Dia De Los Muertos begins November 1 and we've rounded up a list of ways around Dallas to celebrate the Mexican holiday of remembrance of the deceased!

Updated October 2022


 

DOWNTOWN DALLAS PARADE & FESTIVAL

Downtown Dia De Los Muertos Parade

image courtesy of Downtown Dallas, Inc.

Join the largest Day of the Dead festival in Dallas for its 3rd annual parade showcasing culture, art and history! Watch the Dallas City Hall illuminate into a colorful space in celebration of the living and in honor of the dead with live music from international artists, food, and crafts from vendors from all regions of Mexico.

October 29th | Downtown

 

JAXON BEER GARDEN AFTERLIFE PARTY 

After the parade, head to Jaxon Beer Garden's Afterlife Party to continue the celebration! Entertainment will go all night long with live music, dances by Metalachi, and beats from DJ Turo. An exclusive food menu with items like $4 pork tacos will be available. Themed drinks like the Blood Orange Paloma will be flowing until 2am! Reservations highly reccommended.

October 29th | Downtown

 

CANTINA LAREDO

Sip and celebrate with Cantina Laredo! Featuring special cocktails such as the Sweet Heat Sipper and Sandia Revier ‘Rita, both served in a souvenir glass!

Through November 2nd | Multiple Locations

 

TAQUERIA LA VENTANA

La Ventana Dia de los Muertos

 

Join Taqueria La Ventana at two of their locations for their Dia de los Muertos celebrations! There will be a Catrina contest, face painting, headpieces available for purchase, a kids corner, and more. Each year, they do a beautiful altar and decor!

October 28th | Uptown & Mansfield

 

HUGHES FAMILY TRIBUTE CENTER

Presenting its 8th annual Celebración, Hughes Family Tribute Center is having an authentic celebration of Day of the Dead. The event will feature live music, Mayan dance performances, local artists, and more.

October 28th-November 2nd | Northeast Dallas

 

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS MARKET

VIP Chingona is known for hosting great markets and celebrating Mexican culture year round! Head to Pegasus Plaza to shop from over 20 local vendors, along with delicious eat and drinks!

October 29th | Downtown

 

LAS ALMAS ROTAS

Las Almas Rotas Dia de los Muertos

 

This Mexican restaurant and Mezcaleria knows how to throw a celebration! Enjoy a night of Banhez Mezcal Artesanal cocktails and live music by Los Gran Reyes!

October 29th | Fair Park

 

EL PATIO MARIACHI BRUNCH

This spot in Lewisville is more Mex than Tex, so they're going all out for the holiday! Enjoy authentic favorites for brunch, along with face painting by Dreams in Technicolor Face Art, candy, and a pop-up market. And of course, a live mariachi band!

October 30th | Lewisville

 

VERDIGRIS ENSEMBLE

Don't miss this vibrant celebration of the dead! The Ensemble will be performing beloved folk songs, traditional rituals, and mystical legends at Moody Performance Hall. Dance, sing, and connect with ancestors through this artistic performance.

October 31st-November 2nd | Arts District

 

RUINS DEEP ELLUM

Celebrate all night long, from 6pm until 2am! The party starts with live music by Golden Dawn Arkestra, along with face painting, themed cocktails and more!

November 1st | Deep Ellum

 

VISIT GARLAND'S DDLM FESTIVAL

Garland is honoring passed loved ones, and honoring their community at the same time! Featuring performances by Los Matachines and local student groups, there will be plenty of traditional folk dancing! Don't forget to check out the food trucks, bounce houses, Artisan Market, altar displays, and Día t-shirts. This event is free to attend!

November 1st | Garland

 

THE TAMALE COMPANY

One of the highlights of Dia de los Muertos is the food! The Tamale Company's 3rd annual event will feature authentic food, celebratory drinks, and traditional pan from Flores Bakehaus!

November 2nd | Duncanville
 

THE TROVE

The Trove Dia de los Muertos

image courtesy of The Trove

The Trove had some amazing events for Hispanic Heritage Month earlier this year, and is ready to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos! Their party is sure to be full of energy, featuring themed drinks, a face painting contest, and drag bingo!

November 2nd | Bishop Arts

 

CASAMIGOS TEQUILA MIXOLOGY CLASS

Head to Mi Cocina's rooftop bar, Seis Segundos, on McKinney Avenue for a night with Casamigos! Enjoy a tequila tasting, light bites and learn to make two seasonal cocktails.

November 3rd | Uptown

 

OAK CLIFF BLOCK PARTY

Celebrate with Oak Cliff Cultural Center at their annual block party! There will be live music, performances, local vendors, and flash tattoos by Betty Tattoos!

November 5th | Oak Cliff

 

LA MINA Dia De Los Muertos Party

La Mina Dia de los Muertos

image courtesy of La Mina

Head to La Mina for a DJ, fortune teller, face painter four, and $8 specialty cocktails. If you’re lucky, you may get some free samples and swag!

November 2nd | The Village

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