Get your costumes ready for Austin’s largest Day of the Dead event! The Mexic-Arte Museum and The City of Austin will host the annual Viva la Vida Festival on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 12-9 p.m. in downtown Austin (Northwest corner of 4th and Congress). This free street festival includes a Grand Parade/Procession, Latino artists and entertainment, and an exhibition and educational programs inside the Museum. You’ll also find traditional foods from local food trucks, hands-on art activities, and artist demos.

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Music from:
El Tule, Los De Esta Noche, Tiarra Girls, Sonoita, Dextrophobia, Sonido Sol, Flamencura Dance Studio, Danza Guerreros Azteca Xochipilli, Dj Soto

Activities:
Food Trucks, Art Vendors, Children’s Art Activities, Day of the Dead Merchandise, Day of the Dead Festival Sculptures

Grand Procession/Parade:
Parade staging: 11 a.m.
Parade launch: 12 p.m.
Route: The parade will gather on 6th street between Chicon and Comal, and travel an entire mile west on 6th street to the festival location on 4th and Congress.

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Inside the Mexic-Arte Museum, you’ll find several special events that require admission, including:

  • Visit the Community Altars Exhibit & Miradas
    10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
    Admission:  $5 Adults, Children $1 (Free for children under 6)
  • Dia de los Muertos Event: El Jimador Salutes Day of the Dead!
    Delicious Sampling of Two Signature Cocktails & Tamales
    6 – 9 p.m.
    General Admission: $10 (free for museum members)
    RSVP to: development@mexic-artemuseum.org

Have fun!