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OC Tet Festival at Mile Square Park

The annual free OC Tết Festival celebration will take place on February 9 to February 11, 2024 on the Freedom Hall Lawn at Mile Square Park. The Year of the Dragon will celebrate new beginnings, good fortune, and prosperity, and will feature live entertainment, cultural performances, lion dances, firecracker ceremony, food vendors, and carnival rides.

In the Vietnamese culture, the Lunar New Year, also known as Tet, is the most important celebration of the year. Families gather to express respect and remembrance for ancestors and celebrate the hope and renewal of coming opportunities.

Each Lunar New Year is associated with one of twelve Zodiac animals, which are commonly associated with certain personality traits.

2024 is Year of the Dragon. People born in the year of the dragon are considered to be known for their strength and success, with exceptional leadership qualities. The dragon can also bring fortune and honor.

Be sure to check out all Orange County Lunar New Year events.

OC Tet Festival

OC Tết Festival

OC Tết Festival Announcement

Where: Mile Square Regional Park | Freedom Hall Lawn
Address: 16801 Euclid Street Fountain Valley, CA 92708


FREE Admission & Parking, simply reserve a spot

Friday, February 9, 2024 | 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday, February 10, 2024 | 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday, February 11, 2024 | 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Reserve a Spot

For more information, call the OC Supervisor’s office at 714-834-3110

Year of the Wood Dragon (2024)

2024 is considered the Year of the Wood Dragon. Below are birth years for each type of Dragon in the Vietnamese zodiac calendar.

Type of DragonYear Of BirthCharacteristic
Wood Dragon1904, 1964, 2024Quiet, successful in business and entrepreneurship, well off, may be lacking in reliable or dependable friends and family
Fire Dragon1976, 2036Social, smart, and ambitious with good leadership skills, often have success and prosperity later in life
Earth Dragon1928, 1988Happy, positive, and fearless, often surrounded by solid, loving families and great support systems
Gold Dragon1940, 2000Kind and talented, often enjoying success and prosperity, may be strategic and blunt in nature
Water Dragon1952, 2012Hardworking, often achieving some level of fame and known for having a smooth life, but may tend to excessively worry and overthink

Year of the Water Cat (2023)

2023 is considered the Year of the Water Cat. Below are birth years for each type of Cat in the Vietnamese zodiac calendar.

Type of CatYear of BirthCharacteristic
Water Cat1963, 2023Gentle, amicable, able to adjust readily to different conditions, but with a weak mindset and principles
Wood Cat1915, 1975Clever, quick-witted, selfish, lively in appearance, but shrewd at heart
Fire Cat1927, 1987Broad-minded, smart, and flexible, with unique views
Earth Cat1939, 1999Frank, straightforward, ambitious, hard-working, but slightly reserved
Gold Cat1951, 2011Kind-hearted, conservative, lively, and enthusiastic

Note: In Vietnamese culture, the cat replaces the rabbit that is used in the Chinese culture.

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Monique McArthur is a mother of two, writer, and creator of delicious recipes. In her spare time she enjoys exploring all that Orange County has to offer, traveling, shopping, running with her dogs and spending time with family.