Local Events and Promotions in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai, a city renowned for its rich culture and vibrant community events, offers many weekly and monthly events and promotions that cater to locals and visitors alike. Whether you're a resident or just visiting, here's a list of local events and promotions in Chiang Mai, ensuring you don't miss out on any of the excitement!

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April Events

  • April 17 - Hutch Writers Talk

Dive into the historical charm of Chiang Mai with Graham Jefcoate’s illustrated talk on "Hutch" E.W. Hutchinson at 137 Pillars House. Discover unpublished photographs from 1925 – 1940. Tickets are THB 700, including a welcome drink.

  • April 18 - Ladies Expat Lunch

Join the Ladies Expat group for lunch at Nana Jungle Café. It is a perfect opportunity for networking and indulging in good food. Ensure your spot by Wednesday noon.

  • April 18 - Ghostly Karaoke Night

Experience a blend of music and mystery at The Castle for the Ghostly Karaoke: Sing & Quiz Night. Free entry with live performances and quizzes starting at 8:15 PM.

  • April 19 - Le Crystal Wine Dinner

Enjoy an exquisite French wine pairing dinner at Le Crystal Restaurant. A four-course set menu awaits for THB 2,500 per person, making it a perfect evening for gastronomy enthusiasts.

  • April 20 - Chiang High 420 Cannabis Cup

Celebrate cannabis culture at Lansieow Freeative Art Space. Judge the best weed in Chiang Mai, enjoy craft beverages, and win exciting prizes. Judging packs are available for 420 baht.

  • April 23 - Improv Comedy Workshop

Unleash your creativity at the Improv Comedy Workshop at Lansieow Space. Open to all, this event promises laughter and learning for just 100 baht.

  • April 25 - Networking at Anantara Resort

Expand your professional circle at the PREM networking event at Anantara Resort. Entry at 300 baht includes canapés, a drink, and engaging conversations.

  • April 27 - Chiang Mai Talent: EP1 Audition

Showcase your talents at the Chiang Mai Talent audition. Open to all performing arts, this platform could be your step towards local fame. Participation is free.


May Events

  • May 1 - Labour Day

Note, this is a public holiday, and government offices, including immigration, will likely be closed.

  • May 3 - Meet the Cheese Makers

Join a unique culinary journey at Anantara Resort, featuring over 20 varieties of Thai cheese, cold cuts, and artisanal bread paired with local Thai wines. From 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

  • May 4 & 5 - Chai N Thai Grand Masters Chess Tournament

Challenge your strategic skills at the Chess Tournament at Chai N Thai Nimman Soi 9. Please complete the registration form linked to their Facebook event to secure your spot.

  • May 6 - Coronation Day

Another public holiday where most government services are unavailable. Plan accordingly.

  • May 8 - Images with Water Photography Session

Join the Chiang Mai Photographers group at Lifelong Learning Payap Center to share and discuss water-themed photography. A free event from 10 AM to noon.

  • May 10 - Revitalization of Lanna Dance

Explore Northern Thai dance's cultural significance and beauty with performances and insights by Ajarn Waewdao Sirisook at Payap University. The fee is THB 500.

  • May 15 - From Bean to Bar

Delight in a chocolate-making and tasting session at Siamaya Chocolate Factory. The cost is THB 800 and includes your handmade chocolates.

  • May 16 - Visaka Bucha Day Talk

Learn about this significant Buddhist holiday and its customs from Phra Theeratphid at Lifelong Learning Payap. It starts at 9:30 AM; the cost is THB 350.

  • May 21 - Thailand's National Artists Series

Join a lecture series focusing on artists from Northern Thailand across various disciplines at Lifelong Learning Payap Center. Each session costs THB 350.

  • May 22 - Visaka Bucha Day

Be mindful that alcohol sales are restricted on this day due to the religious significance of commemorating the Buddha's life events.

  • May 25 - Latino Pool Party #4

Dance the evening at Melia Hotel with DJs and refreshments from 4 PM until 11 PM. Tickets are THB 500 per person.

  • May 29 - The Inanna Project and Yoga: Mindfulness Movements

Experience a unique performance inspired by Sumerian poetry at Payap University or join a yoga session focusing on mindfulness and relaxation.


Ongoing Weekly Events

  • Monday:
    Enjoy card games at Chilli Bell Cafe at 12 or live music at Hard Rock Café from 9 PM.
  • Tuesday:
    Participate in a writers' meet at Yellow Co-Working Space from 1 PM or enjoy a quiz night at Archers from 8 PM.
  • Wednesday:
    Join the expat board game meetup at Time to Table board game café from 7 PM or enjoy live piano music at Aleenta Retreat from 7:30 PM.
  • Thursday:
    Board games night at Corner Bistro from 6:30 PM or enjoy live music at the Riverside Bar & Restaurant.
  • Friday:
    Start the weekend with a seafood buffet at Shangri La Hotel or join the drawing and sketching club at various locations.


Monthly Promotions and Offers in Chiang Mai

May in Chiang Mai brings various events and exciting promotions across various venues. Whether you're a food enthusiast, a wellness seeker, or looking to indulge in cultural activities, these promotions offer fantastic value and unique experiences.


Dining and Cuisine

  • Tropical Bliss Afternoon Tea at KHAO by Four Seasons

Spend an elegant afternoon enjoying a luxurious array of tropical fruit-inspired treats meticulously crafted by culinary experts. Available at THB 2,000++ per set for two, with an option to add cocktails for THB 2,800++. This promotion runs exclusively in April and May from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Reservations are recommended.

  • Victor French Bistro - French Buffet Extravaganza

Indulge in a French-themed buffet featuring starters, main courses, and desserts. Lunchtime is set at THB 799, and dinner at THB 999, offering unlimited access to a delightful selection of dishes. Located on Charoenrat Road, Wat Ket.

  • Maison Restaurant - Fusion Delights

Experience a unique blend of French and Thai cuisines at Maison Restaurant in Nimman Soi 5. Enjoy signature dishes like Buckwheat Crepes with various fillings, starting at THB 150.

  • Rosemary Bistro and Tiger Bar - Special Thai and Cocktail Promotions

Kick off the summer with a unique Thai food set at Rosemary Bistro for THB 1,200 and unique cocktails at Tiger Bar for THB 250, capturing the essence of Thai flavours and aromas.


Health and Wellness

  • The DEN Cnx. Yoga Sessions

Hatha and Ashtanga yoga sessions to rejuvenate your body and mind. Sessions are priced at THB 300 and held every Wednesday and Sunday. They provide the perfect blend of strength, flexibility, and relaxation.

  • Crystal Singing Bowls Sound Bath at Chiang Mai Holistic

Engage in a transformative sound bath meditation every Sunday for THB 90. The vibrations from crystal singing bowls promote healing and relaxation in a serene environment.


Arts and Entertainment

  • Sunday Singer Songwriter Night at Corner Bistro

Discover local musical talents or showcase your own at the Singer-Songwriter Night every Sunday. Enjoy special menu items and a vibrant atmosphere conducive to artistic expression.

  • Chiang Mai Drawing and Sketching Club

Join fellow artists every Friday for a drawing and sketching session. This free event encourages participants to create and share art in a supportive community.


Hotel Specials

  • 137 Pillars House - Summer Palette

Enjoy a six-course Chef’s Tasting Menu highlighting the season's freshest and most vibrant produce. Available from April through June for THB 1,500++ per person, this culinary adventure is set in a beautiful heritage hotel.

  • Anantara Chiang Mai Resort - Meet the Cheese Makers

An immersive experience featuring over 20 Thai cheeses, cold cuts, and homemade jams paired with expertly selected Thai wines. Tickets are required for the event on May 3 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

  • akyra Manor Chiang Mai - Rooftop Pool Pass

Enjoy Chiang Mai’s most iconic swimming pool with a pool pass available at THB 290++ per person. This includes one drink and pool towel usage. This is available for the rooftop pool from 11.00 - 18.00 hrs daily.

These monthly promotions offer an excellent opportunity to experience the best of Chiang Mai's dining, wellness, and cultural offerings at a great value. Be sure to check availability and make reservations where necessary to secure your spot in these limited-time experiences.


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