Say it with flowers in Chiang Mai
The Chiang Mai Flower Festival takes place during the first weekend of February at the end of the cool season. In 2024 this will be the weekend of 3 and 4 February. Usually, the opening takes place on the Friday before the weekend. We have good hope that the coming festival will not be canceled. We will keep you updated.
The festival features displays of yellow and white chrysanthemums, and of the Damask Rose, a variety found only in Chiang Mai. The exhibition of the Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2024 will be at Nong Buak Haad Public Park at the southwest corner of the moat. Vendors and garden decorators set up their stalls there and the colorful floats will be on display.
The highlight of the festival is the Flower Parade which takes place on Saturday morning. We will inform you about the exact time. The participants of the parade gather in Charoenmuang Road. The parade crosses the Nawarat Bridge and passes through Thapae road, turns left at Thapae Gate, and follows the moat road to Buak Hat Park.
The parade features beautifully decorated floats, representing districts in Chiang Mai province. Thousands of people participate in this event. There are dancers in magnificent costumes, musical performances and lots of flowers, of course.
Customized Chiang Mai Flower Tour
If you are into flowers, we can organize a customized Chiang Mai Flower tour for you. This tour would include a visit to the main events of the festival, which are the parade and the flower exhibition. Besides that, you should also visit the Bhubing Flower Gardens on Doi Suthep and the Queen Sirikit Botanical Gardens in the Mae Sa Valley.
There are several interesting and colorful flower markets in Chiang Mai that are worth visiting. The Tonlamyai Market is the most famous one, right on the Ping River. Another less-visited market is the Kham Thiang Market. These are worth a visit the whole year. The fantastic Taweechol Botanical Garden is also a great place to visit for flower lovers. We can also bring you to a place where they produce the most beautiful paper flowers. We are the flower specialists of Chiang Mai, and we say it with flowers. For more things to do in Chiang Mai, take a look here.