Pattaya has packed its tourism calendar full of events, hoping monthly happenings will drive tourism to new highs.
Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh revealed the April-December calendar at the March 13 Pattaya Business & Tourism Association meeting at the Green Park resort. He predicted the events would drive steady tourism revenue to the city.
March’s remaining event is a “khon” Thai masked play on March 31.
April features the Songkran water festival, the Taekwondo Thailand Championship April 5-8, World Muay Thai competition April 6-12 and Thailand Windsurfing Championships & Pattaya International Windsurfing Cup April 26-28 and an international regatta on April 30.
For May, events include the Amazing Seafood Festival scheduled May 10-12 and International Fireworks Festival May 24-25.
June features the Bikini Run on June 8, Pattaya Music Festival on June 21 and Knock Knock Pattaya Music Festival June 28-29.
The Pattaya Marathon highlights July’s events on the 21st.
August will see the International Foods and Beverage Festival Aug. 8-10 among smaller events.
September has the World Weightlifting Championships Sept. 17-28, but nothing is set for October.
Loy Krathong falls on Nov 13 and December will feature the Jet Ski World Championship on Dec. 4-8, the Wonderfruit Festival Dec. 19-22 and then all the usual Christmas and New Year’s activities.