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The City of Long Beach annually holds a Día de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, Celebration in cooardination with the First District City council office honoring loved ones who have died.

The celebration traditionally includes a family-friendly celebration of culture and tradition featuring colorful cultural attires, dance, food, arts and crafts, and world-class music. Día de Los Muertos is deeply rooted in the traditions and cultures of the indigenous communities of Mexico and Latin America. As family, friends and neighbors continue those traditions in ways that are most meaningful in their lives, the City encourages the entire community to also come together for this grand celebration in downtown Long Beach.

7th Annual Día De Los Muertos Festival

Families and friends are invited to join this celebration of life in rememberance of their loved ones who have died. The event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 5, Rainbow Lagoon, located on Shoreline Drive between Linden Avenue and Shoreline Village Drive, will transform into a spectacular celebration and street extravaganza with breathtaking arts and crafts, dance, world-class music and entertainment, and food and beverage offerings. In conjunction with the day of celebration and remembrance, a festive parade will work its way through the area. For more information about the parade visit, grandparadediademuertos.com

Festival Line-up: Banda La Maravillosa, Buyepongo, La Sonora Dinamita, Las Chicas Tristes
(DJ), Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles, MEXIKA Music & Dance of Ancient Mexico,Nuestras Raices & Yankuititl Aztec Group.

Set Times:

  • Noon – Las Chicas Tristes DJ
  • 1 p.m. – Yankuititl Aztec Group
  • 2 p.m. – Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles
  • 3:15 p.m. – Nuestras Raices
  • 4:15 p.m. – Banda La Maravillosa
  • 5:30 p.m. – La Sonora Dinamita
  • 7 p.m. – MEXIKA
  • 8:15 p.m. – Buyepongo

Thanks to all of our sponsors:

The Día de Los Muertos Celebration is presented by the City and First District Councilwoman Mary Zendejas, with additional sponsorship from: Long Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau, ASM Global, Molina Healthcare, Miller Children’s Hospital, Downtown Long Beach Alliance, IBEW Local 11, Mosaic Long Beach, Office of Sixth District Councilwoman Suely Saro, Office of Office of Second District Councilwoman Cindy Allen, Office of Fifth District Councilwoman Stacy Mungo Flanigan, Long Beach Airport, Long Beach Transit, Waterford Property Company, Long Beach City College, Northgate Market and Antioch Church.