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Plan Your Visit

Getting Here

Sawasdee DC - Thai Festival will take place on the National Mall between Third and Fourth streets, in front of the U.S. Capitol, specifically between the National Museum of the American Indian and the National Gallery of Art - East Building.

Festival Hours:

Welcome Area will be open from 10 AM to 6 PM.


Performances will be featured on the stage from 9:30 AM to 6 PM, regardless of the weather conditions. The performance schedule can be found here.

The evening USMF Muay Thai fights/exhibition will commence from 6:30 PM to 8 PM.

Walk, Bike, or Taxi
You can reach the Festival by walking, biking, or taking a taxi. The main entrance is located on 4th Street. There are also entrances on both the left and right sides of Madison Drive NW and Jefferson Drive SW. 

We strongly recommend utilizing public transportation as there is no public parking facility at the festival. However, limited parking spaces are available for visitors with disabilities who possess the appropriate tags or placards. Street parking and commercial garages in the surrounding area may also be available.

For those arriving by air, here are the airports and their approximate travel times to DC:
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA): A 10-minute drive to DC. Accessible via Metrorail's Blue Line.

  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD): Approximately a 45-minute drive to DC. Accessible via Metrorail's Silver Line.

  • Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI): Approximately a 45-minute drive to DC. Shuttles are available to transport you to Amtrak and MARC trains bound for DC's Union Station.


+ Do I need a ticket to visit?
Entrance to the Festival is free; however, tickets are required for entry. You can reserve your tickets here and have a chance to win prizes

+ Are there visitor limits in the Event?
The Festival monitors crowd levels throughout the day. Please be patient and understanding if you are asked to wait before entering the festival or a specific area within the entrance.

+ First Aid
There will be a First Aid station located on the Festival grounds, next to the Entrances.
+ Thunderstorms
In the event of a severe rainstorm, visitors are advised to seek shelter inside both the National Museum of the American Indian and the National Gallery of Art - East Building during visiting hours. Summer rainstorms are typically brief, and the Festival usually resumes operations within an hour or two. However, if there is a thunderstorm, the Festival must close. Please do not remain under tents or trees during such weather conditions.

+ Restrooms and Telephones
Outdoor restroom facilities, including accessible options for visitors with disabilities, are available near each of the program areas on the Mall. Additional restroom facilities can be found inside the museum buildings during visiting hours.

+ Lost and Found/Lost People
If you have lost items or need assistance finding family members, please visit or contact the Volunteer Tent.
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