LocationArtes De La Rosa at Rose Marine Theater View map
Friday, November 2, 6–9:30pm
Saturday, November 3, 5:30–10pm
Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, is a Latin American holiday celebrated during the chilly days of November 1 and 2. The way the holiday is celebrated now is a mixture of pre-Hispanic traditions along with some merging of Catholic theology, most notably, All Souls & All Saints Day, in which the culture combined as a way to honor their deceased loved ones.
Artes de la Rosa’s Dia de los Muertos Festival kicks off with a drum and puppet procession from Marine Park to the historic Rose Marine Theater Plaza where the celebration really gets started with music, dancing, face painting, food, drinks, and pan de muerto.
Artists and crafts people are on hand selling fine and folk art with plenty of booths for children’s activities. Take a tour of Rose Marine Theater and observe the artwork that lives in the annex and Rose Lobby. A juried art show will be on display through Nov. 16.
On Friday, Artes de la Rosa for the annual Mexican festival features live performances and screenings of short films and the Disney Pixar film Coco and on Saturday includes crafts, face painting, food, music and short films.