There are several well established annual Thai Festivals in the UK and each year they prove to be more popular than the last. It is estimated that there are well over thirty thousand Thais living in the UK which helps to ensure that the festival season is well supported.
The event season seems to be coming to an end for 2011 (the last few can be seen below) but dates are already starting to be confirmed for next year.
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Contact details for the organisers of the events are shown on each listing. If you are organising an event yourself and we will be happy to help you promote it on these pages, as well as informing our mailing list, for free. If you know of a Thai event we have not listed, and you would like us to list, please get in touch. email@example.com
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Two festivals from last year that you will not see this year are:
Battersea Park Thai Festival which takes place again in 2012
Trafalgar Square Thai Festival which does not take place in 2011
|Thai Variety Show - SUNDAY 16th OCTOBER 2011|
Find out how to get there:
|British-Thai School Relief Fund
(in association with Wat Sriratanaram Charity No. 1124872)
Thai Variety Show
For the first time ever in Rugby
A fun day …for the whole family!
There will be Thai Cabaret, Traditional Dancing, Thai Boxing and there will be a Thai-International Singer - on stage 12noon-4pm. Lots of Thai Food & Drink will be available as well as Massage / Nail art paint / Arts & Crafts / Bouncy Castle / Face paint / Children’s entertainment, Raffle great prizes much more - all day.
The venue is regularly used for a host of different activities and this fund raising event is probably the last Thai event for 2011.
Benn Hall, Newbold Rd, Rugby, Warwickshire
Sunday 16th October
11am-4.30pm. Tickets £4 advance - £5 on day. Children under 5 free.
|Thai Songkran Celebration - SUNDAY 2nd APRIL 2011|
||Thai Songkran Celebration
This celebration taking place at St. Andrew's Hall will feature traditional Thai song and dance by Thai Esaan Entertainment and will feature amazing costumes.
Come and enjoy a taste of Thai Culture with the first event of its kind in Norwich. Just for fun there will be a beauty contest for housewives, contestants will be expected to dress Thai style. Prizes will be awarded, donated by their sponsors.
There will be stalls selling hot Thai food and Entice Foods have Thai and Chinese cooking ingredients for sale. Siam Gold Thai beer is on sale.
|Bournemouth Thai Food Festival 30th April to 2nd May 2011|
Thai Food Festival
Organised by the Bournmouth Thai School, this three day event will give you the chance to sample some wonderful Thai cuisine. The city centre will be filled with the aromas of Authentic Thai cooking. There will be other activities taking place and further details are available from the organisers.
|Eastern Cultural Fete 29th and 30th May 2011|
The Eastern Cultural Fete
This festival is probably one of the first festivals to be organised in the UK the fete is now amazingly in it's 19th year. Exotic Thai foods will be available as well as traditional thai dance and music. There will also be a demonstration of Thai martial arts and handicraft stalls. A perfect way to end your bank holiday weekend in style.
|Amthai Festival - SAT & SUN 11th & 12th JUNE 2011|
YOUR ENTRY TICKET IS ALSO ENTERED INTO A PRIZE DRAW TO WIN A TRIP TO THAILAND.
|The Amthai Thai Festival
One of the largest Thai events in the UK, will be taking place again this summer.
Organised by Amthai Newspaper, the first Thai newspaper in the UK, the events will run over the weekend of the 11th and 12th of June.
The event will help to promote the diverse culture of Thailand.
It gives you the opportunity to experience authentic Thai culture including Thai music, Thai massage, Thai cultural performances, Thai products and of course Thai foods. There will also be stalls selling Thai goods and crafts and a fun fair for the children.
The Amthai festival website is currently being updated and further details will be available shortly.
Wimbledon Park (Athletic Stadium) London 11.00am to 7.00pm Entry for the event has now changed to £2 advance or £3 on the door for both days. One day advance ticket is £1.50 or £2 on the door. Children under 120cm are free.
|Dublin Taste of Thailand - 9th to 12th JUNE 2011|
|Taste of Dublin Taste of Thailand
Taste of Dublin will bring an exotic flavour to visitors again this year with the return of the 'Taste of Thailand' feature which offers a true experience of authentic Thai cuisine, Thai culture, music and much more.
A 'Taste of Thailand' will treat visitors to live cooking demonstrations by Thai Select award winning restaurants, mouth-watering Thai food, cultural performances and Thai massage.
Dublin's Iveagh Gardens from 9th - 12th June.
|Thai Food and Crafts Festival - Surrey - SUN 19h JUNE 2011|
||Hook Road Arena - Thai Food and Crafts Festival
Touch a new experience in Thai taste and Thai performances, treat yourself to a thai massage, taste some authentic Thai foods, watch Thai dance groups perform and enjoy Thai country music by 'Loog Thung'.
There will also be British music and dance shows throughout the day and Thai boxing competioions and displays.
Organised by Amazing Car Hire Limited and Thailand Restaurant with support from Epsom Ewall Council and Hook Road Arena.
Admission is £3 for adults , free for children under 12 years of age and £1 for OAP's.
Hook Road Arena, West Ewall, Surrey KT19 8QW. Sunday 19th June 10am to 6pm.
|Southampton Thai Festival - SUNDAY 3rd JULY 2011|
WIN A RETURN TRIP TO THAILAND
|The Southampton Thai Festival
For the fifth year running the Southampton Thai Food and Crafts Festival will be taking place at Hoglands Park. This year the festival has been organised by the King and I Restaurant the Southampton Thai Festival Group .
Entertainment includes the long drum parade, a mix of Thai music, Thai cuisine, Thai cookery demonstrations, Traditional dancing and singing, Thai massage, Thai boxing demonstration, Miss Siam Southampton Competition and much more in this wonderful day of Thai culture.
The event starts off with the customary procession with Thai costumes in the park at 10am and the main festival starts at 11am and finishes around 6pm but, we understand, may go on a little longer if the weather and attendance is as good as last year.
Admission is Free for all ages.
|Warwick Thai Festival - SUNDAY 17th JULY 2011|
|The Warwick Thai Festival
Once again the Rotary Club of Warwick brings a dazzling display of Thai Tradition to the town centre.
This annual event is well established within the Thai events calendar and offers all visitors an unusual but surprisingly successful fusion of cultures. The Market Place comes alive to a vibrant mix of Thai food, music and dance which is on offer throughout the day with over 40 food and craft stalls.
To start the event off there will be a parade of Thai drummers and dancers from the castle courtyard, travelling through Swan Street and finishing at the Market Square.
The Thai Festival is an unmissable opportunity to experience authentic Thai culture including classical Thai dancing, Thai puppet show, Thai boxing, sword fighting, handicrafts, entertainment, fruit carving and Thai massage.
There will also be a Buddhist ceremony with local Thai people taking gifts to the Buddhist temple.
Market Place, Warwick, CV34 4SA Sunday 17th July
|Thai-British Bank Holiday Fair - 28th AUGUST 2011|
||Thai-British Bank Holiday Fair Kings Bromley (Staffordshire)
Organised by the Anglo-Thai foundation this event takes place on the August bank holiday on the showground.
A day trip for the family to Amazing Thailand in Staffordshire. Monks’ almsround at 10.00. Ceremonial procession, sideshows, food from the four regions of Thailand and from the UK, Buddhist chanting and blessing, Takraw match, fruit carving, Chang beer tent.
The UK's leading Thai restaurants bring food from all regions of Thailand.
There will be a Grand Raffle for a 10-day holiday for 2 in Thailand or £2, 100 cash, which, if you won, would make a fantastic end to an exciting day.
Kings Bromley Village Showground DE13 7JF
10.00 to 17.00. Adults £5, concessions and children under 12 £3, under 5's free. Family ticket £15 (2 adults + up to 3 children)
|The Amazing Thailand Festival - 27th to 29th AUGUST 2011|
|The Amazing Thailand Festival
Organised by the Mudita Trust this three day event takes place over the August bank holiday and attracts upwards of 50,000 visitors. Already in it's thirteenth year the event takes place every other year.
You will find a whole street of food stalls set up by famous Thai restaurants and they will cook delicious, authentic Thai dishes and snacks.One of the biggest cultural events in Waverley which includes spectacular Thai traditional dances, martial arts demonstrations, fortune tellers, masseurs, processions and colourful markets.
The festival offers a perfect chance for you to experience Thai culture and Thai cuisine in a carnival atmosphere. All the profits from the festival go to the Mudita Trust.
Secrett's Garden Centre, Portsmouth Road, Milford, Surrey, GU8 5HL
|Thai Cultural Day - SUNDAY 2nd OCTOBER 2011|
Further details telephone
Thai Cultural Day
There will be Fruit and vegetable carving demonstrations, Thai classical instruments orchestra, seven dances, a buffet lunch, and many other activities and workshops taking place throughout the day.
There will also be Constitutional and meditation marquees.
All our events information comes directly from the organisers of each event. Events are only listed when confirmed. Any changes to dates or times shon will be posted on our events page well in advance of any event taking place. The information for each event is subject to change.