1st February 2019 - 3rd February 2019
Nong Buak Haad Public Park
For visitors to browse during the festivities, flower, orchid and gardening focussed stalls are set up by the vendors. Orchid lovers should not miss the beautiful orchids grown by locals. It is during the Chiang Mai Flower Festival that the lush green park is transformed into colourful heaven with various flower displays. Some of the exotic species of flowers like Damask Roses, miniature trees and local orchids are displayed. These flowers are found naturally only in Thailand.
Apart from gardeners, there are also landscape specialists who make displays of different gardening decorations and setups. These specialists also showcase exhibits from both local gardens and other countries. One of the best parts of Chiang Mai flower show is that you can enjoy delicious food that is available here throughout the day. Also, there is a unique area within the park where kids can play safely without the worry of getting misplaced in the crowd.
Following the festivities and showcases is the famous Flower Parade. The parade usually starts at around 8:00 in the morning. The participants of this festival line up on the Charoen Muang Road from where they walk and proceed to the park's boundaries. Typically, the flower parade moves slowly, weaving in and out of the roads with the marching bands and traditional dancers performing in their costumes.
The parade moves slowly so that attendees get time to admire the flowers after observing every individual float. As the parade comes to an end, attendees and participants move towards the last point, where the floats are still kept open for seeing. This point also has a large number of stalls selling delicious foods of Thai cuisine.
As the noon sets in, the parade comes to an end and people move to the next part of this grand festival - choosing Miss Chiang Mai. Miss Chiang Mai Flower Festival pageant has all women riding on the floats as its contestants. The most serious part of the festival is when it comes to choosing Miss Chiang Mai. The winner is chosen, and the announcement made for the same in the evening. Until then, parties, dancing and singing go on.