2019 FAQS

What is Songkran?

Songkran is Thailand's New Year celebration, held nationwide every April over three days. Many people in Thailand return home to honor their ancestors and older family members. 

Who is the Thai Cultural Council of MN (Wat Thai of MN)

This year Amazing Thailand will be collaborating with the Thai Cultural Council of MN (Wat Thai of MN). The Thai Cultural Council of MN (Wat Thai of MN) is a Thai cultural program within Wat Promwachirayan (Wat Thai of MN) which is a Thai Temple. The cultural program includes performances, celebrations, festivals, Thai language classes and much more in the greater Twin Cities. Its mission is to share Thai culture with the community and continue to better the Southeast Asian well being. For more information check out www.watthaimn.us.

Is Amazing Thailand open the day of Songkran Uptown?

Amazing Thailand is CLOSED for business all day on Saturday, April 27th. Regular business hours will resume on Sunday April 29th from 11:00am-11:00pm.

How do I get to Songkran?

You can drive but parking will be hard. We have partnered with MetroTransit to get free passes to Songkran. Click the link at the end of this page for free metro passes!

Is this event family and dog friendly?

Absolutely! Songkran Uptown hosts a kids’ activity booth with for children to enjoy, plenty of kid friendly non-spicy food options, and cultural performances for the whole family.  All well-behaved and leashed dogs are welcome!

What time does Songkran Uptown end?

Songkran Uptown concludes at 9:00 p.m.


What is available for purchase?

Thai street food, traditional dishes and drinks may be purchased at the booths along the West side (the Amazing Thailand side) of Hennepin Avenue between Lake and 31st Street. There are also non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages for sale.


Do I need anything special to purchase alcohol?

Guests must receive a stamp from the welcome/ID booth after showing proof of age with a valid ID.


Is free water available?

You may purchase water bottles from the non-alcoholic beverage booth, otherwise there are water fountains inside Calhoun Square.


Where are restrooms located?

Portable toilets can be found in front of Suburban World Theater to the right of Amazing Thailand.  There are also public restrooms on the second floor of Calhoun Square.


Is First Aid located anywhere?

We do not have a first aid booth for the public. In the event of an emergency please enter the Amazing Thailand building and ask a staff member for assistance.

ATM Locations

Bridgewater Bank ATM / 3100 Hennepin Avenue

Bremer Bank ATM / First Floor of Calhoun Square (by Famous Dave's)

Wells Fargo ATM / 1450 W. Lake Street (inside Lunds & Byerly's)

Wells Fargo Branch ATM / 1505 W. Lake Street

TCF ATM / 1444 W. Lake Street (next to Mesa Pizza)