Day of the Dead celebrations are happening all over Los Angeles this weekend! Here are some events sponsored by Neighborhood Councils, City Councilmembers, or the Department of Cultural Affairs. All events listed offer free admission for all ages:
Through November 3
Grand Park Downtown Día de los Muertos
Grand Park, 200 N. Grand Ave., Downtown Los Angeles
Grand Park brings Día de los Muertos—Day of the Dead—alive with free festivities, including altars, events, and performances, in partnership with Self Help Graphics & Art and LORE Media & Arts. There are 35 altars this year, curated by Self Help Graphics, located throughout Grand Park and the Music Center Plaza. Grand Park will also display large Día de los Muertos-themed sculptures produced by LORE Media and Arts and made by artists, craftspeople, and community organizations.
Friday, November 1, 6 to 9:00 p.m.
Día de los Muertos at Evergreen Cemetery
204 N Evergreen Ave, Boyle Heights
Celebrate Día de los Muertos at the oldest cemetery in Los Angeles with a screening of the movie “Coco” plus face painting and a resource fair. Presented by the Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council in partnership with Councilmember Jose Huizar and State Senator Maria Elena Durazo.
Friday, November 1, 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
4th Annual Watts Día de los Muertos
Procession begins at 4:30 at the Watts Towers (1727 E. 107th St.) and ends at the Watts Civic Center (1513 E. 103rd St.) Presented by Councilmember Joe Buscaino and the East Side Riders Bicycle Club.
Friday, November 1, 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Community Dia de los Muertos Altar at the Echo Park Farmer’s Market
Logan at Sunset Blvd, Echo Park 90026
Visit and share memories of your loved ones at the Echo Park Neighborhood Council’s community altar at the Echo Park Farmer’s Market.
Saturday, November 2, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Historic Wilmington Cemetery celebrates Día de los Muertos
Wilmington Cemetery, 605 E. O St., Wilmington
Come celebrate Día de los Muertos at The Historic Wilmington Cemetery. There will be vendors, face painting, food, music, and many other festivities for you and your family to enjoy.
Saturday, November 2, 5 to 10:00 p.m.
Wilmington Art Walk Día de los Muertos
Avalon Blvd. between C and E Streets, Wilmington
Join us for an evening of live entertainment, food and family fun as we celebrate Día de los Muertos.
Saturday, November 2, 5 to 8:00 p.m.
18th Annual Día de los Muertos Family Festival at the Canoga Park Youth Arts Center
Canoga Park Youth Arts Center, 7222 Remmet Ave., Canoga Park
A community art festival celebrating the Mexican tradition of Day of the Dead. The event features musical entertainment, a puppet show, altars, art workshops, and refreshments. Presented by City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs’ Canoga Park Youth Arts Center
Saturday, November 2, 4 to 10:00 p.m.
Self Help Graphics & Art’s 46th Annual Día de los Muertos Celebration
Self Help Graphics & Art, 1300 E. 1st St., Boyle Heights
One of the oldest Day of the Dead public commemorations in the nation! A procession and traditional blessing starts off this festive celebration that includes arts, crafts, food vendors, musical performances, face painting, and children’s art workshops. Over 10,000 guests enjoy this community gathering that celebrates community, life, and death.
Saturday, November 2, 4 to 10:00 p.m.
24th Street Theatre presents The 13th Annual Día de los Muertos Festival
24th Street Theatre, 1117 W. 24th St., Los Angeles (at Hoover)
Musical performances will play all night as attendees dance and decorate altars to commemorate loved ones, shop with local vendors, and interact with their neighbors. Presented by 24th Street Theatre in partnership with Councilmember Gil Cedillo, Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer.
Saturday, November 2, (noon – 9:00 p.m.) & Sunday, November 3 (noon – 6 p.m.)
Pacoima Día de los Muertos Celebration
Pacoima City Hall, 13520 Van Nuys Blvd., Pacoima
The heart of this Día de los Muertos festival pays tribute to feminine strength through rich tradition. We celebrate our heritage and honor the stories of our ancestors. Dia de los Muertos features Latino/Latina artists and entertainers, authentic food, a Catrina costume contest, and local artists and artisans celebrating and honoring the tradition of Día de los Muertos. Presented by Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez and the Department of Cultural Affairs’ Arts Development Fee Program.
Sunday, November 3, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Main Street Canoga Park’s 19th Annual Día de los Muertos Family Festival
Sherman Way between Canoga Ave. & Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park
This annual street festival is a traditional cultural event that celebrates the ancient Mexican and Central American traditions of Día de los Muertos. Festivities will take place in historic downtown Canoga Park. The event showcases live musical entertainment, vendors, international foods, calaveras, art exhibitions, altar displays, a children’s art pavilion, and a large classic car show. Presented by the Canoga Park Neighborhood Council, Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, and the Canoga Park Improvement Association.
Tuesday, November 5, 4:00 p.m.
Día de los Muertos Crafts
Malabar Branch Library, 2801 Wabash Ave. (at Forest Ave), Boyle Heights
Participants will create traditional Día de los Muertos crafts such as paper flowers, papel picado, or mask decorating, tying the art making to ideas of remembrance and memory.
Through Saturday, November 9
Día de los Muertos 2019
Barnsdall Junior Arts Center Gallery, 4814 Hollywood Blvd, Los Feliz
See Barnsdall’s largest collection of altars to date.
Through November 9, 12 noon to 5:00 p.m.
William Grant Still Arts Center Celebrates Día de los Muertos
William Grant Still Arts Center, West Adams
2520 South West View Street (2 blocks E of LaBrea / 1 block N of Adams Blvd)
Please join us in celebration of Día de los Muertos by honoring our beloved community and family members at our ofrenda (altar) for a time of remembrance. We invite you to bring your family, friends, energy, photos, and offerings to our space.