Day Of The Dead Events In The Bay Area


Mexicans Celebrate The Day Of The Dead

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November 2nd is Dia De Los Muertos, Day Of The Dead, in Mexico. Recently the celebration has made its way to the United States with the help of the Disney Pixar movie Coco. Cities around the Bay Area will be celebrating today and during the weekend. See the events happening below.

San Francisco

  • "Neither So Much, Nor So Dead" 35th annual Day of the Dead exhibit and celebration
    • Exhibition dates: October 12 to November 19, 2021 - Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Fri 10:30am to 7:30pm, Saturdays 10:30am to 4:30pm, Admission $5 to $10. Proof Of Covid-19 Vaccination Will Be Required.
    • Celebration November 2nd From 6:30p - 10p
  • SOMArts' Día de los Muertos Exhibit
    • Until November 5, 2021 (FREE)
    • Altar exhibit by 19 artists curated by Rio Yañez and Carolina Quintanilla.
  • Día de los Muertos Concert, SF Symphony
    • November 6, 2:00 p.m. ($17.50 - $115)
    • An annual concert that features traditional Latin American music from Buenos Aires to Mexico.

Penninsula

  • Festival of the Altars, Redwood City
  • Exhibit November 2-6: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m, November 7: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. FREE!
  • Procession on November 7, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Aztec-inspired group and an opera singer from Mexico.

East Bay

  • Lone Tree Cemetary, Hayward
    • November 2, 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (FREE)
    • A community event featuring mariachi music and sugar skull-making. Food will be served from 4-6 p.m or until gone.
  • Luna Mexicana, Oakland
    • November 5, 7:30 p.m. & November 7, 2:00 p.m. ($24-$59)
    • Ballet Performance at Paramount Theater
  • Día de los Muertos Celebration, Vallejo
    • November 6, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    • Community event with music and food

North Bay

  • Día de los Muertos - San Rafael
    • November 6, 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (FREE)
    • Car procession through San Rafael, an altar display, a walking procession through the Canal neighborhood

South Bay

  • Garden At The Flea - San Jose
    • November 5, 5p - 9p Artists Market & DJ
    • November 6, 9a - 4p Artists Market, Face Painters, Aztec Dancers, Music
    • November 7, 9a-2p Artists Market, Face Painters, Aztec Dancers, Music
  • 18th annual Dia De Los Muertos, San Jose
  • November 3, 5-9 pm
  • School of Arts & Culture, Aztec Dancers

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