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24th Annual Día de los Muertos Festival

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.

Neighborhood: North Inland

California Center for the Arts, Escondido
340 N Escondido Blvd
Escondido, CA 92025

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Contact Info

800-988-4253
eramos@artcenter.org

Date & Time

Nov 1 - Nov 4, 2019
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The festival begins at 5:00 PM. Altar space is available at 6:00 pm, but early arrival recommended.

Price

Free

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