This year, Orange County celebrates the year of the rooster for the Lunar New year with exciting events and activities in cities across the County.
2017 Tet Festival
9301 Westminster Avenue
Garden Grove, CA 92844
Dates: January 27, 2017 – January 29, 2017
This year, celebrate the Tet Festival for 3 straight days at the end of January. Visitors will enjoy a wide array of traditional food, live entertainment, dance competitions, games, a fire cracker show with lion dancing, karaoke, community performances, as well as a pho eating contest. The festival helps preserve the Vietnamese culture in the three-day weekend it takes place.
Asian Pacific Lunar New Year Festival/span>
Date: January 28, 2017
Celebrate The Chinese New Year at the Asian Pacific Lunar New Year Festival in downtown Riverside. On hand will be Traditional Asian music, dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, displays of beautiful art, and more. To start off the day, there will be a parade of nations at 10 a.m, and to close in the evening, there will be a fireworks display to ring in the Lunar New Year. Visitors will be transported to the Orient with decor and cultural displays.
Lunar New Year Celebration At Disney California Adventure
Disney California Adventure
1313 Disneyland Dr
Anaheim, CA 92802
Dates: January 20, 2017 – February 5, 2017
Who would think that Disneyland would be throwing one of the best Lunar New Year celebrations, but they are doing it again this year! At the “happiest place on earth,” they will commemorate the Year of the Rooster with a celebration that is bigger than ever. The multi-cultural celebration, will take place at the California Adventure Park and you’ll get to discover culturally inspired food, entertainment, music, festive decorations, and much more. Multicultural musicians will also be on hand, and Disney Characters dressed in traditional clothing will also be walking around to get guests in the mood to celebrate. In addition, there will be plenty of Asian cuisine on offer, as well as a brand-new nighttime water show named “Hurry Home.”
Lunar New Year: A Love Feast
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Date: January 28, 2017
Join the Pacific Symphony to celebrate the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Rooster. This event is the first of multiple events held by the symphony to celebrate the holiday. It will feature a blend of Western and Eastern music and dance with conductor Carl St.Clair leading the orchestra. While many of the symphony’s shows feature mainly instrumentals, the New Year concert will include dancers, singers, the Pacific Chorale and a community chorus. A reception and formal dinner with occur with the concert, then a lantern festival will take place—also at Segerstrom—on Feb. 4. All of the events aim to teach locals about Chinese culture.