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!

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 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.

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.

Carrera de los Muertos Los Angeles
Olvera St. Los Angeles
October 26 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Join family and friends to remember loved ones who have passed in this rich cultural tradition. You will experience a great sense of community through a little exercise, music, dance, face painting and a lot of fun. 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

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.

Dia 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 Dia 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 Dia De Los Muertos celebration in the country, rooted in community, tradition, and art-making.

"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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