For Immediate Release: The California Center for the Arts, Escondido Presents the 23rd Annual Día de los Muertos Festival

Escondido, California — :

North County’s biggest Día de los Muertos Festival gets even bigger as it spans almost the entire California Center for the Arts campus, and moves from one day to three days beginning Nov. 1st and going through Nov. 3rd!


Nov. 1st:  23rd Annual Día de los Muertos Festival (5pm-9pm)

Come and celebrate el Día de los Muertos with music, art, ballet folklorico, and more! This year we celebrate our 23rd annual Festival, and it is going to be better than ever.  As always, attendees will be able to create altars to remember lost loved ones in a special area created by artist Eloy Tarcisio, and we will have face painting, arts & crafts, and more.

This year we will also be starting out the festivities with a procession led by Public Address artist Luis Ituarte.  The procession will begin at 5pm at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido footbridge and then circle through Grape Day Park, and end at a special ofrenda created in the Center’s Museum honoring three departed members of the regional artist group Public Address, whose work is being highlighted at the Museum through November 18th.

The event will also include a traditional blessing by Calpulli Omeyocan, ballet folklórico by Tierra Caliente Academy of Arts, live music by Tavo & Mariachi 3.0, handmade vendors, and a variety of food trucks to enjoy

Get more information about our 23rd Annual Día de los Muertos:

Produced in association with Crescentera and supported by the David T. & Dorris E Staples Foundation.

Nov. 2nd:  Cultura Fst SD Noche de Muertos (6pm-10pm)

Join us for Cultura Fest SD Noche de Muertos, to continue the Día de los Muertos festivities.

The Center is teaming up with local brand The Movement to bring over 30 handmade cultural vendors to our campus and Grape Day Park.

In addition to vendors, the event will include a beer garden sponsored by Aztec Brewing Company and performances by Calpulli Omeyocan, Mariachi Victoria, and DJ Miguel Angel.

After sunset, at 8:00 pm, we will be showing Pixar’s “Coco” in the park in Spanish, (with English subtitles).

The altars created by community members at the Center’s Día de los Muertos Festival on November 1 will be on display throughout the event.

Get more information of Cultura Fest SD Noche de Muertos:

Produced in association with The Movement.

Nov. 3rd:  Finale of Levitt Amp Escondido Music Series (4-7pm)

Join us for the finale of our Levitt AMP Escondido Music Series in our Great Green featuring Las Cafeteras and Dueto Dos Rosas.

Las Cafeteras have taken the music scene by storm with their infectious live performances and have crossed genre and musical borders. They create a vibrant musical fusion with a unique East LA sound and positive message. Their Afro-Mexican beats, rhythms, and rhymes deliver inspiring lyrics that document stories of a community seeking love and justice in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles.

Dueto Dos Rosas is two sisters, Emily and Sheyla Rosas, who fell in love with campirana music and want to bring it back to popularity.  They sing every song with heart, and are proud of their roots and indigenous heritage.

Grab your blankets and lawn chairs and join us for this free music festival. Each “mini-festival” includes food trucks, arts and craft vendors, kid’s activities, and other entertainers in addition to live music.

Get more information on our Levitt Amp Escondido Music Series:

Our Día de los Muertos Festival is also generously supported by David T. and Dorris E. Staples Foundation.



About the California Center for the Arts, Escondido 

A 501(c)3 charitable organization, the Center’s creation was sparked by a civic vision—one that recognized the vital role that the arts play in strengthening and uniting the community. Our commitment to enriching lives and improving access to the arts, especially for low-income individuals and families, is exemplified through our extensive educational programming and robust series of free community events. The Center is guided by an enthusiastic Board of Trustees and passionate staff who are dedicated to furthering arts education and access, and to creating programs that provide cultural enrichment for residents of North County and beyond.

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