Now that you've read up on the meaning behind the traditions of Day of the Dead, it's time to join in the celebration!
Lucky for you, Los Angeles has Day of the Dead events taking place all throughout the city. Check out our list, to find a event near you!
Día de los Muertos Parade
Where: Olvera Street
When: October 25th - November 2nd
What's Happening: For over 30 years, the merchants on Olvera Street have celebrated Día de los Muertos. Día de los Muertos at Olvera Street is the only celebration of its kind in Los Angeles – A nine day festival, with altars on display, children’s workshops, face painting, and entertainment throughout.
Downtown Día de los Muertos
Where: Grand Park
When: October 26th - November 3rd
What's Happening: Grand Park celebrates the traditions of Día de los Muertos with multiple ways to experience and learn about the holiday. In partnership with Self-Help Graphics & Art and Lore Media & Art, the park will present 50 altars and art installations created by local artists and community groups that reflect the theme Looking to the Past to Build the Future. The park will offer free guided lunchtime tours, which will highlight the artwork and discuss the traditions of the holiday.
Día de los Muertos, Sacred Migration
Where: Hollywood Forever Cemetery
When: November 2nd
What's Happening: Hollywood Forever’s 20th annual Día de los Muertos celebration will take place on Saturday November 2nd, 2019. This year, the guiding theme is the Monarch Butterfly and its winter home, the Mexican state of Michoacán. As we celebrate our 20th Anniversary at Hollywood Forever, we share our gratitude for the beautiful migration of Día de los Muertos from its homeland of Michoacán to the heart of Hollywood.
COCO, a Live-to-Film Concert Experience
Where: The Hollywood Bowl
When: November 8th-9th
What's Happening: Disney and Pixar’s Coco will be brought to life on stage for the first time ever this November at the Hollywood Bowl for one weekend only – Friday, November 8th and Saturday, November 9th, with both shows starting at 8:00 PM.
Día de los Muertos Family Festival
Where: Main Street Canoga Park
When: November 3rd
What's Happening: The 19th Annual Main Street Canoga Park Dia de los Muertos Festival invites you to their event filled with live entertainment, local food vendors & food trucks, arts & crafts, chalk artists, a children’s area and so much more!