The annual Fisherman’s Village Festival is a popular occasion on the Thai holiday island of Koh Samui.
Running from August 22nd to August 26th each year, this colourful event is based on live music, good food and plenty of fun activities.
The Fisherman’s Village is located at Bophut Beach and is known for maintaining a distinctly Mediterranean atmosphere, which harks back to the area’s former status as the main French outpost on the island.
In contrast to busier spots such as Chaweng Beach, it is one of the most well-preserved places on Koh Samui and boasts rows of old wooden shop-houses once presided over by Chinese merchants.
During the five-day festival, the area is transformed into a vibrant party zone where local rock bands and artists from across Thailand perform.
Temporary food tents are set up to offer visitors a range of delicious and inexpensive cuisine, with many local hotels using the event as an opportunity to showcase the talents of their chefs.
The festival is free to attend and offers a chance for holidaymakers to experience an authentic quarter of Koh Samui
The Fisherman’s Village is one of the most preserved places on the island. This village retains a distinctive feel with the old wooden shop-houses. The Fisherman’s Village Festival is a colorful festival that caters some of the best live music anywhere on the island. The music generally includes popular Thai (rock) music, played by local bands and artists from around Thailand. The other highlight of this festival is, as you would expect, food! Food stalls and tents sell a wide range of cheap but tasty cuisine, with a lot of local hotels showing off their chef’s creations.