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Dia de los Muertos

November 1, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

| Free - $50.00
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National City’s La Vista Memorial Park will host its annual Dia de Los Muertos celebration from noon to 10 p.m. at its 40-acre hillside cemetery, 3191 Orange Street in National City.

In what has become perhaps the largest and most “spirited” celebration inside cemetery grounds of the traditional Latin American holiday in the San Diego area, the independently owned and operated community cemetery will provide world renown programs of music, art folk dancing and other entertainment, along with a variety of vendors offering food and hand crafted gift items for sale.

“La Vista’s Dia de Los Muertos event has grown into the premier family event in the South Bay,” noted Luisa McCarthy, general manager of La Vista and one of the chief architects of the Dia de Los Muertos celebration. “It combines a great and highly affordable experience for all ages along with a strong sense of the Mexican heritage and activities traditionally associated with Dia de Los Muertos.”

Unlike Halloween, with its “scary” overtones and focus on the dead, Dia de Los Muertos is a fusion of both Spanish and Aztec traditions which emphasizes the celebration of life by the living in a festive, party atmosphere while honoring the dearly departed.


Dia de Los Muertos will also feature an extensive and often touching display of traditional “altars” honoring deceased loved ones. Those creating altars will have a chance to win $1,000 on the spot for the best entry. Cash on the spot! Winner announced at 6:30 PM.

1. Most Traditional: $1,000
2. Most  Original: $500

3. Most Creative $250

 

There will also be a “Best Dressed Catrina & Catrin” contest inspired by unique and historical representations.

  • Grand Prize of $500 for each winner
  • Estimated time for Runway and Winner announcement 6-8 PM

 


FOR INFORMATION ON VENDOR BOOTHS CONTACT:

Luisa McCarthy, General Manager
lmccarthy@lavistamemorialpark.com or download form

 


LIMITED EDITION & SPECIALTY PRODUCTS!


FREE GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS!

This is a nonalcoholic event. No pets permitted. Non-participating guests will not have access to the grounds.

General Admission: Free
Inside parking: $5 (please bring exact change)
Additional parking at Plaza Bonita Mall with free shuttle service: VIEW MAP

Details

Date:
November 1, 2015
Time:
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
Free - $50.00
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.festivaldiadelosmuertos.com

Venue

La Vista Memorial Park & Mortuary
3191 Orange Street
National City, CA 91950 United States
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Phone:
619-475-7770
Website:
lavistamemorialpark.com

Organizer

Luisa McCarthy
Phone:
619-787-9560
Email: