SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio’s beloved cultural event, Día de los Muertos, a.k.a. Muertos Fest, now in its seventh year, earned national recognition by being named one of the 7 Best Fall Festivals in the United States by National Geographic Magazine.

  • October 26-27
  • Expanding to Hemisfair
  • Fuses Mexican American culture

Taking place October 26-27 at its new location in Hemisfair, Día de los Muertos is expected to be bigger and better than ever this year with more entertainment, music, children’s programming and altars, all of which is free and open to the public.

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The expanded geographic footprint will now extend from Alamo Street to the Tower of the Americas.


“San Antonio has become the destination for celebrating Día de los Muertos in the states and it was a truly humbling and proud moment to see Día de los Muertos, one of San Antonio’s many great Day of the Dead events, in national headlines today,” says Jim Mendiola, event artistic director. “Together, we’ll continue to keep this beautiful cultural tradition alive and thriving!”

Muertos Fest fuses Mexican American culture with contemporary art and alternative Latin music for a booming celebration in the center of San Antonio’s downtown.

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The heart of the event is the 50 altars created by San Antonio families, individuals, organizations and school groups. In addition to its back-to-back, two-stage lineup of vibrant entertainment and live music, the event also has a large curated arts market with more than 60 vendors selling original Day of the Dead inspired crafts and artwork plus a puppet procession each day.