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Things To Do In Bangkok In April 2024: Markets, Expos, & The Much-Awaited Songkran Festival

Things to do in Bangkok in April 2024

April is all about Songkran. Practically the entire country shuts down to splash water and celebrate the Thai New Year. But there’s also plenty to do outside of the quintessential Thai holiday as well.

Here’s all you need to know about what there is to do in Bangkok in April 2024.

Is April a good month to visit Bangkok?

In one simple word: Yes! April is the month of Songkran, and the holiday is a microcosm of all things Thai culture.

You’ll get to experience the fun-loving side of Thai culture with all the water fights, but Songkran is also a time for family and making merit.

Of course, there’s plenty to do outside of Songkran as well.

1. THAI COMICS ART 2024 – exhibit celebrating Thai comic artists

Image credit: ปลุกผี via Facebook

This exhibit features comic art from old Thai legends that drew many comics that we read during our youth.

Date: 3-30 April 2024
Time: 11am-6pm
Location: Old Town Gallery, 405 407, 409 Thanon Chakkraphatdi Phong, Ban Bat, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok 10100 | Google Maps

2. SEE U Fest by BBA CU – pop-up market by Chulalongkorn University students

Image credit: SEE U FEST via Facebook

This pop-up market is run by Chulalongkorn University’s BBA students. Expect live music, tons of food, and plenty of interesting things to buy.

Date: 4-5 April 2024
Time: 10am-8pm
Location: Two Kings Monument, Chulalongkorn University, 254 Phaya Thai Rd, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330 | Google Maps

3. Thailand Toy Expo 2024 – new, exclusive, & limited edition toys

Image credit: Thailand Toy Expo via Facebook

This expo is a collector’s paradise filled with plenty of toys that can’t be found anywhere else.

Date: 4-7 April 2024
Time: 10am-10pm
Location: centralwOrld, 999/9 Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330 | Google Maps

4. Celebrity Market Fest – pop-up market in Chula featuring celebrity foodies

Image credit: zipevent

This is another pop-up market from Chulalongkorn University, but this time it’s featuring food from famous Thai celebrities.

Date: 4-7 April 2024
Time: 10am-11pm
Location: Between Suan Luang and Baan That Thong, Soi Chulalongkorn 5, Wang Mai, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330 | Google Maps

5. a bit of thai tunes – pushing the boundaries of Thai music

Image credit: A Bit Of Thai Tunes via Facebook

This exhibit at Museum Siam aims to push the definitions of Thai music through live coding music and projection mapping.

Tickets can be found here.

Date: 5-6 April 2024
Time: 10am-6pm
Location: Museum Siam, 4 Sanam Chai Rd, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200 | Google Maps

6. Pet Market by Mha Tid Tiew – all things pet plus free health checks from Utmost Pet Hospital

Image credit: หมาติดเที่ยว. via Facebook

This market is for pet owners looking to pamper their pets. The market will also offer free health check-ups from Utmost Pet Hospital.

Date: 5-7 April 2024
Time: 10am-10pm
Location: Central Eastville, 69, 69/1-2 Pradit Manutham Rd, Lat Phrao, Bangkok 10230 | Google Maps

7. hololive Meet Fan Meeting – see your oshis Calli and Kiara live & play games with them

Image credit: @holoSongkran24 via X

Popular VTubers from hololive are doing a fan meet at True Digital Park.

You can get tickets here.

Date: 7 April 2024
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: Grand Hall, True Digital Park, 101 Sukhumvit Rd. Khwaeng Bang Chak, Khet Phra Khanong, Bangkok 10260 | Google Maps

8. Wat Rai Khing Festival (งานวัดไร่ขิง) – classic temple fair with local food and rides after Songkran

Image credit: @js100radio via X

This annual temple fair is one of Thailand’s most popular. We cover just why it’s so popular here.

Date: 19-27 April 2024
Location: Wat Rai Khing, P7V5+69, Tha Talat, Sam Phran District, Nakhon Pathom 73210 | Google Maps

9. YEAH! MARKET – Summer Style: flea market filled with summer-themed products

Image credit: zipevent

This popular flea market organizer is setting up yet another market. This time it’ll be a post-Songkran market at The Circle Ratchaphruek.

Date: 26-28 April 2024
Time: 11am-9pm
Location: The Circle Ratchaphruek, 39 Ratchaphruek Rd, Bang Ramat, Taling Chan, Bangkok 10170 | Google Maps

10. Celebrating Songkran in Bangkok

Image credit: CEphoto, Uwe Aranas via Wikimedia Commons

This one needs no introduction. The entirety of downtown Bangkok will be celebrating Songkran. For spots that’ll truly be a sight to behold, make sure you make stops in the Siam area, Silom, and Khao San Road.

We’ve already covered Samyan’s 3 days straight of concerts and water splashing here.

Date: 12-16 April 2024
Time: All day! Or at least until we get tired…

Bask in April fun in Bangkok

April is a wonderful month for the people of Bangkok. It’s a month where we have tons of holidays, so we’re going all out to have fun. So come join us!

For more ideas on having fun in Bangkok this summer, check out our summer activities guide. Alternatively, if you’re a football fan trying to catch the World Cup qualifiers, here’s our big list of sports bars in Bangkok.

Cover image adapted from: JJ Harrison via Wikimedia Commons, @js100radio via X, @holoSongkran24 via X, Thailand Toy Expo via Facebook