San Pedro’s Dia de los Muertos Expands for 5th Annual Festival Dia de los Muertos Festival expands with over 10,000 people expected to attend this year’s festival in San Pedro, California

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On Sunday, October 30, 2016, The San Pedro Property Owners’ Alliance, a non-profit organization, will present The 5th Annual San Pedro Dia de los Muertos Festival.  With over 9,000 guests attending last year, this year San Pedro is expecting 10,000 guests to attend. Los Angeles and Orange County visitors will experience a vibrant downtown filled with a festive live entertainment lineup including a performance by the Grammy Award-winning group, Mariachi Divas, an all-female mariachi band based in Los Angeles.

With freshly prepared Latin American bites, guests can sample regional Mexican fare. Face painting, children’s area, handmade jewelry, clothing and other specialty items made by artisans will be available as well.  Children can experience creating a Dia de los Muertos souvenir at the free arts and crafts activity center.

Featuring uniquely designed altars at the Altars Competition and Exhibition and over 35 food and craft vendors, visitors are encouraged to come dressed in Dia de los Muertos themed costume and participate in the festivities. Entries are now being accepted for the Festival’s Amazing Altars Contest. The deadline to submit entries is October 20th. First place winners will receive $500 cash prize. Entry details along with complete Festival information parking map can be found at www.SanPedroDayofTheDead.com.

With a full lineup of musical performances, guests will enjoy live entertainment on the main stage featuring Mijo Entertainment DJ/MC, Salt Petal, Buyepongo, Mariachi Divas.  Along with Grupo Folklorico del Mar, Grupo Folklorico Las Perlitas de Wilmington, Grupo Folklorico Nadino, and Mariachi Academy of Carson on the community stage, the sounds of contemporary and traditionally-inspired Mexican folklore music will be heard throughout the streets of downtown San Pedro. This free, family-oriented event will feature live entertainment, beer garden, delicious foods, crafts for kids, altar contest exhibition, and more!

Event Details: San Pedro Dia De Los Muertos. https://www.facebook.com/DowntownSanPedro/events
WHEN: Sunday, October 30.
WHERE: 398 West 6th Street. San Pedro, CA 90731.
TIME: 3pm- 9pm. FREE ADMISSION

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(L-R: Sugar Skulls, Dia de los Muertos Altar Exhibition. Photo Credit: San Pedro Historic Waterfront Business Improvement District)

SPONSORS: This year’s Dia de los Muertos Festival presenting sponsors are Estrella Jaliscos (a product of Anheuser-Busch), and Councilman Joe Buscaino from LA’s 15th Congressional District. This event is also made possible in part by a grant from the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

For detailed event information or for sponsorship information please contact: Lorena Parker, Executive Director (San Pedro Property Owners’ Alliance) LParker@SanPedroBID.com

 

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