Celebrate Life During Dia De Los Muertos - LasCruces.com

The City of El Paso invites the community to celebrate Día de Los Muertos in the Downtown Arts District, Saturday, October 23, 2021, 12-9 p.m. Dress up in festive costumes and calavera face paint. Enjoy live performances, hands-on activities, the outdoor artisan market, themed streetcar rides and a parade. It’ll be the liveliest Day of the Dead party in the Southwest!

The Día de Los Muertos event represents a collaboration between the City of El Paso’s Museums, Cultural Affairs Department, and Streetcar. The El Paso Museum of Art (EPMA), the El Paso Museum of History (EPMH) and the El Paso Museum of Archaeology (EPMArch) will host a variety of free hands-on activities and live performances. The Downtown Art and Farmers Market will have an outdoor artisan market at the El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Center from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Visitors can also enjoy the parade at 4 p.m. featuring local performers, community floats, and larger than life mojigangas. The parade begins at the corner of San Antonio Street and Santa Fe Street headed north on Santa Fe, then right on Missouri Street, then right again on N. Oregon Avenue, right again on West Mills Ave, and concludes on Henry Trost, in front of the El Paso Museum of Art. After the parade, at 6 p.m., visitors can ride the streetcar with La Calaca Maldonado, a storyteller who dresses in the traditional Catrina costume.

Visitors to the Día de Los Muertos celebrations are invited to bring LED lights, artificial flowers, and remembrances of loved ones that can be left at the community altar at the El Paso Museum of History. Please be aware that masks are required inside City of El Paso facilities, including the El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso Museum of History, El Paso Museum of Archaeology and streetcar. For more information, visit the website.

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