The National Mall (3rd/4th St.) will come alive on 2 July - the weekend before the 4th of July with a vibrant mix of Thai-American cultural performances, including the celebrated Muay Thai Master "Buakaw," the famous Thai female pop artist "ALLY" and Thai LGBTQ+ pop music band "4 Mix," New Orleans Jazz band, Thai traditional dance/music/performing arts, Nuad Thai (massage), Thai food/fruits/desserts/beverages, and many more!
Meet the Performers
Dedication. Expertise. Passion.
Much appreciation to all the performers, who join us to celebrate the 190th Anniversary of Thailand-U.S. Diplomatic Relations at our "Sawasdee DC" Thai Festival 2023. Your contributions make the event truly special and unforgettable.
Muay Thai Champion
Sombat Banchamek a.k.a. Buakaw Banchamek is a professional kickboxer from Thailand of ethnic Kuy descent, who formerly fought out of Por. Pramuk Gym, in Bangkok, Thailand, under the ring name Buakaw Por. Pramuk.
New Orleans Jazz Band
Wendell Brunious and his
New Orleans Quintet
Trumpeter and vocalist Wendell Brunious boasts a towering musical family tree primarily flowered with trumpets. He is the son of trumpet master John “Picket” (or “Picky”) Brunious Sr. and Nazimova “Chinee” Santiago, the niece of guitarist/banjoist Willie Santiago.
Thai LGBTQ+ Pop Music Band
4MIX is a Thai boy group, under 411 Records, consisting of four members: Ninja, Mcka, Folksong, and George. They released a pre-debut single on March 15, 2021, and officially debuted on May 11, 2021, with the track, ‘Y U COMEBACK.'
Thai Female Pop Artist
Ally is a Thai singer, actress and model under 411 Entertainment. She debuted in 2020 with the digital single "How To Love."
Moradokmai Theatre Community and Homeschool is a Theatre Community and Homeschool in 2005 by Kru Chang - Janaprakal Chandruang, a dramatist and Thai National Artist. The school encourages its students to cultivate the legacy of the traditional trainings, while finding the balance with the modern pedagogy. It consists of 35 students and offers trainings of Thai classical dance, Thai classical music, jazz, blues, raps, hip-hop, as well as Thai and contemporary theatre.
Thai Cultural Council
The Council's mission is to promote Thai cultures through events and activities introducing arts music dance and food, as well as to create a space for the local Thai community to meet and build unity over generations.
Classical Dance and Music
Somapa Thai Dance
The group's mission is to preserve and promote Thai culture and arts in the U.S., as well as hopes to encourage understanding and appreciation of the arts between people of different countries, cultures and ethnicities across communities.
Nuad Thai & SPA Association of America
นวดไทย มรดกไทย มรดกโลก Nuad Thai UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage
Ambassador's Head Chef
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Muay Boran & Swordplay
Swordplay is "Krabi-Krabong" martial arts in the Thai language referring to its main weapons, namely the Thai sword (krabi) and staff (krabong). While Muay Boran is unarmed krabi-krabong martial arts that makes use of kicks, pressure point strikes, joint locks, holds, and throws.
Thai-American Association of South Florida
The Association is as a non-profit organization established with a primary purpose to develop Thai-American relations in Florida and conserve Thai cultures and Buddhism.
Wat Nawamintararachutis Buddhist Thai Sunday School
The School teaches Thai Language and Culture, Thai Classical Dancing and Classical Thai instruments and music.