Loy Krathong

Experience the beautiful traditions of Thai culture at Loy Krathong on Saturday 11 November 2017.Image linking to Facebook event

The magical energy, sounds and flavours of Thailand will be on display, with enchanting lighting treatments, traditional games, and a range of delicious South East Asian food offerings.

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Terms and conditions: Images must be taken at Parramatta Loy Krathong 2017, and posted on a public account, including the #parramattaloykrathong hashtag. Your entry must be uploaded by 10am, Sunday 12 November 2017. The best photo will be chosen by the City of Parramatta and the winner announced on Monday 13 November 2017.

Special Performances

The Loy Krathong stage will come alive with cultural performances by local and international stars. Full program.

Praneat Thai, an initiative of the BUNDITPATANASILPA INSTITUTE, is travelling from Thailand with their show, and headlining our stage at 8.15pm. Praneat Thai has performed across Asia, Europe, America and Australia, using the memorable experiences of performance to bring Thai culture to the world.

Spice I Am Co-owner and Executive/Head Chef, Sujet Saenkham, was born in a remote village in Ratchaburi province in Central Thailand. Sujet learned many of his skills as a chef first hand from his mother, who catered for many of Thailands important officials and delegates. The families cooking skills were well renowned and admired by all those who were privileged or lucky enough to taste their food and these skills were passed on to Sujet in the family tradition.

Sujet Saenkham is the leading innovator of authentic Thai cuisine and is today regarded as Sydney's most talented Thai Chef. He will be bringing his signature style to the Loy Krathong stage with a cooking demonstration that must not be missed.

Rarg Thai Band

Rarg Thai Band is a regular feature at Parramatta Loy Krathong, performing on the stage plus leading the procession to the Krathong Floating Ceremony. Rarg Thai Band aims to preserve and promote Thai Classical and Contemporary Performing Arts to the wider Australian community.

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Singha Beer Garden

Relax with a chilled beverage in the glowing Thai Beer Garden, sponsored by Singha Beer.

Workshops

Participate in free cultural workshops and learn about their significance to Thai heritage.

Krathong Making
Make your own krathong then, as the sun sets, float your krathong on Parramatta River and make a wish for a prosperous future.

Children’s cooking school by Kids Love to Cook
Learn how to make your own rice paper rolls, inspired by the recipes of Sujet Saenkham, Head Chef of Spice I Am.

Kite Painting
Build and make your own traditional kite, then decorate to make your own signature design.

Thai 3D Photo Booth
Visit the Thai Tourism Authority 3D photo booth and snap a memorable moment to take home.

Lantern Playground

Enjoy and explore the children’s playground decorated with a canopy of floating sky lanterns.

Stalls

Amazing Thailand

Visit the Amazing Thailand stall and be provided with destination information on beautiful Thailand.

Glow Products
A variety of glow products are available under the Barry Wilde Bridge.

Krathong Sales
Purchase a krathong from the Thai Australia Association and experience the lucky tree.

Food Stalls
Enjoy delicious cuisines from a variety of food stalls and trucks. Enjoy traditional Thai cuisine, Asian delights, sweet tea, sugar cane, scrumptious desserts and ice cream.

Information Booth
Visit the City of Parramatta staff at the information booth. Participate in community surveys and discover developments taking place in Parramatta.

Floating Of The Krathongs

The procession and krathong floating ceremony commences at 8pm. Make your own unique krathong or purchase a krathong ready to participate in this ancient Thai ritual. Float away all your worries on Parramatta River bringing you a better life and prosperous future.

Floating of the Krathongs

Fireworks Spectacular

Fireworks spectacular takes place at 9pm.

Full Program

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5.00 Welcome by Master of Ceremonies Kitiphume
5.10 Buddharangsee Thai Language School
5.25 Siam Classical Dance Studio
5.32 Singer Boss & Kaem
5.46 Siam Classical Dance Studio
5.57 Rarg Thai Band
6.40 Siam Classical Dance Studio
6.50 Rarg Thai Band
7.00 ‘Spice I Am’ Cooking Demonstration
With Spice I Am Head Chef, Sujet Saenkham
7.50 Official Proceedings
Welcome to Country by Uncle Lex Dadd. Speeches by the Lord Mayor of Parramatta Cr Andrew Wilson and Royal Thai Consul General Nathapol Khantahiran
8.00 Krathong Floating Ceremony on Parramatta River Foreshore Procession led by Rarg Thai Band
8.15 PraneatThai
Direct from Thailand - Thai Classical Dancing Performance
Performance by Thai singer, who won 14 medals from the 'World Championships of Performing Arts'
9.00 Fireworks
9.15 PraneatThai
Direct from Thailand - Thai Classical Dancing Performance
Performance by Thai singer, who won 14 medals from the 'World Championships of Performing Arts'