Next weekend sees the 39th Annual Chiang Mai Flower Festival. The 2016 Chiang Mai Flower Festival will be held on the first weekend of February which this years is the 5th, 6th and 7th.
The format of this festival has remained the same over the past 10 years or so and it appears that it will follow the same format this year. Here is the quick run down of activities:
At Buak Had Pubilc Park a small flower and horticulture exhibition will be held. Things will get more interesting come evening when the park will play host to the Miss Chiang Mai Flower Festival beauty contest. There is also a separate beauty contest for an international Miss Chiang Mai Flower Festival beauty. The official opening of the flower festival will be help on stage at around 5pm and the beauty pageants will get underway at around 7pm.
Saturday will see the highlight of the Festival which is the flower float parade which will begin at 08:00am. There will be around 25 colourfully decorated flower floats this year and the parade will begin by the river at Narawat Bridge. The parade will proceed down Thapae Road before turing left onto Kotchasarn Road, the parade route will then flow the old city moat around to its finishing point at Buak Had Public Park.
The flower and horticultural exhibition will continue at Buak Had Public Park.