Every year, the Vietnamese American Community of Austin Texas (VACAT) hosts cultural events such as
the Lunar New Year, Black April and Mid-Autumn Moon Festival.
We also host community events such as the Vietnamese Community Health Fair, Creating Care Packages for different communities in need, Job & Career Fairs, Leadership Development Retreats, Census and Voting Outreach, and Disaster Relief.
Learn more about our events below and see how you can get involved.
3pm-9pm at 9400 Neenah Ave, Austin, TX 78717
Vietnamese American Community of Austin, Texas (VACAT) and Texas VSA would like to welcome everyone to our 2022 Lunar New Year - Tết celebration.
This is our annual Tết event where we embrace and celebrate the year of the Tiger. The celebration will consist of lion dance and pageant, and much more. In addition to all the fun performances, there will be games, arts and craft activities for children, retail vendors, and traditional Vietnamese food court.
This year's festival location will be held at Holy Family Catholic School.
9400 Neenah Ave
Austin, TX 78717
Event hours: 3 PM - 9 PM
Tet Trung Thu / Mid-Autumn Festival
After canceling all of our cultural events last year due to COVID-19, we were so happy to have come back and celebrated with a socially distanced outdoor event. This was opened to everyone in the greater Austin area to come celebrate and learn about Vietnamese culture. We celebrated Tet Trung Thu with live music and performances, vendors, fundraisers, and free balloons, light up lanterns and glowsticks. We appreciate everyone for coming out and staying masked.
21st Annual Vietnamese Community Health Fair
The community health fair serviced over 300+ people with language translators in Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Burmease. The Health Fair provided Immunizations (Provided by Austin Public Health), Seasonal Flu vaccines, Moderna COVID vaccines, Pfizer COVID vaccines, Vision Screenings, Diabetic Blood screenings, Cholesterol Blood screenings, High Blood Pressure screenings, BMI screenings, Patient Support and Education by AVAMPS and VACAT volunteers, Nutritional Consult, MD Consult- Medical questions and medication reviews.
VACAT Disaster Relief for the Community
Partnered with Austin Vietnamese American Medical Professional Society (AVAMPS ) to be provide additional 22,500gloves, 56 gallons of hand sanitizier, 62 gallons of Alchol, and more than 7,000 masks to the medical community/essential workers in need. We dropped off supplies at Dell Seton Phamacy, Senior Center (Hoi Cao Nien), Georgetown, Police Department, Colorado Plain Medical, Round Rock Cardiac Clinic, Round Rock CVS pharmacy, Friends Crisis homeless shelter in Killeen, Kaiser California, Sam Bass Fire Deparment, Austin Foster Home, Austin Child Protective Services, San Antonio Vietnamese Community, Biolife, Austin Birth Center and Ministering Physicians, Austin Child Protective Services, Austin Nurse Practioner Specialist, Baylor Scott & White/ Round Rock
Winter Care Packages for Afghanistan Families
VACAT gets together every year and makes Winter Care Packages. This year the Vietnamese community wanted to extend our community to the Afghanistan families that have been recently impacted. Each package included socks, undergarments, gloves, hats, menstrual products, deodorant and lots of love. We packaged them at the VACAT office and were able to connect and hand these out to the community. VACAT also held a clothing drive and was able to help donate over 30 bags of winter clothing.
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