If you’re stuck for things to do in Bath this weekend you need look no further. While having a browse through the upcoming events that will be happening in the city this summer, we found details of a great festival that will be taking place in Bath’s Royal Victoria Park this Saturday and Sunday (July 2nd and 3rd).
The first Bath Thai Festival will be happening this weekend from 10am until 7pm (on both days) and it’s set to include a huge range of activities and displays.
As an opener for anyone who arrives near the beginning of the day there will be the chance to see Thai monks chanting and traditional blessings and offerings being given (10:40 on both days).
The devoted foodies out there will be pleased to see a vast range of different authentic Thai cuisine on offer, and live cooking demonstrations so afterwards you can try cooking your own Thai dishes at home. Those who are feeling brave can take part in “I’m British Get Me Out of Here”, which we think will involve trying some of the more unusual Thai delicacies… Crickets have been mentioned as one potential…
Music and dance is another major part of Thai culture and will be playing a big role in the weekend. On Saturday Thai folk songs will be performed at 11:25, 1:40 and 2:30. On Sunday the times will be 12:30, 1:20, 2:30 and 5:20. Also, throughout the two days at regular intervals, performances of traditional Thai dances will be taking place and each day will end with Thai dance music.
Two of the other things that Thailand is known for; Muay Thai boxing and Lady Boys, will be featured too. Demonstrations of the boxing will be given by Danny Sergiu; three times area champion.
Other highlights include; a Thai beer garden, Thai carving, Thai massage (always a winner), Thai fortune tellers, a blindfold boxing competition, and a family fun fair.
On both days there will be plenty to see by way of traditional costumes and culture. But if you can only make one day it’s worth bearing in mind that Sunday has the Thai cheerleading display, the Miss Thailand of Great Britain contest, and the drawing of the raffle - the winner of which receives a return flight ticket to Thailand.
At only £3 for an adult day ticket, and £1 for a child ticket, both of which can be bought on the gate, it’s great value and certainly worth having a look at. Especially if the weather holds out!
From all of us here at Dukes, we hope you have a great time whatever you might be doing this weekend.