Since 2014, the City of Encinitas Cultural Arts Division has partnered with Encinitas Friends of the Arts to present the annual Dia de los Muertos Festival as a way to foster appreciation and awareness of this significant Mexican cultural celebration through visual and performing arts.


Thursday, October 27, 2022   

Encinitas Library
540 Cornish Drive

Start the festivities early and come celebrate loved ones at the community ofrenda in the Library lobby and then enjoy free activities in the afternoon. The ofrenda will be up through November 2.

3-6pm: Printmaking Workshop
Using precut blocks with culturally authentic images and bright ink colors, Campana Studios will help guests make a print to be used as an ofrenda card or kept as a piece of art.

4-6pm: Ballet Folklorico
Youth and young adult dancers from Ballet Folklorico de San Dieguito will perform in the Community Room.

Presented by Friends of the Encinitas Library, San Diego County Library, Encinitas Friends of the Arts, and the City of Encinitas Cultural Arts Division.


Saturday, October 29, 2022  12-4pm

Encinitas Community Center
1140 Oakcrest Park Drive

Come enjoy free fun for the whole family with the Danza Azteca blessing at noon and activities and performances throughout the afternoon.

  • Ballet folklorico dancers
  • Mariachi bands
  • Community ofrenda
  • Callejeros de Encinitas Car Club
  • Art exhibition
  • Artmaking workshops
  • Face painting 
  • Food truck

Click here for more details about the event.

Presented by Encinitas Friends of the Arts and the City of Encinitas Cultural Arts Division.