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      Dia de los Muertos Street Festival 2019 in Corpus Christi


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      November 2, 2019 - November 3, 2019

      Saturday   3:00 PM - Sunday 12:00 AM

      415 Starr Street
      Corpus Christi, Texas 78411

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      Dia de los Muertos Street Festival 2019

      The 2019 Corpus Christi Dia de Los Muertos Festival will be held Saturday, November 2, 3 pm to midnight. Now in our 12th year, the Dia de los Muertos Festival has become one of Corpus Christi’s most popular events. It has been nationally recognized in multiple lists as a top Dia de los Muertos Celebration in Texas and the U.S., and voted Best Festival in The Bend Magazine’s Locals List four years running (2016-2019).
      The Dia de Los Muertos Festival (Day of the Dead) is one of the most exciting events in Corpus Christi, thanks to all there is to see and do. Free concerts by Latin-influenced musicians and up-and-coming Texas bands, as well as cultural performances, are held on three stages. Entertainment includes Native American, Folklorico and contemporary dance, Mariachis, and bands that play Cumbia, Tejano, Conjunto, Salsa, Latin Pop and Rock. Our music headliner this year is Kings del Wepa from Coahuila, Mexico.
      A crowd favorite at the festival is the Hecho-a-Mano Arts and Crafts Expo. Browse the more than 85 vendors selling arts and crafts, jewelry, and other handmade items, or have your face painted in classic Dia de los Muertos style. Art students from Texas A&M Corpus Christi will perform sculpture and printmaking demonstrations and serve as puppet masters for our famous over-sized Calaveras.
      The Kids Corner has lots of activities to keep the children busy, from the rock-climbing wall, crafts, and games, to the community mural painting.

      An important part of the day for most festival-goers is stopping by the Walk of Remembrance altar display at The Ritz. Here, you’ll find moving ofrendas created by children, families, organizations, and other members of the community to honor departed family members, soldiers, celebrities, community leaders, and others. The ofrenda, a sacred Mexican tradition, holds the deceased’s favorite foods, personal possessions, flowers, candles, incense and other symbolic items to represent the life of the departed. Visitors are invited to leave written memorials and/or photos of their own deceased loved ones on the tribute wall and community altar at the center of the display.
      Experience one of our region’s most distinctive festivals! You’ll have a great time eating, drinking, dancing, and shopping, all while learning about one of the richest and most ancient traditions in the world.
      For more information including sponsorship and volunteer information visit: http://diadelosmuertoscc.com.
      The Dia de los Muertos Festival is organized by K Space Contemporary in partnership with Electra Art*Axis Tattoo. Proceeds benefit K Space Contemporary, a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to presenting, promoting and educating the community about contemporary art in South Texas.

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Festivals | Art Galleries & Exhibits | Neighborhood

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.