It’s the Year of the Dragon and from Februray 16th to Saturday Feb 18th, you can party at the 19th annual San Diego Tet Festival, the biggest Vietnamese celebration of the Lunar New Year in San Diego County.
According to Vietnamese myth, the Vietnamese people consider themselves to be descendents of dragons and gods, giving this year an extra layer of meaning, and an even bigger reason to celebrate.
The festival spans over the course of three days with live performers, music, and food all of Vietnamese culture.
As far as performances go, you can enjoy local Taiko drummers, Lion/Dragon dancing, APIDD, a Dance Battle performance where first place gets a $400 reward, Beta Lion, and Leatea.
Wander through Cultural Village to see Vietnamese art and installations or take the kids to the petting zoo to kill some time from 1-4pm in between carnival rides and eating.
Festival hours are 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.