Sacramento Lunar New Year 2024 Guide

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Celebrate the Year of the Dragon!  Tet Nguyen Dan, or Tet for short, is the Vietnamese Lunar New Year.  This is considered the biggest and most popular celebration of their year.

The Vietnamese New Year falls on February 10, 2024, in the Gregorian Calendar.  Tet is not only the transition moment between the old year and the new year.  It is also a time for people to show respect to parents and ancestors and to reunite with their family.

The events and celebrations during Tet are in part designed to provide media exposure to local businesses in the “Little Saigon” of Sacramento.  It is also designed for others in California’s capital to see and learn about Vietnamese culture, traditions, cuisine, performances and arts.

The celebration begins with the Little Saigon Tet Parade on February 10, 2024, at 9:30 am.  You’ll hear the music from the marching bands and the roar of classic cars.  You’ll see colorful floats, dancers and cultural performances.

The parade ends and the Lunar Flower Fest will begin.  It will have a Vietnamese Food Festival, carnival games and rides, live performing arts, a flower show and a classic car show.  30,000 people are expected to be in attendance.

There will be a Lunar New Year Festival 2024, in Elk Grove, California, part of the greater Sacramento area.  This will be happening on February 10 and 11, 2024, from 11 am to 8 pm.  Admission is free and it is open to the public.

This is a cultural and family friendly event.  There will be live entertainment with singers, musicians, dancers and more.  Many of the top local food vendors will be there with delicious Vietnamese food, including pho’ and chung cake.

If you’d like to attend one of these festivals and look the part, you can find some lovely Vietnamese clothes for women here and for men here.

Parkwood Casino Lotus’ Year of the Dragon Vietnamese Concert

The Parkwood Casino Lotus’ Year of the Dragon Vietnamese Concert will be happening on February 13, 2024, at 8 pm.

You’ll see live performances from your favorite Vietnamese artists, including Hoang Hiep, Duong Trieu Vu, Pham Quynh and Ho Hoang Yen. 

Enjoy delicious Asian food at New Happy Garden.

All this will be followed by a fun night of gaming at Parkwood Casino Lotus.

Your ticket will include 

  • Concert ticket
  • VIP Dinner
  • $150 in Free Play Coupons (can get these at the casino)
  • Free round trip shuttle from Parkwood Casino Lotus to New Happy Garden

Hard Rock Hotel Vietnamese Lunar New Year Celebration

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento will be hosting a Vietnamese Lunar New Year Celebration on Saturday, February 10, 2024.  Doors will open at 7 pm and show time will be at 8 pm.  The headliner will be Xuan Yeu Thuong joined by many other Vietnamese artists.

You can relax like a rock star at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento.  The hotel rooms and suites feature stylish designs with comfortable features and luxurious accommodations.

If you’d like to visit Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to see the celebration, book your stay here and you can save 15% off the regular rates.

Vietnamese Cuisine

If you liked the Vietnamese food at the festivals and you’d like to learn more about Vietnamese cooking, try these cookbooks.  Use our links to see how you can save money on them.

Or you could enjoy Vietnamese cuisine in the 10 Best Vietnamese Restaurants in Sacramento as chosen by the users of TripAdvisor.

  • Lemon Grass
  • Viet-Ha Vietnamese & Chinese Cuisine
  • Coriander
  • Bodhi Bowl
  • Quan Nem Ninh Hoa
  • Pho le
  • Origami Asian Grill
  • Visit Ha Noodles & Grill
  • Pho Bar Hoa Viet
  • Huong Lan

If you love Vietnamese food and one night you’re unable to get to these restaurants, you can get food delivered from Pho Bac Hoa Viet and Viet Ha Noodles & Grill.