What it's all about

Celebrating the onset of Phuket's 'high season', the busiest tourist season, this festival takes place at the island's most frequented beachfront area. Here you will be entertained by colourful street parades and can partake in beach volleyball or beach football competitions, a mini-marathon, various water-sport events and competitions as well as numerous other events and activities.

No matter what your age or passions, this carnival has something for everyone. From fashion shows (November 3), to gourmet feasts such as those held on 'Lobster Day' (on November 2) and special performances put on for the occasion at the likes of Phuket Fantasea and cabarets by Dave Freeman as well as the Simon Cabaret (daily).

And there's more…

Activities worth taking your camera to are the traditional Thai dancing shows and cultural performances, held by numerous Patong hotels and other seaside outlets in the area. There are music bands, from jazz to pop, plus international as well as local singers and orchestral performances.

Food lovers will delight in the numerous food stalls along the beach front road and souvenir fans are ensured of finding at least one treasure at the many stalls selling local crafts and products.

Each night, as the sun sleeps; the skies blossom when fireworks leap high into the night sky, their silvery trails dropping into the sea, beyond the beach. Huge paper balloons are set adrift and float aloft, joining the star-lit rockets in their race to no-where.

All up, the carnival is 3 day show, that can be added to the many 'not to be missed' events, held on the island this month.

Phuket Carnival at Patong 2007 is the annual three day three night festival that marks the beginning of the tourist season in Phuket, This year, the celebrated theme is “Art, Culture and Fun” represented by decorations, concerts and activities around Patong Beach area. Part of the festival is dedicated to the King in honor of his 80th birthday anniversary with exhibitions displaying royal activities and projects. People are encouraged to wear yellow for the opening ceremony in his honor. Activities in Phuket Carnival at Patong 2007 November 1st ,2007 at Loma (Dolphin) Park on Patong Beach 07.00 Giving Alms Ceremony at Loma (Dolphin) Park on Patong Beach 09.00 The opening ceremony of the 17th Scuba Project preserving Patong Coast opposite Patong Merlin Hotel

Source Reference : Phuket.com & Detail

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