Día de los Muertos Celebration in Oak Cliff
Oct. 30, 5-9 p.m. | CocoAndréChocolatier, 508 W. 7th St.
The Oak Cliff Cultural Center and CocoAndré have teamed up for another family-friendly day that “celebrates the life of ancestors that have moved on to the afterlife,” explains the event page. Expect an evening of live music and dance performances by native Dallas groups. There will be food, arts and crafts, and artisanal goods from local vendors. The event is free.
Día de los Muertos Celebration at Las Almas Rotas Mezcaleria
Oct. 30, 6 p.m. | Las Almas Rotas, 3615 Parry Ave.
Chef Olivia Lopez of Molino Olōyō visits Las Almas Rotas for the bar’s annual celebration. Olōyō will prepare “quesadillas con hongos using their tortillas ceremoniales, a beautiful tradition from Guanajuato, and tlacoyos with bayo beans and pastor meat on top,” says the restaurant’s Instagram page. The culinary celebration starts at 6 p.m. Come early before the culinary delights sell out.
Día de los Muertos Parade
Oct.30, 2-10 p.m. | Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla St.
Commemorate Día de los Muertos at one of the oldest celebrations in Dallas. The family-friendly parade and festival begins at City Hall with live musical entertainment, traditional cultural apparel, and educational activities for children to learn the cultural heritage of the holiday. The parade starts later in the evening at 6 p.m. After the parade, walk over the AT&T Discovery District for the official afterparty at Jaxon Beer Garden from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Día de los Muertos Concert at Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Oct. 31, 3 p.m. | Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Consulate General of Mexico have partnered to host the orchestra’s annual Día de los Muertos concert in honor of the Mexican tradition. The concert will feature works by Mexican composers and on-site cultural events and programming for the family. Buy tickets here.
Día de los Muertos at Legacy Hall
Oct.31, 1-8 p.m. | Legacy Hall, 7800 Windrose Ave., Plano
Bring the family for an all day Día de los Muertos celebration at Legacy Hall. Start the day with a 1 p.m. showing of Disney’s Coco. Grab a bite to eat at Joel Mendoza’s Chilangos Tacos. Bring your dancing shoes to back-to-back performances of a selection of Latinx musicians, from Anita M. Martinez Ballet Folklorico at 3 p.m. to Mariachi Rosas Divinas, Dallas’ first all woman Marachi band at 3:30 p.m., then Houston’s Los Skarnales’ cumbia band at 6 p.m. The suburban food and drink festival is free to the public.
Los Tlacuaches La Ofrenda Celebration
Nov. 1, 7 p.m.-2 a.m. | 9124 Forney Road.
Four years ago, Dallas bartenders who formed the Los Tlacuaches collective, wanted to commemorate industry friends who had died. They’d put up photos of family members on an alter, or la ofrenda, for Day of the Dead. Guests are welcome to bring photos of their own for la ofrenda. The event will have face-painting, food, a great cocktail menu, a catrina costume contest, and plenty of dancing (music by DJs Lobo and Naughty). Tickets are $20 and include entry, two cocktails, and two tamales.