Thai New Year is coming to the Tenderloin on Sunday, April 14th, 2019!
The New Year celebration, also called the Songkran Festival, will be an annual event that we plan to build on and grow every year.
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.
The New Year food and culture festival will take place on two blocks of Larkin Street, between Eddy and O’Farrell 11am to 4:30 pm