Cultural Festivals & Fairs in San Diego 

Lunar New Year Festival at SDCCU (formerly Qualcomm) Stadium

Dates: Jan 17 - 19, 2020 
Times: Fri, Jan 17, 2020: 5PM - 10PM
           Sat, Jan 18, 2020: 11AM - 10PM
           Sun, Jan 19, 2020: 11AM - 8PM
Celebrate the YEAR OF THE RAT 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. This festival location is located in the Mission Valley area of San Diego.

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 01/24/2020 05:00 PM - 10:00 PM 
Saturday 01/25/2020 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM 
Sunday 01/26/2020 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: Jan 25, 2020 at 11AM – 5PM & Jan 26, 2020 at 11AM - 5PM 

Free admission! Come celebrate the Lunar New Year 2020 (Year of the Rat!) at the International Cottages with House of China, Located in Balboa Park. This is a 2 day event, free and family-friendly! 

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Lunar New Year Festival Location at 38th Annual San Diego Chinese New Year Fair 2020 

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 8 and 9, 2020 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.

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One of my most favorite things to eat with my husband at home is hot pot and I always use the Little Sheep Mongolian packet mix to fill my ying yang hot pot. I get two flavors: the spicy (comes with all the herbs, peppers, and spices) and the non-spicy.  They look and taste just like restaurant quality! See all TetSanDiego's blog entries.

What is Tet

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. 2020 will be the Year of the Rat (or Mouse)!

Planning a vacation to San Diego? San Diego is a very large major city and locating the right area to stay in can be a bit daunting if you've never been here. View our suggested San Diego hotels that you can book online. Find the San Diego hotels closest to the Tet Festivals.

Planning a vacation to Little Saigon in Santa Ana, California? Santa Ana has a large Vietnamese town in Orange County! See our suggested Santa Ana hotels to stay at. Find the closest hotels to Phuoc Loc Tho.

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