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 Jan 17 - 19, 2020 (scroll down for more info if you're on mobile phone)

2. Cho Tet Linda Vista in San Diego (Tet Festival) Jan 17 - 19, 2020. Free admission. See details on the right or if you're on mobile, scroll down.

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

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

5. 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) 

Buy special and limited edition "li xi" red envelopes online
Lunar New Year Celebration at SeaWorld SanDiego from January 11 - February 2, 2020 (3 weeks of fun)
You won’t want to miss SeaWorld San Diego’s one-of-a-kind Lunar New Year celebration, featuring an incredible Chinese acrobats show, local performers, and delicious culinary delights. Dig into the Asian-inspired offerings of Ramen, Lo Mein, Bao Buns, Dim Sum, rice dishes and more. Celebration is included with your SeaWorld admission ticket. Address: 500 Sea World Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
Upcoming Tet Festivals & Lunar New Year Festivals in San Diego
Lunar New Year Festival #1 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! Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for kids under 13.

Address: 9449 Friars Rd, San Diego, California 92108

Lunar New Year Festival #2: Cho Tet San Diego at Thuan Phat Supermarket in Linda Vista

Dates: January 17 - 19, 2020
Jan 17 (Friday): 3pm-9:30pm
Jan 18 (Saturday): 11am-9:30pm
Jan 19 (Sunday): 11am- 8:30pm
Admission: Free for all ages!
Kid-friendly and 3 day event with live entertainment, food vendors, craft vendors, flowers and Tet merchandise. Opening ceremony with firecrackers, lion dancing and more is on Sat., Jan 18, 2020 at 11AM. 
Address: 6935 Linda Vista Rd, San Diego, CA 92111
Lunar New Year Festival Location #3:  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. 

Address: 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

(vendor at a Tet Festival) 

Lunar New Year Festival #4: 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 #5: 38th Annual San Diego Chinese New Year Fair 2020 

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!