Songkran Thai Festival (water festival)...DATE CHANGE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Songkran Festival is one of the most important events for Thai communities all over the world, held in celebration of Thai New Year’s Day. This event in LA consists of dance and live music performances on multiple stages, authentic Thai food sampling, arts and crafts exhibits, a beauty contest and kids’ activities. The festival is known as the “Biggest Cultural Event Outside of Thailand.” Try pad thai, satay and other delicious exotic dishes; buy hand-made souvenirs for your friends and family; watch a parade, boxing matches, sword fights, fashion shows and fruit carving demonstrations. Over 200 vendors’ booths will offer you an endless range of products. Thai community members will be happy to answer your questions about history, art and customs. You will feel the warmth and hospitality inherent in Thai culture. Many celebrities, including Marisa Tomei and Logan Marshall Green, have been spotted at the festival. Thousands of years worth of tradition are squeezed in this one day in April, giving you a chance to travel to Bangkok without even leaving the US.

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  • A former member
    A former member

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    April 10, 2013

  • larry a.

    OK THIS FOLDER IS FULL...GO TO THE 2ND ONE...CLICK TO GO http://www.meetup.com/LAStreetPhotography/photos/14197102/

    April 10, 2013

  • Brewster

    I have not uploaded my images yet. I'm still sorting
    it.

    April 9, 2013

    • larry a.

      Save them to a cf card for now

      April 10, 2013

    • larry a.

      CLICK on PHOTO you will see all the ALBUMs...BREWSTER

      April 10, 2013

  • Ezekiel T.

    I've never seen So Many photo's! what a turn out over 445 WOW!

    April 9, 2013

    • Rocky V.

      It was a great day and the people were great. they are just happy to have their photo taken. i don't mind doing it again.

      1 · April 9, 2013

  • Angelo V.

    great photos everyone! i was there too but i didn't rsvp.

    April 9, 2013

    • larry a.

      Hey Angelo even if you didn't RSVP...feel free to post your pics! Hurry while theres still some room in the album

      April 9, 2013

  • Jeff R.

    What a great event. Loved the sounds of the music and the language, the chanting monks, and the smells of the food really transported me deeper into the culture. Great trip.

    April 8, 2013

  • Chris F.

    Sometimes I forget how much fun it is shooting with you guys,,

    April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good time! Took some pics, had lunch at a Thai joint I'd been wanting to try for ages, chatted with a couple beauty queens, shopped a little at a Thai market and an Armenian market too! Thanks for posting this event, I'd have somehow missed it otherwise.

    April 7, 2013

  • Brewster

    Great experience and lot of fun.
    Enjoy the company of FX.and a great bite
    at Thai Restaurant .

    April 7, 2013

  • Ploy C.

    No water pouring as Songkarn should have. More like street fair but show lots of Thai culture.

    April 7, 2013

  • Ploy C.

    Mission accomplished. Som Tum , northwestern pork sausage, mango with sweet sticky rice. :)

    April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am at Starbucks[masked] 4001. Don't see anyone...

    April 7, 2013

    • Chris F.

      I was there waiting till 10:35,, finally went downstairs and met up with Larry , Rick Sophie and several others ,,

      April 7, 2013

  • Alfredo T.

    Great opportunity to shoot exotic characters!

    April 7, 2013

  • Karlyn Rene F.

    Food and much fun!

    April 7, 2013

  • Annalynn

    had fun roaming around solo. came late... hope to meet everyone next time.

    April 7, 2013

  • Michelle

    Great, I like this festival, since I live in Thai Town

    April 7, 2013

  • javier M.

    Had a lot fun!

    April 7, 2013

  • Karlyn Rene F.

    Fun!

    April 7, 2013

  • Ploy C.

    Live here for 14 years and I am Thai but this is my first time attend Songkarn here:)

    April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Brown Nikon cap.

    April 7, 2013

  • Tejan

    I had a late change in plans..hopefully I can make the next event..

    April 7, 2013

  • Estela

    Read a little about the traditional festivities. Should I expect to be soaked with water?

    April 7, 2013

  • Brewster

    I arrived too early. Anyone who's around and want to join me to a cup of coffee at Starbucks. Come on in.

    April 7, 2013

  • Katherine

    I would like to have a ride with someone. Is anyone living in Torrance or South Bay area? I am willing to contribute gas fee. Thank you.

    April 6, 2013

    • larry a.

      No hassle for parking and the exit from red line is right across the street from festival and starbucks

      April 6, 2013

    • Katherine

      Hi David, I sent an email to your email address. Please check your email. thank you.

      April 7, 2013

  • larry a.

    Tomorrows the day

    April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If anyone wants to shoot together, my cell is 323.203.4001. Text me when you arrive to the area. I live close buy so I'm gonna ride my bike to the festival. Best way to get to the festival is to take the Metro Red Line and get off at the Hollywood and Western Station. Forget trying to park at the Ralphs.

    1 · April 6, 2013

  • Michelle

    Yes! I'll be there. It's right where I live and I usually don't go, since I go alone. One tip. Take the RedLine - since parking is not great in this area. I can't wait to meetup with the group that day.
    ~Michelle~

    1 · March 11, 2013

    • Steven S.

      Hi Michelle, I'll be arriving at 11 to start the day with another Photography group but will look for you as the morning progresses. Hope to have a chance to meet you and the rest of your group.

      April 6, 2013

    • Michelle

      call my cellphone - email me at [masked] and I will send it to you. You can also call either Chris or Larry. I live in this area, so I know it very well. Looking forward to seeing you Steven. ;-)
      ~Michelle~

      April 6, 2013

  • Ezekiel T.

    I might try and make it,for those who have never been Parking is really BAD! The train leaves right there at the corner of Western& Hollywood.

    April 5, 2013

  • Sophie

    Anyone interested in meeting at Union Station

    April 4, 2013

    • Chris F.

      Where are you coming from

      April 5, 2013

    • Sophie

      I'm coming from Alhambra I probably get drop off at union station

      April 5, 2013

  • Nick

    Where exactly the parade Will be held? Along Hollywood blvd? Or any map would be much appreciated

    April 4, 2013

    • larry a.

      Hi Nick...the website wasn't finished so the parade route was not posted. The starting location is Hollywood and Vermont ends at Kingsley. there are no shuttles

      April 4, 2013

    • Nick

      Okay. Got it, thanks Larry!

      April 4, 2013

  • Alfredo T.

    Sorry, I just saw the small letters (at the Starbucks corner), I'll see you guys there!

    April 3, 2013

  • Alfredo T.

    Where is the exact meeting place? It's my first time in this group, so I can't identify the members.

    April 3, 2013

  • SharonLeePhotography

    I think I will park at the NoHo station and travel the RedLine into Hollywood. Seems like a good plan..

    2 · April 1, 2013

  • Laura

    Dang, will probably have to leave early again, and this looks like so much fun!

    April 2, 2013

  • Nathan

    Looking forward to joining this group for the first time.

    April 1, 2013

    • Annalynn

      it's my first time joining this group too! pretty stoked!

      April 2, 2013

  • Chris F.

    I'll probably pick up the Goldline in Pasadena and the Red at Union Station.. Pretty easy,, done it before ,,

    April 1, 2013

  • tiffaney

    If ny schedule stays open. I'm there

    April 1, 2013

  • Mara Z.

    Really looking forward to this experience = yea

    March 15, 2013

  • Chris F.

    Looking forward to this,, got some great shots last year

    March 11, 2013

  • Kelly H.

    Which is the correct date? the 7th or 13th?
    thanks....

    March 11, 2013

  • Noel R

    Sorry not available on the 7th. Have fun guys! Till next time!

    1 · March 11, 2013

  • Ploy C.

    Can't wait.

    March 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    for now.

    March 11, 2013

  • Susan C.

    So excited to practice my photography along with being in the Thai culture.

    March 11, 2013

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