Khao Sam Muk Running Festival

This is a traditional event for Burapha University students. The festival will be held on 8 July to celebrate Burapha University’s anniversary. The running distance is about 10 KM from Khao Sam Muk. The highlight of the event for students is the 5 letters: A, B, C, D, F which represent the grade Burapha University students will receive. All students will jump at A until the color of A is faded.  [I have no idea what this last sentence means.

Bae Ka Din Craft Fair

           This activity is arranged by the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts.  The event allows creative and talented students to display and sell their handmade products. In addition, there will be many kiosks serving food and beverage, and there will be games and a concert. The highlight of Bae Ka Din is to worship Ganesha who is considered to be the Lord of letters and learning, intelligence, wisdom, and intellect.

BUUIC ASEAN Trip

           This trip is an annual project of Burapha University International College to foster their students’ multicultural experience. The students in this program will be assertive and communicative as they participate in cultural exchange while abroad.  The program will provide buddies to each BUUIC student.  The purpose of the buddies is to take care of and support foreign students during the program. The buddies must also prepare activities and cultural performances for foreign lecturers and students.

Music and Performance Arts Festival (MUPA Festival)

           This festival will be arranged by the Faculty of Music and Performing Arts.  The goal is to provide a stage for music and performing arts students to demonstrate their talents through performances. The festival will be held at the Eastern Art and Culture Centre of Burapha University. The two-week event will attract performances from every corner of the globe, with both national and international artists. Performances include concerts, singing, stage play, folk drama, Mime, contemporary dance, etc.

Sand Pile-Making Festival

           This festival is held annually from 16 to 17 April by the Saensuk Municipality. The amount of sand used during the event is 84,000 piles – based on the amount of Dhammakhan. In the festival, sand piles are decorated to look like pagoda sculptures with colorful flags. Activities in the festival include making merit, pouring water, traditional sports such as tug of war, and takraw.         

Bangsaen Marathon

           This running event is recognized by both Thai and foreign runners, and it has been accredited to the IAAF Silver Label Road Race standard. The marathon is held at Bangsaen beach. Race applicants are full at 10,000 persons within 1 hour. The race often includes many elite runners such as Sisay Lemma Kasaye and Marta Lema Megra – both are Ethiopian athletes. Bangsaen hosts 3 major running events every year: the Bangsaen 10 k in January, the Bangsaen 42 k in November, and the Bangsaen 21 k in December.

Bangsaen Grand Prix

           This international motor sports event is accredited by the same FIA standard as the Macau Grand Prix.  It has also served as a racecourse that allows drivers to accumulate points in the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia and the TCR Asia Series. The Bangsaen circuit covers Bangsaen beach, Laemtaen, and Khao Sam Muk. Racing fans will see more than 300 race cars driven by Thai and foreign racers. In addition, there are many activities such as e-Sport (Electronic Sport) and e-Kart (E-GoKart Racing).