Every year, the vibrant and culturally rich tradition of Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is celebrated worldwide. This tradition takes on a unique charm on Catalina Island with the Día de los Muertos Family Festival, hosted by the Catalina Museum.
This year, the festival promises an evening filled with art, music, and memories, making it an unmissable event for both residents and visitors.
What to Expect at the Festival?
1. A Vibrant Celebration of Life and Death
The festival welcomes the colorful Mexican tradition that celebrates life and death while honoring family members and friends who have passed away. It’s a time of reflection, remembrance, and celebration.
2. Engaging Activities for All Ages
From art projects designed especially for kids to tequila tastings for adults, the festival offers a range of activities that cater to attendees of all ages.
3. Live Cultural Performances
Experience the soulful tunes of Mariachi Las Catrinas, followed by the energetic beats of the local band, Sin Frontera. Additionally, the Ballet Folklorico Quetzal will grace the event with a mesmerizing performance, bringing the traditions and stories of Mexico to life.
4. Local Food Vendors
Savor the flavors of authentic Mexican cuisine with a variety of local food vendors setting up shop at the festival. From traditional dishes to contemporary takes, there’s something to tantalize every palate.
5. Art and Creativity
The festival invites creative artists to showcase their artwork in the Día de los Muertos Family Festival Ofrenda/Altar & Art Contest. It’s a chance for artists to win cash prizes and for attendees to witness the incredible talent and creativity of the community.
Stay at Catalina Courtyard Suites
For those attending the festival and looking for a comfortable and convenient place to stay, Catalina Courtyard Suites offers a serene retreat. Located just a short walk from the festival venue, it’s the perfect base to enjoy the festivities and explore the beauty of Catalina Island.
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The Día de los Muertos Family Festival at Catalina Island is more than just an event; it’s an experience that brings together culture, community, and celebration. Whether you’re familiar with the traditions of Día de los Muertos or new to them, the festival offers a heartwarming and memorable experience.
Ready to immerse yourself in the rich traditions of Día de los Muertos on Catalina Island? Mark your calendars for November 1, 2022, from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM, and be a part of this incredible celebration. Don’t forget to book your stay at Catalina Courtyard Suites for a comfortable and memorable experience.