Thailand Full Moon Party Dates 2023 & 2024
Would you like to experience a world famous party like no other? Plan a break to the beautiful Thai island of Koh Phangan and enjoy the epic Full Moon Party. This incredible event is held every month and is something you must participate in once in your life.
The Full Moon Party really is legendary, and despite being paused during the Covid-19 pandemic, it is back in full swing again.
Check latest dates below for 2023 and 2024 and start getting ready for the wildest time of your life!
• January 6th (Friday)
• February 5th (Sunday)
• March 7th (Tuesday)
• April 5th (Friday)
• May 4th (Friday)
• June 4th (Sunday)
• July 2nd (Sunday)
• August 3rd (Thursday)
• September 29th (Friday)
• October 30th (Monday)
• November 27th (Monday)
• December 27th (Wednesday)
• December 31st (Sunday)
• January 26th (Friday)
• February 24th (Saturday)
• March 25th (Monday)
• April 24th (Wednesday)
• May 23rd (Thursday)
• June 22nd (Saturday)
• July 21st (Sunday)
• August 20th (Tuesday)
• September 18th (Wednesday)
• October 17th (Thursday)
• November 16th (Saturday)
• December 15th (Sunday)
• December 31st (Tuesday)
Haad Rin, Koh Phangan, Thailand.
The Full Moon Festival takes place throughout the world and usually takes place on a beach. The signature music of full moon parties is Goa, trance and psy-trance too. The most famous full moon party of all takes place in Koh Phangan in Thailand every full moon. Both Zanzibar and Barbados have held brilliant full moon parties but these are not on the scale of the one on the island of Koh Phangan in Thailand.
The first Full Moon Party, Koh Phangan, was completely makeshift, in a wooden night club not far from the beach in 1985 with around 25-30 travellers. The Full Moon Party gained prominence rapidly through word of mouth, and the event now attracts a horde of about 20,000-30,000 every full moon evening.
What to Expect
The present event has become a part of the itinerary of many travellers to Asia and is listed in many of the popular travel guides.
It’s characterized by unruly and potentially hazardous attractions such as nutters with fire skipping ropes, buckets of alcohol, and a unremitting drug culture.
It’s indeed regarded by many as the "ultimate party experience", although drug laws are still strict, and police enforcement is stepped up during the parties. Nevertheless, party animals return to the island year after year to get stoned, drunk and go mental.
There are often remonstrations from locals, especially fishermen, who live on the islands East of Thailand complaining that the festival creates more harm than good and that the ocean is contaminated as a result of the beach revelry.
How to Get to The Full Moon Party / Koh Phangan
If you are looking to book a trip to Thailand, search flights on Skyscanner - this is our top recommended flight comparison website to help you find the cheapest fares. Although there is no airport on Koh Phangan, you can book a flight to Bangkok or Phuket and then make your way to the island.
From Bangkok you can travel via bus/train then ferry, or catch a ferry from the other islands in southern Thailand. You can book transport online or on arrival with a local travel operator. Getting to the Full Moon Party isn’t that difficult, there are lots of local travel agents throughout Thailand or you can book online in-advance.
Where to Stay for the Full Moon Party?
If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in Koh Phangan close to the Full Moon Party search for accommodation that’s near to Haad Rin.
This will save you having to worry about taxis and transport. Accommodation does get filled up well in-advance though so you’ll need to book early.
If you aren’t really a party animal, you might be best staying outside of Haad Rin, there are lots of areas nearby which are much less rowdy, and also cheaper. We recommend Booking.com which usually has the cheapest prices for hotels, hostels and apartments.
Full Moon Party Tours
Several international tour companies offer trips to Thailand which if you book the right dates you can include the full moon party in the itinerary. Check out Contiki and G Adventures, both offer tons of amazing tours to Thailand and south-east Asia. Benefits of booking a tour rather than going by yourself is meeting new people, getting taken to the best locations, having accommodation sorted and also having a lot of fun!
For more advice for how to maximise your experience, view top tips how to survive the full moon party. There are also lots of other things to do in this spectacular country, one popular option is applying for volunteer programs in Thailand where you can help elephants and other great causes.