After a hiatus of several years, a Tet Festival will be returning to Garden Grove. The two-day event – set for Saturday, Feb. 4 and Sunday, Feb. 5 – will be again be held at Garden Grove Park, located at 9301 Westminster Ave., next to Bolsa Grande High School.
The festival celebrates the New Year for many Asian communities, with an emphasis on the Vietnamese culture. This year the event is organized by A Plus Education Organization, a non-profit group “dedicated to promoting culture and heritage of the Vietnamese community in Southern California.”
Opening events on Saturday will include the traditional lion dance at 11:30 a.m. and then musical performances by bands and troupes with Mexican and Hawaiian themes, along with martial arts demonstrations, karaoke, a fashion show and a beauty pageant. Festival hours will be from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday.
On Sunday, events will include more dance and music and the final round of the pageants. Hours will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. There will be carnival games and rides, along with a food court, booths and a “culture village” open both days.
In order to ease parking congestion, festival organizers have arranged for a free shuttle service throughout the event. Guests are encouraged to board the shuttle by parking at Westminster City Hall, 8200 Westminster Blvd., where they will be taken to and from festival site. The shuttle will run from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday.
Admission for adults will be $7 for adults and $5 for children.
For more information, go to www.2017TetFestival.com or call (714) 270-4515.
BY OC TRIBUNE STAFF ON JANUARY 21, 2017 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT )