It’s the Year of the Pig and upwards of 27,000 celebrants will usher in Lunar New Year with traditional Vietnamese customs and pageantry at one of the largest Tet festivals in the region. Hosted by the Little Saigon Foundation of San Diego, the three-day event includes nonstop live entertainment and concerts, Miss Saigon fashion show, Pho Challenge and dog costume contests, martial arts demonstrations, lion and dragon dancers, carnival rides, and a firecracker show. There are also exotic food stations, vendor booths and a cultural village.
Lunar New Year Tet Festival: 5 to 10 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. SDCCU Stadium, 9449 Friars Road, San Diego. $6 adults; $4 children 12 and under; free to children 2 and under. There will be no admission charge for anyone born in the Year of the Pig with a valid picture ID that shows your year of birth. lunarnewyearfestival.org