Koh Samui Events 2013
February 22nd - February 23rd: Reearth Festival: environmental awareness festival
March 1st - April 30th: Samui Fine Dining Festival
March 29th: Samui Midnight Run. 10 km sponsored race
April 13th - April 15th: Songkran Festival
April 21st: Koh Samui Triathlon event
May 25th: June 1st:Koh Samui Regatta
August 12th: Queen's Birthday
September 8th: Samui Hill Challenge
September: Samui Jazz Festival (dates to be announced)
November: rainy season starts
December 5th: His Majesty's birthday
December 23rd: Ang Thong National Park reopens to mark the end of the rainy season
Fun in Koh Samui in 2013
Above is the schedule for events happening in Koh Samui during 2013. As you can see there is plenty going on.
If you enjoy music there is both the Re-earth music festival and the Samui Jazz festival. The latter has been running for a number of years and usually attracts a variety of jazz artists from across Thailand and the world. All types of jazz music are represented at the festival which consists of a series of jazz concerts held in bars, restaurants and hotels around the island.
The running scene is getting bigger and bigger in Koh Samui. The most fun event is the midnight run (March 29th). Lots of locals join the ex-pats and tourists to run through the night. It is usually a well supported and lively event. There is also the Samui Hill Challenge, and for those who riding and swimming there are both triathlon and duathlon events. You can burn some serious calories. Be sure to keep hydrated and protected from the sun.
For those interested in boats there is the Koh Samui Regatta that goes on for a whole week in May.
For pure fun, however, few things beat the good natured chaos created every year by Songkran. It's Thai New Year and it is celebrated boisterously with lots and lots of water splashing.
For the gourmand and the gourmet there is a vast array of special and unusual dishes available during the Samui Fine Dining Festival. There are 16 restaurants participating in the event that goes on throughout March.
And for those who want to party, virtually every week of the year outside the rainy season (November to mid December) there is a dance party in Chaweng, Choeng Mon or Lamai. And of course there is the biggest party in all of South East Asia kicking off on the neighboring island of Koh Phangan. Yes, you guessed it - the Full Moon Party. To see the FMP schedule for 2013 click here.
2013 is sure to be a great year for anyone planning to come to Koh Samui on either business or pleasure: so many sunny days, so much relaxation and some excellent event entertainment.