The biggest design event of the year, Chiang Mai Design Week 2016 comes back with the theme “New Original,” telling stories of new designers, craftsmen and young entrepreneurs who need to adapt themselves to the fast pace of new consumers. There will be art installations, workshops, seminars and showcases. See the program here
When: Dec 3-11
Place: TCDC Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Centre, Three Kings Monument and Nimmanhaemin Soi 1
Art and craft flea market that suits to all DIY crowds to serious design seekers. Venders are mostly locals designing under the market's theme of "hunters," so expect plenty of forest related stuff. There are workshops available.
When: Dec 5-10
Place: Think Park, Nimmanhaemin
This collective's second yard sales will open their shops in the outdoor yard of Baan Khang Wat, an art village outside the city center. Venders will roll out their second hand goods and vintage finds.
When: Dec 10-11
A spin-off of Chiang Mai Design Week 2016, this flea market features great work from local designers along with vintage bags and other stylish accessories.
When: Dec 9-11
Place: A square in front of Chiang Man Temple, 4-10pm
The young festival returns as Fin Market Presents PingFai Festival 2, under the theme American Indian, to 10 rai of empty land on Nimmanheamin Soi 6. The main highlight will be their bonfire in the middle of the space. Yes, you're allow to grill marshmellows there.
When: Dec 23-30
Where: Praset Land, Nimmanhaemin Soi 6
The annual dinner in the rustic farm, Long Table Farm Dinner from Chiang Mai’s Rustic & Blue restaurant serves five-courses of farm ingredients at B1,500 per person including free-flow wine, cocktails and craft beer.
When: Dec 24-25
Place: Rustic and Blue Farm, 2nd Ring Road between Payap University and Promenada Mall, 053-216-420
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The second annual Galleries Night Chiang Mai (www.fb.com/galleriesnightcm
) features 24 venues across town hosting special art exhibitions, talks and workshops late into the night. On Jan 27 it’s the turn of galleries in the Old Town and eastern side of the city, like Baan Tuek Art Center, while on Jan 28 the party will shift to Nimmanhaemin and Wat Umong roads, home to art strongholds like Gallery Seescape and Baan Khang Wat art village.
When: Jan 27-28
Place: Old town and Nimmanhaemin Road
The long-standing art and craft event comes back for the 17th year after rescheduling from early December to January. Still expect shops from Chiang Mai’s leading craft and design brands.
When: Jan 28-Feb 3
Place: Nimmanhaemin Soi 1
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The annual jazz event has pushed back from December to late January with the new theme “Song for our Father” to honor HM King Bhumibol's musical talent. Expect local and international jazz bands playing jam sessions as well as the king’s songs. Tickets are B750 for a one-day pass and B1,500 for a two-day pass.
When: Jan 28-29
Place: Promenada Resort Mall