Every year, the Thai communities around Los Angeles celebrate Thai New Year Songkran (Sangkran) Festivals at multiple locations for two weekends. Both events have lots of Thai food and dance as well as other New Year customs.
Songkran Thai New Year Street Fair
The street fair is the biggest of Thai New Year events. Dozens of vendor booths line a mile strip of Hollywood Boulevard. Multiple stages offer music and dance and the event includes the LA Curry Festival and the Miss Thai New Year Pageant.
When: Sunday, April 6, 2014, 9 am - 8 pm
Where: Hollywood Blvd will be blocked off between Western and Vermont
Metro: Red Line to Hollywood & Western
Info: www.thainewyear.com, www.facebook.com/ThaiNewYear/events
Songkran New Year Festival at Wat Thai Buddhist Temple in North Hollywood.
When: April TBA, 2014, Sat-Sun 9 am - 6 pm
Where: Wat Thai Buddhist Temple, 8225 Coldwater Canyon Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91605
Parking: Free shuttle from Kaiser Permanente Hospital parking
Info: (818) 780-4200, ext 601 or 609, www.watthaiusa.org (website not consistently maintained. Call for details).