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Saturday, Jan 18
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM San Diego Travel & Adventure Show
10:00 AM Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
10:30 AM Talk: Is Americanized Chinese Authentic?
11:00 AM  Tet Lunar New Year Festival
11:00 AM Cho Tet Celebration
2:00 PM Shen Yun Chinese Music and Dance
2:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
2:00 PM Stage: Twelfth Night
5:00 PM Carnatic Music Tribute to Thyagarja
6:00 PM Agite y Sirva Dance Film Festival
7:00 PM  Music: Soo Yeon Lyuh on Korean Haegeum
7:00 PM Stage: Suor Angelica
8:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
8:00 PM Concert of Hope: Los Lobos
8:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
Sunday, Jan 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
11:00 AM San Diego Travel & Adventure Show
11:00 AM Cho Tet Celebration
12:00 PM  The WAO Experience Exhibition
12:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
2:00 PM  40th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade
2:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
2:00 PM Seijinshiki: Japanese Coming of Age Ceremony
2:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
2:00 PM Stage: Twelfth Night
3:00 PM Stage: Suor Angelica
5:00 PM Music: Los Muecas & Los Apson
7:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
7:00 PM Shen Yun Chinese Music and Dance
Monday, Jan 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM 32nd All Peoples Celebration
10:00 AM Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
12:00 PM Martin Luther King Jr Day Celebration at Worldbeat
12:45 PM Film and Discussion: Tel Aviv on Fire
2:00 PM Shen Yun Chinese Music and Dance
Tuesday, Jan 21
All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM 'Twelfth Night' Open Reading
7:00 PM Shen Yun Chinese Music and Dance
Wednesday, Jan 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Thursday, Jan 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Discussion: The Xinjiang Crisis: Domestic and International Reactions
7:00 PM  Italian Film: A Casa Tutti Bene (There Is No Place Like Home)
7:00 PM Italian Film: Mid-August Lunch
8:00 PM Comedy: Armando Anto
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
Friday, Jan 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Music: Railroad Earth
11:30 AM Lunar New Year Lion Dancing
5:00 PM  San Diego Tết Festival
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
8:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
Saturday, Jan 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM  San Diego Tết Festival
10:00 AM Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
11:00 AM 2nd Annual Australia Day
11:00 AM  Balboa Park Chinese New Year Festival
1:00 PM Maki Ishiwata Workshop
1:00 PM Discussion: No Human Being is Illegal
2:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
6:00 PM Year of the Rat Art Show
6:30 PM  Music: Matrida Umoja Band
8:00 PM Music: Railroad Earth
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
8:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
8:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
10:00 PM International Student Festival
Sunday, Jan 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
11:00 AM  San Diego Tết Festival
12:00 PM Hands On Kimchi Workshop
12:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
2:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
2:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
3:30 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
7:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
Monday, Jan 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Jan 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, Jan 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Thursday, Jan 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
Friday, Jan 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
8:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation

Festivals, Fairs & Celebrations

Enjoy a festival, fair or celebration which has an international, cultural or ethnic flavor.

Calendar
08/31/2019 - Pacific Islander Festival Luau
In celebration of PIFA
10/29/2016 - Balboa Park Halloween Family Day
Over two dozen museums and community partners present costume parades, craft projects for kids, and spooky gallery tours and treasure hunts. Highlights include a mini-carnival hosted by San Diego Park and Rec., a doggie costume contest in the Spanish Village, the San Diego Air & Space Museum
01/30/2016 - Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
Celebrate Lunar New Year at SeaWorld San Diego. Enjoy riveting performances from Chinese acrobats inside Mission Bay Theater. Be awed by lion dancers and take in the beautiful scenery and d
01/18/2020 - Cho Tet Celebration
Welcome to the first & only Chợ Tết (Lunar New Year Market) in San Diego. The fun kid-family event will be 3 days (Friday to Sunday) celebration, and is free for all ages!

Chợ Tết San Diego (Lunar New Year Market) will be have:
- Live Entertainment
- Food Vendors
- Craft Vendors
- Flowers and Lunar New Year's Merchandise
- Opening Ceremony (Saturday at 11:00 AM) : Firecrackers, Lion Dancing, and more!
- Closing Ceremony (Sunday evening. Time TBD)

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Cho Tet San Diego
6935 Linda Vista Rd
San Diego, CA 92111
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, January 17 - 3:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, January 18 - 11:00 AM to 9:30 PM
01/19/2020 - Seijinshiki: Japanese Coming of Age Ceremony
Hosted by the Japanese Friendship Garden, Azunakai, and the San Diego Yokohama Sister City Society, the Coming of Age Ceremony (Japanese: "Seijin-shiki") is an important rite of passage for many young Japanese adults in Japan, just turning twenty.

Many of them attend a ceremony at their local community center, dressed in traditional kimono or western suits to celebrate the new chapter in their lives. Unmarried women have the chance to wear the elaborate long-sleeved kimono called furisode.

Families and friends will take many photos together on this occasion.

Students from all cultures and backgrounds are highly encouraged to participate in this event. Kimono rental service is available upon request and participants are welcome to wear any other formal or cultural attire.

Admission/cost: $25 to $30

Location:
Japanese Friendship Garden
2215 Pan American Rd E
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP - [Park Map]

Sunday, January 19 - 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
01/24/2020 - Lunar New Year Lion Dancing
Please join us as we celebrate the Lunar New Year and welcome the Year of the Rat!

DGPT Chanh Kien will be here with an exciting performance of traditional lion dancing!

All ages are welcome!

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
College/Rolando Library
6600 Montezuma Rd
San Diego, CA 92115
MAP

Friday, January 24 - 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
01/25/2020 - International Student Festival
In January hundreds of international students will arrive in San Diego, this will be celebrated with the largest party of the semester on Saturday the 25th of Jan.

The International Student Festival will bring all local and international students together from UCSD, USD, SDSU and many more.This is a unique opportunity to meet all other international students.

Expect our favorite club of the city filled with all the people we are going to experience this semester in California with, so get ready for the first night out with everyone!

Admission/Cost: $4.50 - $14.50

Location:
Lair Nightclub
7th + Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101

Saturday, January 25 - 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM
01/17/2020 - Cho Tet Celebration
Welcome to the first & only Chợ Tết (Lunar New Year Market) in San Diego. The fun kid-family event will be 3 days (Friday to Sunday) celebration, and is free for all ages!

Chợ Tết San Diego (Lunar New Year Market) will be have:
- Live Entertainment
- Food Vendors
- Craft Vendors
- Flowers and Lunar New Year's Merchandise
- Opening Ceremony (Saturday at 11:00 AM) : Firecrackers, Lion Dancing, and more!
- Closing Ceremony (Sunday evening. Time TBD)

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Cho Tet San Diego
6935 Linda Vista Rd
San Diego, CA 92111
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, January 17 - 3:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, January 18 - 11:00 AM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, January 19 - 11:00 AM to 8:30 PM
01/20/2020 - 32nd All Peoples Celebration
The Alliance San Diego board of directors and staff would like to invite you to join us in honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the 32nd All Peoples Celebration.

This energizing event will take place on Monday, January 20, 2020 from 9 AM to 12 PM inside the Balboa Park Activity Center on the grounds of the beautiful Balboa Park. This year's theme is:

Our theme is a call to action to be heard by lifting our voices, be counted by participating in our democracy, and belong by creating a future where all of us can achieve our full potential in an environment of harmony, safety, equality, and justice.

In so doing, we create the Beloved Community that Dr. King envisioned.

Admission/Cost: $85 - $800

Location:
Alliance San Diego
8990 Miramar Rd #225
San Diego, CA 92126
MAP

Monday, January 20 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
01/25/2020 -  San Diego Tết Festival
The 15th annual San Diego Tet Festival is one of the largest free community festivals in San Diego, celebrating the Lunar New Year.

It is held at Mira Mesa Community Park and is a large 3-day celebration that celebrates the beginning of Spring and a fresh start to the New Year.

San Diego Tet Festival 2020 will be celebrating the Year of the Rat. Attracting more than 25,000 people every year from all over the city, the 3-day celebration features free admission, a number of new attractions, activities, games, food and live entertainment, including, but not limited to, A-list Vietnamese singers and performers, lion dancing, firecrackers and some of our most popular programs, the Miss Vietnam of San Diego pageant, Step-Up Dance and Golden Voice competitions.

What is Tết?

Tết Nguyên Đán, commonly known as Tết, is the most important holiday in Vietnam. It is the Vietnamese New Year which is based on the lunisolar calendar.

Tết is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunisolar calendar (around late January or early February) until at least the third day. Many Vietnamese prepare for Tết by cooking special holiday foods and cleaning the house. On Tết, Vietnamese visit their families and temples, forget about the troubles of the past year and hope for a better upcoming year. Tết traditionally marks the coming of Spring, so Spring is sometimes used interchangeably with Tết in Vietnamese.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Mira Mesa Community Park
8575 New Salem St
San Diego, CA 92126
MAP

Dates & times:
Friday, January 24 - 5:00 PM
Saturday, January 25 - 10:00 AM
Sunday, January 26 - 11:00 AM

For more information, please visit: www.sdtet.com
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