing championship, this event promises an adrenaline-charged experience.
Savour the Flavours: Amazing Thai Taste@Chiang Mai
Food lovers can explore Thai culinary delights at the Amazing Thai Taste@Chiang Mai, scheduled for July 28-30 at Central Festival Chiangmai. This event will tantalise your taste buds by featuring cooking demonstrations, discussions on food tourism, and musical performances.
Cricket Fever: 26th Hua Hin Cricket Sixes
The Dusit Thani Hua Hin will come alive from July 2 to 7 with the 26th edition of the Hua Hin Cricket Sixes. Local and international teams compete in this six-a-side cricket tournament, combining competition with a social and fun-loving atmosphere.
Unwind on the Beach: Amazing Ultimate Festival
The Amazing Ultimate Festival promises beachside relaxation and entertainment with two events: Songkhla Beach Life 2023 (July 7-9) and Hua Hin Beach Life 2023 (July 21-23). Both festivals offer live music, food and drinks, shopping, beach activities, and more.
The Power of Music: Pai Jazz & Blues Fest 2023
From July 7 to 9, the town of Pai, Mae Hong Son, hosts the Pai Jazz & Blues Fest 2023. This celebration invites blues groups and musicians from Thailand and abroad to perform in a friendly atmosphere.
A Cultural Soiree: Tai Lue Culture Festival
Scheduled for July 15 and 16, the Tai Lue Culture Festival pays homage to the traditions and lifestyle of the Tai Lue ethnic community. At the Wat Phrathat Sob Waen in Phayao, the event features cultural performances, parades, and a Tai Lue market.
Boxing in Style: Amazing Muay Thai Experience
Muay Thai enthusiasts can witness unique styles of ancient Thai boxing at the Amazing Muay Thai Experience, held at multiple locations in June and July. More about the boxing styles and event locations can be. They have remained unchanged for thousands of years, allowing visitors to gain insights into the Tai Lue people’s customs and traditions. Don’t miss the lively parades demonstrating their unique way of life and the opportunity to shop at a Tai Lue market.
Revive Ancient Combat Skills at the Amazing Muay Thai Experience 30 June – 2 July 2023 in Surat Thani and 14-16 July 2023 in Nakhon Ratchasima
The Amazing Muay Thai Experience presents a chance to immerse yourself in Thailand’s age-old martial art, Muay Thai. Organized by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), this event showcases four unique styles of Muay Thai Boran or ancient Thai boxing: Muay Chaiya, Muay Korat, Muay Tha Sao and Muay Lopburi. Visitors can witness the “Muay Chaiya” boxing style, known for its defensive techniques, from 30 June to 2 July 2023 in Surat Thani. Then, from 14-16 July, the “Muay Korat” style, famous for its powerful kicks and punches, will be displayed in Nakhon Ratchasima. The event continues in August with the remaining styles in Uttaradit and Lopburi.
Relish the Rhythms at the VERY Summer Fest 2023, 29-30 July 2023, at BITEC Hall, Bangkok
Embrace the heat with the exciting lineup of the VERY Summer Fest 2023 artists. The celebration of neo-pop and indie rock/alternative genre music is set to feature international artists such as Sabrina Carpenter, Dhruv, RINI, Denise Julia, xooos, and The Academic. Enjoy two days of electrifying performances in the heart of Bangkok.
This July also offers a smorgasbord of running events around Thailand, including the Chiang Khan Marathon, Bike Zone Tri Dash Thailand 2023 Series, the first-ever Bangkok Double Bridge Run, Central Group Mini Marathon, Prachuap Khiri Run Season 4, Pattaya Marathon, Bangkok Airways Lampang Half Marathon, Sampran Run, Khao Pubpa Half Marathon, Kamphaeng Phet Marathon, Phang-Nga International Marathon, and Yala Marathon.
Thailand in July 2023 offers an experience for every traveller. Whether you’re a culture enthusiast, foodie, shopaholic, adventure seeker, or sports fanatic, Thailand’s festivals and events have something for everyone. Start planning your unforgettable Thailand adventure now!
Written by: Supaporn Pholrach (Joom)