2023 Day of the Dead Celebrations
The Day of the Dead can be observed and celebrated at various communities around San Diego. November 1st is “El Dia de los Inocentes” or the Day of the Children and also known as All Saints Day. November 2nd is All Souls Day or the actual Dia de los Muertos. According to tradition, the gates of heaven are opened at midnight on October 31st and the spirits of children can rejoin their families for 24 hours. The event consists of three major themes: Remembrance, Community and Celebration.
Events around town:
October 1 – Nov 2, Day of the Dead Wonderland. An immersive Dia de los experience. In the Old Town State Park.
Adams Avenue Theater, 6:00 – 8:30 Candlelight concerts music experience.
When: Oct. 22, 2023
Dia de los Muertos in Downtown Oceanside will have altars, arts & crafts, por siempre car show, a chalk cemetery and more!
When: Oct. 28, 2023
Stroll along Third Avenue and take in the ofrendas (offerings), tastes and music as we celebrate our inaugural Día de los Muertos Celebration in the heart of Chula Vista.
When: Oct. 29, 2023
This annual family-friendly “Day of the Dead” festival will include continuous performances by some of the best Latin talent in San Diego, plus art-making workshops, artist demonstrations, student exhibitions, live Mariachi and other musical performances, as well as food trucks.
This year, a Mercado del arte and the Procesión to the Cemetery on November 2 at dusk.