Asian Festivals & Fairs in San Diego 2019 

It will be the year of the Pig starting on February 5, 2019. Festivals, however, may take place during the same time, a week before or a week after. We have a list of 4 Lunar Year Festivals for 2019! Check them out below!

Upcoming Asian Festivals in San Diego
May 4, 2019 (Sat) - 15th Annual San Diego Dragon Boat Festival at Tecolote Shores Park in Mission Bay from 9AM - 4PM. Come out to this family-friendly event and enjoy watching local community teams compete in dragon boat racing! There are food vendors and cultural performances throughout the day. What is dragon boat?
It is a paddling sport that stemmed from an ancient folk ritual of contending villagers into a modern day international sport. The boat consists of a crew, drummer, and steersman. For more info, go to: Address: 1740 E Mission Bay Dr., San Diego, CA 92109

May 4, 2019 (Sat) - 10th Annual Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego 2019 at Mira Mesa Park and Recreation Center from 10AM - 5PM. Family-friendly, fun, and FREE admission! Cosplay Contest!
~ Ramen Eating Contest!
~ Live Art!
~ Live cooking demo of exotic Asian cuisine
~ Cultural row with booths showcasing cultures of Asia
~ Children's interactive area
~ Asian food vendors
Address: 8575 New Salem St., San Diego, CA 92126

May 26, 2019 (Sun) - 39th Annual Ethnic Food fair event at International Cottages at Balboa Park from 11AM - 5PM. Experience food and entertainment from 30+ cultures. Free entry. Nominal fee to buy each dish. Address: 2191 Pan American Plz, San Diego, California 92101
Lunar New Year Festival at SDCCU Qualcomm Stadium

Feb 1 - 3, 2019 

Times: Fri, Feb 1, 2019: 5PM - 10PM
           Sat, Feb 2, 2019: 11AM - 10PM
           Sun, Feb 3, 2019: 11AM - 8PM
Celebrate the YEAR OF THE PIG with San Diego's choice, 3-day festival, dragon and lion dances, firecrackers, games, ASIAN FOOD, FESTIVAL FOOD and more! Bring your cameras, your kids, your piglets and be ready food, folks and fun! Adults are $6 and Kids under 13 are $4 per ticket.

Address: 9449 Friars Rd, San Diego, California 92108
Lunar New Year Festival Location at VAYA Tet Festival in Mira Mesa Community Park 

Address: 8575 New Salem Street, San Diego, Ca 92126

Mira Mesa Tet Admission Price: Free! 
Friday 02/8/2019 05:00 PM - 10:00 PM 
Saturday 02/9/2019 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM 
Sunday 02/10/2019 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM 

This event is free and expect parking to be difficult. Recommended Parking areas: - Mira Mesa High School -Mira Mesa Mall North or Mira Mesa Mall South 

Lunar New Year Festival at Chinese New Year at Balboa Park International Cottages

Address: 668 Pan American Road, San Diego, California 92101 (At House of China, San Diego)

Dates: Feb 9, 2019 at 11AM – 5PM & Feb 10, 2019 at 11AM - 5PM 

Free admission! Come celebrate the Lunar New Year 2019 at the International Cottages with House of China, Located in Balboa Park. This is a 2 day event, free and family-friendly! 

Lunar New Year Festival Location at 37th Annual San Diego Chinese New Year Fair 2019  

Year of the Pig Celebration! Location: Downtown San Diego. 
For GPS, use address: 428 3rd Ave, San Diego, CA 92101. 

The fair will be held on February 16 and 17, 2019 in the Asian Thematic Historic District, on Third Avenue and J Street in Downtown San Diego. Admission is free! The great thing about it being in downtown is that there are a lot of parking structures you can park at.

Come join in the fun that is being celebrated by all communities!

Usually the Vietnamese (Lunar) New Year, also called "Tet" is 1 - 2 months after the American New Year's Day. Therefore, the year of the new animal doesn't start exactly on Jan 1.  The Vietnamese New Year and Chinese New Year are always on the same dates of each other. They share the same calendar.

Planning a vacation to San Diego? Find San Diego hotels online. Find the San Diego hotels closest to the Tet Festivals.

Planning a vacation to Little Saigon in Santa Ana, California? Find Santa Ana hotels online. Find the closest hotels to Phuoc Loc Tho.

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