Latinos in California go BIG for Dia de Muertos celebrations.
Take a look at the best Dia de Muertos events put together looking to keep the culture alive.
Catrinas, altares, local vendors and entertainment are the main ingredients to all of these!
Saturday October 29 from 12pm to 12am
Price: $20 per person – (please bring exact change)
What’s good: Mexican cuisine, arts and crafts, Calaca costumes, Julieta Venegas, Buyepongo, Mariachi Flor de Toloache and an altares contest where 3 winners will take $3,000 home.
Saturday November 5th from 12pm to 10pm
What’s good: The largest Dia De Los Muertos event in OC organized by Volunteers @Downtown Santa Ana. Community brings a unique 100+ altars, vendors, food & music.
Saturday November 5th at 5pm
What’s good: Mexican Institute of Sound, Rubén Albarrán (of Café Tacvba) No DJ Set, Mariachi Manchester, Grupo Bella, ballet folklorico de Los Angeles, altares, maquillaje de catrinas, etc.
Saturday October 22 from 8pm to 12apm
What’s good: DDLM exhibition, body art performance by David Gilmore, artisan marketplace, photo booth, food vendors, face painting by Drop Dead Gorgeous.
Saturday October 29 from 11am to 10pm
What’s good: Kiddie Costume Contest, Howl-o-Ween Pooch Pawrade, fantastic food and drinks, a real Ferris Wheel right on Center Street Promenade and a Halloween parade!!
Saturday November 5th from 1pm to 10pm
What’s good: Aztec dancing, traditional altars, music, children’s activities, authentic Mexican food, Ballet Folklórico de Riverside, Community Altar (Bring a copy of a loved one’s photo) and Catrina Pageant.
Saturday November 5th from 7pm to 1am
What’s good: Aztec dancers, low rider car show, face painting, movie screenings, costume contest, photo booth, drinks & food, arts & crafts and Mariachi “Dia de los Muertos attire is strongly encouraged”
Saturday October 29 from 7pm to 9pm
What’s good: La Victoria, Casa 0101 Youth Teatro, danza Chicomecoatl, Cuicani band, altars will be on display all week, along with large scale sculptures and art by Lore Productions.
Saturday October 29th – Sunday October 30th from 11am to 8pm
What’s good: Altars tour, candlelight procession, face painting, sugar skull workshops, live music, food and drinks specials, storytelling and tequila!
Wednesday November from 5pm to 11:30pm
What’s good: Loteria de los muertos, Kalivera hula hoop spinner, traditional altares and ofrendas, deli food and drinks, skeleton costume contest and raffles.