Pattaya sets rest of 2019 tourism calendar

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Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh says Pattaya has packed its tourism calendar full of events, hoping monthly happenings will drive tourism to new highs.

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.