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    What’s On for March 2015

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    national events and festivals

    Cha-am Kite Festival
    What: This kite festival attracts an ever-growing number of devoted participants and spectators from all over Thailand as well as from other countries. Visitors can expect–besides the dominant kite shows– to see a parachute show, a radio-controlled airplane show and competition, and more.
    When: Early March
    Where: Naresuan Camp, Cha-am, Petchaburi
    Makha Bucha Day
    What: Immerse yourslef in the rituals of this important Buddhist lunar festival on full moon night, marked by candlelit processions around temples and lots of merit-making. The event celebrates the time when the Lord Buddha gave a sermon to 1,250 enlightened devotees.
    When: March 4
    Where: Nationwide
    Turtle Releasing Festival
    turtle conservation

    The turtle conservation station initiated by Her Majestic the Queen is located on Man Nai Island, Rayong

    What: Every year, baby turtles are released back to the sea by the local Fisheries Department. Spicing up the event are related parades and exhibitions, product fair, local sport competitions, and stage performances.
    When: March
    Where: Phang-Nga

    Bang Khla Food Fair
    What: Chachoengsao hosts an annual where the delicious mango that is grown by local farmers are displayed and sold along with other produce. There are plenty of fun activities for visitors.
    When: Early March
    Where: Bang Khla District, Chachoengsao
    Thai Martial Arts Festival
    What: Muay Thai boxers from around the world come to Ayutthaya to pay respect to their teachers, and to pay homage to the legendary Muay Thai folk hero, Nai Khanom Tom. Highlights include the ritual opening ceremony, light–and-sound presentation, traditional Thai folk sports, demonstration, and exhibition.
    When: Mid-March
    Where: Ayutthaya
    Marine Festival
    What: Several activities, including some mangrove forest planting, photo exhibition of related interesting place, a marine tourism program, scuba diving and snorkeling package, water sports, fresh seafood booth, folk culture, sand sculpture, and more await participants in this festival.
    When: Late-March
    Where: Chumphon
    Si Sa Ket Flower Festival
    What: The cream-colored flowers of lumduan (white cheesewood) trees come into bloom around March every year and Si Sa Ket is the only province in the kingdom where large clusters of these trees grow naturally — up to 50,000. The event is held with the “Four Tribes Annual Cultural Festival.”
    When: Mid-March
    Where: Princess Mother Memorial Park, Si Sa Ket Provincial Center, Si Sa Ket
    Harvest Festival
    What: This year’s “Rhythm in the Vineyard-PB Valley Harvest Festival” offers exciting and fun activities, including grape harvesting, wine tasting, cocktails, and a wine dinner at the Great Hornbill Restaurant. The vineyard will also serve its new premium brand (“Pirom Brandy”) made 100 percent from grapes.
    When: March 7
    Where: PB Valley Vineyard, Khao Yai
    How much: THB 2,600 net per person
    More info: 02 262 0030 ext. 107
    Pattaya Int'l Music Festival
    Pattaya Music Festival

    Pattaya Music Festival

    What: One of the biggest international beach music festivals in Asia, this fun three-day festival brings together several famous Asian and Thai artists perfroming their best on stages set near the beautiful beaches of Pattaya. Many hotels will offer specials room deals during the event.
    When: March 20-22
    Where: Pattaya Beach Road, Pattaya

    art & culture

    Thai Elephant Day
    Thai Elephants Conservation Centre, Lampang

    Thai Elephants Conservation Centre, Lampang

    What: A special day devoted to the welfare and care of Thai elephants. The event offers a good opportunity for visitors to see the elephants up-close and understand the role they have been playing in Thai life since the ancient times.
    When: March 13
    Where: Thai Elephant Conservation Center, Lampang

    Bun Phawet Fair
    Kin Khao Pun Bun Phawet Festival, Roi Et

    Kin Khao Pun Bun Phawet Festival, Roi Et

    What: “Bun Phawet” or merit making of the 4th lunar month. It is one of the most important traditions that showcases the identity and pride of the people of Loei.
    When: March
    Where: Loei

    Prap Ho Monument Fair
    What: Activities in the fair include shows, games, and booths of goods at reasonable prices. This event is a popular attraction for both locals and visitors to the area.
    When: March 5
    Where: Ban Mo, Si Chiang Mai, Nong Khai
    Barry x Ball: Portraits and Photos
    What: An internationally renowned sculptor from California is exhibiting his work for the first time in Asia. On display are various images based on his past Italian stone sculpture installations.
    Where: 100 Tonson Gallery, 100 Soi Tonson, Ploenchit Rd. (BTS: Ploenchit), Bangkok
    When: Until March 29
    More info: 02 684 1527
    Paintbox 3 - 2x1 Parallel Future
    What: A group exhibition featuring the work of Koutaro Ooyama (Doppel), Hideyuki Katsumata, and Rukkit.
    Where: GOJA Gallery Café, 5/2 Sukhumvit 71 (BTS: Phrakanong), Bangkok
    When: Daily until March 8
    More info: 085 848 7576
    What: Chiang Mai-based British artist Will Klose presents a series of realistic paintings based on his suburban London memories.
    Where: H Gallery Bangkok, 201 Soi 12, Sathon Rd., Thung Maha Mek, Sathon, Bangkok.
    When: Until March 31
    More info: 085 021 5508
    How Are You Thailand?
    What: A travel photography exhibition to inspire and make you fall in love with Thailand even more. Exclusively for Pullman Bangkok Hotel G, 25 special photographs have been chosen for display in the gallery.
    Where: The Gallery on the 36th floor, Pullman Bangkok Hotel G, Silom Rd
    When: Until April 8
    More info: 02 238 1991
    Maitrii Art Exhibition
    Maitrii Art Exhibition

    Maitrii Art Exhibition

    What: The Seven Art Gallery presents a group art exhibition by Thai and resident Indian artists: Vorasan Supap, Busaraporn Teerasap,Suriya Namwong, Ishrat Hashim, Malini Mansukhani, Vibha Sodhia, Anjali Mandrekar, and Karma Sirikogar. Maitrii is a Thai word derived from the ancient Indian language of Pali, Sanskrit. Its root meaning is unconditional friendship for oneself and others. In this spirit, this exhibition brings together works from two cultures with an intertwined history.
    When: March 5-31
    Where: The Seven Art Gallery, 1st floor, Tara Sathorn Bldg,
    119 Sathorn 5, South Sathorn Rd, Thungmahamek, Bangkok
    (BTS: Chong Nonsri)
    More info: 02 639 2315;

    gigs, concerts, and parties

    Biggles Big Band Gig at Centara Grand Hua Hin

    Biggles Big Band

    Biggles Big Band

    What: Amsterdam’s Biggles Big Band returns to serenade us with hits from the golden era in their “Thailand Tour 2015.” The band, conducted by Adrie Braat, is a 20-piece orchestra that plays music from the great swing era, recreating the magical sounds of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, and Tommy Dorsey. The ensemble consists of five trumpets, four trombones, five saxophones, guitar, piano, acoustic bass, drums and a male vocalist. Before the concert enjoy a dinner featuring a wide variety of “Crustaceans & Swimmers” during a Buffet Dinner by the Colonial Pool.
    When: March 13
    Where: Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin
    How much: THB 1,900++ per person
    More info: 032 512 021-38; email to

    Festival of India
    What: This year’s festival will bring together contemporary and dynamic productions by exciting and path-breaking artists, introducing audiences to the ever-evolving India of the 21st century. The Grand Opening will be on March 6 at the Grand Millennium Hotel. This is expected to be a scintillating evening dedicated to the rich culture of Assam in the exotic Northeast part of India, and will include a fashion-show of five talented designers, interspersed with enchanting music and dance performances. The event is organized by the Embassy of India in Thailand and Teamwork Arts in cooperation with the Chulalongkorn University.
    Where: Various venues
    When: March
    More info:;
    Incubus Live in Bangkok


    When: March 11
    Where: Thunder Dome, Impact Muang Thong Thani, Nonthaburi
    How much: Ticket price is THB 3,000 / 2,500 / 2,000 / 1,500
    More info:

    Nikki Beach Samui’s 6th Anniversary Party
    Nikki Beach Phuket - Beach Club & Restaurant

    Nikki Beach Phuket – Beach Club & Restaurant

    What: Nikki Beach Resort Koh Samui will hold its “6th Anniversary White Party” with the world’s VIPs and jet-setters expected to flock to the island to enjoy an abundance of extravagant and world-class entertainment. Guests will be treated to exclusive performances and other musical acts, including Nikki Beach dancers, acrobats and musicians – plus a few finale surprises. Guests are requested to dressed in white from head-to-toe and enjoy the party until dawn to the best music from the hottest resident DJs.
    Where: Nikki Beach Resort Samui, Lipa Noi, Koh Samui
    When: March 20
    How much: General Admission starts at THB 500 per person with table and bed options (which include VIP entry for up to 8) also available. For tickets, go online at
    More info: 077 914 500;

    Jason Mraz and Raining Jane Concert
    When: March 21
    Where: Arena, Impact Muang Thong Thani, Nonthaburi
    How much: Tickets are THB 5,000 / 4,000 / 3,000 / 2,000 / 1,000
    More info: 02 262 3838;