Dazzling Día de los Muertos Celebrations

Posted Thursday, October 25th, 2018

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Día de Los Muertos Celebration at Muzeo
October 13 – 28 | Anaheim
Join Muzeo for this cultural tradition that has been celebrated for over 3,000 years in Mexico, Central and South America and is a joyful celebration of life. Visitors can leave mementos of their loved one(s) and authentic ofrendas decorated by local artist with photos, candles, flowers, beads, and other memorial objects. There will also be a mask making workshop. Wednesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.


Día de los Muertos at Olvera Street
October 25 – November 2 | Los Angeles
Attend a Pre-Columbian Novenario procession and blessings nightly. Then, on November 1 and 2, enjoy beautifully decorated altars, art exhibits and entertainment. Nightly, 7 p.m. Festival days, November 1-2 from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.



Día de los Muertos Family Festival at MOLAA
October 27 | Long Beach
Día de los Muertos, a vibrant celebration of life and loved ones at the Museum of Latin American Art’s annual family festival in Long Beach! Learn more about this cultural tradition through art workshops, live performances, gallery tours, face painting, food and unique craft vendors. Participate in art workshops and make a tissue-paper marigold, a calavera mask, or even decorate a sugar skull. Follow along as Aztec Dancers lead a processional from the park to the museum, listen as the LA Opera’s Zarzuela Project performs with a mariachi, or watch Nueva Antequera’s folk ballet. There is plenty of fun for everyone! Día de los Muertos attire strongly encouraged come dressed as a calavera! Event is free admission. Sponsored by Nissan, Parents Latina, and People en Español. Media sponsor is 34 Univision.


Día De Los Muertos at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
October 27 | Hollywood
The 19th annual Dia de Los Muertos will be held at Hollywood Forever, Los Angeles’ oldest memorial park, to honor and celebrate the Aztec goddess Coatlicue, “Mother of the Gods.” Dia de Los Muertos attire strongly encouraged. Come dressed in your finest Calaca apparel. Enjoy music and dance performances, fine Mexican cuisine, 100+ altars, arts and crafts, skeleton costume contests and a children’s art project area. Saturday, noon – midnight. $25 per person; kids (8 and under) and seniors are free until 4 p.m.


Día de los Muertos Celebration at La Habra Library
October 27 | La Habra
Join the La Habra library for one of their favorite annual events. Enjoy crafts, Folklorico, Aztec dancing and more. Saturday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. La Habra Library.


Día de los Muertos at Grand Park LA
October 28 – November 4 | Los Angeles
Grand Park celebrates the traditions of Día de los Muertos with multiple ways to experience and learn about the holiday. The park will present 50 altars and art installations created by local artists and community groups that reflect the theme Looking to the Past to Build the Future. Also, enjoy free guided tours, which will highlight the artwork and discuss the traditions of the holiday. Visit website for times. Free.


Día de los Muertos
October 28 | Historic Downtown San Pedro
Celebrate the Day of the Dead with art, culture, delicious cuisine and live entertainment. Presented by the San Pedro Historic Waterfront Business Improvement District. Sunday, 3-9 p.m. Free admission.



Day of the Dead Celebration at the Children’s Museum at La Habra
October 28 | La Habra
Enjoy the festivities while making decorated sugar skulls and whimsical Calavera masks, as well as traditional face painting. Also, The Read Conmigo team will be reading stories and giving out free copies of their bilingual children’s book, “The Best Part about the Day of the Dead.” Folklorico dance performances start at 2 p.m. Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Free with paid admission. Children’s Museum at La Habra.


Día de los Muertos at Mission San Luis Rey
October 28 | Oceanside
Celebrate departed loved ones with live music, a car show, live entertainment, chalk cemetery, arts and crafts and more. Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Find schedule on their website. Free admission. Parking, $5; free parking and shuttles at El Camino High School. Mission San Luis Rey.


Día de los Muertos Art Festival
October 28 | Downey
The Downey Theatre hosts the annual Dia de los Muertos Art Festival, indoor/outdoor vendors, decorate Calaveras, Papel Picado demos, alter contest, art exhibition, live music, ballet folklorico, Aztec dancers, food trucks and more. Sunday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Free.



Día de los Muertos Celebration at Pretend City
November 2 | Irvine
Hola Amigos! Día De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday that celebrates loved ones who have passed. At Pretend City, they are celebrating Dia De Los Muertos with vibrant, educational activities for little ones, like making tissue paper marigolds, sugar skull art and more! Bring a photo of your loved one to add to their special Altar and partake in the celebration!


Día de los Muertos at The Compound Production House
November 3 | Burbank
Join the Compound Production House for their first annual Day of the Dead event. It is a Mexican holiday in which families remember and honor their deceased loved ones. Everyone is welcome to attend, they encourage guests to bring a photo of a friend or family member who has passed way and a special item to represent them. This item can be something they enjoyed when they were alive, to display on a commemorative alter (favorite food, flower, drink, etc).There will be speciality drinks, live music and entertainment, art commemorative alters, vendors, treats, and a children’s area. Saturday, 4-10 p.m. Free



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