Thai New Year in Los Angeles

Songkran Thai New Year Events in Los Angeles

Thai New Year on Hollywood Boulevard
••• Thai New Year on Hollywood Boulevard. 7-how-7 via Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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 elaborately costumed dancers of all ages and offerings to the Thai Buddhist monks as well as other New Year customs. Unfortunately, the websites often don't get updated until the last minute, if at all. For 2017 the Hollywood Boulevard event has been cancelled.

They're trying to regroup for 2018.

Songkran New Year Festival at Wat Thai Buddhist Temple in North Hollywood.
When: April 8-9, 2017, 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.watthai.com

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: First Sunday of April, Cancelled for 2017
Where: Hollywood Blvd will be blocked off between Western and Vermont
Cost: Free
Metro: Red Line to Hollywood & Western
Info: thaicdc.org