DIA DE LOS MUERTOS AT LA VILLITA

BENEFITTING INNER CITY DEVELOPMENT


Día de Los Muertos Celebration brings together traditional art and culture with the best in live music entertainment to create a two-day destination event for the City of San Antonio to celebrate the Day of the Dead. The event hosts a variety of activities over the weekend celebration including the largest open altar exhibition in the city.

Events are free and open to the public including: live music at Arneson River Theater; original Day of the Dead art; living altar; dance, drum and puppet procession; live poetry and more!

free to the public

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 10am – 11pm
Sunday, October 28, 2018, noon – 9 pm

Activities

Altar Contest

Altar building contest

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Live Poetry

Live Poetry

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Workshops

Workshops

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Art Vendors

Procession

Procession Times

Saturday, Oct 27th, 7pm
Sunday, October 28th, 3pm

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Live Music

Live Music

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Piñata Protest • El Dusty • Azul Barrientos • Money Chicha • Las Tesoros de San Antonio • Eddie & the Valiants • Bidi Bidi Banda • Los Nahuatlatos • Femina-X • Juan & Armando Tejeda

Guadalupe Dance Company • Pochos Chidos • Los de Esta Noche • Blackbird Sing • Fantástico • Flor de Jaliso • Mariachi Nuevo Estilo • Tiarra Girls • Tallercito de Son • Zombie Bazaar • Mariachi Nuevo Jalisco
Poetry by Victoria Garcia-Zapata, Rooster Martinez, Eddie Vega & Amalia Ortiz • Dance, Drum & Puppet Procession featuring Las Monas

Altars

From pre-Columbian times, the Day of the Dead has been celebrated throughout Mexico and Latin American countries. Today it is celebrated throughout the Americas on November 1 and 2, a time in which the living lovingly pay tribute and remember their departed friends and family members. Remembrances include family visits to the local cemetery, processions through town squares and inventive homemade altars honoring departed family members with photos, “Pan de Muerto” sweet bread and flowers.

For more information on traditional Day of the Dead altars visit: Celebrate Day of the Dead.

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Altar Exhibition & Contest

sponsored by San Antonio Current
Community members are invited to participate in this tradition by entering the Altar Contest and building their own altar for the Día de los Muertos Celebration at La Villita Historic Arts Village. Individuals, families and groups are all encouraged to submit their application.
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    Students

    sponsored by San Antonio Current
    Students in grades K-12 with a faculty/school or approved organizational sponsor (age 21+) are eligible to enter the student altar competition.
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    Vendors

    HERMANITAS BOUTIQUE

    DONNA’S DESIGNS

    LUNA MIDDLE SCHOOL

    Stevens High School

    AMYJOSCREATIONS

    CLAUDIA RAMOS

    LUNA MIDDLE SCHOOL

    SAN ANTONIO DECBEZA

    MYRA PEREZ LLC

    noelle sorensen

    NV Creations

    real flowers jewelry

    RTC FLORISTRY INC

    Festival Information

    ARTISTS AND HANDMADE GOODS

    All items should be Day of the Dead Themed. Artists must supply their own booth or tent, if needed. Permit fee for artists is $75 per day/$150 total.

    APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ON A ROLLING BASIS. THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS SEPT. 21, 2018

    FOOD VENDORS

    Approved vendors must comply with all facility, health and fire code regulations, vendors are responsible for associated health and fire fees in addition to space fees applied. $300 per day (+permit fees and booth rental if needed) = $600 total (+permit fees and booth rental as needed).
    Full guidelines are included in the downloadable Application.

    APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ON A ROLLING BASIS. THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS SEPT. 21, 2018

    2018 sponsors

    Historic Village of La Villita Logo
    Center City Development & Operations Department Logo
    Metro PCS Logo
    Bexar County Sponsor Logo
    Bud Light Logo
    Starbucks Logo
    Starbucks Logo
    H-E-B Logo
    San Antonio Current Logo