Living up to the name ‘Rose of the North,’ Chiang Mai will be organizing its annual Chiang Mai Flower Festival from 2-4 February 2018 to showcase its beautiful flowers and decorative plants. These will be in full bloom towards the end of the winter season in early February. Suan Buak Hat Park will be transformed into an open-air exhibition centre where you can find a magnificent tapestry of floral splendor, agricultural exhibitions, and floral displays, contests, and sales. Orchid lovers should not miss the opportunity to see a variety of beautiful orchids grown by locals. The festival also features flower-decorated floats that parade around the city showing the vibrant colored flowers as well as dancers in traditional costumes.
The highlight of the three-day festival is a parade of flower floats on Saturday 3rd February. The parade starts from Nawarat bridge at about 8 a.m.. The parade will go along Thapae road, Kotchasarn road, Changlor road, Arak road and ends at Nong Buak Haad Park. The main events of the three-day flower festival will take place at Nong Buak Haad Park and Thapae Gate from 9 a.m. to midnight. This includes an agricultural exhibition and fair, contest and exhibition of flower arrangement, decorative plants, and mini garden landscaping, local products fair, food festival, music show and Lanna performances and more.