Rather than pick any old time to work your way through Little Saigon, make the moment count by ringing in the new lunar year along with 100,000-plus during this three-day celebration. The official event is at the fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. For a more vibrant world-within-a-world sensation, book a room in the heart of Garden Grove.
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Ben Wener, who still has several of these left to cross off, is the former pop music critic and editor at the Orange County Register and also has written for the Hollywood Reporter, Consequence of Sound, and more. Find him on Twitter or Instagram, where he has 232 followers viewing exactly zero photos.