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How to celebrate Day of the Dead in Los Angeles: Best events and places to visit

The Day of the Dead celebration is approaching. Given the large Mexican and Latino population in LA there are many events. Here are the best and where…

The best events to celebrate Day of the Dead in LA

The month of October is coming to a close and there is orange all around, not only because of Halloween, but also because of the candles, the confetti and the marigold flower, which indicate that the Day of the Dead is close.

Families begin to prepare their altars to remember those who are no longer here, in addition to getting ready to celebrate together, dressing up as Catrinas or painting themselves as skulls.

As part of the celebration of the Day of the Dead, we share with you some of the best events that will take place in Los Angeles, California.

How to Celebrate Day of the Dead in Los Angeles: The Best Events and Places to Visit

Due to the large number of Mexicans and Latinos who live in the city, several communities in Los Angeles organize various special events in honor of the Day of the Dead. Here are some of the most important ones.

Day of the Dead Festival on Olvera Street

Although the festival, organized by the Olvera Street Merchants Association, began on October 25, the activities will continue until November 2.

Families can visit the community altars, which will be on display from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Activities also include a traditional Mayan blessing, as well as a procession. Here all the details of the festival.

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Day of the Dead in Grand Park

Activities began on October 21, but will continue until November 2. In the park, visitors can contribute to a community altar, as well as view altars made by professional artists, local organizations and community partners. Here all the details of the event.

Day of the Dead at Mariachi Plaza

The event in Boyle Heights will take place on November 3, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Visitors will be able to enjoy altars created by the local community, vendors, as well as musical performances and face painting.

Day of the Dead at the Natural History Museum

The Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History has organized an event for November 5 with live music, artistic activities, as well as altars. Here are all the details.

Day of the Dead by Self Help Graphics

This event will feature community art workshops throughout the month of October, followed by a party at Civic Center Park on November 4, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There will be altars, live music, food vendors, an art market, a children’s area and more. Here all the details.

Day of the Dead Family Festival at Canoga Park

This free event will be held on November 5. It will feature offerings, folk dancers, live music, an art pavilion, plus food vendors and a Catrinas contest. Here all the details.