Día de Los Muertos | 2017 Event Roundup

While we prepare for our upcoming Cultural Creations | DIY Mini Altars workshop we’ve decided to compile a list of local events also honoring Día de Los Muertos.

If you have an event that would like to be included in this list, please e-mail us at makesanantonio@gmail.com. Also, please check out our calendar of maker-inspired events.

Día de Los Muertos Programming
San Anto Cultural Arts, 2120 El Paso St., San Antonio, Texas 78207
All programming is family-friendly, all ages welcome and free. For more information, visit sananto.org/upcoming-events.html

Calavera Mask Making
October 4, 11, 18 & 25 (Wednesdays) | 5 – 7 p.m.

Paper Flowers for Altares
October 5, 19, & 26 (Thursdays) | 5 – 7 p.m.

Artist Platica w/ Jake Prendez
Thursday, October 12 | 6 – 8 p.m.

Dia de los Muertos Barrio Procession and Fandango
Thursday, November 2 | 6 – 9 p.m.

It is San Anto Cultural Arts’ tradicion each Día de Los Muertos to have a barrio procession to their mural, The Wall of Remembrance, and add the name of a community member who was lost to violence.

Join San Anto Cultural Arts this year as they honor muertitos with a community altar, barrio procession, comida, music, and dance. Face painting, free art workshops, y mas!!! Don’t forget to bring a photo of your muertitos or something to honor them for our community altar!

Catrina Fest
October 14 | 7 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex, 108 Blue Star, San Antonio, TX 78204

Stop by Brick in the Blue Star Arts Complex for an amazing night celebrating our culture and ancestors. Brick will have artist and artisans vendors, food vendors, psychics, mediums, community altars, entertainment and fashion. Costume contest at 10 p.m.

Día de los Muertos Celebration
Saturday, October 28 | 12 – 6 p.m.
Arts & Crafts Workshops: 2 – 4 p.m.
Live Performances: 4 – 6 p.m.
Free | Plaza Guadalupe & Galería Guadalupe
Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, 723 S. Brazos St., San Antonio, TX 78207

Honor the lives and legacy of the dearly departed at the Guadalupe’s annual Día de los Muertos celebration. Participate in art-making workshops, face-painting, a peace and remembrance procession, and view community altars while enjoying pan de muerto y chocolate. Performances by Grupo Animo youth theatre ensemble, Mariachi Academy, and Guadalupe Dance Academy and Company. The peace and remembrance procession will take place to and from the Plaza and Galería.

Día de los Muertos at La Villita
Saturday, October 28 | 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday, October 29 | 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
La Villita

Named by USA Today as one of the “10 great Day of the Dead celebrations” in the world, Día de los Muertos at La Villita is a two-day, free, family-friendly event that combines traditional culture with the best in contemporary Latino music. Register for the community altar exhibition and a chance to win a $2,000 prize. The event benefits Inner City Development.

Día de los Muertos Festival 2017
Saturday, October 28 | 5 – 10 p.m.
New Braunfels Hispanic Business Alliance

Celebrate the 2nd Annual New Braunfels’ Dia De Los Muertos Festival. This cultural event will feature local food, drinks, arts & crafts, an ofrenda (offering space) for honoring the lives of loved ones passed, vendor booths, shopping, and live entertainment.

SAY Sí’s Muertitos 2017: Tierra y Libertad
Thursday-Saturday, November 2-4
SAY Sí, 1518 S Alamo St, San Antonio, Texas 78204

SAY Sí presents its annual Muertitos Fest, a three-day Día de los Muertos festival which celebrates the tradition that ties our city to Mexico and commemorates the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio.

Muertitos Fest, one of San Antonio’s most comprehensive Día de los Muertos celebrations, provides an educational context to this important holiday, with three days of unique cultural happenings including: an exhibition of student Día de los Muertos art, notable folk art exhibits, altars to honor the departed, family folk art workshops, food booths, an artisan mercado and live multidisciplinary cultural performances.

Muertitos Fest Opening Night Fiesta
Thursday, November 2
7 – 10:30 p.m.
$35 Presale // $40 at the Door
[Tickets go on sale 10/7]

Muertitos Fest First Friday
Friday, November 3
6 – 10 p.m.

Muertitos Fest Family Day
Saturday, November 4
12 – 4:00 p.m.