Día de los Muertos events in Southern California

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Día de los Muertos events in Southern California

Here's a list of Día de los Muertos events around Southern California. Share your Día de los Muertos celebrations with #abc7eyewitness!

De Generación a Generación: Día de los Muertos / Annual Art Exhibition and Altar Display

Museum of Latin American Art

628 Alamitos Ave, Long Beach

September 24 to November 9

Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Adults - $10, Seniors & Students - $7, Members and Children under 12 Free

Free admission on Sundays!

De generación a generación invites artists and audiences to connect with parts of themselves they did not know much about, creating a link between the past and the present.


El Velorio's 10 year Anniversary: A Multicultural Day of the Dead Event Plaza de la Raza

3540 North Mission Road, Los Angeles

October 12 from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The art exhibit which features wooden crosses that are being designed/painted by more than 100 local artists benefits LA PLAZA DE LA RAZA. The art exhibit is also free to the public until November 9.


3rd Annual Calavera LGBTQ Festival

Mi Centro LGBTQ Community Center

553 South Clarence Street, Los Angeles

October 12 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

A LGBTQ family friendly Dia De Los Muertos cultural celebration and remembrance of victims of homophobia, transphobia, and gun violence.

Eric Resendiz is hosting.


5th Annual Day of the Dead Celebration

TASTE food Hall & Courtyard Fig at 7th, DTLA

October 25 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Join the party at FIGat7th's 5th Annual Day of the Dead Celebration with face painting, tequila tasting, and live DJs, plus-all new this year-a Dia de los Muertos altar created by artist Consuelo Flores.


Noche de Ofrenda

Grand Park

200 N Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

October 26 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

A traditional Noche de Ofrenda ceremony honoring the dead and featuring a communal circle and blessing led by the indigenous community. The ceremony will also include crafting your own altar and dancers representing Aztecan, Oaxacan and Michoacán traditions as well as performances by Los Angeles-based poets and musicians, including Latin music artist CAVA from East Los Angeles. ABC7 will be supporting as part of our partnership with Self Help Graphics.


Grand Park Downtown Dia de los Muertos

Grand Park

200 N Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

October 26 to November 3

At Grand Park, the holiday is celebrated as an extended free festivity with a large scale nine-day art installation that begins with Noche de Ofrenda or Night of the Offerings (or Altars). Taken together, the altars and art pieces paint a picture of topics and people that are highly relevant to Los Angeles' diverse communities.


Day of the Dead Festival at Olvera Street

Olvera Street, Los Angeles

October 25 to November 2

For over 30 years, the merchants on Olvera Street have celebrated Dia de los Muertos. The celebration has evolved to incorporate the pre-Columbian, Aztec, Mayan and Catholic rituals surrounding death. Each night, a vibrant and colorful procession sets the stage for the ceremony.


Old Pasadena celebrates Dia de los Muertos with Salsa on the Alley

Old Pasadena Management District, Pasadena

October 25 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

La Junta opens the evening of open dancing on the alley with lively Latin rhythms, followed by a live performance with Son Mayor, an 11-piece, LA-based ensemble that has been performing their classic salsa sound for more than three decades.

Community Celebration on Big Bang Theory Way

October 26 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Free and open to all!

During the Community Celebration on Saturday, October 26, visit businesses throughout the district to view their beautiful altar creations and dedications and take part in special Day of the Dead-themed activities.


Carrera de los Muertos Los Angeles

Olvera St. Los Angeles

October 26, 6:30 a.m. - Registration Opens, 8 a.m. - 5k Start, 10:00 a.m. - Awards and Festival

Carrera de los Muertos is a vibrant 5k run that honors Day of the Dead. Join family and friends to remember loved ones who have passed in this rich cultural tradition. Nos vemos en la Carrera de los Muertos!


Day of the Dead Family Festival

Valley Mall

10933 Valley Mall, El Monte

October 26 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

10th Annual Dia De Los Muertos Family Festival in the Downtown El Monte Historic District featuring children's raffle, Selena tribute band, and more.


Fiesta de las Calaveras

Stonewood Center

251 Stonewood St, Downey

October 26 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Courage Forward and Rotary of Downey Present Fiesta de las Calaveras.


Family Days: Día de los Muertos

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

501 N Main Street, Los Angeles

October 27 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes explores the historical and cultural significance of Day of the Dead traditions, co-sponsored by AARP California and Common Sense Latino.

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes/Facebook

Forest Lawn's Día de los Muertos

21300 Via Verde Drive, Covina

October 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Come join our Día de los Muertos in Covina Hills! This event is free to the public including free parking. Enjoy performances from the Mariachi Divas, community entertainment and a religious service.

4471 Lincoln Avenue, Cypress

October 27 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Come join our Día de los Muertos in Cypress! This free event features face painting, arts & crafts and live Mariachi music!

1712 S. Glendale Avenue, Glendale

October 27 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Come join our Día de los Muertos in Glendale, featuring a screening of Disney Pixar Coco!


San Pedro Día de los Muertos

398 West 6th Street, San Pedro

October 27 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Los Angeles and Orange County visitors will experience a vibrant and historic downtown filled with a festive live entertainment lineup including energetic and globally-inspired performances!

San Pedro Día de los Muertos

Catrinas Unidas

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

501 N. Main St., Los Angeles

October 27 at 7 p.m.

The event features a lifestyle fair with artisan merchandise, health screenings, healthy lifestyle products and services, and a panel discussion on the importance of women as civically engaged advocates. Proceeds benefit AltaMed's Women's Health Services & Diabetes Prevention Programs.

2nd Annual Día de los Muertos Family Festival

Catalina Island Museum

217 Metropole Avenue, Avalon

November 1 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

All participants of the Ofrenda/Altar & Art Contest receive free admission to the Día de los Muertos Family Festival.


Día de los Muertos

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles

November 2 from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Hollywood Forever's 20th annual Dia de los Muertos celebration honoring the Monarch Butterfly and its winter home, the Mexican state of Michoacán.


46th Annual Día de los Muertos Celebration

Self Help Graphics

1300 E 1st Street, Los Angeles

November 2 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The oldest Día de los Muertos celebration in the country, rooted in community, tradition, and art-making.


Evergreen Cemetery: Celebrating the Dead - Walking Tour

Evergreen Cemetery

204 North Evergreen Avenue, Los Angeles

November 2 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.


This Mesoamerican/Mexican celebration which was reintroduced to Mexican-Americans by Self Help Graphics in the 1970s at the Evergreen Cemetery!

2019 Pacoima Día de los Muertos


13520 Van Nuys Blvd, Pacoima

November 2 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. and November 3 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The heart of this Dia de los Muertos festival pays tribute to feminine strength through rich tradition. We celebrate our heritage and honor the stories of our ancestors.


Main Street Canoga Park 19th Annual Día de los Muertos Family Festival

Located on Sherman Way Blvd. Between Topanga Canyon Blvd. and Canoga Ave.

November 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pay tribute to loved ones who have died at a festival with live entertainment, vendors, international foods, calaveras, art exhibits, altar displays, a children's art pavilion and a classic car show.

Día de los Muertos Family Festival

Día de los Muertos Crafts

Malabar Branch Library

2801 Wabash Ave, Los Angeles

November 5 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Participants will create traditional Día de los Muertos crafts such as paper flowers, papel picado, or mask decorating, tying the art-making to ideas of remembrance and memory.

Día de los Muertos Crafts

Barnsdall Junior Arts Center Gallery presents: Día de los Muertos 2019

Barnsdall Junior Arts Center Gallery

4814 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles

Exhibition displayed through November 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

It is a time to remember loved ones and support their spiritual journey, and it is part of a larger tradition that sees death as a natural part of the cycle of life.

Día de los Muertos

"Disney Pixar Coco - A Live-to-Film Concert Experience" at the Hollywood Bowl

2301 N Highland Ave, Hollywood

November 8 & 9

To celebrate Día de los Muertos, the beloved Oscar-winning Disney and Pixar Film is re-imagined at the legendary Hollywood Bowl.

This amazing Live-to-Film Concert Experience will feature live orchestra and digital projection the shell of the historic venue.


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