City of San Antonio, TX

10/27/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/27/2021 10:41

Celebrate Día de los Muertos with FREE events at Market Square and La Villita!

CONTACT: Kelly Kapaun Saunders, (210) 207-8031
Email: [email protected]

SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 27, 2021) - Celebrate Día de los Muertos ("Day of the Dead") at Historic Market Square on October 30 and 31 and La Villita Historic Arts Village on October 29-31!
Día de los Muertos is a centuries old tradition focused on celebrating departed ones' time on earth. The free weekend celebrations bring together traditional art and culture along with unique shopping and dining experiences.
Historic Market Square (514 W. Commerce Street)
Saturday, October 30 and Sunday, October 31, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Bring the family out to enjoy beautiful altars built in memory of departed loved ones and celebrate with cultural processions by Live Las Monas at 1 p.m. daily. The annual event will also showcase performances by live Mariachi bands and Ballet Folklorico dancers. Festivities include face painting, artisans, festive food, a unique Día de Los Muertos hot-rod display, marigold flower giveaway while supplies last, and authentic market shopping all weekend. During Halloween, children are welcome to trick-or-treat at participating stores. For more information and a full event schedule, please visit the Facebook event page.
La Villita (418 Villita Street)
Friday, October 29 - Sunday, October 31
Join us at La Villita Historic Arts Village for Day of the Dead festivities throughout the village. La Villita shops, galleries and dining will be open while you stroll through the village to enjoy the calavera art exhibitions, community altars and family-friendly entertainment and activities. The Day of the Dead River Parade will take place on Friday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Arneson River Theatre (more information and tickets at For more information and a full event schedule, please visit the Facebook event page.
Visitor Parking
A full list of City-owned garages, lots and meters can be found here. In addition, there are numerous non-City owned lots and garages in the area where visitors can park for a fee.