Keep On The Grass Music Festival 4
For the fourth year running the folk and indie music festival Keep on the Grass brings together a mix of artists from different music genres, including reggae dub band Sriracha Rockers, R&B classic rockers The Front Row, Yena, and many more. Among the star headliners are Isaan-born singer Rasmee, famed for her unique singing style—known as Isaan Soul—which fuses jazz, R&B and funk, and world music multi-instrumentalists Yaan. Held amidst the natural surroundings of Muak Lek in Saraburi province, the festival promises a laid-back afternoon under (hopefully) blue skies. The festival starts at 2pm, and tickets are priced at B1,500.
Bor Sang Umbrella Festival
The annual Bor Sang Umbrella Festival , which takes place in the Bor Sang Village, Chiang Mai, celebrates the reputation this community has for creating Thailand’s famous umbrellas made from Saa paper. During the three-day festival the streets are illuminated by lanterns, while hundreds of umbrellas are hung from the rafters and beams of houses and shops. Villagers compete to win the prize for the year’s most attractively designed umbrella, but there’s also concerts, a food festival, and a beauty contest all competing for the attention of the audience—a mix of both tourists and residents.
Khon Kaen Marathon
The 14th annual Khon Kaen International Marathon is open to everyone from professionals to fun runners. The event offers a wide selection of race categories and age ranges, so there’s something for just about everyone. The main featured run will be a 42 km full marathon for participants of 18 years or older, a 21 km half marathon route for participants of 16 years of age or above, an
11.5 km mini-marathon for participants 12 years of age or above, and a 4.5 km fun run open to everyone. It’s a great chance to get fit, and enjoy the natural beauty of Khon Kaen province.
Lopburi Sunflower Festival
Until January 31
If you’re an aspiring Van Gogh, or just plain into flowers, then the Lopburi Sunflower Festival is the place, as endless fields of bright yellow sunflowers will be in bloom in the countryside around Lopburi. It’s the perfect location for an outdoorsy daytrip—only an hour and a half from Bangkok by car—and each year thousands flock here to roam amidst the tall, sun-dappled flowers. Bicycles are available to tour the fields, while tractor-pulled road-trains take visitors on scenic trips between the blooms. Sunflowers will also be blooming in nearby Saraburi.