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Calaverra mask at dia de los Muertos Festival in Corpus Christi Texas

2021 Dia De Los Muertos Celebration

Street Festival Canceled, but Many Activities Continue

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 six years running (2016-2021).

We are continuing to celebrate Dia de los Muertos, although the street festival has been canceled this year. To keep the spirit of Dia de los Muertos alive in Corpus Christi, festival organizers K Space Contemporary and Axis Tattoo are presenting a special shopping event featuring festival vendors, the Walk of Remembrance Altar Display, professional and youth art exhibitions, and workshops. See full list at 2021 Dia de los Muertos Events

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.

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. While things will look a little different, the festival’s goals remain the same: to celebrate and honor the rich cultural heritage of Mexico and South Texas, unite our community and promote our city.

The Dia de los Muertos Festival is the primary fundraiser for operating funds for K Space Contemporary, a 501c3 non-profit arts organization.

Dia de Los Muertos events inside K Space Contemporary

and throughout downtown Corpus Christi:

Click an event below for more information.

This programming is funded in part by the Hotel Occupancy Tax Fund by the City of Corpus Christi through the Arts & Cultural Commission and a Cultural District Project grant from Texas Commission on the Arts.

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2021 Dia de Los Muertos Celebration Sponsors

Navy Army community Credit Union
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Bel's Art Studio logo
AEP Texas
Dignity Memorial, Funeraria de Angel, Corpus Christi, Texas
Law Office of Scott Ellison
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Downtown Altar Contest and Tour