Thailand International Jazz Festival
Enjoy exhilarating entertainment and a cool ambience, surrounded by glorious nature, in Singha Park, Chiang Rai during the two-day Thailand International Jazz Festival 2018. The weekend event will feature performances by award-winning artists and emerging jazz stars from around the world, along with a lineup of exceptionally talented local performers. Some of the jazz legends set to perform include Brian McKnight (pictured), Alemay Fernandes, and Aya Takazawa. A two-day pass is priced at B2,500, and performances begin each evening at 6pm.
The Great Escape Run
The Great Escape Run takes runners through some of the most beautiful, pristine, and enjoyable courses in Thailand, and this year it’s being held in Rayong. The courses include: a 10k run (70 percent road 30 percent trail, with an elevation gain of 95 metres); a 25k run (50 percent road 50 percent trail, with an elevation gain of 424 metres); and a tough 32k run (30 percent road 70 percent trail, with an elevation gain of 690 metres). There’s also a 3.5k Fun-Run for kids and newbies which is relatively flatter.
International Balloon Fiesta
The romantic sensation of watching hot air balloons rising serenely into the morning skies is the magical spirit that will draw many visitors to the Valentine’s Day opening of the International Balloon Fiesta 2018, held in Singha Park, Chiang Rai. But the spectacular hot air balloon event lasts four full days, so visitors are welcome anytime. This festival brings together participants from 14 countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Switzerland, Brazil, China, and Japan, and activities include balloon competitions and a ‘Balloon Magic Night Glow’ show.
Thailand Yacht Show
Organized in partnership with the Government of Thailand and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), the Thailand Yacht Show 2018 is a unique event focusing on superyacht tourism and charters in Thailand and the region. Now in its 3rd edition, the four-day show—being held at the Ao Po Grand Marina, in beautiful Phuket—offers visitors the opportunity to discover luxury yachting lifestyle at its finest. The programme includes: opening ceremony; sea trails and yacht hops; supercar parades; stunning soirées; fashion shows; and more. For ticket info visit the website.