As the vibrant colors and traditions of Día de Los Muertos swept through Old Town San Diego on October 28 and 29, the community came together in a celebration that left a lasting impression. Thousands of attendees joined us for a weekend filled with art, music, culture, and remembrance, making it a resounding success. But the festivities are far from over! We invite you to join us for the grand finale, the Candlelit Procession on November 2, and continue to be part of this extraordinary cultural experience.
A Weekend to Remember: October 28 & 29
The Día de Los Muertos Weekend Mercado showcased the talent of local artisans and the spirit of our community. From stunning handcrafted art to delicious cuisine, families, friends, and visitors immersed themselves in the rich tapestry of Mexican culture. Live music and entertainment filled the air, creating an atmosphere of celebration and togetherness.
Exploring the Historic Park
Throughout the weekend, the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park came alive with altares de muertos, hands-on activities, sugar skull painting workshops, and vibrant chalk art created by San Diego artists. The Community Altar in the Plaza de Armas provided a touching opportunity for visitors to honor their loved ones.
A Special Screening of “Coco”
On Saturday evening, the Plaza de Armas transformed into an open-air cinema, offering a free community screening of Disney Pixar’s beloved film “Coco.” Families and friends gathered under the stars, sharing a heartwarming cinematic experience that perfectly captured the essence of Día de Los Muertos.
Join Us for the Grand Finale: November 2
The Día de Los Muertos celebration in Old Town San Diego has been nothing short of spectacular, and the grand finale is yet to come. On Thursday, November 2, at sundown, the Candlelit Procession will commence in front of the Immaculate Conception Church. This cherished tradition, which draws thousands of participants, will wind its way through the historic streets, honoring the memory of loved ones.
Don’t Miss Out!
If you haven’t already been part of this remarkable celebration, now is the perfect time to join us. The Candlelit Procession on November 2 is the culmination of our Día de Los Muertos festivities. It’s a time to come together, remember those we’ve lost, and celebrate the rich culture and traditions that make this event so special.
Plan Your Visit:
- Date: Thursday, November 2, 2023
- Time: Sundown (Kickoff at 6:00 pm)
- Location: In front of the Immaculate Conception Church, Old Town San Diego
A Celebration of Unity
Día de Los Muertos in Old Town San Diego has always been about unity, remembrance, and celebration. It’s an event that brings people from all walks of life together to honor the past and embrace the future. We invite you to be part of this final chapter of our celebration and create lasting memories with us.
Join us on November 2 for the Candlelit Procession and let the glow of your candle be a symbol of the light and love we carry for our departed loved ones. We look forward to seeing you there!