Celebrate Día de los Muertos by honoring the lives of friends, relatives and loved ones who have passed away. Also called Day of the Dead, this traditional Mexican holiday starts on Oct. 31 and ends on Nov. 2.
Festivities include creating small altars at home, citywide festivals filled with processions, family altars, dance, music, costumes, face painting and food. Participate in San Diego’s virtual and in-person Día de los Muertos events—make crafts and remember the people who have filled your life with love, wisdom and guidance.
Dia de los Muertos Encinitas Virtual Event. Featuring Ballet Folklorico el Tapatio de San Dieguito and mariachi music, art-making workshops, face painting, Catrina costume contests and more. Nov. 1, 1 pm. www.encinitasarts.org
City Heights Dia de los Muertos Celebration invites your family to a one-of-a-kind Dia de los Muertos altar viewing event! Vote for your favorite altar, enjoy a presentation from Fern Street Circus and City Heights Puppet Project and bring home craft supplies to make your own puppet! Oct. 17, 11 am-4 pm. 41st St. and University Ave. www.facebook.com/cityheightsdiadelosmuertos
Virtual Los Muertos 5K Day of the Dead San Diego. Los Muertos Virtual 5K/10K run is a remote run or walk that can be done in any location. Your medal, bib, shirt, and race items will be mailed directly to your home. Run your 5K or 10K anywhere and anytime from Oct. 26-Nov. 2. www.losmuertos5k.com
Updated: September 2020