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Encinitas Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Saturday, October 26, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Honor and remember deceased loved ones and celebrate Latino culture. The event features a variety of performances, activities, demonstrations, vendors and food

Encinitas Friends of the Arts and the City of Encinitas announce the sixth annual Encinitas Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) on Saturday, October 26, 12:00-4:00 P.M. at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. The free event is a time when families gather to honor and remember deceased loved ones and is a significant Latino cultural celebration. It will feature a variety of performances and will be emceed by Beatriz Villarreal. Performances begin with Danza Azteca Misión San Luis Rey blessing the Ofrenda with ancient traditional dances, followed by Mariachi estrellas de Chula Vista, Ballet Folklorico Rancho Buena Vista High School, Mariachi Del Mar and Danza Alegre. The festival ends with singer Chuy “El Chente” Moreno performing songs from the film, Coco, with dancing by Ballet Folklorico de San Dieguito, and the public!

Activities include skull face painting, tissue flowers and sugar skull workshops, a Day of the Dead art exhibit by Oak Crest Middle School students, a selfie station with ladies dressed as “Catrinas,” and opportunity drawings for laptop computers and more. Outdoor festivities include a low rider car show by the Callejeros de Encinitas Car Club, artist demonstrations, vendors, and food trucks with options ranging from ice cream to tamales. For more info, visit: www.encinitasarts.org or call 760-633-2746.