Events in Bangkok
The fun never stops in Bangkok. Musical, cultural and other events and festivals are staged all year round, with lots to choose from.
National Children's Day (January)
The second Saturday in January is set aside in Thailand to celebrate the nation's youth and there are always lots of family friendly events going on in and around Bangkok. On this day, the Museum of Siam opens its doors for free, and children can even enter the Government House to have their photo taken in the Prime Minister's office. There will also be rides and stalls appealing to children all over the city.
Bangkok International Jazz Festival (March)
This event takes place over six days in March and attracts some of the world's biggest jazz performers. Well worth a visit if you're a fan of this musical style.
Songkran Festival (April)
This week long event in April is all about having fun! Smaller businesses often shut down as spontaneous water fights break out on the street and Thai people return to their home towns to see their families. Tourists in the city can join in the fun by attending one of any of a large number of street parties.
Royal Barge Procession (November)
Every November you can watch a procession of rare and beautiful boats travel down the Chao Praya River in a recently revived tradition that grows increasingly popular with local families every year.
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