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Dia de los Muertos

with Traditional and Authentic Celebrations

Photo By Valeria Almaraz
Dia de los Muertos - Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

Day of the Dead Celebrations

Honor your lost loved ones and culturally immerse yourself in traditional and authentic Mexican Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations throughout San Diego.

Dia de los Muertos at Arts Park

When: October 20, 2018
Create free Dia de los Muertos take-home masks, sugar skulls and papel picado (traditional paper cut-out banners) and learn ancient stories about the Mexican philosophy of death through storytelling and art with Jacobs Center Artist-in-Residence Macedonio Arteaga and Izcalli.

La Vista Memorial Park and Mortuary Dia de los Muertos

When: October 20, 2018
La Vista Memorial Park and Mortuary Dia de los Muertos will provide world renown programs of music, folk dancing, entertainment, food and hand crafted items.

Sherman Heights Dia de los Muertos

When: October 25 - November 2, 2018
Embrace Mexican culture during Sherman Heights' Dia de los Muertos with a traditional celebration, official altar blessing, live performances, food and more.

Encinitas Dia de los Muertos Celebration

When: October 27, 2018
Celebrate life with live performances, art-making workshops, a student art exhibit, artist demos, food trucks and more at the Encinitas Dia de los Muertos.

Day of the Dead Festival North Park

When: October 27, 2018
Bringing together an array of Mexican-themed artisanal crafter purveyors from throughout the US, popular food trucks with a regional foodie-following, and a select choice of beer, mezcal, and tequila vendors in our spirit cantina, the Day of the Dead Festival North Park welcomes people from all around the Southwestern United States.

City Heights Dia de los Muertos

When: October 27, 2018
Celebrate the lives of friends and relatives who have passed away at the City Heights Dia de Los Muertos. People of all cultures will come together for community altars, face painting, mask making, and prizes for the best catrina and catrin contest, plus dancing, singing and music.

Dia de los Muertos, Oceanside

When: October 28, 2018
Dia de los Muertos, or "Day of the Dead," is an all-day community event with diverse cultural traditions, remembering and honoring deceased loved ones.

AXIS: Day of the Dead Celebration

When: October 28, 2018
The Old Globe believes that theatre matters and our work each day is to make theatre matter to more people. We invite friends and families to celebrate the great Mexican tradition Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) with a weekend full of unique activities and artistic expression, as well as premiere performances of a community-generated theatre piece.

Dia de Los Muertos at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

When: November 1-4, 2018
The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is celebrating Dia de los Muertos with several shows hosted in Spanish, plus roving mariachis, Ballet Folklorico dancers and stilt walkers, and specialty foods and beverages.

Old Town San Diego's Dia de los Muertos

When: November 1-4, 2018
Old Town San Diego's Día de los Muertos is a celebration of the history, culture, and heritage of the region that honors one of its most important holidays.

23rd Annual Día de los Muertos Festival

When: November 1, 2018
Each year, guests are invited to create altars to remember and honor their loved ones in a special area outside of the California Center for the Arts, Escondido museum; the event also features live music, traditional Mexican fare, a parade, and more.

Day of the Dead at Bazaar del Mundo

When: November 1-3, 2018
Old Town icons Bazaar del Mundo and Casa Guadalajara team up to celebrate Día de los Muertos with face painting, a life-size Catrina, artisans displaying their Día de los Muertos-themed work and collectables, authentic Muertos Mole Dinner, plus altars and free family friendly activities – including sugar skull decorating, mask making, coloring and more.

4th Annual Dia de los Muertos Guest Chef Dinner

When: November 1, 2018
Trey Foshee, of La Jolla's George's at the Cove and Galaxy Taco, will host a special dinner event in honor of Dia de los Muertos ("Day of the Dead") at Galaxy Taco, his modern Mexican eatery in La Jolla Shores. This year eight guest chefs will join chef de cuisine Christine Rivera to prepare an epic night of food and celebration.

Carrera de los Muertos San Diego

When: November 4, 2018
Enjoy a festive and scenic 5k run along downtown’s San Diego Bay and stay to celebrate in Embarcadero Park South with mariachi, dancers and comida deliciosa!

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