Pokhara Gears up for 18th Street Festival

19th Dec, 2016 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU: The 18th 'Pokhara Street Festival' is scheduled to be organized from from December 28, 2016 to January 1, 2017 - Pokhara at the bustling Lakeside.

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The street festival is organized by The Restaurant and Bar Association of Nepal (REBAN) to mark the New Year 2017 as well as to promote tourism, culture and arts through the festival.

Thousands of revelers are expected to attend the festival this year. It is also hoped that domestic and international tourists will come back to Pokhara to celebrate and welcome the New Year in style.

Street Festival's Coordinator, Gopi Bahadur Bhattarai, said the 18th edition of the street festival – being held annually during the same time and for the same period of time – will bear the banner 'Let's eat in the streets, dance and revel'.

Bhattarai added that necessary preparations were underway to make the festival grand and civilized, and assured the tourists of being treated to various delicacies along with cultural and entertainment presentations.

The street festival will span 3.5 km from Sahid Chowk, Lakeside to Patan of Khaharedihi. The past highlights of street festival includes live music, food stalls, pop-up restaurants, pop-up bars, celebrity appearances, traditional dances, elephant parades etc.