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As a living icon with important symbolic connotations and historical associations in Laos, the elephant is an animal dear to the hearts of the Lao people. The Elephant festival is a celebration of culture and traditional ties between Lao communities and elephant as well as drawing attention to the endangered status of this charismatic species the Elephant festival is a free, all-ages event with activities including a majestic elephant procession with up to 100 elephants, a traditional elephant Baci ceremony, fruit and flower offerings, monks’ blessing, mahout and elephant shows, live performances  from Lao and foreign artists, a night market and outdoor elephant museum visitor will have the opportunity to see documentary films on a large outdoor screen and enjoy live performance on the main stage or go for an elephant ride in the Neighbouring forest.
Useful Link: http://festival.elefantasia.org