Dia de los Muertos
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park will be the scene for Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. This year the festivities will begin Nov.1 in the Fiesta de Reyes plaza and then explode into the state park on Nov. 2 through Nov. 3. The state park will play host to a lively celebration full of activities and attractions for the whole family that will be a fitting tribute to those who have gone before us. A professional artist will be painting a gigantic Day of the Dead skull in the middle of the park. There will also be a public altar on which visitors can place remembrances, many craft stations, a prize wheel, live entertainment, two Saturday performances of a specially written Dia de los Muertos play with professional actors, and booths featuring artists, Day of the Dead merchandise, food and drink samples, tamales, face painters and more. A vibrant Dia de los Muertos parade will proceed around the state park plaza on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. featuring many local groups.