Lunar Year (& Tet) Festival Locations

Happy New Year of the Pig 2019! The Tet San Diego website lists Vietnamese New Year festivals that happen in San Diego during the Vietnamese New Year. Take advantage of the festivities and immerse yourself into a weekend full of Vietnamese food, dancing, games and fun! Many cities don't have this luxury.  San Diego is truly lucky.

Usually the Vietnamese New Year, also called "Tet", takes place between 1 - 2 months after the American New Year's Day.

See featured locations on the right. More locations will be featured on the right once festivities have been confirmed.

Buy "li xi" red envelopes online!

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 2019 in Downtown San Diego (free admission)(scroll down for details)

3. Tet Festival 2019 by VAYA in Mira Mesa (free admission)

4. Chinese New Year at Balboa Park International Cottages Feb 9 - 10, 2019 (scroll down for more information on dates and details)


Note: The usual SDCCC (Formerly Qualcomm Stadium) Tet Festival has not been confirmed so that one is omitted from this list for now. 

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

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

Lunar New Year Festival Location #2: 2019 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., Feb 8 2019: 5pm - 10pm
Sat., Feb 9, 2019: 11am - 10pm
Sun., Feb 10, 2019: 11am - 9pm
 
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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: Feb 9, 2019 at 11 AM – 5 PM & Feb 10, 2019 at 11 AM - 5 PM

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! 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.

Lunar New Year Festival Location #4: 37th 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 16 and 17, 2019 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!