Warwick Thai festival set to return

Thai festivals have been held by the Rotary Club since the Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004 to raise disaster aid, and the club has continued support ever since, most recently during Covid when many people lost their jobs

Monday, 15th March 2021, 12:00 pm
Updated Monday, 15th March 2021, 12:02 pm

Warwick Rotarians have chosen July for the return of their annual Thai festival and are keeping their fingers crossed that the path out of lockdown continues.

Working with partners Magic of Thailand and Warwick Racecourse, the Rotary Club is calling on the Thai community to return and have 'a great day out' at their 16th Thai festival.

The team is working with Warwick District Council to ensure Covid precautions are in place for the event's return on July 10 and July 11, so that visitors will be safe.

Warwick Thai Festival is set to return this year. Photo supplied

The format will be the same as previous years, open from 10.30am to 5pm, the racecourse will host Buddhist monks, boxers, dancers and musicians, with plenty of stalls selling Thai food, drinks, spices, crafts, and massages.

Buddhist Monks will start the festival off with their ceremonies, and the traditional reception of gifts from the traders.

On stage throughout the day will be a presentation of Thai culture, with dancing, lady boys, music, Thai boxing and cookery demonstrations.

There will also be children’s dancing, a talent show as well as a play area.

Tickets will be available online with details to be announced soon.

Thai festivals have been held by the Rotary Club since the Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004 to raise disaster aid, and the club has continued support ever since, most recently during Covid when many people lost their jobs.