San Antonio – One of the largest Diadelos Muertos festivals in the United States takes place in downtown San Antonio.
Named one of the best autumn festivals in the country by National Geographic in 2019, Muertosfest will celebrate its ninth year in October this year.
From 10 am to 11 pm on October 23 and from noon to 9 pm on October 24, more than 100,000 people will attend the Muertosfest.
The Muertosfest is separate from the Day of the Dead parade on October 29th at 7:30 pm.
The festival takes place at Hemisfair in downtown San Antonio and this year features a record 60 altar installation designed by family, artists and community members.
The altars line East Nueva Street along the main walkway of Hemisfair, allowing festival participants to leave offerings on the interactive community living altar.
“Mueltos Fest 2021 is, most importantly, composed of programming that incorporates the tradition and dignity of Diadelos Muertos,” said the festival’s artistic director Jim Mendiora. “This event is a loved one we remember, along with music and stories, local altar makers, and artists who truly reflect our unique way of celebrating South Texas and Day of the Dead. Celebrate the life of. “
What’s the best thing about this family-friendly event? It’s free.
Join us for the 9th Diade los Muertos Celebration on October 23rd and 24th at Hemis Fair! Experience tradition and enjoy live music, workshops and over 60 altars created by local artists, families and organizations. For more information, please visit https://t.co/I8NkM94Sq9. pic.twitter.com/MBgh4fbihU
— Dia de los Muertos (@muertosfest) October 14, 2021
If you want to stay in a socially remote place, but still want to celebrate, there is also digital broadcasting.
The official Muertosfest lineup includes over 40 musicians, bands, dance groups and poets.
The main stage of Muertosfest is located adjacent to the Magic Theater and features traditional conjunto performances from:
Santiago Jimenez, who won the National Medal of Arts
NEA National Heritage Fellow Evivara
one of People magazine “10 Favorite Up-and-coming Latin Music Acts”-Luna Luna
Gina Chavez, Candidate for Best Pop / Rock Album at the 2020 Latin Grammy Awards
Other performers are:
El Dusty, Piñata Protest, Money Chicha, FEA, Estereomance, Eddie & the Valiants, Bidi Banda, Volcán, Los Nahuatlatos, Mariachi Las Alteñas, Guadalupe Dance Company, Tiarra Girls, Honey Bunny, Tarasco Tropical, Canción Cannibal Cabaret, de Son, Fantastico, Pavel Demon & The Revenant, Mariachi Nuevo Jalisco, Mariachi Flor de Jalisco, Las Monas, San Antonio Parks & Recreation Dance Program
At 7:00 pm on October 23 and 3:00 pm on October 24, there is a procession of Lasmonas larger than the life-sized dolls that are characteristic of Muertosfest.
Over 50 local vendors also sell their products on the art market.
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Celebrate Diadelos Muertos at one of the largest festivals of its kind in the United States
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