Day of the Dead Celebrations in San Antonio

November 1, 2013

San Antonio, VME

Haunted Alamo

Celebrate the memories and lives of loved ones since passed during this year’s Day of the Dead celebrations in San Antonio! Below is a list of events and activities happening in San Antonio during this year’s Day of the Dead celebrations provided by the Rivard Report.

Friday, Nov. 1

3-9 p.m. LA VILLITA: Original Day of the Dead art; living altar; dance, drum and puppet procession; live poetry and more. 418 Villita St. FREE.

6-11 p.m. ARNESON RIVER THEATRE: Puro Pinche presents Texas Tornados, Neon Indian (DJ set), T-Bird & The Breaks, and Blackbird Sing. Tickets: $18.

6-9 p.m. CENTRO CULTURAL AZTLAN: Spirit procession, low-rider trunk altars, community altars, live music/performances, artisan market. Deco Building at 1800 Fredericksburg Road. FREE.

6-? p.m. ESPERANZA PEACE AND JUSTICE CENTER: Live music, Calaveras literarias (poems), games, food and altars and more will all be a part of this near Westside community event.  Rinconcito de Esperanza, 816 S. Colorado. FREE.

6-10 p.m. SAY SÍ: Muertitos Fest First Friday. Music, theatre, dance. 1518 South Alamo St. FREE.

6-10 p.m. COMMANDER’S HOUSE: Dia de los Muertos Masquerade Dance with the Dead. Attendees are invited to embrace the spirit of the event by participating in a masquerade contest while dancing the night away to the music of the Mark Perales Band and Sam Renteria. A meal, provided by Javier’s Catering, is included for $10 per person.

Saturday, Nov. 2

Noon- 6p.m. MARKET SQUARE: Celebration with vendors, dance-and-drum puppet procession. 514 W. Commerce St. FREE.

Noon-6 p.m. LA VILLITA: Original Day of the Dead art; living altar; altar contest; dance, drum and puppet procession; live poetry and more. 418 Villita St. FREE.

Noon-3 p.m. SAY SÍ: Muertitos Fest Family Day. Folk art workshops, artisan market, theatre, dance and more. 1518 South Alamo St. FREE.

6-9 p.m. GUADALUPE CULTURAL ARTS: Workshops, community altars, traditional dancing, face painting, music and more. FREE.

3-9 p.m. CENTRO CULTURAL AZTLAN: Spirit procession, low-rider trunk altars, community altars, live music/performances, artisan market. Deco Building at 1800 Fredericksburg Road. FREE.

 6-11 p.m. ARNESON RIVER THEATRE: Puro Pinche presents La Santa Cecilia, Los Texmaniacs, Bombasta, Money Chicha, and more. Tickets: $13.

Sunday, Nov. 3

Noon- 6p.m. MARKET SQUARE: Celebration with vendors, dance-and-drum procession. 514 W. Commerce St. FREE.

For more information visit http://www.sacalaveras.com/category/Events/

For more information about San Antonio events, things to do and places to stay visit http://www.vacationsmadeeasy.com/SanAntonioTX/

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2 Comments on “Day of the Dead Celebrations in San Antonio”

  1. Katrina Says:

    what a great tourist attraction

    Reply

  2. Naomi Says:

    I love SA, so many amazing places to see!

    Reply

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