This November 1-2, 2019 SAY Sí presents its FREE Muertitos Fest, a Día de los Muertos festival celebrating the tradition that ties our city to Mexico and commemorates the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio.

Día de los Muertos, originating in Mexico, is a time when families and communities remember those dearly departed and honor the continuity of life. Every year, SAY Sí curates one of San Antonio’s most comprehensive Día de los Muertos celebrations, providing educational context to the important holiday with two days of unique cultural happenings including: a multidisciplinary showcase of student art, altars to honor the departed, family folk art workshops, food booths, an artisan mercado as well as live cultural performances highlighting local dancers, musicians and entertainers. 

This year’s theme, Mestizo, reflects the convergence of cultures and indigenous roots of our region. Traditionally referring to a person of combined European and Indigenous American descent, the term Mestizo has become more of a cultural term. Today, a vast majority of Spanish-speaking Latin Americans are considered mestizos regardless of their actual ancestry.

Muertitos Fest First Friday
November 1, 2019, 6:00-10:30pm
The Muertitos Fest festivities begin with a First Friday celebration. Enjoy the exhibits, altars, festive food and artisan booths. Participate in hands-on art activities and our family-friendly best-dressed contest or be entertained with a spirited procession as well as live musical and dance performances!

Muertitos Fest Family Day
November 2, 2019, 12:00-4:00pm
Bring the kids for this family-friendly final day of Muertitos Fest! You can get crafty with various folk-art workshops, get your face painted and shop for one-of-a-kind treasures from our Muertitos Fest Artisan Mercado. Enjoy a special family program of music and performances in the SAY Sí Black Box Theatre!

All events take place at:
1518 South Alamo
, San Antonio, TX 78204

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