San Pedro’s Annual Día de Los Muertos Festival
THIS IS A FREE EVENT.
Los Angelenos will unite to recognize and celebrate LA’s Latin and Mexican heritage as Discover San Pedro, a nonprofit organization, presents their 10th Annual San Pedro Dia de los Muertos Festival. With thousands of locals and visitors from Los Angeles, Orange County, and beyond expected to attend, guests will experience a vibrant, historic downtown filled with a festive live entertainment lineup including performances by Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea, two-time Grammy-winning multicultural, all-women ensemble that continues to push and expand the scope of mariachi music.
The event kicks off with a free screening of the Disney and Academy-Award winning film Coco (2017) at the Warner Grand Theater on Sunday, October 23rd at 1pm, presented by the San Pedro Waterfront Arts District, in collaboration with FilmLA. Following the film, stay for San Pedro’s Dia De Los Muertos Street Festival celebration and enjoy the music, food and altar (ofrenda) exhibition. Tickets to Coco are free and limited to two tickets per email address. Click Here for Free Tickets: https://tinyurl.com/2nvc3dcn
The Festival will feature the Amazing Altars Contest & Exhibition which is open to all. Grand Prize is $1,000 for First Place winners. Additionally, there will be the Community Altar and the expanded Tree of Life where attendees are encouraged to place an item to remember a loved one. Rounding out the event, there will be over 30 authentic and creative food and craft vendors. Highlights include San Pedro Brewing Company’s beer garden with cocktails and the famous Birrieria San Marcos and the award-winning KOGI food trucks. Children are invited to enjoy face painting and children’s activities while adults can purchase hand-made crafts, handmade jewelry, clothing and other specialty items made by regional artisans.
Along with the Mariachi Divas, guests will also enjoy live entertainment with performances by: Ellas, Grupo Folklorico Xhanat, Julian Torres and Danza Azteca Xochipilli and local youth dance groups: Folklorico Nadino de San Pedro, Folklorico Perlitas de Wilmington and Dance Tech San Pedro.
The sounds of contemporary and traditionally-inspired Mexican folklore music will be heard throughout the streets of downtown San Pedro. This FREE, family-oriented event will feature live entertainment, beer garden, delicious foods, crafts for kids, altar contest exhibition, and more! Visitors are encouraged to come dressed in Dia de los Muertos themed costumes and participate in the festivities. Free trolley rides hosted by Downtown San Pedro as well.
SPONSORS: This year’s Dia de los Muertos Festival presenting sponsors are Janice Hahn, LA County Supervisor, Sirens Java & Tea, Film LA, Councilman Joe Buscaino from LA’s 15th Council District, Grand Vision Foundation, Arts District San Pedro Waterfront, and Green Hills Memorial.
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Altar entry details along with complete festival information and parking map can be found at: www.SanPedroDayofTheDead.com.
ABOUT DISCOVER SAN PEDRO
Discover San Pedro is the public-facing entity of the San Pedro Property Owners Alliance (SPPOA), which is the administrator of the San Pedro Historic Waterfront Business Improvement District, a non-profit 501 © (6) corporation established in 2008. For more information about visiting, working or living in San Pedro’s Downtown Waterfront, visit discoversanpedro.org.
ABOUT SAN PEDRO: Because of its prime location on the Los Angeles Waterfront and the Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro has always attracted various cultures with prominent fishing traditions. San Pedro is an up and coming waterfront city and one of Los Angeles’s hidden secrets with a great art scene. Points of interest are the USS Iowa floating museum, the fully operational museum ship the SS Lane Victory, the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, the LA Maritime Museum, and the Vincent Thomas Bridge.