2022 Event is on Saturday, October 29, 2022 from noon-4pm.

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Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead): This annual celebration brings together local and regional talents celebrating the visual and performing arts related to a major Mexican cultural event. Established to foster an appreciation and awareness of Latino Cultural Celebration, Dia de los Muertos offers free family-friendly programming to North County residents of Latino heritage while uniting people of all backgrounds and traditions. Visitors experience a variety of art-making workshops, artist demonstrations, student exhibitions, live Mariachi and other musical performances while having an opportunity to actively participate in a “Community Ofrenda,” a public recognition of family and friends.

  • Ballet folklorico dancers
  • Mariachi bands
  • Community ofrenda
  • Callejeros de Encinitas Car Club
  • Art exhibition
  • Artmaking workshops
  • Face painting contest
  • Food truck

Common elements presented:

PERFORMANCES

Performances by Ballet Folklórico de San Dieguito, Ballet Folklórico Rancho Buena Vista High School, Mariachi Nuevo San Diego, Mariachi Estado de Oro to name a few.

WORKSHOPS

Workshops Face painting, tissue flowers and sugar skull workshops. Subject to local health and safety considerations.

ART EXHIBITS

Art Exhibits Day of the Dead art exhibit by Oak Crest Middle School students

OUTDOOR FESTIVITIES

Outdoor festivities include a low rider car show by the Callejeros de Encinitas Car Club, artist demonstrations, vendors, . Face painting contest rules and waiver are available athttps://encinitasarts.org/calendar/. A signed waiver is required to participate in the contest. Gift card prizes will be awarded to the categories of youth, teen and adult.

FACE PAINTING CONTEST

Face Painting Contests – with gift card prizes! A signed waiver is required to participate in the contest. Gift card prizes will be awarded to the categories of youth, teen and adult. How to Enter: 1. Paint your face with your own unique design which is related to Dia de los Muertos. Entries must convey the positive and vibrant spirit of the Día de los Muertos festival in a family friendly format. 2. Arrive on Sat. Oct 30 by 2 pm with face painted and sign the waiver at the time of check in. 3. By submitting an Entry, you irrevocably grant to EFA the exclusive unrestricted permission to use your final image to display, exhibit, publicly and for marketing purposes or otherwise. 4. Winners will be announced at the event: Sat, October 30 before 4 pm.

COMMUNITY OFRENDA

Community Ofrenda – a remembrance altar, will be on display indoors. All are invited to honor the memory of a loved one or friend by contributing a photograph or non-valuable remembrance to the Ofrenda.

Sponsorships are available and appreciated! They may include logos on our posters, social media promotion and a free booth. Please contact us for more information.

Face Painting Contest Rules – View in English – View in Español

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