PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

10/5/2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 100523
Subject:
Long Beach Seeks Local Businesses and Community Groups to Participate in 2023 Día de Los Muertos Parade
Contact:
Tasha Day
562.570.5313
Tasha.Day@longbeach.gov
Manager
City of Long Beach Office of Special Events and Filming




Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach is seeking participants for its upcoming Día de los Muertos Parade, taking place Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023. Local businesses, nonprofit organizations and community groups interested in participating may submit a parade application now through Friday, Oct. 13, 2023.

The eighth annual Día de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, Celebration is a free, family-friendly celebration of life in remembrance of loved ones who have died. The City is seeking entries ranging from floats and decorated vehicles to marching bands, equestrians, bicycles and motorcycles to join in the festive street cavalcade set to take place in Downtown Long Beach. Entries should have a positive theme, be culturally relevant, artistic and vibrant with the Día de los Muertos theme.

This year's Día de los Muertos Parade is presented by the City and the Office of First District Councilwoman Mary Zendejas. While the City is the official host of the parade, it is contracting with vendor Grand Parade Día De Los Muertos Inc. for administrative support for the parade application and participation process.

Applications and all required documentation must be submitted by Oct. 13, 2023, to be considered. Questions regarding the parade application may be submitted to gpddlm@gmail.com.

Additional details regarding the Día del los Muertos Grand Parade will be available at a later date at longbeach.gov/diadelosmuertos.

Media inquiries may be directed to Tasha Day, Manager, City of Long Beach Office of Special Events and Filming, at 562.570.5313 or Tasha.Day@longbeach.gov.