January 30th, 2018 | Travel Tips

Aptly named ‘Rose of the North,’ Chiang Mai will host the 42nd Chiang Mai Flower Festival from Friday, February 2, 2018, to Sunday, February 4, 2018. The stunning three-day event held in Suan Buak Hat Park offers vibrant displays of floral splendor, agricultural exhibitions, a flower float parade and the Miss Chiang Mai Flower Festival beauty contest.

Home and shop owners participate in the festival by decorating the streets with beautiful homegrown flower beds. The annual festival features yellow and white chrysanthemums and orchids along with the Damask Rose – a variety found only in Chiang Mai.

The festival culminates on Saturday with a parade and the Miss Chiang Mai Flower Festival beauty contest. Elaborate flower-decorated floats parade around the city, handing out roses to spectators while showcasing dancers in traditional Thai clothing. When the parade concludes, candidates for Miss Chiang Mai Flower Festival descend from the floats and the contest begins as spectators enjoy music and refreshments.

Chiang Mai is known for its cooler weather and diverse culture. As the hub of several ancient kingdoms, the northern city has long been a center for exchanging knowledge, culture and commerce. The Chiang Mai Flower Festival is a fantastic opportunity for floral and culture enthusiasts to immerse themselves in a magnificent event in an area rich with history.

For more information, please contact Tourism Authority of Thailand, 0 2250 5500 ext. 3470-3 or at TAT CALL CENTER 1672

The 42nd Chiang Mai Flower Festival Schedule

February 2–4th, 2018

Activities Date/Time
Feb. 2 Feb. 3 Feb. 4
1. Displays of floral splendor and flower arrangement at Suan Buak Hat Park 9.00 am – Midnight
2. Cultural performances and OTOP Market at Suan Buak Hat Park 9.00 am – Midnight
3. Display of flower exhibition, flower arrangement contest, and flower market at Suan Buak Hat Park 9.00 am – Midnight
4. Display of flower arrangement around the city of Chiang Mai – along the parade route and Tha Phae Gate Throughout the day
5. The opening of 42nd Chiang Mai Flower Festival at Suan Buak Hat Park 7.00 pm
6. The Miss Chiang Mai Flower Festival Beauty Contest at Suan Buak Hat Park Start at 8.00 pm
7. Flower-decorated floats parade – starting at Nawarat Bridge 8.00 am
8. Royal flower contest award ceremony at Suan Buak Hat Park 7.00 pm
9. Lanna style performance from Chiang Mai College of Dramatic Arts Theatre at Suan Buak Hat Park Start at 7.00 pm – 11.00 pm.
10. Musical performance at Tha Phae Gate Start at 6.00 – 10.00 pm
11. Orchestra performance at Suan Buak Hat Park Start at 4.00 pm. – 6.00 pm.