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October 2017
October 21 @ 1:00 pm - October 22 @ 5:00 pm
Gladys Park,
At the corner of 6th Street and Gladys Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90021 United States
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Free

Festival For All Skid Row Artists

The Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD) presents the 8th annual Festival for All Skid Row Artists on Saturday and Sunday, October 21 and 22, from 1–5pm each day. The Festival for All Skid Row Artists is a two-day festival of performing and visual art with plenty of music, showcasing the diverse range of talents among Skid Row residents. Taking place in Gladys Park (corner of 6th Street and Gladys Avenue) in L.A.’s Skid Row, the festival has become one of…

October 25 - November 2
El Pueblo Historical Monument,
125 Paseo de la Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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Free

Day of the Dead — Novenario Procession

As part of the Day of the Dead celebration, join a Pre-Colombian Novenario procession and blessing each night beginning at 7:00 p.m.

October 25 - November 2
El Pueblo Historical Monument,
125 Paseo de la Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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Free

Día de los Muertos Festival

Día de los Muertos is, in fact, a celebration of life – it is not a time to mourn our loved ones, rather it is a time to remember the lives they lead and the many things they enjoyed during that life. Death is a part of life, and so we honor it. Día de los Muertos at Olvera Street is the only celebration of its kind in Los Angeles – A nine (9) day festival, with altars on display,…

October 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Canoga Park Youth Arts Center,
7222 Remmet Ave
Canoga Park, CA 91303 United States
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Free

17th Annual Día de los Muertos Family Festival

A free community art festival celebrating the Mexican tradition of Day of the Dead. The event features musical entertainment, puppet show, altars, art workshops, and refreshments. Sponsor: City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

October 29 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Downtown Harbor San Pedro,
504 S. Harbor Blvd.
San Pedro, CA United States
Free

6th Annual San Pedro Día de los Muertos

There’s plenty to see, do, and eat during the day at the festival. The festival includes an altar competition, food court, and two stages that showcase a mix of dance and music, including a set by the Mariachi Academy of Carson featuring several youth players. There will also be a Kids Corner with a bounce house and other inflatables. Between 6th and Centre and 6th and Pacific in downtown San Pedro Sponsors: San Pedro Property Owner’s Alliance, Grand Vision Foundation…

November 2017
November 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sun Valley Youth Arts Center,
8642 Sunland Blvd.
Sun Valley, CA United States
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Free

11th Annual Día de los Muertos Celebration at the Sun Valley Youth Center

Join Sun Valley Youth Arts Center for a fun filled evening of art workshops, a student art exhibit, refreshments, and entertainment for the entire family. Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is an indigenous ritual of México celebrating life and the afterlife through art, music and family unity. The celebration concludes with an amazing ritual dance by Danza Temachtia Quetzacoatl. The public is welcome to participate in the community altar, bring a photocopy/image of a loved one who…

November 2 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
24th Street Theatre,
117 West 24th Street
Los Angeles, CA United States
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Free

Día de los Muertos at 24th St Theatre

Celebrate the joyous tradition of Mexico’s Day of the Dead 24th Street style, with music, dance, homemade tamales, face painting, craft booths, and a graveyard where families can make their own altars for their departed loved ones. Sponsor: City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

November 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Self Help Graphics & Art,
1300 East 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033 United States
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Free

Self Help Graphics & Art’s 44th Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Dia de los Muertos: A Cultural Legacy, Past, Present & Future; 44 years of Self Help Graphics & Art” (SHG) promoting and organizing one of the most popular Día de los Muertos events in Los Angeles and perhaps the oldest Day of the Dead commemoration in the country. This program is unique in that it provides the community with a season of activities from August to November, to celebrate and prepare for Día de los Muertos. An accompanying exhibition is…

November 4 @ 7:00 pm
Plaza de La Raza,
3540 N Mission Rd, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA 90031 United States
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$20 - $35

8th Annual Day of the Dead event EL VELORIO

A multicultural Day of the Dead celebration, Art Exhibit, Face Painting, Aztec Dancers, Film El Velorio is a multicultural event that celebrates the cultural traditions of Day of the Dead, featuring an art exhibition, live music, an altar installation and much more. Every year thousands of people come together at El Velorio to celebrate Latino culture and heritage, allowing for this converge to transcend its natural context.

November 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sherman Way Corridor,
18210 Sherman Way
Los Angeles, CA 91335 United States
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Free

17th Annual Main Street Canoga Park Dia de los Muertos Festival

The annual street festival is a traditional cultural event that celebrates the ancient Mexican and Central American traditions of paying homage to loved ones who have passed. Festivities are held throughout the day in historic Downtown Canoga Park, recipient of the “All-American City Award”. The festival will showcase live musical entertainment, vendors, international foods, calaveras, artists’ exhibits, altar displays, a children’s art pavilion, and a large classic car show.

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