San Diego Tet Festival returns to Mira Mesa

Lion dancers will perform each day at the annual San Diego Tet Festival in Mira Mesa.

More than 20,000 people are expected to attend the San Diego Tet Festival, heralded as one of the largest three-day community festivals in the region. The annual event not only celebrates the Year of the Dog, it also marks the beginning of spring and a fresh start to the new year. There will be a number of attractions, including two stages of nonstop entertainment, food vendors, carnival rides and a new cultural village. Cheer on your favorite contestant at the Miss Vietnam of San Diego Pageant on Saturday, or be a part of a traditional wedding ceremony on Sunday. “Lucky Red Envelope” giveaways take place during opening ceremonies.

San Diego Tết Festival: 5 to 10 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Mira Mesa Community Park, 8575 New Salem St., Mira Mesa. Free.