Cultural Fair & Festival Locations

Lunar New Year (& Tet) Festivals List

Here are the locations of where you will find the Lunar New Year festivals in San Diego. Scroll down for more info. 

1. Lunar New Year Festival at SDCCU Qualcomm Stadium Feb 1 - 3, 2019 (scroll down for more info)

2. San Diego Chinese New Year Fair in Downtown San Diego [free admission] (scroll down for details)

3. Tet Festival 2020 by VAYA in Mira Mesa [free admission]

4. Chinese New Year at Balboa Park International Cottages 2020 [free admission] (scroll down for more information on dates and details)

(Pho from a Tet Festival. Yummy, yummy.) 

Happy New Year of the Rat 2020! The Tet San Diego website lists Vietnamese New Year festivals and all other cultural and community fairs and festivals. Take advantage of the festivities and immerse yourself in delicious food, dancing, games and fun! Many cities don't have this luxury.  San Diego is truly lucky.

Scroll to see all locations. More locations will be featured once festivities have been confirmed.

Upcoming Tet Festivals & Lunar New Year Festivals in San Diego

Lunar New Year Festival Location #2: 2020 Tet Festival by VAYA at Mira Mesa Community Park 

This is a big annual tet festival in San Diego. Admission is FREE. There is always a large list of Vietnamese food vendors that will satisfy your taste buds. Come see the lion dance, fireworks and the pageant, as well as, other live entertainment. 

8575 New Salem Street, San Diego, Ca 92126
Festival Hours:
Fri., Jan 24, 2020: 5pm - 10pm
Sat., Jan 25, 2020: 11am - 10pm
Sun., Jan 26, 2020: 11am - 9pm
Find a Hotel Near this Tet Festival at Mira Mesa

Lunar New Year Festival #3: 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 11 AM – 5 PM & Jan 26, 2020 at 11 AM - 5 PM

Free admission! Come celebrate the Lunar New Year 2020 at the International Cottages with House of China, Located in Balboa Park. This is a 2 day event! House of China located in the International Cottages, Balboa Park is hosting it's special Chinese New Year Festival. Come see Chinese Culture and performances at the festival. This is a family-friendly event and it is free to the public. There will be Chinese craft vendors along with Ethnic Specialty foods. Celebrate Chinese New Year with Kung-Fu, Lion Dance, Red Envelope, Dumplings, Steamed Buns, Calligraphy, and Ethnic Dance Performances.

Find a hotel in the Balboa Park area.

Lunar New Year Festival Location #4: 38th Annual San Diego Chinese New Year Fair 2019 

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. This 2 day event is free to attend! Just park in a parking structure in downtown and walk there. Make it a fun downtown day adventure! 

Lunar New Year Festival #1 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! Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for kids under 13.

Address: 9449 Friars Rd, San Diego, California 92108
Buy "li xi" red envelopes online!