From Darling Harbour to Parramatta River, Sydney will come to life this month in an eruption of light, colour, sound and flavour as it celebrates Thai culture.
Part of the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s new promotional campaign for 2015, “Discover Thainess”, the action will kick off at Darling Harbour’s Harbourside Amphitheatre from 5:00pm this Friday 14 and Saturday 15 November with a colourful showcase of the first ever Amazing Thai classical dance performances.
The excitement continues the following weekend with Parramatta’s official annual Thai festival, Loy Krathong, on Saturday 22 November at Parramatta River Foreshore from 5:00pm until 10:00pm.
Loy Krathong, the family friendly, FREE event, is a joint effort between Parramatta City Council, the Tourism Authority of Thailand and Thai Association of Australia, which celebrates the best of Thai culture.
With thrilling Muay Thai boxing matches, a roving water dragon, acrobatics, fire dancing, performances by leading national and international talent, including Thai music sensations Dru Chen and Maythinee, and a fireworks spectacular to end the night on a bang, Loy Krathong promises excitement and fun for the whole family.
As Sydney’s largest water festival, the spectacular “Krathong” ritual at sunset is not to be missed. Watch in wonder as Parramatta River transforms into a visual feast as hundreds of lotus-shaped vessels float down the river, carrying away bad luck and bringing good fortune for the coming year.
And for two lucky people, that good fortune might come even sooner, with a dream trip to Thailand up for grabs on the night. For more information, visit www.parramattaloykrathong.com.au
Tourism Authority Thailand Sydney Office