A new Dallas parade and other events around the area mark Day of the Dead.
Día de los Muertos is a joyous holiday filled with bright colors and music, held in honor of loved ones who have died. Although it comes on the heels of Halloween (it’s celebrated Nov. 1-2), Día de los Muertos has nothing to do with trick-or-treating. It’s a tradition that has been observed for thousands of years, mainly in southern Mexican states. Here are some of the biggest Day of the Dead events in Dallas-Fort Worth, starting with a new parade through downtown Dallas.
Día de los Muertos Celebración
FREE The Hughes Family Tribute Center will present its fifth Día de los Muertos celebration on Nov. 2 at Crown Hill Memorial Park. The cemetery, in the Bachman Lake area of northwest Dallas, is traditionally visited by families marking the day. The fiesta will build on this tradition with a parade at 3:30 p.m., live music by Mariachi Michoacan and dance performances by Mayan dance troupe Grupo Pakal and Alegre Ballet Folklórico. There will also be traditional face painting, stilt walkers, Tharpo the Clown and an altar building and blessing. Bonus: On Nov. 1, a free showing of the Disney Pixar movie Coco starts at 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. at Crown Hill Memorial Park, 9718 Webb Chapel Road, Dallas. facebook.com/HughesFTC.
Garland Día de los Muertos
FREE Celebrate the Day of the Dead at a cultural festival with Los Matachines dance performances as well as mariachi and ballet folklorico performances by Garland student groups. There will also be bounce houses, food and craft vendors and an art show featuring Día de los Muertos altars designed by Garland students. Attendees are invited to honor their loved ones by taking items to display on the community altar.
By Audrey Eads
4:26 PM on Oct 24, 2019