August 1-September 30
Tens of thousands of these tiny shrimps, known as Kung Foy in Thai, migrate up the stream of Lam Dome Yai in Ubon Ratchathani province. When they reach Kaeng Lam Duan Waterfall Rapids, the force of the flowing water becomes too much to handle. The migrating shrimps beat this obstacle by directly climbing out of the water and marching along the wet rock on the water’s edge until they reach a point where the stream is calm enough to continue their journey in the water. The shrimps’ parade takes place only after dusk when predators can’t see them easily, and the chance of fatal dehydration is minimised.
International Drums Festival
Ang Thong International Drums Festival is an annual event held in Drum-making Village, Ekkarat Sub-District, Pa Mok District, Ang Thong. Features of the festival include the Wai Khru Klong Ceremony, majestic drums procession, mini light-and-sound presentation, international drum and cultural performances, Thai classical music show, long drum and drum dances, Thailand to ASEAN cultural performances, exhibitions on Ang Thong’s products, sales of OTOP products and inexpensive goods, plus a food fair.The event is always well attended but with all drumming activities, be prepared for some noisy celebrations.
Suphanburi Tingkajad Festival
August 23-September 1
The merit-making festival is held annually around August – September in the municipal area. Thousands of poor people always gather for free food and necessities. Activities available during this festival include Chinese parade, shopping market, Loy Krathong, making merit activities by a Chinese monk, donations, and Chinese exhibitions.The festival is also a wonderful opportunity to see all things Chinese, including dragon bands, Chinese operas, dances, firecrackers, outdoor movies and of course, lots of Chinese food. Also, the illusion of a huge golden dragon floating on clouds during a sunny afternoon is really a sight to behold.
Hua Hin Food Festival
August 27-September 2
The event will highlight a wide variety of local food and international delicacies cooked by professional chefs from participating hotels and restaurants in Hua Hin and Cha-am. Visitors will get the chance to taste an extraordinary menu created for this event – the 88 pans of hot and spicy fried rice with fresh seafood. Moreover, the event will showcase professional skills from talented kitchen staff in a series of competitions, including ice carving, vegetable and fruit carving, and cooking. There are also free evening mini-concerts by Thai leading singers.