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.


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

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.


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:

Have fun!