2021 Dia De Los Muertos Festival
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Make plans for the 2021 Corpus Christi Dia de Los Muertos Festival Saturday, October 30, 3pm to midnight. We are excited to return to an in-person event after the virtual and socially distanced events of 2020. Now in our 14th year, the Dia de los Muertos Festival has become one of Corpus Christi’s most popular events. It has been nationally recognized as a top Dia de los Muertos Celebration in the US / Texas, and voted Best Festival in The Bend Magazine’s Locals List five years running (2016-2020).
A national holiday in Mexico, Dia de los Muertos is a time when deceased friends and family members are remembered, honored and celebrated. It is a poignant time, both solemn and joyous, with colorful customs, pageantry, and whimsy despite the sobering subject. Our festival pays tribute to this tradition.
The Dia de los Muertos Festival has three stages with live music and dance (traditional and contemporary), a made-by-hand Arts and Crafts Expo, fine art exhibitions and demonstrations, interactive artworks, and a Kids Activity Area with performances, crafts and games especially for the little ones. The scene in the street is like no other with all of the amazing costumes that attendees wear to the event.
As Corpus Christi’s most anticipated event of the fall, the Dia de Los Muertos Festival has brought life, music, and culture into the downtown community since 2008. The festival’s goals remain the same: to celebrate and honor the rich cultural heritage of Mexico and South Texas, to unite our community and to promote our city. We invite all to be a part of this amazing cultural festival!
Stay tuned for information on how to participate by becoming a sponsor or by exhibiting in the annual Art Exhibition, Youth Art Exhibition, Hecho a Mano Arts and Crafts Expo, youth Piñata Contest, and Altar Display. Information for these and other events will be announced and posted on this website as details are confirmed.