whats on in paradise city ...
As Hua Hin has grown over the years, so it has spawned a variety of events and these are sure to grow in number and popularity in the future.
If you're lucky enough to be in town at the right time, you may find yourself getting extremely wet, floating candle laden contraptions down canals and into the sea, dancing to jazz music or viewing vintage cars.
Some events are particular to Hua Hin and now attracting international attention, whereas others are festivals celebrated nationwide. We hope that the following information will help you choose the best time for your visit to Hua Hin. Bear in mind that town can get extremely busy at certain times of year and particularly if that co-incides with a big event. In these instances, accommodation can be difficult to find, so try to plan ahead.
Take a look at the Hua Hin Municipality events page for more happenings in Hua Hin and our Events and Activities forum for views and discussion of them from visitors and expats.
The King's Cup Elephant Polo tournament returned to Hua Hin in 2011 after a few years in Chiang Mai, the event was held in September: Hua Hin Elephant Polo
Hua Hin holidays
The sheer number of holidays and festivals that occur in Thailand over any given year is staggering. There always seems to be something happening, somewhere. The more important dates will normally be celebrated nationally, whilst there are always some that are localised.
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Hua Hin Jazz Festival
Over the past nine years, 2002-2011, Hua Hin has hosted an increasingly successful jazz festival. Each year this event, normally held over the first weekend in June, lasts for three days.
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Hua Hin Vintage Car Rally
Each year, normally in December when the chances of rain are slight, this rally takes place between The Sofital Central Plaza, Bangkok and The Sofitel Central, Hua Hin.
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This spectacular and fun-filled celebration for the Thai New Year is held in the middle of April the 13th - 15th.
The Hua Hin International Cricket Sixes Tournament takes place at The Dusit Resort each year in mid April.
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Hua Hin Regatta
Each year in August, Hua Hin hosts a colourful yachting regatta when upwards of 300 competitors take part in a number of different classes for various prizes.
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Hua Hin Golf Festival
Each August and September, Hua Hin and Cha-am play hosts to a golfing extravaganza.
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Hua Hin Loy Krathong
This important and fun-filled festival occurs every year at the full moon in the 12th month of the Thai calendar. In the western calendar, this means November.
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Hua Hin Kite Festival
With the wind off the Gulf of Thailand guaranteed, Hua Hin is the perfect place to host a kite festival. And so it does each year during the month of March at The King Rama IV Army Camp just north of Hua Hin.
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