Old Town is one of San Diego’s most exciting communities to celebrate Día de los Muertos! This pre-Hispanic tradition originated in Mexico and pays tribute to loved-ones lost. The holiday is celebrated with uniquely decorated ofrendas (altars), elaborate costumes and face-painting, and time spent with family and friends.
Visit Old Town San Diego for a season of celebrations. Join our annual candlelit procession on November 2. Take a tour of more than 40 authentic ofrendas. Bring the family on October 29 & 30 for a street festival with crafts and live music.