2018 Día de los Muertos Festival: Lowrider Altars, Mariachi & Lucha Libre | San José
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Plaza de Cesar Chavez | 194 South Market St., San Jose, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Come enjoy the 9th Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival filled with live music, food, local artists, lowrider altars, over 100 vendors, and even Lucha Libre wrestling.
Día San José is steeped in tradition, culture and featuring an amazing display of San José’s long history with its Mexican past, and has grown in attendance to over 4,000 attendees and continues to prosper.
Get prepared for a day full of live entertainment, altars, arts and crafts, and fun-filled activities.
2018 Día de los Muertes Festival
Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 11 am to 8 pm
Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park, 194 South Market St., San Jose
$5 General Admission; children 12 and under are free
The Day of the Dead inspired festival combines music, culture, tradition, food and art into a mezcla that tastes as good if not better than your abuelas capirotada. They look forward to hanging with you on October 20, 2018 to rock the dead, rattle your bones and shake the soul.
Experience their signature Calavera Camp for kids hosted by KQED. Walk through the Artist Colony filled with over 35 contemporary and traditional artists who have masterfully captured the spirit of Día De Los Muertos. You don’t want to miss the signature altars that their low and slow amigos at Blvd Bombs create every year from the back of their trunks; you thought their cars were a work of art, wait until you see the altars they create.
On the main stage, enjoy music that is sure to put you into the muerto mood, cheer on your favorite Lucha Libre match, or watch in awe of local Chicano youth artists paint murals live at the festival, all while having home cooked authentic Comida Mexicana. There’s no food trucks here; they are old school con safos. Relax in their signature beer garden with a cold chela, brought to you by their favorite import Modelo.
Plus arrive early; the first 200 kids will receive a free shirt that they can color and make their own.