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Dia de los Muertos Street Festival this weekend

Posted: 9:48 PM, Nov 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-01 22:48:08-04
Free Día de Muertos celebration at La Retama Library this weekend

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — How do you celebrate Día De Los Muertos? This weekend the Coastal Bend will be celebrating the 12th annual Dia de los Muertos Festival in downtown Corpus Christi.

If you love art, culture, and tradition, this festival has it all. The celebration of life and death will be the root of this event.

This year's festival is expected to bring in more than 30,000 people, and many will be there to honor deceased loved ones and the entire familia is invited.

The Dia de los Muertos Street Festival is hosted by K Space Contemporary, along with many area sponsors. The event will kick off Saturday, November 2, at 3pm and end at midnight.

The best part of Saturday's festival is that it's free to the public. The festival will feature arts and crafts booths, food and drink vendors, kids' activities, an altar exhibit, and three stages of live music and dance.

The Main stage is located at the center of the festival at Starr and Chaparral and is sponsored by L & F Distributors.

3:00 OPENING BLESSING
3:15 KALPULLI EHEKATL PAPALOTZIN
3:30 MARIACHI MEXICANISIMO
4:30 BALLET FOLKLORICO VIVA MEXICO
5:00 THIRD COAST JAZZ
6:30 DESCONOSIDO
7:30 LA COMPARSA TEMPOAL VERA CRUZ, MEXICO (Folk Dance)
8:00 EL GOZAO
9:30 KINGS DEL WEPA
11:00 TACO TRUCK HEROES

The La Retama Stage is located on Mesquite and Peoples St

3:00 DJ Wrong$ong
3:30 TAMUCC MARIACHI DE LA ISLA
5:00 CHICAS ROCK
6:00 STEPHANIE ABRIANA BAND
7:30 J & THE SOUND
9:00 MALA
10:30 LA PONDEROSA UNION COLUMBIANA

The Ritz Parking Lot on Taylor St.

DJ's, Stage and light show by SKIP ENTERTAINMENT

3:30 CC Downtown Karate Demo
3:40 Cinderella Dance
4:00 Avant Dance
4:30 Kalpulli Ehekatl Papalotzin-Danza Azteca
5:00 Alcorta's Ballet Folklorico
5:30 CC Dance Collective
6:00 Ballet Folklorico Viva Mexico
6:30 The Stage - TAMUCC Dance
7:00 Ballet Folklorico Citlali
8:00 - Midnight: SKIP ENTERTAINMENT

Kid's Corner Stage located at the corner of Starr St and Mesquite St

3:30 Teresa Saldivar Ballet Folklorico
4:30 Downtown CC Karate Demo
5:00 Cinderella Dance
5:30 Meadowbrook Elementary - Ballet Folklorico
6:00 Treasure Marshall
6:30 Firehouse Zumba
7:00 Hidden Language
7:30 Ballet Nacional
8:00 Lezlie Valadez
8:30 La Comparsa Tempoal Vera Cruz

For more information visit: www.diadelosmuertoscc.com

Día de los Muertos, translated from Spanish to English to mean "Day of the Dead," is an annual celebration in which families can honor and remember loved ones who have died. Families will often come together to offer hospitality to the spirits during this Mexican tradition. It's a tradition that has been observed for thousands of years, mainly in southern Mexican states.
Día de los Muertos, translated from Spanish to English to mean "Day of the Dead," is an annual celebration in which families can honor and remember loved ones who have died. Families will often come together to offer hospitality to the spirits during this Mexican tradition. It's a tradition that has been observed for thousands of years, mainly in southern Mexican states.

The event covers Nov. 1 - 2. On the first day, it's believed that the souls of children return - because they come back faster - and adults return the next day. Graves of loved ones are cleaned, and altars are built and decorated with photos, favorite foods or drinks, stories, and mementos to honor them.