The 10th Dia De Muertos Parade and Celebration will take place in the Oregon District. All are welcome to join in remembrance of loved ones who have passed.
Due to weather, The Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Dayton parade and celebration has been rescheduled to SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31st. We return this year after a hiatus due to the pandemic. We will wait one more week for better weather, since this year, all activities will be outdoors.
Dia de Muertos is a unique and colorful holiday observed across Mexico, the southwestern United States, Latin America and right here in Dayton, Ohio. During Dia De Muertos people reminisce on the lives of loved ones who have died by creating and sharing ofrendas (Day of the Dead alters), food, sugar skulls, papel picado banners, processions, calaveras (skulls) music, traditional dance while wearing sugar skull painted faces and bright costumes.
- Pre-parade activities from 12-2pm at Fifth and Jefferson. Volunteers on site for face painting. Food/beverages available.
- Parade starts at 2pm, east through the Oregon District, arriving around 3pm at Missing Peace Art Space 234 S. Dutoit St.
- Music, food, dance, sharing of offrendas (altars) from 3-6 pm at Missing Peace Art Space (234 S. Dutoit St.)
New for 2021 – prizes will be awarded for “Best Presentation”. Participants can choose traditional clothing/make up, puppets, hand-carried/wheeled floats. First prize will be $100 gift card for a local restaurant, with second and third prizes at $50 and $25. Criteria for award include Best Cultural Representation, Creativity, Execution.
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