Please note that the military government has called for all Songkran celebrations to end at midnight this year.
Water Festival 2017
Date: Apr 13-16
Location: Various temples and malls along the Chao Phraya River
Now in its third year, The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s four-day festival returns to save the cultural roots of Songkran, inviting people to spend a family day out at seven riverside destinations to make merit and hang out by the river.
Participating temples include Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaram (Wat Arun), Wat Kalayanamitra, Wat Phra Chetuphon (Wat Pho) and Wat Prayurawongsawas. Expect to find many traditional activities at each temple, ranging from merit-making for the new year to traditional dance performances. It’ll all be set up in a temple fair atmosphere, complete with food booths and carnival games.
On top of this, riverside community malls Tha Maharaj, Asiatique and Yodpiman River Walk are joining in on the fun with a series of concerts, fun games and plenty of shopping and dining stalls.
Easy transport access is also guaranteed in the form of free boat shuttles to the participating venues from seven piers, including Tha Tien, Yodpiman River Pier, Tha Maharaj, Wat Arun Pier, Asiatique Pier, Wat Kalaya Pier and Wat Prayoon Pier. Do note these only run from 9am-6pm.
Aqua-Aquatic Songkran Festival
Date: Apr 13-16
Price: Tickets start at B250
Venue: Aquatic Land, Ror Por Chor Rd.
This 4-day neon festival asks you to come get with music from Joey Boy & GancoreClub, Boom Boom Cash, The Mousses, Cocktail, Musteteeres, Mocca Garden and Thaitanium.
Dark & Dirty Presents Kolour Crew
Date: Apr 13
Price: B250 at the door, includes one drink
Venue: Glow, Sukhumvit 23 Rd.
Mendy Indigo’s monthly event brings in two of Bangkok favorites and Kolour Crew members, Coran and Koish, to kick-off the new year and bring dark and sensual sounds to life.
Flowhouse Songkran Fest
Date: Apr 13-15
Price: Free entry
Venue: Flow House, Sukhumvit Soi 26
For an alternative way to get wet this Songkran, hop on the surf simulators at the popular waterpark, which has teamed up with several Thai craft beer brands, ranging from Changwon Express to Mahanakhon, to bring special beer promotions throughout the event. Though the flow-riding session’s don’t come for free, there is a three-day promo throughout Songkran at B1,800 that includes nine hours of flow-riding and 10 beers—yours to use up throughout the three-day period.