Dia De Los Muertos
This Dia De Los Muertos community event highlights the different cultural aspects of the popular Central American Day of the Dead holiday with artistic displays, music, dance performances and ethnic cuisine. Utilizing partnerships with local nonprofits such as the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and the Guatemalan Mayan Center of Lake Worth, this year’s event will target local artists to assist with building large puppets and kites for the walking parade. Local Lake Worth artists will be commissioned to build and decorate traditional Day of the Dead “ofrendas” (altar). These ofrendas tell a story of the celebration of someone or somethings life.
The event begins with free face painting for everyone that meets at City Hall to participate in the El Camino walking parade. The parade will loop around four city blocks. El Camino includes large puppets, kites and members from all over the tri-county area dressed in official Dia De Los Muertos attire. The parade ends where the “Till Death Do Us Part” car show begins.
Artists will display and sell various pieces that go along with the event theme such as sugar skulls, day of the dead masks, traditional weaved and embroidered items, woodworkings and other traditional Hispanic artwork. Live entertainment on the main stage will range from a Mariachi Band, Marimba Music, dancing from Bolivianos de W.P.B., Peruvian Dance Club, Belize Warrior Dancers, Mexico Magico and a performance skit from the Downtown Dance Company highlighting traditional Mayan dances.
A local street painter has been commissioned to chalk paint a large face of a skeleton-like female on the pavement of the entrance to the festival. The artist has agreed to stencil the face and allow children from the neighborhood to chalk it in. This year as a part of the event, LULA staff commissioned local artist, Glayson Leroy, to assist in the painting of a mural that will be semi-permanent around the perimeter of the HATCH 1121 building. Face painters will be on hand to paint children’s faces as skeletons. A local crafter’s guild sponsored by the Rotary Club will assist in the coordination of several “craft booths” that would allow children from the neighborhoods as well as visitors’ to paint or design their own skulls and marigold flowers.
Schedule & Tickets
Saturday, November 2, 2019 @ 3:00pm · add to calendar 2019-11-02 15:00:00 2019-11-02 18:00:00 America/New_York Dia De Los Muertos https://events.palmbeachculture.com/event/952147/dia-de-los-muertos HATCH 1121 Arts Center, 1121 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth, FL, 33460
Lake Worth, FL 33460
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