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
  • Aztec dancers
  • Mariachi bands
  • Community ofrenda
  • Callejeros de Encinitas Car Club
  • Art exhibition
  • Sugar skull decorating
  • Tissue paper flowers
  • Artmaking workshops
  • Face painting
  • Food truck

Common elements presented:


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


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


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


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 at https://www.encinitasarts.org/calendar/.


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.


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