Experience 5 Vibrant Festivals & Events in Phuket — A Calendar of colourful celebrations!

In Phuket, every month brings forth a new reason to celebrate! From vibrant street processions to high-octane water fights, Phuket’s festivals and events captivate visitors from around the globe.

Phuket Vegetarian Festival

The Phuket Vegetarian Festival, held at the dawn of the ninth Chinese lunar month, is a spectacular display of tradition and spirituality. Lasting for nine days, the festival entails purification rituals for both body and mind. Participants adhere to a strict vegetarian diet, abstaining from all animal products, while vibrant processions and ceremonial rituals unfold across the island.


Songkran Festival | Image via Wikimedia Commons


From April 13th to 15th, Phuket transforms into a water-soaked wonderland as Thais ring in the Thai New Year, Songkran. Traditionally a time for gentle water blessings, Songkran has evolved into a nationwide water fight, with participants armed with water pistols and buckets, dousing each other in merriment. Expect joyous chaos and good-natured splashing as the streets come alive with laughter and celebration.

Chinese New Year

The vibrant colours of Chinese New Year paint Phuket’s streets in hues of red and gold, as the island’s Thai-Chinese community celebrates with gusto. Homes and businesses are adorned with auspicious decorations, while dragon dances and firecrackers fill the air with excitement. The Old Town comes alive with cultural performances, offering a glimpse into Phuket’s rich heritage. If you are staying at Jono X Phuket Karon, a modern and stylish hotel on Phuket Karon Beach, you can enjoy the festivities while indulging in a relaxing vacation.

Phuket Bike Week

Rev your engines for Phuket Bike Week, a thrilling celebration of all things motorcycle! Kicking off amidst the Songkran festivities, this six-day event showcases a dazzling array of custom bikes, tattoo contests, and live music. From Patong to Phuket Town, the island reverberates with the roar of engines as bikers from near and far converge for this adrenaline-fueled extravaganza.

Laguna Phuket Marathon

Step into the fast lane with the Laguna Phuket Marathon, a premier sporting event that draws athletes from across the globe. Recognised by the IAAF AIMS, this marathon sets the standard for excellence in distance running. Against the stunning backdrop of Phuket’s scenic landscapes, runners embark on a journey of endurance and camaraderie, making memories to last a lifetime.