Celebrate the Vietnamese New Year Near Your Newport Beach HomeThe Tet Festival is coming to the area near Newport Beach homes. Tet, which is short for Tet Nguyen Dan is the Vietnamese New Year. The most important holiday in Vietnamese culture, it celebrates the arrival of spring. During this time, families reunite and enjoy being together. It’s a time to forget about the troubles of the past year and look forward to the coming year. This festival has been going on in Southern California since 1982, making this its 40th year. The event has grown and changed locations a few times. This year, the Tet Festival will take place at the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa.

Dates and times for the 2022 festival are on Saturday, February 5th from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, February 6th from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission tickets can be purchased at the main entrance. The cost is $8 for general admission. Infants two years and younger are free. Anyone wearing a traditional outfit can also get in for free on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The schedule for the festival is jam packed. Find food contests like a Pho, Balut, watermelon, and milk tea eating contests, children’s events, and entertainment. There will be a children’s pageant and youth performance as well as a Modern Talent Competition, and Smash Bros. competition. Also visit the Cultural Village and various vendor booths to find items for your Newport Beach real estate. The village is a replica of a traditional village in Vietnam. There will be galleries, exhibits, and models of Vietnamese architecture.

Volunteer opportunities are also available for this event. Anyone who is at least 13 years old and can read the application thoroughly can apply. Spots are limited, so apply soon. Everyone living in Newport Beach homes is invited to the Tet Festival. Find more details and take a look at the schedule here.