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* Sandown Tet Lunar New Year Festival 2019 *
Melbourne's biggest and longest-running Lunar New Years celebration - the Tet Festival, is back again at Sandown Racecourse. Over two days across Australia Day weekend, welcome in the Year of the Pig by immersing yourself in mouthwatering Asian culinary delights, exhilarating rides, eating competitions (Iron Stomach & Pho competition), talent competitions, live performances and singers, and cultural exhibitions. There will be a special dragon dance performance by the Quanh Minh Temple Vovinam Dragon Team on the Saturday. Of course you can't welcome in the Lunar New Year without our spectacular firework displays on Sunday!
Tet Festival 2019Spanning over the entire weekend, this free, all-ages event celebrates Vietnamese culture with live performances from international and local artists, dozens of authentic South-East Asian food stalls, an ancestral shrine and multiple cultural exhibits. Two stages will host renowned US-Vietnamese singers, martial arts demonstrations and food competitions. Throughout the entire weekend, an authentic Vietnamese shrine allows visitors to offer incense to ancestors. A special children's activity playground amongst a mock Vietnamese village will feature glitter tattoos and traditional games. With more than 20 food vendors, this festival offers a wide range of Asian cuisines. Coupled with carnival rides, a fireworks display and traditional lion dance, this is the perfect way to celebrate a new year. Tet Festival Sandown Racecourse Saturday: 11am - Late Sunday: 11am - 10:30pm Hosted by the Vietnamese Community in Victoria, the Tet Festival caters an abundance of booths during the two-day weekend event. Visitors are immersed in a vibrant array of traditional foods, with all your favourite Vietnamese dishes under one roof. We also boast a weekend of great entertainment, cultural exhibits, amusement rides and games, children's activities, and a spectacular fireworks display to usher in the Lunar New Year. Located at the Sandown Racecourse, Springvale, the Tet Festival is the best way to spend the Lunar New Year weekend in town.
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