Orange County Lunar New Year Events

Red RoosterLunar New Year celebrations focus on shedding bad luck from the previous year, and welcoming the good luck the New Year brings. In observation of the Lunar New Year, the California Legislature recognizes January 28 as the beginning of the Year of the Rooster (ACR 4). The Lunar New Year is celebrated by millions of people throughout the state!

The following is a list of events in and around our Orange County community.

Little Saigon Cho Hoa Flower Festival 2017

Free entry into Flower Market; plant prices vary

Firecracker Celebration January 28, 2017 at Noon
Friday, January 6 - Thursday, January 26

10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Saturday, January 28
Noon Firecracker Celebration

Asian Garden Mall
9200 Bolsa Ave.

Lunar New Year Celebration at Haskett Library Storytime Theater

Free. Learn about the Lunar New Year through stories, craft, and a special dance performance.

Thursday, January 26
3:30  - 5 p.m.

2650 W Broadway

Vietnamese New Year Celebration in the City of Stanton

Children will learn about special holiday foods, games and customs for this joyful celebration. They will also make their own crafts to take home and learn about symbolic meanings behind traditional symbols. Light refreshments will be served. This activity is appropriate for children ages 6-12 years. The fee to participate is $10. For additional information please call (714) 890-4270.

Friday, January 27
5  - 7 p.m.

Stanton Central Park
10660 Western Ave.

36th Annual Tet Festival

Attractions include the Miss Vietnam of Southern California Pageant, music and dance performances, food vendors and games. One-day general admission, $6; three-day general admission, $12; children 2 and younger, free; those wearing military dress, traditional Vietnamese or other cultural clothing, free before noon Saturday.

Friday, Jan. 27
4 – 10 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 28
11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 29
11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Orange County Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa

2017 Chinese New Year Celebration

Fullerton Chinese Cultural Association and Fullerton Chinese School. There will be student performances, dance performances, a chicken culinary competition, and much more.

Saturday, January 28
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Sunny Hills High School #112
1801 Warburton Way

2nd Annual Tet Concert

Mile Square Park Event, sponsored by Supervisor Andrew Do and OC Parks.

Saturday, January 28
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

16801 Euclid St.
Fountain Valley

UCI Anteater celebration of the 2017 Lunar New Year

Join UCI for a Street Festival, Lion and Dragon Dance Parade, formal ceremonial program, and a Closing Light and Sound Fireworks celebration.

Monday, January 30
3:30 - 6:30 p.m.

UCI Campus
Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway Plaza