Head to the riverside. 

Replacing the controversial annual elephant polo of former years, Anantara’s Elephant Boat Race & River Festival promises a weekend of fun.

International teams, including Thailand’s Navy Seals, will race down the Chao Phraya River in elephant-themed dragon boats, while an educational art installation from Golden Triangle Elephant Foundation will take place on dry land.

Organized by Independent Wine & Spirit (Thailand), the family-friendly event will also feature plenty of food, drinks, a fun fair and a vintage car exhibition, as well as live music and cultural performances.

Mar 29-31, 10am. Anantara Riverside, 257 Charoengkrung Rd., 02-476-0022. B400-9,000 via www.bangkokriverfestival.com.

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