Day of the Dead Festival in La Paz, Baja California Sur

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Festival de Día de Muertos — Day 1: This is a two-evening festival Nov. 1-2 celebrating The Day of the Dead from 6 p.m. till about 11 p.m.. Both nights there will be a display of altars to the dead, a competition for those dressed as Catrinas and Calaveras, children’s workshops, traditional foods, graphics exhibition and entertainment on stage. It’s a huge family event, a great La Paz tradition, and it’s free. The festival gets underway at 6 p.m. and picks up speed during the evening at the Esplanada de la Unidad Cultural Prof. Jesús Castro Agúndez, which is between Altamirano and Heroes de Independencia, and between Navarro and Legaspi (the same site as Teatro de la Ciudad). On stage Nov. 1, starting 6 p.m.:

  • Carmen dance workshop
  • La Cochi con Livais
  • Theatre performance: Pato y la Muerte (the duck and death)
  • “Vivas las Catrinas”: costumed Catrinas parade
  • Theatre group Teatro Ollín: “Para morirse a gusto”
  • Singer-songwriter Paulo Piña and La Orquesta en Polvo
  • Sonido Cachimbo from Ciudad Juárez (8:20 p.m.)


Festival de Día de Muertos — Day 2: The Day of the Dead family festival continues starting 6 p.m. See Nov. 1 listing for general information. On stage Nov. 2, starting 6 p.m.:

  • Folkloric ballet CADET and La Cochi con Livais
  • Theatre group Teatro Ollín: “De la Carpa es la Calaca”
  • “Vivas las Catrinas”: costumed Catrinas parade
  • Music and poetry with Alejandra Moreno
  • Competition winners announced (9:15 p.m.)
  • La Señora Santanera de Carlos Colorado y María Fernanda
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