Chinatown-International District Chinatown-International District
Sun Aug 26, 11 am–7 pm
Recommended by Julianne Bell
Each year, the Little Saigon community festival—which celebrates American Vietnamese street food, culture, and entertainment—pays tribute to a different Vietnamese specialty; past festivals have honored banh mi or café sữa đá (Vietnamese iced coffee). This year, revel in rice-paper-wrapped goodness as they salute the spring roll. Food offerings will include a Cajun Vietnamese seafood boil from Crawfish King; pho from the esteemed Pho Bac; authentic Hawaiian poké from goPoké; macarons in flavors like guava, lychee, and durian from Macadons; and more. Plus, there’ll be a bia (Vietnamese beer) garden courtesy of Sugar Hill, live performances, activities and games for kids, and a market with local vendors like Moksha and Trichome. And should you want to put your pho-slurping and spring-roll-shoveling abilities to the test, you can enroll in contests to do just that.