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.
Common elements presented:
Performances by Ballet Folklórico de San Dieguito, Ballet Folklórico Rancho Buena Vista High School, Mariachi Nuevo San Diego, Mariachi Estado de Oro, El Charro de Oro, and Fernando Bernal with Mariachi San Marcos.
Workshops Tissue flowers and sugar skull workshops
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 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.
Speakers Event speakers include Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear, Encinitas Council Member Joy Lyndes, Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath, and Encinitas Friends of the Arts President Naimeh Woodward.
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 – 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.