For updated events listings each month of the year, see Nicky's Gay Pattaya website.
April 13-19, 2016 - Wan Lai in Pattaya, elsewhere called Songkran, with slightly later finale, during traditional Thai New Year. Celebrated by sprinkling water on Buddha + giving and receiving dousings from buckets or water guns to/from anyone within range. For big final day the beach road and adjacent roads close to traffic: 3 miles with thousands of people and lots of water.
November 15, 2016, annual events at Bali Hai Pier, Pattaya. On the full moon of the 12th month (traditional Thai lunar calendar), people float small candle-lit rafts (Krathong) on rivers, canals, lakes or sea, honoring the Goddess of Water. Fireworks & beauty contests are a big part of the festivities.
December - see website for details on celebrations, gala dinners and other events.