Chiang Mai Fest 2011


Chiang Mai Fest

The first ever Chiang Mai Fest will be held April 8th through April 30th 2011. While Chiang Mai is already well know as a Northern Thailand city full of charm it’s hoped that Chiang Mai Fest will further put Chiang Mai on the map as an international destination for music, the arts and Thailands world renowned culture.

Chiang Mai fest will bring together artists from around the world for this unique and colorful international event with international artists as well as local artists coming together to open the 2011 Chiang Mai Fest on the weekend of April 8th – 10th at Kings Monument Plaza. The international display of music, art and dance will take place in a beautiful garden setting and appropriately themed as ” Music and Dance in the Garden”.

Opening weekend of Chiang Mai Fest 2011 will also see an art exhibition at the Chiang Mai Arts and Cultural Centre showcasing works from various international artists.

Chiang Mai Fest opening Weekend Festivities

Art Exhibition

Date: April 8 – 30, 2011

Time: 08:30 – 17:00

Venue: Chiang Mai Arts and Cultural Centre, Exhibition room, 2nd Floor

Chiang Mai Fest Opening ceremony

Date: April 8, 2011

Time: 16:30 – 17:30

Venue: Chiang Mai Arts and Cultural Centre, Exhibition Room, 2nd Floor


Date: April 8 -10, 2011

Time: 17:00 – 22:00

Venue:     The Three Kings Monument, Chiang Mai


  • Concerts by local and international artists
  • International dance
  • International music
  • Art exhibition
  • International food and beverages


  • Somluk Pantiboon, Doy Din Dang Pottery
  • Water Painting by Eng-on Homsuwan special fusion of watercolor paintings artist
  • together with National artists
  • Kent Gregory Textile and Basket Weaving, Sob Moei Arts
  • Klaus Dietrich Sa Paper and Origami
  • Gilbert Medam Art of the 5L: Listening, Looking, Learning, Loving, Living
  • Asian Paper Maker (Saa Paper & Okami Paper)
  • Pichai Nirun National Artist, Baddish Arts
  • Sangad Pui-ok, a renowned senior artist with artistic works acclaimed among Thai contemporary artists
  • Pisan Tipapat Lanna senior artist
  • Saran Suwannachot Lanna artists

Chiang Mai Fest Art Exhibition

Date: April 8-10, 2011 / 3:30 – 17:00

Venue: Exhibition room 1, 2nd floor, Chiang Mai Art and Cultural Centre

  • National artist Pichai Miran, Buddhist art “Jit Sangkarn”
  • Sangad Pui-ok, renowned serious artist with artistic works acclaimed among Thai
  • contemporary artists
  • Pisan Tiparat, a senior visual art artist
  • Eng-on Homsuwan, watercolour artist showcasing special fusion work
  • Kent Gregory, textile and basket weaving artist, Sob Moei Arts
  • Somluck Pantiboon, Doy Din Dang Pottery
  • Klaus Dietrich Sa Paper and Origami
  • Gilbert Medam Art of the 5L; Listening, Looking, Learning, Loving, Living
  • Sangiam Yarangsee, Chiang Rai artist
  • Songdej Thipthong, Chiang Rai artist
  • Angrit Ajchariyasophon, Chiang Rai artist
  • Saran Suwannachot Lanna artists

Chiang Mai Fest Performances

Date: April 8-10, 2011 / 17:00 – 22:00

Venue: The Three Kings Monument

  • Nantida Kaewbuasai (Special show with dancers)
  • Lanna Commins
  • (Special show created by Lanna with her special guest Todd Thongdee and Pakayor singer)
  • Anucha Sumaman – Play with Mask
  • Noriko Tsuboi (Contemporary Koto music with flute – musical instrument)
  • Manop Manasam & Chang Saton Orchestra
  • Kamlai (Lady Percussion)
  • Jigger Bigger Band (Brass Band from Netherland)
  • Gilbert Medam & His Band (Brazilian Jazz & Bossa Nova)
  • The Itinerants (Scottish bagpipes & Celtic Band)
  • Indian Dance (Bollywood)

Chiang Mai Fest 2011 Program Schedule

Chiang Mai Fest schedule

For more information on Chiang Mai Fest 2011 you can contact the Tourist Authority of Thailand in the following ways:

Tourism Authority of Thailand, Chiang Mai Office
Tel: +66 (0) 5324 8604, (0) 5324 8607
Fax: +66 (0) 5324 8605
E-mail: [email protected]

For more information on upcoming Thailand Events and Festivals such as Chiang Mai Fest 2011, please visit the Thailand Calender of Events.

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15 Comment(s)

  1. Talen unfortunately the timing of Chiang Mai Fest 2011 is a week or so too early for me. I’m possibly planning to spend a few nights in Chiang Mai sometime in May and this festival would be good to see. It has so many varied attractions, Bollywood Dance, basket weaving, origami and Scottish bagpipes are proof of that. The festival should be a big hit but I do wish other big provincial cities would host a big bash like this.

    Martyn | Mar 27, 2011 | Reply

  2. Martyn, it seems with the passing of each year more provinces are scheduling festivals or events to distinguish themselves from the pack. Obviously places like Chiang Mai, Phuket, and Bangkok will always be adopting new festivals and events to add to what they have already but I think a trend is starting in that direction where more provinces of Thailand will start seeing better tourism numbers. Unfortunately with more events and tourism numbers growing for some of the lesser known provinces we may see change top accommodate the tourists which might take away from their otherwise beautiful Thai charms.

    Talen | Mar 27, 2011 | Reply

  3. Thanks for letting me know what is going on in my ‘hood! It should be a nice kickoff to the Songkran holiday week.

    And with the cooler weather we’ve been having, I think you are right, tourism will start to grow again.

    Lani | Mar 28, 2011 | Reply

  4. Talen, will you be going to the festival to see our lovely Chiang mia ladies, Lani and Nina?

    Catherine | Mar 29, 2011 | Reply

  5. Well. Darn. Not awake yet.

    Chiang mia = Chiang mai

    Catherine | Mar 29, 2011 | Reply

  6. Cat, I would love to but as luck would have it I am battling tonsillitis again…the unseasonable weather and my horrid throat are keeping me close to bed at the moment.

    Talen | Mar 30, 2011 | Reply

  7. Oh no! Darn it, that’s tough luck. Again. Songkran is coming up fast so I hope you can kick this one in its butt asap.

    But can I at least be assured that you are in loving, caring hands? At last count, four, yeah? :-D

    Catherine | Mar 30, 2011 | Reply

  8. Cat, my nurses have all abandoned me for home and the coming songkran holiday. One left for Roi Et last week, one left for Korat yesterday, although she did tend to me for 2 days before leaving. I might have a bit of luck though as one has called me twice a day for the past 3 days and she has threatened to come back and take care of me…I’m dying here….

    Talen | Mar 30, 2011 | Reply

  9. You get awfully sick so I hope she comes back and rescues you soon!

    Ok, now for some serious talk…

    How about those tonsils? Hmmmm? Are you ready to get cut this time ’round?

    It’s not like they are taking anything further down (and knives don’t often slip that far).

    Honesty. I’d seriously be thinking about it right now. I mean, just look at all the fun you’ve already missed since coming to Thailand.

    Catherine | Mar 30, 2011 | Reply

  10. Unfortunately the only time they can take tonsils out is when they aren’t inflamed and seriously, what healthy person wants their throat cut? In the meantime My nurse should be along shortly to sort me out :)

    Talen | Mar 30, 2011 | Reply

  11. Darn. You got the last word in up there… but there’s always down here…

    Seriously? Ok, I’ll bite. What sane person wants to feel like they are ‘gonna die’ once a month? :-D

    Catherine | Mar 30, 2011 | Reply

  12. Cat, it’s about once every 2 months and if you really want to drive the point home just tell me I would only be able to eat Dairy Queen M&M Blizzards for a week or two and I’ll probably fold…Hell I’ll probably let you perform the operation with a dull spoon :P

    Talen | Mar 30, 2011 | Reply

  13. Talen, it’s a deal :-D I have TONS of dull spoons going spare and as this is Thailand I’m sure I can get daily Blizzards delivered to your sick bed after. How’s that?

    Catherine | Mar 30, 2011 | Reply

  14. cat, only if I can guarantee my nurse Jae is available…or Kung…or Nit…or Vie…if so then you can have at me with said spoon …but I better not run out of Blizzards!

    Talen | Mar 31, 2011 | Reply

  15. For a recovery like that, you are going to need all four :-D

    Catherine | Mar 31, 2011 | Reply

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