Events Update (October-November 2016)

19 October 2016, BKK Kids

As we are in the midst of the mourning period for His Majesty King Bhumibol, many events have been cancelled or postponed. Below is an update for October and November camps, school-related activities and special events. (As a general rule of thumb, if you are unsure, please call ahead first.)

Half-term and Thai school break camps are mostly still running. The following have been cancelled:

  • Leadbetter Kids Junior Golf Camp (24-26 October)
  • One Sport Media Holiday Camp (24-28 October)
  • St. Andrews Sathorn Super Chef Camp (24-28 October)

Updates for special events are as follows:

October 2016

  • Bangkok Dolphins Open Day (Thurs, 20 Oct in Yenakart & Wed, 26 Oct in Sukhumvit) – Still on
  • Book Expo at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (to 24 Oct) – Trade fair still on (but no special shows and contests)
  • Last Night of the Proms at Shrewsbury International School  (Thursday, 27 Oct; 5.45pm-late) – Cancelled
  • Thailand Baby and Kids Best Buy (Thurs-Sun, 27-30 Oct, 10am-8pm) at Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre – Trade fair still on (but no special shows and contests)
  • IPC Not So Scary Halloween (Sat, 29 Oct, 6pm-8.30pm) – Postponed to 26 November, 6pm-8.30pm
  • Happy Halloween at Raffles American School (Sun, 30 Oct, 1.30pm-4pm) – Cancelled
  • Wild Spooky Rumpus at The Commons (Sat, 29 October, 11am until late) – Cancelled
  • BAMBI‘s Spooktacular Halloween Party (Sat, 29 Oct, 9.30am-12pm) – Postponed to a later date (TBA)
  • American Women’s Club “An American Halloween” (Sat, 29 Oct, 6pm to midnight) – Cancelled
  • Funarium‘s Halloween Party of Lights (29-30 October, from 10am to 6pm) – Cancelled
  • Open Day at Rasami British International School (RBIS) for Early Years and Primary School students (Sat, 29 October, 9am-2pm) – Still on
  • International Dance Festival 2016 (From 26 Oct) at BACC – Postponed to 19 November-4 December
  • Bangkok Theatre Festival  (28 Oct – 13 Nov) – Cancelled

November 2016

  • SILC Bazaar at Bangkok Patana (Fri, 4 Nov, 8am-3pm) – Postponed to 11 November
  • KPIS Inter-School Spelling Bee 2016 (9 -11 Nov, 9.30am-1.30pm) – Postponed to 23-25 November
  • St. Stephen’s Weekend School Seminar for Parents on “How to Help Your Child Excel in English” (Saturday, 12 Nov, 10am-12pm) – Still on
  • Neilson Hays Library‘s Used Book Sale (Sat-Sun, 12-13 Nov, 9.30am-4pm) – Still on
  • Harrow Fair at Harrow International School (Sat, 19 Nov, 10am-5pm) – Cancelled
  • Ploenchit Fair at Bangkok Patana (Sat, 26 Nov, 10am-8pm) – Still on

Other Events

  • Yi Peng (Loy Krathong) Festival, Chiang Mai  (12-15 Nov) – Cancelled
  • Pattaya Loy Krathong Festival (14 Nov) – Cancelled
  • Pattaya International Fireworks Festival (25-26 Nov) – Cancelled
  • Bangkok Street Show 2016 (10-12 Dec) – Cancelled
  • Public New Year Celebrations (31 Dec – 1 Jan) – Cancelled
  • Wonderfruit Festival (15-18 Dec) – Postponed to 16-19 February 2017

Tourist Attractions

  • Grand Palace & Temple of Emerald Buddha – Closed 14-20 October
  • Wat Pho – Open as usual
  • Wat Arun – Open as usual
  • National Museum Bangkok – Open as usual (9am to 4pm)

Please note: National museums and historical parks nationwide will offer free admission for everyone, including Thais and foreigners, from now until the end of January 2017. These venues include the ancient capitals of Sukhothai and Ayutthaya, the Royal Elephant Museum, the National Museum, Chao Sam Phraya National Museum, Ramkhamhaeng National Museum and the Museum of Royal Barges.

We will keep monitoring events from now until the end of November. Please check back for more updates.

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