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Dia de los Muertos

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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.

Sherman Heights Dia de los Muertos

When: October 19-November 2, 2017
Embrace Mexican culture during Sherman Heights' Dia de los Muertos with a traditional celebration, official altar blessing, live performances, food and more.

La Vista Memorial Park and Mortuary Dia de los Muertos

When: October 21, 2017
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.

Old Town San Diego's Day of the Dead

When: October 28-November 2, 2017
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.

Encinitas Dia de los Muertos Celebration

When: October 28, 2017
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.

Dia de los Muertos, Oceanside

When: October 29, 2017
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.

Carrera de los Muertos San Diego

When: October 29, 2017
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!

21st Annual Día de los Muertos Festival

When: November 1, 2017
Each year, guests are invited to create altars to remember and honor their loved ones in a special area outside of the Center's museum; the event also features live music, traditional Mexican fare, sugar skull decorating, and more.

3rd Annual Dia de los Muertos Guest Chef Dinner

When: November 1, 2017
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. A celebrated local chef will prepare each of the six courses.

Dia de los Muertos Celebration

When: November 2, 2017
Celebrate Día de los Muertos with three exciting Chicano and Mexican bands! Featuring La Santa Cecilia, Mexrrissey, and Mariachi Flor de Toloache.

Day of the Dead with Eugenia Leon

When: November 5, 2017
The Day of the Dead, an important touchstone of Mexican culture, is one of our most beloved regional celebrations. Mexican singing icon Eugenia León is our special guest for this day honoring family connection and remembrance.

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Fort Rosecrans Memorial Day

May 28, 2018

The Fort Rosecrans Memorial Day celebration is one of San Diego's largest and most celebrated memorials dedicated to our fighting men and women. On this day we honor all of our fallen soldiers and remember them for their ultimate sacrifice to our country.

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The CADO

Jun 16 - Aug 30, 2018

An immersive pop-up experience devoted to California Avocados will land in San Diego. The CADO will feature seven imaginative rooms of large-scale interactive art installations. The mobile experience will pop-up at Liberty Station, a historic waterfront urban village that is home to some of the city’s best retail, restaurants, art and entertainment.

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Legacy Week

May 26 - May 28, 2018

The USS Midway Museum is the heart and soul of Memorial Day celebration in San Diego. The lineup of activities range from a Wreath Memorial ceremony, benefit concert, family activities, blood drive, interactive exhibits and more. Each element of Midway’s Legacy Week commemoration is designed to honor and remember our heroes and celebrate our military heritage. Events also offer the community an affordable and inspiring way to kick off summer in San Diego on one of the most iconic museums in the world.

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Miramar National Cemetery Veterans Memorial Service

May 27, 2018

Honored Guest: Thomas G. Bowman - Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Featured Speaker: Captain Joseph R. Buzzella, Jr. - Coast Guard Sector Commander Captain of the Port of San Diego

Sponsored by the Miramar National Cemetery Support Foundation, the service will be conducted in the cemetery’s Memorial Circle at the eastern end of the Avenue of Flags.

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