If you’ve ever wanted a taste of Thailand, now’s your chance–the Amazing Thailand Festival is coming to NYC this June!
Hosted by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), the festival is the ultimate celebration of Thai culture and cuisine that allows New Yorkers to feel as if they’ve traveled straight to Thailand without having to leave NYC.
The weekend kicks off to the beats of ancient Thai war drums as “The Land of Smiles,” a nickname giving to Thailand due to the fact that there, a smile is much more than just a smile, comes alive for local New Yorkers and visitors alike.
Throughout the two-day festival, guests will be treated to a plethora of performances, including traditional folk dances, Thai drag shows, puppetry, fashion shows, and Muay Thai demonstrations.
And be sure not to eat a big meal before attending, because authentic food and drink inspired by the country’s iconic street food markets is absolutely not to be missed.
Beyond getting a taste of Thailand’s culture and heritage, guests can also partake in a series of immersive games for a chance to win Amazing Thailand prizes!
“As the vibrant heartbeat of Lower Manhattan, the Oculus Plaza is a fitting location for the ‘Amazing Thailand Festival 2023’,” said Santi Sawangcharoen, Director of the TAT New York Office.
“We’re very excited by the opportunity to combine many of the traditional and unique elements that make Thailand one of the most sought after tourism destinations in the world into one sweeping event. Warm and welcoming hospitality is ingrained in Thai culture and we look forward to welcoming all of New York to celebrate the start of summer with us,” Sawangcharoen added.
The Amazing Thailand Festival is taking place on Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Oculus Plaza.
You can learn more about the festival on their website.