Crossvine Event Pavilion

Día de los Muertos

Celebrating with the living

Oct 26 2018

Fall in Texas is a time to celebrate our rich and diverse culture. Día de los Muertos is a festive Mexican and Mexican-American holiday honoring lost family members and ancestors. Graves of loved ones are decorated, ofrendas (altars) are built to honor the dead, special foods like mole are eaten, and festivals and processions are held.

This Día de Los Muertos immerse yourself in a combination of unique costumes, parades, dancing, art shows, and activities everyone in the family can enjoy. Every year, citywide events like the Muertos Fest at La Villita offer free workshops, arts & crafts shows, and the largest open-altar exhibition in San Antonio. Coupled with live music performances & delicious cuisine selections, these celebrations create an unforgettable experience.

Looking to start the celebrations early? Visit The Crossvine’s spacious event pavilion & set up an art workshop of your own. Create DIY sugar skulls and decorate them with your neighbors, build a traditional festive altar, or get in the spirit by crafting your own mask. Carve or paint festive Día de Los Muertos pumpkins. Share in the festive spirit with your neighbors and display your décor in your own front yard.

Don’t get too carried away that you forget to attend San Antonio’s can’t-miss Day of the Dead celebrations starting October 20th through November 3rd. The festivities will feature over 20 events ranging from fun-runs to SAY Si Muertitos Fest, haunted tours to lantern-lit nights & altar displays. From restaurants’ fresh pan de Muertos to fun themed events, giant skeleton puppets dancing in the streets, and local musicians & entertainers playing their hearts out, the city will transform into a festive scene you’ll talk about for ages.

The Crossvine embraces the spirit of Día de Los Muertos and the understanding that this celebration represents gathering family and friends to honor our loved ones who have passed away and to support their journey. Join in the festivities with your neighbors; we’re so excited to see our spirited community come to life.

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