Once again this year, the famous Samui Festival is back on the island, this time to celebrate the 120th anniversary of Koh Samui.

Local governmental organizations, private institutions from different sectors, citizens and expats, are united together to organize a week of varied activities for all ages and tastes all around the island.

This year, the festival will be held from September 25th until September 30th. Many events and activities will be spread around the island, such as traditional parades, Muy Thai fights, street markets, marathons, concerts, cooking demonstrations, cycling competitions, kids’ activities. Merchants and artisans will expose their local products and handmade crafts, in street markets around the island.

Profits from Samui Festival 2018 will be donated to support Bhavana Bodhigun Vocational College providing free education to Thai children from around the country.

ACTIVITIES & SCHEDULE

SAMUI MARATHON & TRAIL

Type of runs:

  • Fun run (5 km)
  • Mini Marathon (10.5km)
  • Marathon (42.195km)
  • Trail (30km)

Location: Na Thon pier, Koh Samui

Schedule:

Saturday, 29 September 2018

  • 10:00 am Tace Expo.
  • 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Getting the number and souvenir shirts.
  • 6:00 – 6:30 pm. describing the path of the 30 km distance athlete.

Sunday, 30 September 2018

  • 04:00 am. Marathon 42.195 km. runners release.(Cut off time 7 hours)
  • 05:00 am. Trail 30 km. runners release.(Cut off time 9 hours)
  • 06:00 am. Mini Marathon 10.5 km. and Fun Run 5 km. runners release.
  • 07:30 am. Awards Ceremony Marathon, Mini Marathon, Fun Run
  • 11:00 am. Awards Ceremony Trail.

TOUR OF SAMUI

Long distance biking competition

 Type of competitions:

  • 25 KM
  • 50 KM

Location: Na Thon pier, Koh Samui

Schedule:

Saturday, 29 September 2018

  • 00 am. V1-RM Road Bike(male)
  • 03 am. V2-RW Road Bike(female)
  • 06 am. V3-MM Mountain Bike(male)
  • 09 am. V4-MW Mountain Bike(female)
  • 12 am. T1 Team age not over 45 year
  • 15 am. T2 Team age over 45 year
  • 18 am. O1-RM Male(OPEN)
  • 21 am. O2-RW Female(OPEN)
  • 24 am. O3-MM Male(OPEN)
  • 27 am. O4-MW Female(OPEN)

 SAMUI FIGHT

Muay Thai matches every night from September 26-29

Location: The Wharf Bophut Arena (26-29 September)

Schedule:

Battle of Diamonds Samui: 26, 27 & 28 September 2018 starting around 6 pm

Top king World Series Samui Festival: 29 September 2018 starting around 6.20 pm

 

KIN HOR KOH SAMUI – FREE BUFFET

  “Kin Hor Koh Samui”,  is the famous free buffet dinner on Chaweng Beach and Hua Thanon Road, will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 starting around 6 pm.

Last year in 2017, Samui Festival set Guinness World Records for Largest Buffet in the world.

 

 

MUSIC CONCERTS

Location: Nathon Stage & Chaweng Stage

Schedule: 27, 28, 29 September 2018 from 6 pm until 11 pm

 

 

FOOD COMPETITION AND DEMONSTRATION

Culinary competition between 30 teams from 14 southern provinces. Prizes are worth over 200,000 baht to select to compete in the Top Chef of Creative Southern Food

Location: Lanna Chaweng

Schedule: 27, 28, 29 September 2018, 6 pm

MORE EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

PARADES

Traditional floral parades will be moving through several tourist locations and gathering together at Na Thon Pier.

SAMUI ISLAND MERIT MAKING

Locals will get together to give merits to Samui’s monks.

For more info please visit http://www.samuifestival.com/