This weekend, there are tons of Dia de Los Muertos celebrations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and we’ve put together a guide so you can find the best ones near you.
The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican heritage all over. DFW has some amazing events that offer a chance to experience this unique holiday and cultural activity in person.
Read on for our guide to some of the best Día de Los Muertos celebrations in DFW this weekend.
Día De Los Muertos Oak Cliff Block Party | Nov.2
This free event celebrates the Day of the Dead by a block party! What’s more fun than that! Presented by presented by CocoAndre Chocolatier and the Oak Cliff Cultural Center, this celebration is sure to please. It will include live music and dance performances by well known Dallas groups, flower crowns, a photo booth, face painting and much more! Delicious food will also be available from the following; El Norteño and Flores Bakehaus. This event is from 5-7 pm.
Other Día de Los Muertos Celebrations
Día de los Muertos Celebración | Nov. 1
The Hughes Family Tribute Center will be presenting its 5th annual Día de los Muertos celebration at Crown Hill Memorial Park. It will take place at the cemetery in Bachman Lake in the northwest region of Dallas. The festivities will include live performances from a Mariachi band “Michoacan” and dance performances by Mayan troupe Grupo Pakal and Alegre Ballet Folklórico. More activities are available such as face painting, stilt walkers, Tharpo the Clown and an altar building featuring a blessing. Also, a free showing of Disney Pixar movie COCO will start at 6:30 pm. Don’t miss this free event.
Garland Día de los Muertos | Nov. 1
Come and join in on all the Day of the Dead has to offer with Los Matachines dance routines and mariachi and ballet folklorico performances by Garland student groups. More great news! A bounce house will also be available as well as food, specialty craft vendors, and an art show that will feature Día de Los Muertos altars designed by Garland Students. This free event will be from 6:30-8:30 pm in the historic downtown Garland.
West Dallas Día De Los Muertos Festival & Bike Ride | Nov. 1-2
This two-day event is a celebratory holiday to remember the dead. The event organizers say it’s an opportunity to “Explore the vibrant traditions, tasty dishes, and everything that brings this day to life!” Commemorate the dead by attending this event and enjoying live music, Ballet Folklorico, and a bike ride. Destinations for the bike ride are available at this link as well as tickets for the event.
Noche de Muertos by CocoAndre at Four Corners Brewery | Nov. 1
Four Corners Brewery will be hosting Noche de Muertos with CocoAndre, a chocolatier, Friday Nov. 1 from 6pm-10pm. This will be CoCoAndre Chocolatier’s 10th year bringing in Dia De Los Muertos to Dallas. In honor of this special anniversary come and celebrate at Four Corners Brewery with two contests to find a calvera, catrina, and catrin. So make sure to show off your best skull to bones look! There will also be awesome food vendors that will be selling day of the dead themed food items. This event is free and open to the public.
Día de los Muertos 2019 Festival Fort Worth | Nov. 2
Hosted by Marie’s Rosaries and Artes de la Rosa Cultural Center for the Arts at the Rose Marine Theater. This event will take place Sat. from 5:30-9:45 pm and will feature a mixture of Catholic theology, All Souls and All Saints Day, a culture which is combined as a remembrance to honor the loved ones of the deceased.
Free “Day of the Dead” Festival at Restland Funeral Home (Dallas) | Nov. 3
Come and join the Restland Funeral Home & Cemetery in Dallas as they celebrate Day of the Dead. There will be a traditional blessing of the altar; folkloric dancers and mariachi; face painting, games and sugar skull decorating for children; and traditional food for the community. An ancient Hispanic grace-decorating tradition will also take place, this tradition is conducted every fall. 500 guests are expected to attend this annual tradition and festival. This event is free and open to the public.
Are the any other Dia de Los Muertos celebrations in DFW we overlooked? Tell us the details by commenting below. And don’t forget to check out our full guide to things to do in DFW this weekend.