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Day of the Dead

Posted October 18th, 2018

Take Foothill Transit to local celebrations of El día de los muertos.

Day of the Dead is almost here! People throughout our community will pause on el día de los muertos to appreciate and respect loved ones who have died. The holiday is November 1 and 2, but local events will last for weeks. Go see them in person. There are events all over Los Angeles County where you can experience the bright colors of papel picado and calaveras, the sound of mariachi music, the aroma of marigolds, and the sweet taste of champurrado.

October 20th in El Monte

El Monte Day of the Dead

Free admission, 2 stages of continuous entertainment, altars, a Catrina fashion show, bouncers, children’s area with face painting, mask making, and fridge-art, ballet folclorico, mariachis, food, an art exhibit, Day of the Dead vendors, and children’s raffle tickets to Disneyland. Fun for the whole family.

This is the Downtown El Monte Business Association’s 9th Día de los muertos Day of the Dead Festival. We’ll be there with our Foothill Transit mini bus!

1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Valley Mall, downtown El Monte Historic District (between Santa Anita Avenue and Tyler Avenue)

Take Line 488 to Ramona Blvd and Tyler Ave, then walk north on Tyler Ave, and turn left on Valley Mall.

October 25th through November 2nd, Los Angeles

Olvera Street dia de los muertos

For over 30 years, the merchants on Olvera Street have celebrated Dia de los Muertos. The celebration includes a nightly procession.

Dia de los Muertos at Olvera Street is a nine-day festival with altars on display, children’s workshops, face painting, and entertainment throughout.

Hours vary, at Olvera Street

Take the Silver Streak to Arcadia and Los Angeles St, then walk north on Los Angeles St.

October 26th in Los Angeles

FigAt7th Day of the Dead

FIGat7th is celebrating Day of the Dead in style with tequila, music, and face painting! The festivities include candy skull face painting by Color Me Face Painting, Halloween glamour eyes by MAC Cosmetics, and a complimentary tequila tasting by Gulp Alehouse. Live DJs will spin tunes all day, including KCRW’s Raul Campos.

11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the TASTE Courtyard & Gulp Alehouse

Take the Silver Streak to Grand Ave and 8th St, then walk north to 7th St, turn left, and walk three blocks until you get to Figueroa.

October 27th, Los Angeles

Carrera de los muertos

Carrera de los Muertos (“Run of the Dead”) is a vibrant 5k run that honors Day of the Dead. The race starts on Main Street, in El Pueblo de Los Ángeles Historical Monument. The course runs through lower Chinatown and then takes a left turn onto Alameda Street towards Los Angeles State Historic Park. The 5k run/walk turns around at 19th Ave after you cross over the Los Angeles River. On the return, you will be treated to views of the downtown skyline. Expect a little uphill finish as you return back to Olvera Street for an amazing finish line festival!

The 5K starts at 8 a.m. on Olvera Street

Take the Silver Streak to Arcadia and Los Angeles St, then walk north on Los Angeles St.

October 28th through November 4th, Los Angeles

Grand Park Dia de los muertos

Grand Park celebrates the traditions of Día de los Muertos with multiple ways to experience and learn about the holiday.  In partnership with Self-Help Graphics & Art and Lore Media & Art, the park will present 50 altars and art installations created by local artists and community groups that reflect the theme Looking to the Past to Build the Future. The park will offer free guided tours.

All day at Grand Park

Take the Silver Streak to Spring St and 1st St.

November 2nd through 4th, Pasadena

Old Pasadena Day of the Dead

During the three-day event, dozens of Old Pasadena businesses will create beautiful altars in their spaces to showcase during the self-guided Tour of Altars. The weekend also includes three Community Altars, a Salsa dance party with live music and calavera face painting, and pop-up weekend fun. All events are free and open to the public.

Hours vary, in Old Pasadena

Take Line 187 to Colorado Blvd and Arroyo Pkwy

November 3rd, Los Angeles

Ambiente Dia de los muertos

Ambiente Latin Party (Día de los muertos party) will have top LA DJs spinning Salsa, Cumbia, Reggaeton and more all night. Expect special decor, photobooths, and treats! Special guest performance by FUEGO. 21+. RSVP for $5 admission before 11 p.m. Come in costume!

10 p.m. at the Treehouse Rooftop Lounge

Take the Silver Streak to Arcadia and Los Angeles St, then head northwest on Arcadia St, turn right onto Main St, turn left onto Alameda St, and left onto Ord St.

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