Looking for the best Día de los Muertos celebrations and festivals in Houston? We’ve put together a guide to this weekend’s top celebrations, so you can get out and experience this unique holiday and cultural event.
The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican heritage elsewhere and Houston has some of the best places to celebrate.
Read on for our guide to some of the best Día de Los Muertos celebrations in Houston this weekend from Nov. 1-3.
Xfinity Día de los Muertos | Nov. 1
This FREE event will be celebrating the lives of the departed while featuring a large calavera created and curated by Gonzo247 and friends, Mojigangas courtesy of Thomas Will Pascal Robinson, hands-on art activities, live performances and much more! Houston’s very own Art Car museum will also be there featuring some of their amazing art cars. Don’t forget to bring an image or a favorite item of a loved one to place on an altar created by Angel Quesada.
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Xfinity Día de Los Muertos is scheduled for November 1 from 6-10 pm Friday at Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney.
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MECA Día de los Muertos Festival | Nov. 2-3
MECA Houston is hosting the 19th Annual Día De Los Muertos Festival And Broadway’s “Cats” Prowl Into Houston this weekend! In celebration of this amazing holiday Catherine Lu from the podcast “Unwrap Your Candies” sat down with Resident Curator of MECA, Theresa Escobedo and Program Director Liz Salinas to talk about the traditions connected to Día de Los Muertos.
Check the podcast out below:
MECA Día de los Muertos Festival is scheduled for November 2-3 starting at 11 am both Saturday and Sunday, 1900 Kane St.
Día de los Muertos in The Heights | Nov. 2
This FREE event will take place from 12pm-8pm. Join The Heights in a wonderfully vibrant cultural experience featuring interactive exhibits and performances taking place at Montie Beach Park.
Día de los Muertos Celebration at National Museum of Funeral History | Nov. 2
A celebration of Latin American customs will take place that surround the Day of the Dead. These fun activities include and a fun interactive learning experience at the National Museum of Funeral History. This event is free but doesn’t include admission to the museum and takes place from 11 am-2 pm. The museum will be hosting Día de Los Muertos to remember those who have passed.
Día de los Muertos at Navigation Esplanade | Nov. 2
Go over to the East End for a fun remembrance and celebratory event of life and family. This event is free and will feature arts, traditions of Día de Los Muertos, delicious foods, and a cultural display at Navigation Esplanade. This free event takes place from 12 pm-9 pm.
Día de los Muertos at Hidalgo Park | Nov. 2
The historic neighborhood of Magnolia Park will be celebrating the 6th annual Day of the Dead event at Hidalgo Park. This free event will include live performances, a cultural display, traditional altars, art, food and much more. This event is from 12 pm-7 pm.
Día de los Muertos Party at The Barking Pig | Nov. 2
The Barking Pig in The Heights will be hosting a day of fun face painting, live performances, and a buffet celebrating Día de Los Muertos. Tickets for this event are $20.99 for drinks and $29.99 for food and drinks from 7 pm-10 pm. Click the link to buy tickets.
Are there any other Dia de Los Muertos celebrations in Houston that we missed? Let us know by commenting below.
And if you’re still looking for more fun this weekend, make sure to check out our guide to the best things to do in Houston this weekend.