Where to Songkran? Here are Bangkok’s best places to get wet ‘n weird.

Not sure where to get your Songkran on but know that you want it large and loud? After years of muted or nonexistent celebrations, Bangkok is set to a full-on festival with zero social distancing, and that means a lot of options to soak in some spectacle along with all that water and foam. So if you’re keeping it local in the BKK, here are a variety of parties to super soak the Thai New Year.

S2O Songkran Festival

Songkran back in full force definitely means EDM festivals untz-untz-untzing into the night. The most prominent among them is the venerable S2O, which is back to guarantee wild dancing to EDM played by international DJs. Taking place at Bangkok’s Live Park over the course of three days (April 13-15), expect music from Tiesto, Nicky Romero , Sebastian Ingrosso, Vinai, and more.

Siam Songkran Music Festival

The other major EDM event happening across April 12-16 is at RCA’s Urban Yard venue. It will feature local DJs as well as global headliners Afrojack, Hardwell, HeadHunterz, and Yellow Claw.

Waterbomb Bangkok

Those seeking a K-pop flavor to their festival may look no further than Waterbomb Bangkok. The two-day fest will feature Zico, Yugyeom, Sunmi, Woo Won Jae, Coogie, CL, Hyuna, Siena Girls, and more.

The bombastic event will take place April 13 and 14 at the Thunder Dome located near Impact Muang Thong Thani in northwest metro Bangkok.


Hey guys. We know what goes best with all that water: some beef and some cake. Billed as one of the world’s hottest events on the gay circuit, G-Circuit this year is celebrating its 17th anniversary April 13-16 with a sci-fi themed bash called The Big Bang.

All four night events will take place at CentralwOrld’s Bangkok Convention Center. April 13 is themed Neon Metropolis, April 14 Superheroes vs. Supervillains, April 15 is Space Opera, and April 16 is 50 Shades of Gay.

The pool parties, dubbed The Big Sun Pool for the bears (April 15) and The Sun Pool for regular boys (April 16), will take place 1pm to 7pm at the Royal Orchid Sheraton.

ChangChui Songkran Fest 2023

For a more family friendly celebration, take the family out to ChangChui for free Songkran festivities full of food and drinks, ska and reggae music, and a full-on water fight near its iconic airplane.

Rolling Loud

Although not in Bangkok, arguably the biggest party of the week will draw hip-hop fans down to Pattaya, where Rolling Loud’s first Thai edition will go down April 13-15 at the Legend Siam theme park. Artists Cardi B, Chris Brown, and Travis Scott each headline one day. In addition, there are over 80 local and international hip-hop artists gracing the stages including Rick Ross, Lil Uzi Vert, Rae Sremmurd, Soulja Boy, Desiigner, Lil Pump, Rick Ross, Offset, Jay Park, and Teriyaki Boyz, among many others.

Tickets are still available at ThaiTicketMajor.

Irie Songkran 2023

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A meats and beats hangout near Khaosan Road, Irie Bangkok, will host a three-day summer extravaganza of bass, dub and reggae music. 

THB200 per day buys a place to refill your water-based munitions to wage watery warfare, a dry space with a clean toilet, and of course some funky beats.

Pool parties

What’s the biggest element in Songkran? Water. And water in Bangkok means plenty of pool parties.

There’s the AmBar pool party on April 13 at the Four Points by Sheraton. W Bangkok is hosting its Summer Stripes-themed Songkran Splash Away April 13-14. The Shangri-La is also hosting a Songkran Splash throwdown April 13-15. Then there is the Mad Stash crew hosting its usual Songkran pool party at The Westin Grande on April 15. That same day, the Hyatt Regency Bangkok things will get Too Hot to Handle.

Songkran Summer Splash Party @ Topgolf Megacity

Wanna do more than get wet? Hit a few strokes and play golf minigames (while, yes, also getting wet) at Topgolf Megacity. A BBQ buffet and chance to practice surfing are available to add to all that golf ‘n stuff fun.

Totally Thingyan: Burmese New Year Party

Celebrate the Burmese version of Songkran at Arcadia barcade on Phra Khanong. Learn how to make treats, tea salad and some traditional dance steps while people splish and splash outside. 3pm to midnight, Friday and Saturday. THB250, Arcadia barcade.

Koh Kret

Perhaps you want to escape all the hustle and bustle of water gun violence for something with more traditional vibes? Head over to Koh Kret for a mellow, proper celebration of the New Year with the island’s Mon community.

In addition to traditional displays and performances, visitors can walk around and marvel at the pagodas and temples, explore the island’s hidden nooks and crannies for hidden gems, and eat the local snacks.

It’ll be a wonderfully relaxing time away from the chaotic downtown water wars.


Those looking for basic urban water wars to cut loose at, the usual chaos should descend on locations throughout the city including the crowded and rowdy Silom and Khaosan road areas. The pious may go pay their respects to the Buddha at the Sanam Luang or any of its abundant temples. Seriously, go nuts.

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