Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Thai Festival Chicago 2009

Thai Festival Chicago 2009

July 8 - 10

Amazing Thailand

Daley Plaza Center
55 W. Randolph St, Chicago, IL

Singha Beer Garden by Thai Spoon Restaurant
Singha beer is the original Thai beer

Food and drink vendors:
Star of Siam, Duck Walk, My Thai, Manee Thai, Amarit, Tiparos and Thai Pavilion.

Merchandise vendors:
Kit Enterprise, Black Thai, Makomo, Temple Bell, Paper Origin, V.W. Too Cute and Lily's Window.

Other vendors:
Office of Royal Thai Consulate General in Chicago, Thai Trade in Chicago and Tourism Authority of Thailand.

Performances on stage

Fashion shows

Thai Kick Boxing show

Special performance by Tood Tongdee, the international renowned singer and musician from Thailand.

Welcome to the Thai Festival 2009
Vallapa Kongsri
President of Thai American Association of Illinois

The grand opening parade

National Anthem

Introduction of VIPs

Thai Silk fashion show

Thai Lanna Fashion show

Singha Beer Garden by Thai Spoon Restaurant


(Thai: สิงห์, correctly pronounced sing or singh, but typically pronounced by foreigners to Thailand as sing-ha, as that is how it is romanised) , is a 6% alcohol-by-volume (abv). It is also available in 6% abv draught version as Singha Lager Draft, and the new 3.5% abv Singha Light introduced in 2006.

Boon Rawd Brewery was the first of its kind in Thailand, and produces beer under the Singha brand name. The brewery was founded by Boonrawd Srethabutra, on whom HM King Prajadhipok Rama VII bestowed the aristocratic title of Phraya Bhirom Bhakdi. The brewery is still under the management of the Bhirom Bhakdi family (3rd and 4th generations).

Boon Rawd bought two German breweries in Hartmannsdorf and Mittweida in Saxony in 1994, which until 2001 produced Singha Gold for the Europe market. However, Singha beer has always been brewed and bottled in Thailand. Today, all of the Singha brands are produced only in Thailand, to preserve the original taste for the export market.

Khun George Duangmanee, on right, with Singha Beer from Washington DC visiting our Singha beer garden at the Thai Festival. On left with Khun Wanadee Lertsburapa from Thai Communication Association สื่อมวลชน.

Khun Joanne Duangmanee, on left, from Singha beer Washington DC.

Khun George and Khun Todd Tongdee

Khun George and representatives from ANA airline

Khun George and fashion designers from Los Angeles

DJ Ten from

Day 2


More photos from KK

Performance Schedule

Wednesday, July 8, 2009
11.35 am
- Parades on stage by Klong- Youw
- Thai Leaders
- Thai Youth Club carries Flags

12:00 PM
- National Anthem
- Welcome Address
- Introduction VIPs

12:20 PM - Thai Classical Dance---Thepbunterng--Thai Cultural & Fine Arts Institute
12:25 PM - Thai Traditional Fashion Show Thai Silk / Thai Lanna to Chicago
12:50 PM - Tumbling by Jessie White team Secretary of State
- Todd Tongdee Show


Thursday, July 9, 2009

12:00 PM - Ram Pai-Chumpol-----Thai Classical Dance school Wat Dhammaram
12:10 PM - Ra bum Deed- Kong
12:15 PM - Five Dynasty Dance
12:30 PM - Thai Traditional Fashion Show Thai Borankadee
( Thai Classical Dance school Wat Dhammaram)
12:50 PM > Thai Boxing


Friday, July 10, 2009

12:00 PM - Ra Bum Lopburee ---------Thai Cultural & Fine Arts Institute
12:10 PM - Paptae
12:15 PM - Nai Num Mee Pra
12:20 PM - Sheng At Ko
12:25 PM - Thai Traditional Fashion Show Thai King Rama 1- 9 Ratanakosin
( Thai Cultural & Fine Arts Institute)
12:40 PM - Kinnaree, Rabum Talikipas, Ram Thai
( Thai Classical Dance school of Milwaukee Wisconsin)
12:55 PM - Todd Tongdee Show


Wednesday, Thursday, Friday ( July 8-10) 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM
Thai Fruit Carving, Thai Gallery, Painting, Thai Classical Musical ,Thai games by Children


thavat said...

no.1 thai website in America
we're proud of you.

Hannah said...

I'm bummed I didn't know about this - how can I stay informed about upcoming events? My son, age 3, is from Thailand and I want to keep him aware of his culture. said...

I usually post "Upcoming Events" on this blog. It's located on the right panel. Or you can subscribe to the blog by emailing Thank you.