SF’s Brand New Thai New Year Festival
San Francisco welcomes a brand new street fair and festival in 2019 celebrating Thailand and Southeast Asian food and culture.
The Thai New Year Food and Culture Festival, called the Songkran Festival, will take place on two blocks of Larkin Street, between Eddy and O’Farrell from 11am to 4:30 pm.
There will be a festival stage, live music, on stage Muay Thai boxing demonstrations from local children’s school, traditional Southeast Asian dances, a Southeast Asian fashion show, a Thai beer garden, food booths, kids fun center, bounce houses and more.
Thai New Year in Little Saigon Southeast Asian Food Festival
Sunday, April 14, 2019 | 11am to 4pm
Little Saigon (Larkin btwn Eddy & O’Farrell), SF
- One festival stage
- 4 live bands
- On stage Muay Thai boxing demonstrations from local children’s school
- Traditional Southeast Asian dances
- Southeast Asian fashion show
- A Thai beer garden
- Approximately 15-20 food booths
- Children’s activity center
- 3 children’s bounce houses
A celebration of Southeast Asian culture, delicious food, and tradition, the New Year is Thailand’s busiest time and attracts hundreds of thousands of tourist from all over the world. It is known for the celebration of water as a symbol of washing away negativity and bad luck from the year before. Thai New Year is an event that is celebrated in many countries, including the United States. This will be a happy, fun, family-oriented event that will promote Southeast Asian culture, food, tradition, the Tenderloin neighborhood, and the Larkin Street commercial corridor.
The Festival will attract people from all over the Bay Area to the Tenderloin, showcasing the area’s contributions to culture and the local economy.
Our goal is to bring much-needed attention to local small businesses, community nonprofits, and new development projects on Larkin Street.
Lers Ros Thai in partnership with the Tenderloin Community Benefit District, Sunday Streets, and Invest in Neighborhoods San Francisco will be the lead organizers of “Thai New Year in Little Saigon Southeast Asian Food Festival.”