Celebrate Vietnamese Culture with VACAT!

Join the Vietnamese American Community of Austin Texas (VACAT) for a vibrant cultural celebration on May 18th, 2024 from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM! This free event, held at 9400 Neenah Ave, Austin, TX 78717, is a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich traditions and heritage of Vietnam.


Festive Fun for All Ages:

  • Free Li Xi & Lanterns: Embrace a Vietnamese New Year tradition with free Li Xi (lucky money envelopes) and lanterns, setting the stage for a prosperous and joyful celebration.
  • Big Raffle Prizes: Test your luck and enter for a chance to win exciting raffle prizes.
  • Non-Stop Entertainment: Immerse yourself in the lively spirit of Vietnamese culture with captivating performances by local Vietnamese artists.
  • Culinary Delights: Savor the delicious flavors of Vietnam as you explore a variety of food vendors offering authentic Vietnamese cuisine.
  • Lively Games: Take part in traditional and fun games, fostering a sense of community and friendly competition.
  • Thrilling Lion Dance: Witness the awe-inspiring power and grace of a traditional Lion Dance performance, a cultural highlight not to be missed.
  • Cultural Performances: Delve deeper into Vietnamese heritage with captivating cultural performances that showcase the beauty and artistry of Vietnamese traditions.
  • Kid's Fashion Show & Lantern Parade: Witness the next generation embrace their heritage in a delightful Kid's Fashion Show, followed by a mesmerizing Lantern Parade that will illuminate the night.

Free Admission & Family-Friendly:

This event is entirely free to attend, making it a perfect opportunity for families and individuals of all ages to experience the vibrant culture of Vietnam.

Don't miss this exciting celebration of Vietnamese culture! Mark your calendars for May 18th, 3:00 PM- 9:00 PM and join VACAT for an unforgettable day!

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.

For your convenience, the following are methods of payment are available for your sponsoring donation. 
  1. Website: https://www.vacat.org/donate/ 
  2. Paypal: info@vacat.org 
  3. Check: Made payable to mailing address:
         VACAT Check
         P.O Box 82103

         Austin, Texas 78708
  4. Zelle: Treasurer@vacat.org


If you need invoice or receipts, please send an email inquiry to VACAT's Treasurer at Treasurer@vacat.org

VACAT 2022 Summer TET Festival August 6th, 2022!

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


VACAT'S 2021 Events 

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. 

Lunar New Year
Tết Nguyên Đán


Black April
Ngày Quốc Hận 30/4


Austin Mid-Autumn Festival

Tết Trung Thu





To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please visit our Sponsorships page.

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