What’s On in October: The Best Siem Reap Events in October 2017

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Siem Reap events calendar October 2017

Welcome to October’s edition of our monthly events roundup! Each month, we’ll be sharing the best Siem Reap events in our magazine. So check back regularly or subscribe to our Facebook page to get the latest updates about upcoming events in town!

As usual, we start with listing this month’s public holidays:

  • Sunday October 15: Commemoration Day of King’s Father, Norodom Sihanouk who passed away exactly 5 years ago on October 15, 2012.
  • Monday, October 23: Anniversary of the Paris Peace Accord
  • Sunday, October 29: King Norodom Sihamoni Coronation Day

October brings us also a full and varied social calendar, with a huge number of events taking place in town. Unfortunately, we can’t list them all, but here is our selection!

October 4 – Launch of A.Lanka Design Jewelry Brand

Launch of A.Lanka Design Jewelry Brand in Siem Reap

A.Lanka Design is a jewelry brand created by Alice Varini, a young French designer who used to work for Swarovski, Artisans d’Angkor and currently, Morganne Bello. This event is hosted by Mademoiselle Thyda, the new trendy shop of Cambodian fine food souvenirs in Kandal Village. Come along and enjoy a special discount of 15% on the presented jewels and on the whole range of Mademoiselle Thyda products (Spices, teas, coffees,…). Tasty food will accompany your visit.

Where: Mademoiselle Thyda, Kandal Village
When: Oct 4, 6pm – 8pm
Cost: Free admission
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1879095285740621/ 

October 7 – Days In Orbit live concert

Days In Orbit live concert Siem Reap

Days In Orbit will bring a mix of trippy world electro music to the Harbour on Saturday October 7. It will be their only live show in Cambodia, so don’t miss out if you are a fan of the genre!

Where: The Harbour
When: Oct 7, 9pm – 12am
Cost: Free admission
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1773896722640617/ 

October 7 & 8 – Warehouse cleaning at Khmer Ceramics & fine arts center

Warehouse cleaning at Khmer Ceramics & fine arts center

Khmer Ceramics’ warehouse cleanings are already famous amongst locals and longtime expats. Buy as much as you can, as handmade ceramic items such as plates, bowls, mugs, boxes and even some special pieces are available on a “1kg = US$ 1.5” basis. Are you ready?

Where: Khmer Ceramics & fine arts center
When: Oct 7 – 8, 8am – 5pm
Cost: Free admission
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/281214415714954/

October 8 – Youth and Rubbish VI

Youth and Rubbish VI Siem Reap

Youth and Rubbish VI is a unique event that aims to encourage the local youth, business owners and general public to keep the environment clean. Join in and spend some time cleaning up Siem Reap town to realize the negative impact of rubbish in our environment. For more details, please contact Mr. Ly at 012 904 543 or 086 275 427.

Where: Siem Reap
When: Oct 8, 8am
Cost: Free admission
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1962565114016339/

October 12 – Spanish National Day at Nest Restaurant

Spanish National Day at Nest Restaurant

Celebrate Spanish National Day at Nest Angkor Restaurant with a special range of Torres wines, free canapés and live music. Wines are available by the glass (US$ 3.5) or by the bottle (US$ 19). A complimentary welcome Sangria is included as well.

Where: Nest Angkor Restaurant & Bar
When: Oct 12, 6pm – 10pm
Cost: Free admission
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/875944159237935/

October 13 – Friday the 13th black party

Friday the 13th party at Lub d

Come along and celebrate one of the darkest, unluckiest days of the year! The Friday the 13th Black Party will kick of at 6pm inside Lub d guesthouse with DJ Adam Scott playing the decks! Dress all in black for a free shot of Pure Evil or Embalming Fluid!

Where: The Little Red Fox Bar & Cafe at Lub d Guesthouse
When: Oct 13, 6pm – 10pm
Cost: Free admission
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/467687196958038/

October 20 – Masters of Food & Wine at Park Hyatt

Masters of Food & Wine at Park Hyatt

Park Hyatt Masters of Food & Wine is an exclusive and sophisticated culinary experience. Indulge in a Khmer-inspired set menu thoughtfully prepared by five local chefs using ingredients from various locations around Cambodia.

Where: Park Hyatt Hotel
When: Oct 20, 6:30pm – 10:30pm
Cost: US$ 100 (including of service charge and taxes)
More info: https://siemreap.park.hyatt.com/

October 21 – Lotus Gala in support of Cambodia Peace Museum

Lotus Gala in support of Cambodia Peace Museum

The Cambodia Peace Museum‘s annual Gala fundraiser is back again with an evening of arts, culture & celebration This year’s edition brings you performances by Laura Mam, Phare and Cambodian Living Arts. There will be some great raffle packages to be won as well!

Where: Malis Restaurant
When: Oct 21, 7pm – 11pm
Cost: US$ 60 (Tickets available at The Little Red Fox Espresso.)
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/327020097761320/

New in Siem Reap – Explosive Detection Dog Show

Siem Reap Explosive Detection Dog Show

Explosive Detection Dog Show is a new event brought to you by Norwegian People’s Aid, a non-profit organisation working on humanitarian disarmament projects globally. They have been using a special breed of dogs to detect landmines and other explosive devices remaining from the war since 1992. Now you have a chance to see up close how it works! These shows are ongoing.

Where: At their venue, near Siem Reap International Airport
When: Monday to Friday, 08:30-9:30am and 4-5pm
Cost: $7 per person, $3 for Cambodian nationals
More info: https://explosivedetectiondogs.org/

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