Dia de los Muertos ~ Day of the Dead
October 25 through 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 our ceremony.

 

Dia de los Muertos is, in fact, a celebration of life – it is not a time to mourn our loved ones, rather it is a time to remember the lives they lead and the many things they enjoyed during that life. Death is a part of life, and so we honor it. Dia de los Muertos at Olvera Street is the only celebration of its kind in Los Angeles – A nine (9) day festival, with altars on display, children’s workshops, face painting, and entertainment throughout.

On Display
October 26 
through 
November 2
COMMUNITY ALTARS
ENTERTAINMENT
Join us for full days of entertainment on
Saturday & Sunday
November 2 & 3
Evening Entertainment
October 31 & Nov. 1
Click here for Performance Schedule:
2019 Entertainment LineUp
For more information
or to 
register,
click here.
CARRERA DE LOS 
MUERTOS 5K
Saturday, October 26, 2019
NOVENARIO PROCESSION
October 25 thru November 2 at 7:00pm
  • Traditional Mayan Blessing/Soul Cleansing takes place before and after the procession

  • Procession includes:

    • Grupo Tartalejos – an indigenous Aztec group leading the procession with incense and ceremonial blessing

    • Aztec Dancers

    • “Living Muertos” – participants dress up as skeletons on November 1st & 2nd

  • Procession leads to nightly ceremony in the Kiosko, where the loved ones of a merchant family or special community member is chosen to be honored

  • Free sweet bread and champurrado are given to all in attendance

Friday, Nov. 1
12:00-9:00pm
Face Painters will be on site to
turn you into a Calavera!
FACE PAINTING*
Face Painting provided by
Kahlovera
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*There is a charge for Face Painting. Each face painter has their own style and are individual operators, separate from OSMAF. Price list posted at booth.
Sunday, Nov. 3
10:00am-6:00pm
Saturday, Nov. 2
10:00am-9:00pm
TEATRO DEL BARRIO PRESENTS
La Danza de la Muerte

Oct. 25 through & Nov. 3 
at 6:00pm
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS
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