Songkran, or the New Year in Thailand, traditionally happens in April. And every April Thai Town in Hollywood puts on a big, festive, food- and craft-filled to-do, complete with dancing, art-making, and delicious eats. And if you are a curry fan, then you should know that those delicious eats are very much about one of your favorite dishes, the spicy star of many a heart (and palate). In fact, the LA Curry Festival is large part of the Thai Town Songkran Festival, and the vendors lining the Hollywood Boulevard-based party include such notable restaurants as Bombay Cafe, Palms Thai, and Ngoma (we should also mention that the variety of curries is impressive; Africa, India, Thailand, Jamaica, and Indonesia are represented).
A Curry King will be chosen at the daylong celebration, a car will be raffled, and a colorful parade will take to the streets of Tinseltown. Oh, and did we mention the curry? Lovely, lovely curry...
Thai Town New Year Songkran Festival and LA Curry Festival
Sunday, April 5
Hollywood Boulevard between Normandie and Western Avenues