About Us

Each year, those of Vietnamese descent celebrate the coming lunar year with Tết Nguyên Đán, the beginning of Spring and a way to start fresh. We are proud and honored to annually present to the community the largest Tet Festival in the entire world. The UVSA Tet Festival attracts over 60,000 guests annually and immerses them in culturally enriching attractions, live entertainment, festive games & rides, a variety of ethnic foods, and a spectacular firecrackers show celebrating the new year over the three-day weekend event. Located in the heart of Orange County and a short drive from Los Angeles or San Diego, the UVSA Tet Festival is the best way to spend the Lunar New Year holiday weekend in Southern California.

UVSA is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-partisan, community-based organization founded in 1982 to bring together Vietnamese American youth including students from different colleges and high schools throughout Southern California to build unity, to serve our community, and to advocate for social justice issues that affect our community domestically and abroad. Entering our 35th year organizing the Tet Festival, our youth volunteers contribute thousands of hours planning and organizing in order to help bring the festival to life. The UVSA Tet Festival serves as a vehicle to help develop student volunteers in our community to become well-rounded leaders with a strong sense of cultural awareness and civic responsibility to improve our communities. Over the past 15 years, UVSA’s members have awarded over $1,250,000 of festival proceeds as community grants to non-profit organizations across Southern California.