ddmLa Vista will host a FREE program including Latin Grammy-winner “Ana Barbara” with Mariachi Moya concert, Latin Grammy-winning director Carlos Lopez Estrada brings will present his new multimedia play “DED.”

This is beyond any Halloween event taking place in all of Southern California. Día de los Muertos at La Vista Memorial Park has become largest and most spirited celebration in the region. It’s all about observing the traditional Latin American holiday at this family owned and operated community cemetery. Thousands are expected to attend this two-day celebration, which is absolutely FREE to the public.

La Vista Memorial Park and Mortuary’s Día de los Muertos celebration will be held Sunday, Nov. 1st, from noon – 10 p.m. & Monday, Nov. 2nd, from 6 – 9 p.m. at its picturesque hilltop setting located at 3191 Orange St., in National City.

There will be music, theatre presentations, world-renown art, folk dancing, and other entertainment headlined by Latin Grammy-winner and A-list artist Ana Barbara and her mariachi. Also taking the stage: La Sonora Santanera “La Nueva Sangre,” and The Body Poets who were featured in America’s Got Talent season 6.

Día de Los Muertos at La Vista Memorial Park will also feature hundreds of extensive and often touching displays of “altars” set up by families to honor deceased loved ones. In addition, the popular runway fashion show “Catrin and Catrinas,” with elaborate facial art, costumes and regalia, will take place.

Our honored guests will be the Huichol Indians of the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains located in the state of Nayarit, best known for their intricate yarn paintings and bead work. Huichol art is considered sacred, with the unique designs relating to the tribes religious symbols. Be prepared to see vibrant colors and unique art pieces while meeting members of this indigenous culture who have traveled thousands of miles to share how they celebrate Day of the Dead with us.