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The City of Santa Monica presents its eighth annual Día de los Muertos celebration. This family-friendly event celebrates the cycle of life and the remembrance of ancestors with live music and dance, storytelling, workshops, altars, craft vendors and food trucks.
You are invited to a free event for the entire family! Join us for the 19th Annual Dia De Los Muertos Family Art Festival. Decorate sugar skulls, create colorful masks and have your face painted like a calavera. Enjoy delicious foods while you are entertained by Folklorico Dancers, Mariachis and a shadow puppet show. Our gallery exhibit features student art inspired by traditional Mexican folk arts, including alters to honor great artists from the past and a fantastic miniature Dia…
Live music and dance performances will play all night as attendees decorate altars to commemorate loved ones, shop for food and handicrafts created by local vendors, paint their faces and interact with their neighbors. The festival is funded through the Private Arts Development Fee Program (ADF) with support from Councilmembers Marqueece Harris-Dawson (DC 8), and Gilbert Cedillo (CD1).
Participants take part in a public procession alongside life-size calaveras, carrying personal and family items that are carried and offered to the deceased at a large Community Altar. The procession and traditional blessing kick off a festive celebration with arts, crafts and food vendors, musical performances, face painting, and children’s art workshops. Over 10,000 guests enjoy this community gathering that celebrates community, life, and death.
This 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 continuous all day in historic downtown Canoga Park, a recipient of the All-American City Award. The event showcases live musical entertainment, vendors, international foods, calaveras, artists’ exhibits, altar displays, a children’s art pavilion, and a large classic car show.
We invite you to join this wonderful event in Canoga Park featuring Aztec Dancers Classic Car Show Live Entertainment Local Food Vendors & Food Trucks Arts & Crafts Chalk Artists Children’s Area & so much more! Designed to promote the Downtown Canoga Park Commercial District, this long-standing community event develops neighborhood outreach programs and community relationships between businesses, residents and the greater Los Angeles area.
Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a high-energy two-day street festival along Van Nuys Boulevard in Pacoima, celebrating one of the most important holidays in Mexico and many South American countries to honor loved ones that have passed away. Día de los Muertos features Latino artists and entertainers, tasty foods, a catrina contest, and community vendors – you don’t want to miss out on this fun and free event for all ages in 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 and offer free guided lunchtime tours, which will highlight the artwork and discuss the traditions of the holiday. Check website for time
Participants will create traditional Día de los Muertos crafts such as paper flowers, papel picado, or mask decorating, tying the art-making to ideas of remembrance and memory.
Thank you to everyone who attended the Día de los Muertos opening reception on October 18 and participated in the largest collection of altars to date! The show will run through November 9 (Monday – Saturday, 10am – 4 pm). Día de los Muertos (or Día de Muertos), translated as Day of the Dead, is a Mexican tradition that grows out of the syncretism of Catholic and indigenous practices. It is a time to remember loved ones and support…