The year is well and truly underway and the Pattaya events calendar for 2013 is beginning to look as busy as always. As one of Thailand’s most exciting cities, Pattaya hosts a plethora of annual and one-off events every year. The range and style of events on offer in Pattaya is truly astonishing and includes the traditional and modern, sporting and cultural, local and international reflecting the diversity and character of the city.

At this early stage of the year, some dates for some events have yet to be confirmed and no doubt plenty more will be added as we move through the year, but here are some of the highlights to look forward to in Pattaya in 2013.



         26th January-3rd February


World class women’s day at the PTT Pattaya Open



10th February

21st-24th February

Chinese New Year all over town

International golf, the Honda LPGA at the Siam Country Club’s Pattaya Old Course




         15th-17th March

Pattaya Music Festival, one of Asia’s biggest music festivals on Pattaya beach.


       12th-21st April 

Songkran, water fighting fun and cultural events to celebrate the Thai New Year.


3rd-7th May

Top flight sailing at the Top of the Gulf Regatta from the Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Jomtien Beach


          21st July

The Pattaya marathon


         13th-23rd October

Pattaya Vegetarian Festival, fruit and vegetable showcase

October TBA: FIVB World Beach Volleyball Tour, Bang Saen Beach


         17th November

Loy Krathong, Thailand’s stunning festival of lights


                December TBA


        December 25th-January 1st

International jet ski racing at the PTT World Cup, Jomtien Beach

World famous Pattaya Countdown, fiesta and fireworks in the run up to 2014.