Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2018
The Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2018 takes place from Friday February 2 until Sunday February 4 at the end of the cool season. It features displays of yellow and white white chrysanthemums, and the Damask Rose, a variety found only in Chiang Mai abound.
The focus of the Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2018 will be at the public garden of Suan Buak Haad at the southwest corner of the moat. The road next to the park is closed to traffic. Vendors of plants, flowers, orchids and garden decorations set up their stalls there. It is very colourful.
Highlight of the festival is the Flower Parade which takes place on Saturday morning. We will inform you about the exact time.
The flower parade lines up along Charoen Muang Road, all the way from the railway station to Nawarat Bridge. The parade starts, at a time to be advised, and moves up Thaphae Road to Thaphae Gate. It then turns left and follows the moat around to Suan Buak Haad. Typically, the flower parade moves very slowly, and stops frequently. Western-style marching bands from local schools and local drumming groups are interspersed among the floats. Dancers in traditional costumes perform Thai dances, and often those taking part in the flower parade hand out flowers to the spectators.
Many of the girls atop the gaily decorated floats and carriages are candidates for the Miss Chiang Mai Flower Festival competition. By late afternoon the really serious part of the festival, choosing the Chiang Mai Flower Festival Queen, begins. Loud rock music and liquid refreshments aid the deliberations. The party goes on into the evening until the Flower Festival Queen is chosen.
We can customize your Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2018 visit and add great places such as Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden, Rachaphruek and Taweechol Botanical Garden to your itinerary.