Festival rings in the Vietnamese New Year with traditional food, live perfomances, competitions, and more
What You'll Get
- General admission
- Free admission for children two and under with a paying adult
- Dates and times:
- Friday, January 24: 4 p.m.–10 p.m.
- Saturday, January 25: 11 a.m.–10 p.m.
- Sunday, January 26: 11 a.m.–9 p.m.
- What items can I bring into the event? strollers
- Prohibited items: drugs/drug paraphernalia, weapons, hoverboards or drones, fireworks
- Transportation: parking available for a $10 fee
- Pets allowed? no
UVSA Tết Festival
The Tết Festival’s organizers describe it as New Year’s Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas all rolled into one. The celebration of the Vietnamese Lunar New Year at the festival is a sight to see. There are firecrackers, traditional lion dance, Vietnamese food, drinks, and live performances throughout the weekend. Most importantly, the largest replica of a Vietnamese Cultural Village outside of Vietnam is also presented on the festival ground.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 27, 2020. All Sales Final; Expiration 1/26/20. Limit 4 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Must use in one visit. Discount reflects current ticket prices; prices may differ on day of the event. Free admission for infants two and younger; must be accompanied by a paying adult. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Tet Festival
Hosted by the Union of Vietnamese Student Associations of Southern California for the past 39 years, the UVSA Tet Festival celebrates Vietnamese culture across three full days of fun. The festival coincides with the Vietnamese Lunar New Year and is packed with things to do, see, and try, from performances and contests to authentic Vietnamese food. Here's what to expect each day of the festival:
Friday: The festival will begin in elegant fashion on the first night as the main stage hosts the Miss Vietnam of Southern California pageant. In the festival's cultural village, there will be a bamboo-raising ceremony, an OC Shaolin Temple performance, a pho eating contest (round one), and a karaoke sing-a-long.
Saturday: On the main stage, an opening ceremony will kick things off with a mesmerizing firecracker display followed by a hip-hop dance competition. The cultural village, meanwhile, will host community performances, a floral arrangement contest, and pho eating contests (rounds two and three).
Sunday: A children's pageant will get things started on the final day, and a grand concert will close out the weekend on Sunday evening. Lion dancing, a spring wedding, and the final rounds of the pho eating contest will keep the party going in the cultural village.