THAI Festival Wellington 9 April & 10 April @ Odlins Plaza


Sat 9 April 2016, 12.00pm-7.00pm
Sun 10 April 2016, 12.00pm-7.00pm

Wellington’s Waterfront will come alive on April 9 and 10 with the sights, tastes and sounds of Thailand. 

This special two-day festival is celebrating 60 years of diplomatic relations between Thailand and New Zealand.

Join us for a variety of authentic Thai food, unique cultural experiences and beautiful performances.

Learn the delicate art of Thai handcraft with a range of demonstrations highlighting the exquisiteness of Thai culture. Observe the drawing of Khon masks, embroidery of Kohn costumes, scented candle carving, fruit and vegetable carving, popped rice displays and more.

Sample Thai delicacies not easily found in Thai restaurants, such as crispy gems in coconut milk or fried banana and kumara.

Take a ride on a tuk-tuk and learn to write your name in Thai characters.

Encounter a classical Khon Thai performance that was once only performed for royalty. This truly cultural experience combines several art forms including drama, music, painting and sculpture to create a traditional performance reflective of beauty, perfection and harmony.

With many other performances on both days, including the Dance of the Four Regions (North, South, Central and Northeast Thailand), there is plenty for the whole family to enjoy.

Plus your chance to win a wonderful Thai prize pack from the Royal Thai Embassy for taking a photo at the festival and posting on this page.

Attendance is free.
Please note there won't be Eftpos facilities at the festival, so please bring cash. The nearest ATM's are at the BP Taranaki St and inside Te Papa.

Photo competition! Your chance to win a lucky Thai bag of goodies simply by posting a photo from the event to our event Facebook page. Winner drawn Monday 11 April.