2018 Día de los Muertos: Community Altars & Sugar Skull Painting | Berkeley
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Downtown Berkeley | Kittredge Street and Harold Way Downtown Berkeley, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Please be advised that we were told that this event is not taking place this 2018. They will resume on 2019.
Fall is a time of year when the veil between the living and dead is thought to be at its most diaphanous, take part in the eighth year of the Dìa de Los Muertos Celebration in Downtown Berkeley.
2018 Dia de los Muertos
Friday, November 2, 2018 | 5-10 pm
Kittredge Street and Harold Way
Downtown Berkeley, CA
The event hosts food booths and trucks, a wine and beer garden at Maison Bleue, free skeletal face painting, and art and craft vendors. There are DIY art projects for kids and adults including ceramic or sugar skull painting.
Mariachi music by Con Permiso and the hauntingly beautiful violin of Kippy Marks make the evening magical. Costumes and traditional Dìa de los Muertos papier maché giant heads are encouraged.
2018 Activities Schedule
- Build a Community Altar
- Candle Light Procession at 9 pm
- Diy Art Projects
- Free Skeletal Face Painting
- Food Trucks
- Beer & Wine Garden
Bring photos or stories of loved ones, candles, breads, or flowers to add to the large community ofrenda. A sidewalk candle light blessing of the altar is followed by a procession through the area along a path of strewn marigold petals.
The Dia de Los Muertos Celebration is sponsored by the Downtown Berkeley Association, Berkeley Community Media, East Bay Loop, East Bay Express and Yelp.
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