Day of the Dead Festival
Take part in the traditional Hispanic holiday of remembrance at Plaza District's Day of the Dead Festival in Oklahoma City. Join the community as they celebrate their loved ones who have passed, starting with the La Catrina walking procession. Decorate a hand-pulled wagon or stroller, or deck out in traditional Catrina or Catrin costume. Guests may also participate in the spiritual side of the holiday by lighting candles and leaving notes for loved ones at the community ofrenda. All day, attendees can watch aerial silk demonstrations, dances by the Spirit of Mexico Folkloric Dance Company and live music by Los Eskeletos. Throughout the district, a DJ will also spin Latin music in honor of the holiday.
As part of the day-long event, visitors can enjoy plenty of delicious food prepared by local businesses and food trucks. Children can also make cultural crafts, like papel picado, skull masks, devotional candle decorations, buttons and more. All ages can also watch the Mexican Monster Movie Marathon showings. To really get in the spirit of the day, guests are invited to get their faces painted and hair styled in the likeness of a Catrina or Frida Kahlo. Day of the Dead vendors will also offer traditional crafts like Day of the Dead dolls and accessories, while local shops host a variety of demonstrations and themed art shows.