Lunar & Chinese New Year Festivals


Calif. Chinese, Tet, Lunar New Year

2020 is the Year of the Rat | 2019 was the Year of the Pig

ALBANY: Chinese New Year Celebration February 6, 2020, 3:30-5 p.m.
Gung Hay Fat Choy!!!
Cost: Free
Location: Albany Community Center
1249 Marin Avenue
Albany, California
Free event for children under 12,
For more than 17 years the Albany Recreation Department has celebrated Chinese New Year at the Community Center. Students from Cornell and Ocean View elementary schools and Sun Wei Chinese After School present cultural Chinese song-and-dance as well as the 12-Zodiac story. Dance with Dragons and Leap with Lions, courtesy of Zion Lee. Sin Nian Kwai Lo (Happy New Year)! Gung Hay Fat Choy (Congratulations & Good Fortune)! 

ALHAMBRA: Lunar New Year Celebration February 1, 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

COSTA MESA: Tet Festival Chinese New Year January 24-26, 2020
OC Fairgrounds
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA
UVSA Tet Festival

SAN FRANCISCO Asian Art Museum Lunar New Year 
February 9, 2020, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Lunar New Year Celebration
200 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA
Free with admission fee,
Workshops & Activities, For Families, Performances. Hear storytellers share Lunar New Year stories, create your own work of art and search for zodiac animals on a treasure hunt through
the galleries. Workshops & Activities, For Families, Performances
As of 1/7/2020 schedule coming, according to website. Here's last year's schedule...
Lunar New Year Storytelling Tour
Zodiac Animals with Oliver Chin
Chinese Calligraphy
Lion Dance

LOS ANGELES Golden Dragon Parade & Chinese New Year February 1, 2020, 1-3:30 p.m.

MILLBRAE: Lunar New Year Festival and Street Fair January 26, 2020
Golden Mouse Parade, Outdoor Performances and Street Fair
400 Broadway
Millbrae, CA
Call (650) 684-8097 or email to, Free
 The Millbrae Lunar New Year Festival launches with Golden Mouse Fair downtown at Broadway, block 400, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. At 11:30 a.m. the Lucky Golden Mouse Parade begins at Living Spaces parking lot, 855 Broadway, Millbrae, down the heart of the Broadway business area. The parade ends back at the parking lot. Explore Chinese culture with an Outdoor Performance Program at 400 Broadway.

MONTEREY PARK Lunar New Year Festival January 11-12, 2020
Seven blocks on Garvey Avenue

WESTMINSTER Cho Hoa Flower Festival at Asian Garden Mall  January 3-23, 2020, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
9200 Bolsa Ave., Westminster, CA
Free to see,
Barbeque vendors start cooking nightly at 6 p.m.

WESTMINSTER: Little Saigon Tet Festival Parade January 25, 2020

LOS ANGELES: Chuan Thien Hau (Cam Au) Temple Celebrations

NEVADA CITY: The Nevada City Chinese Lunar New Year Festival and Parade February 9, 2020, 12-4:30 p.m.
Presented by Community Asian Theatre of the Sierras (CATS)  from Chinese Monument on Commercial Street to Robinson Plaza on Union Street. The community parade begins at 12:00 noon from the Robinson Plaza on Union Street, up Commercial Street (past the Chinese Monument), left turn and down Broad Street, right turn on Bridge Street, cross Spring Street, and into the Miners Foundry, for an afternoon of entertainment, food, and fun! Free admission at the Foundry.  Grand Marshals are Erin Thiem and Dan Thiem of Outside Inn and Inn Town Campground. Parade units include Chinese ceremonial Lion Dancers and a 72' Chinese Dragon from Eastern Ways Martial Arts of Sacramento, Grass Valley Taiko drummers, school children, and other community entries.  Contact Jeannie Wood at

SAN GABRIEL: San Gabriel Mission District Lunar New Year 2020 on February 8, 2020, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
320 S. Mission Drive
San Gabriel, CA
Free admission,
Chalk art contest, K Pop artist contest, vendors, foods, brews and fun for all ages.

SAN MARINO: Chinese New Year Celebration February 1-2, 2020
Huntington Library & Gardens

PASADENA: Lunar New Year Festival January 25, 2020
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
USC Pacific Asia Museum
46 North Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, California

REDWOOD CITYLunar New Year  February 1, 2020, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Courthouse Square
2200 Broadway Street
Redwood City, California 94063

SAN FRANCISCO: Chinese New Year Parade February 8, 2020, 5:15 p.m.

OAKLAND: Lunar New Year Celebration
Oakland Museum of California includes Chinese Opera face makeup, acrobatics. Year of the Monkey Valentine's Day celebration includes Asian arts

OAKLAND: Tet Lunar New Year January 5, 2020, 4-10 p.m. Location: 390 27th Street, Oakland, CA 

BERKELEY: Solano Ave. Lunar New Year Celebration Parade leaves the Kains and Solano intersection

MARYSVILLE: Bok Kai Festival February 22-23, 2020

SAUSALITO: Chinese New Year Festival

SACRAMENTO: Lunar Flower Fest & Little Saigon Tet Parade
Vietnamese Community of Sacramento and Greater Sacramento Vietnamese-American Chamber of Commerce Present Little Saigon Tet Parade & Lunar Flower Fest

SAN DIEGO Little Saigon San Diego Lunar New Year Tet Festival January 24-26, 2020
Mira Mesa Community Park 
Entertainers include: Lion Dance, Carnival, Food, Contests, Beauty Contest

SAN DIEGO: Chinese New Year February 8-9, 2020
Downtown Food and Cultural Fair

SAN DIEGO: Tet Lunar New Year's Festival January 17-19, 2020
at the Stadium

SACRAMENTO: Chinese New year Cultural Assoc. Festival February 8, 2020, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Hiram Johnson High School
6879 14th Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95820
Free Parking Admission Adult: $6; Children 12 & under: $1.

SAN JOSE: Lunar New Year Community Day
110 South Market Street
SAN JOSE: Vietnamese Tet Festival  
Santa Clara County Fairgrounds

FOSTER CITY: Foster City Lunar New Year Celebration CANCELED!
Foster City Recreation Center
650 Shell Blvd

Mile Square Park

TEMPLE CITY: Lunar New Year Street Festival February 2, 2019, 1-4 p.m.
Temple City Park
9701 Las Tunas
Temple City, CA
Invite Friends Lunar New Year Street Festival. Ring in the Year of the Pig with a lively street fair featuring family-friendly games, vendor booths, food, live performances and much more! Cultural Pageantry, Family Activities, Information Booths, Live Entertainment and Traditional Cuisine

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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