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2018 Bay Area Dia De Los Muertos: Day of Dead events

See the Bay Area’s biggest list of Dia de los Muertos!

  • In Mexico, November 1st is All Saints day. A day to honor and respect the innocents, children & infants.
  • November 2nd is Dia De Los Muertos. The day to honor deceased adults.

On these days, altars are made in honor of them. People build them on their loved ones graves, at home or anywhere they find rightful to honor their loved ones. They make ofrendas (offerings) to the dead of their favorite foods, toys (for children), pictures, pan de muertos, sugar skulls and many other things that help guide the spirits of the dead safely to the altars. Marigolds, known as the flowers of the dead, are usually prominent in the altars. Learn more history here!



A beautiful altar at the annual ‘Marigold Project’ Dia Los Muertos @ Garfield park in SF mission district.



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Ongoing exhibits:

[exhibit] Marin Latinx Art Exhibit // San Rafael

[exhibit] Día de los Muertos 2017 @ SOMARTS // San Francisco

Tuesdays: Dia de los Muertos Arts Workshops // Oakland

Remembering our Loved Ones: Ancient Aztecs & Sys. of Remembrance // Santa Rosa.


Ongoing shows:

Teatro Visión’s Departera World Premiere // San Jose





Fiesta de Muertos // San Leandro



Oakland Ballet’s Luna Mexicana


Friday, 19th:

“Música con los Muertos” by Santa Clara Chorale Concert


Saturday, 20th:

Dia de San Jose 2018 festival

Family Program: Dias de los Muertos // Hayward

Remembrance and Resistance: Mission Salon // SF

Dia de los Muertos a celebration of life not death // Oakland

El Dia de los Muertos at SRJC Petaluma

Modesto Dia de los Muertos celebration

Family Program: Dias de los Muertos // Hayward


Sunday, 21st:

Oakland Museum: Dia los Muertos Annual Celebration

20th Annual Día de los Muertos Procession & Festival // San Jose

Día de los Muertos Family Day // Santa Rosa



Altar / Momoxtli Making for our Muertos // Santa Rosa



Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos // San Leandro


Friday, 26th:



Saturday, 27th:

Avenida De Altares (Avenue of The Altars) // San Jose

2018 Dia de Los Muertos: Calvary Cemetary // San Jose

Pleasanton Library: Dia de los Muertos

La Ultima Parada: A Celebration of Life on the Day of the Dead // San Jose

[free] Richmond Museum of History Dia de Muertos

[free] Día de Los Muertos by El Centro Bayview Family Resource Center // SF


Sunday, 28th:

La Ultima Parada: A Celebration of Life on the Day of the Dead // San Jose

[free] Salinas ‎Dia de los Muertos





Thursday, 1st:

El Comité de Santa Rosa Día de Los Muertos: 2 days!

COCO Movie on Día De Los Muertos @ New Mission Theater // SF


Friday, 2nd:

6 Dia Los Muertos events in SF’s Mission District [Nov. 2nd, 2018]

15th annual Día de los Muertos ceremony // San Jose

Windsor Day of The Dead festival, Sunset celebration

Día De Los Muertos with Mariachi Tapatio // Saratoga

[exhibit] MCCLA’s 32nd Annual Day of Dead: Vuelo de los Ancestros // SF

[exhibit] Dias de Muertos – Separation and Refuge // Salinas


Saturday, 3rd:

SF Symphony’s annual Dia Los Muertos

[free] Community Day: El Día de Los Muertos // San Jose

Annual Niles Altar Walk: Dia Los Muertos // Fremont

Day of the Dead – Dia de los Muertos // San Rafael

Día de los Muertos and Mariachi @ Skylawn Memorial Park‎ // San Mateo

COCO Movie on Día De Los Muertos @ New Mission Theater // SF

Día de los Muertos Community Festival // Santa Cruz


Sunday, 4th:

23rd Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival // Oakland

[free] 7th Annual Celebration Dia de los Muertos // Redwood City

Dia de los Muertos @ El Teatro Campesino // San Juan Bautista

Día de los Muertos and Mariachi @ Skylawn Memorial Park‎ // San Mateo

Dia de Los Muertos Celebration con La Cumbiamba Colombiana // San Jose

REMEMBER: Music for Dia de los Muertos // Berkeley

Chapel of the Chimes Hayward: Dia de los Muertos


Friday, 9th:

Secret of Garden: Day of Dead // SF

Dia Los Muertos: Instituto de la Raza // SF

Santa Rosa GayDar Presents “Day Of The Dead”


Saturday, 10th:

[exhibit] Emilio Villalba: Symbols of Death, Signs of Life // SF

Excelsior District Day of Muertos festival // SF

[exhibit] Emilio Villalba: Symbols of Death, Signs of Life //

[exhibit] La Muerte – An Art Exhibit & Fiesta with Ernesto Olmos // SF


November 09 2018


Start: 11/09/2018
End: 11/12/2018
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