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

Apply to Build an Altar

Live Poetry

Workshops

Art Vendors

Procession

Procession Times

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

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Live Music

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.

APPLY TO BUILD AN ALTAR HERE

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

    TWIGS DESIGNS

    LA CASITA DE COLORES

    DONNA’S DESIGNS

    LUNA MIDDLE SCHOOL

    LA CRAFTY VIDA

    CAROLINA’S CREATIONS

    CRAFTYROSE “HECHO A MANO”

    JUST IMAJEN

    RC CREATIONS

    ZUE’S FLORAL AND GIFTS

    Pleasanton High School

    Stevens High School

    LeSann Semi-Precious Jewelry

    Nina Munoz

    Neenyas Designs

    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

    Art Vendor Application

    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

    Food Vendor Application

    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