Events in Thailand

Bo Sang Umbrella and San Kamphaeng Handicraft Festival

The 37th annual Bo Sang Umbrella and San Kamphaeng Handicraft Festival will take place from 17-19 January, 2020, at Bo Sang village, Tonpao sub-district, San Kamphaeng district, Chiang Mai. 

The cultural event is held to honour and celebrate the local community that creates Thailand’s most famous, artfully painted umbrellas handmade from a native plant Sa, or mulberry bark. Enjoy colorful parades, skillful artisanship by locals, live music, dance, cultural performances, exhibitions, markets and the Bo Sang beauty contest in an authentic art and craft Thai village of Bo Sang, just 8kms outside the tourist hub of Chiang Mai.

Take memorable photos of the parades where Thai women in traditional Lanna costume ride bikes, while holding colourful umbrellas. Parades, live performances, music, exhibitions and basketry and weaving demonstrations and the Bor Sang Beauty contest for the finale.

Bo Sang Umbrella Festival 2020 Programme:

Day 1: Friday, 17 January, 2020

  • 9.00 : 
    • Storefronts and street decorations.
    • Bo Sang umbrella exhibition. 
    • Basketry and weaving demonstrations.
    • Indonesian traditional umbrella making.
    • Traditional Lanna community market.
  • 10:00 : Cultural parade of umbrellas.
  • 13.00 : Parade of Thai ladies in traditional Lanna costume riding bicycles while holding umbrellas.

Parade of ladies riding bicycles and holding umbrellas.

  • 15.00 :
    • Cultural performances on stage.
    • Bo Sang Night Bazaar market.
  • 18.00 :
    • Opening ceremony for the ‘Tonpao Tourism Festival’.
    • 37th Bo Sang Umbrella and San Kamphaeng Crafts Festival.
    • 16th Amazing Lanna Sa Paper Festival.
    • 9th Beautiful Lanna Lamps Festival.
    • Car parade decorated with umbrellas, Sa paper and Lanna lamps.

Day 2: Saturday, 18 January, 2020

  • 05.00 :  Bo Sang Umbrella Run 2020.
  • 09:00 :
    • Storefronts and street decorations.
    • Bo Sang umbrella exhibition. 
    • Making umbrella products and woodcarving demonstrations.
    • Basketry and weaving demonstrations.
    • Indonesian traditional umbrella making.
    • Traditional Lanna community market.
    • Demonstrations of making umbrella products and woodcarving.
  • 10:00 : Cultural parade of umbrellas.
  • 14.00 : Parade of Thai ladies in traditional Lanna costume riding bicycles while holding umbrellas.
  • 15.00 :
    • Walking street on Bo Sang Rd. 
    • Street of Art at the Pavillion. 
    • Bo Sang Night Bazaar market. 
  • 17.00 : onwards:
    • Sabatchai drum show.
    • Cultural performances of Indonesia.

Day 3: Sunday, 19 January, 2020

  • 09:00 :
    • Storefronts and street decorations
    • Bo Sang umbrella exhibition. 
    • Making umbrella products and woodcarving demonstrations.
    • Basketry and weaving demonstrations.
    • Indonesian traditional umbrella making.
    • Traditional Lanna community market.
  • 10:00 : Cultural parade of umbrellas.
  • 13.00 : Parade of Thai ladies in traditional Lanna costume riding bicycle while  holding umbrellas.
  • 15.00 :
    • Walking street on Bo Sang Rd.
    • Street of Art at the Pavillion
    • Cultural performances.
    • Bo Sang Night Bazaar market.
    • Bo Sang Night Bazaar market.
  • 18.00 : 
    • Miss Bo Sang umbrella beauty contest and winner.
    • Cultural performances of Indonesia.