Thailand Full Moon Party [2024/2025]: Dates & Guide
By Sarah Hemsley
Last updated: 2nd January 2024
The island of Koh Phangan is known for its epic Jungle Party, Half Moon Party, and, of course, the legendary Full Moon Party! If dancing under the moonlit sky on a tropical island surrounded by Thailand’s turquoise water sounds like your kind of night, keep reading...
What is a Full Moon Party?
Thailand’s famous Full Moon Festival is known for being one of the best beach parties in the world. The story goes that a group of backpackers in the distant past… the 80s, threw a birthday party on Haad Rin Nok Beach when the moon was in full glow. They loved it so much that they came back again and again. Word spread and the legendary Full Moon Party grew into what we know today. Incredible fire shows, buckets of alcohol (literally, sand castle buckets!), and 30,000 travellers from all over the world, covered from head-to-toe in neon paint, dancing on the beach of Koh Phangan island. It’s a beach party like no other!
When is the Full Moon Party?
It’s synced to the lunar calendar. So every month on the night of the full moon, this unforgettable festival takes over with a party to remember. If you want to experience a mega-party, the best time to go is during peak seasons between July - August and December - April. There’s also an annual New Year’s celebration in Full Moon Party style!
Please note: We obtain the Full Moon Party dates from this website and dates are subject to slight change.
Full Moon Party Dates 2024
• Thursday 25th January
• Sunday 25th February
• Sunday 24th March
• Tuesday 23rd April
• Thursday 23rd May
• Friday 21st June
• Monday 22nd July
• Monday 19th August
• Tuesday 17th September
• Friday 18th October
• Friday 15th November
• Sunday 15th December
• Tuesday 31st December 2024/25 (New Year's party!)
Full Moon Party Dates 2025
2025 dates are yet to be officially announced but here are the expected dates. For peace of mind, please speak to one of our travel advisers.
• Tuesday 14th January
• Wednesday 12th February
• Friday 14th March
• Sunday 13th April
• Monday 12th May
• Wednesday 11th June
• Thursday 10th July
• Saturday 9th August
• Sunday 7th September
• Tuesday 7th October
• Wednesday 5th November
• Saturday 27th December
• Wednesday 31st December 2025/26 (New Year's party!)
Where is the Full Moon Party?
On the party island of Koh Phangan, at Haad Rin Nok beach, there’s no better place for it! It’s large stretch of powder-like sand, drink shacks providing the booze, and thriving beach clubs blaring out the beats; it’s a Full Moon Party paradise. The beach is also known as ‘Sunrise Beach’, so after you party hard through the night, you’ll find yourself mesmerised by the beauty of pink and gold hues lighting up Thailand’s morning sky. Is that not the best hangover cure?
On our Thailand group tours, you'll be staying where the action is on Koh Phangan island so you can soak up all the atmosphere and not miss a single moment of this epic event.
What should I expect from a Full Moon Party?
Prepare for a night filled with buzzing music, from dance beats to RNB to techno. There are vibrant laser shows, fire shows, and acrobatic shows to keep you entertained throughout the night. Not to mention the 30,000+ like-minded travellers living it up on the sands of the beach with sand castle buckets filled to the brim with tropical cocktails. UV neon paint will be glowing underneath the moonlit sky as you dance the night away. It’s an electrifying experience that will leave you with memories and friendships to last a lifetime.
Top tips for a fun-filled night:
Wear suitable footwear
Most people go in trainers so they don’t cut themselves on broken glass in the sand. Avoid flip-flops at all costs!
Look after your belongings
A bumbag is your best friend. Only take what you really need. It’s best to take another form of ID and leave your passport at the hotel or hostel.
Cash is key
It’s the best way to budget and avoid losing your card. There’s a small entrance fee which is usually 100-200 baht (approx £2-5). It can cost more during peak seasons. The fee is collected at the entrance where you’ll receive a wristband. It’s a bargain for this legendary party.
Paint it up!
Take your own face paint to decorate yourself in true Full Moon style! Sharing is caring - get the whole squad looking good.
Stick with your group and avoid doing dangerous activities - fire skipping and drugs are big no-nos.
You’ll see sand castle buckets everywhere! They’re super cheap, super effective, and great to share with your mates. Remember to pace yourself, this party lasts all night long.
There’s no other party like Thailand’s Full Moon Party. Go enjoy every second of it!
Want to experience this on a Thailand group tour?
Contact one of our expert travel advisers to find out which trip dates align with the Full Moon Festival! 🎉
Read more about Koh Phangan's Half Moon and Jungle Party.