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Hollywood Forever Cemetery is proud to present the 17th annual Dia de los Muertos festival:

The theme for this years event will be announced soon!

Saturday, October 29th, 2016: 12pm until 12am

The Ceremonial Altar Set-Up: Friday, October 28th, 2016 – 3pm onward

Featuring on the Main Stage: TBA SOON

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General Admission: $20 per person – (please bring exact change)
Children 8 years and under free until 4pm
Seniors 65 and over free until 4pm

  • Dia de Los Muertos attire strongly encouraged – Come dressed in your finest Calaca apparel
  • Spend an eventful day relaxing and watching the evening stars appear as the cemetery comes to life with joyful celebrations
  • Enjoy fine Mexican cuisine and a wide spectrum of Day of the Dead arts and crafts available for purchase
  • Plan ahead where to park and please carpool
  • Pre-Purchase your tickets to avoid lines day of the event

Location Address:
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

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Event Features:

  • A vibrant traditional procession in the home of Hollywood’s Immortals with traditional Aztec blessings and Regional Musical-Dance group dedications
  • Musical performances by Grammy Award winning recording artists
  • 100+ Altars created by members of the community to their ancestors and loved ones
  • Hundreds of Aztec Ritual Dancers in full costume
  • Three stages featuring music and theatrical performances
  • An Art Exhibition in the Cathedral Mausoleum curated by Luis Villanueva
  • A costume contest for the best dressed Calaca (skeleton)
  • A children’s arts project area presented by Artist & Craftsman Supply
  • Arts and Crafts vendors
  • Food vendors from around Los Angeles
  • Presentation of Altar winners – The judges will select the best altar of each of the following categories: Theme of Event, Traditional Altar, Contemporary Altar – the best of each category wins $3,000

Schedule:

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD 2015 PROGRAM and MAP – NO GUARANTEES ON TIMING

ALTAR EXHIBITS 12pm – 12am
Winners announced at 7:30pm at Main Stage

AZTEC DANCES & RITUALS 12pm – 12am
Throughout the cemetery grounds

CHILDREN’S ART CENTER 12pm – 6pm
Arts & Crafts • Face Painting

MAIN ENTRANCE
“Blessing” 1:00pm
PROCESSION from entrance to main stage 1:00pm – 1:30pm

COSTUME CONTEST 12pm – 7pm
Photo booth – at chapel island inside main entrance
Winner announced at 7:30pm at Main Stage

CATHEDRAL ART EXHIBIT 12pm – 12am
OFFICIAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR: TBA
OTHER ARTISTS:

LA CATRINA STAGE 3:00pm – 9:30pm
MUSIC, THEATER & DANCE

EL FANDANGO EN SU ESPLENDOR STAGE 3:30pm – 12am
TRADITIONAL MUSIC FROM SOUTH EAST COAST OF MEXICO

MUERTE Y TRADICIÓN STAGE 1:30pm – 10:30pm
MAIN STAGE – MUSIC & DANCE PERFORMANCES