We're gearing up for another fun-packed Independence Day! A long-standing Bangkok tradition, the AMCHAM Independence Day Picnic is a full-day community event bringing together Americans, Thais and Bangkok residents of all nationalities.

You can groove to music, enjoy amazing open-air activities with your kids, simply let your hair down and make memories with your family and friends! Join us for live music, cold drinks, and entertainment for children and adults alike. Indulge in burgers and tacos, experience live-food and activity counters and participate in tug of war.

This year we're adding yet more exciting options such as a shopping alley, an expanded soccer tournament, a softball pitch, and many more exquisite international food options!

Keep scrolling for more details about all the activities, food & drinks, and fun on offer.

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Date: Saturday, July 6
Time: 1 - 8 pm
Venue: Bangkok Patana School Sports Complex
Cost: 200 Baht with advance purchase, 300 Baht at door. Children under 12 are free.

How to Get There: Shuttle buses will run between Bang Na BTS and the picnic from 12 noon to 8:30 pm.  The shuttle pick up point is the Meteorological Department parking lot (take exit 1 and follow the signs - also see map for marker).

Free parking is also available at the venue.

Live Music

We have a great selection of bands playing all day long, from crowd favorites to popular swing bands to get you grooving and dance to your favorite beats!

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Food & Drink

From all-American barbecue and hot dogs to tacos to somtam, we have something for everyone.

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Kid Activities & Field Games

Kids love I-Day and we love kids. We have booth after booth offering kid activities, from bouncy castles to crafts to fun rides to sports. Throughout the day we'll also have field games like tug-o-war, gunny sack races, egg toss and more

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Embassy Soccer Tournament

Things are gonna get real in our three-way soccer tournament between the U.S., U.K. and Australian Embassy teams.

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Raffle Prizes

Win exciting Raffle prizes such as Airline tickets, hotel stays, fancy restaurant vouchers and a host of other fantastic prizes.  All proceeds go to support the AMCHAM Foundation Scholarship Program.

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Independence Day Picnic 2019 Program

1 pm Doors open / Come on in for great food, music, games and enjoy!
1:30 pm Opening welcome and raising of the flags by VFW
1:45 pm Children’s Balloon Toss
1:50 pm Embassy Soccer Tournament begins
2 pm Live music featuring Ryan Holweger
2:45 pm Tug of War
3 pm Live music featuring Matthew Fischer and the Fishes
3:45 pm Gunny Sack Races
4 pm Live music featuring Cactus Terrain
4:45 pm Independence Day Ceremonies, including anthems, the U.S. Marine Color guard, speeches by Embassy and AMCHAM representatives, and announcement of raffle winners.
5:30 pm Egg Toss
5:45 pm Live Music featuring The Stumbling Swingout
6:30 pm Pie Eating Contest
6:45 pm Live music featuring Dead Chillis
8 pm Event ends (Shuttle Buses running until 8:30 pm)

THANK YOU TO OUR STAR SPONSORS