Festival 2017, which will be the
second time, highlights the 120th
anniversary of the Island’s founding in 1897 with two marquee sport events- a full marathon and bike race
headlining an action packed programs from 7
to 11 September, 2017. Thailand’s Prime Minister H.E. General Prayut Chan- o- Cha is personally granting the
trophies for baht sport events, while the opening ceremony duties will be
handled by a Deputy Prime Minister H.E.
Dr. Somkid Jatusripitak.
Supasorn, Governor of the Tourism
authority of Thailand’s said, “The high-profile presence of leading government
officials shows the Samui Festival 2017
is one of the most significant happenings on the Thailand Events Calendar 2017. This is a celebration of Southern
Region culture and style. The grandeur and spectacle celebrates Ko Samui’s rich
history and its evolution into one of Asia’s top beach resorts, with TAT
joining forces with leading local public and private sector players jointly
pitching into help organize the event.”
The five day
festival includes a diverse and family friendly programme of events, in
addition to the sports events, that offers something for everyone. It includes
a tradition island-wide merit-making ceremony, an “Art Lane” and culture fair plus concert by famous Thai singers and
bands, and “Samui fight” kickboxing
matches. Samui Festival Marathon 2017
and Tour of Samui 2017 bike race,
there will also be many unique Thai Local sports events and not-to-be-missed
beach buffet that celebrates the Southern Region’s unique food culture.
These and other events will be at three of Ko Samui’s best beaches including Nathon, Bophut and Chaweng: A “Flower Float” parade almost on 7 September, 2017. Marathon on 9 September, 2017. Bike race on 10 September, 2017. Art Lane showcasing work of Thai famous
artists as well as local handicraft and Food Street. A 2.5 Kilometer long beach
buffet free and open to the public. Samui fight Night.