22nd Annual Days of the Dead Community Celebration
Sunday, October 16, 2016, 12–4:30 pm
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With a range of performances from Bang Data, a Latino hip hop group, and Gabriela Sepúlveda to Mariachi Tapatio and Ballet Folkorico, OMCA was filled with music and room for you to dance!
Craft activities, tasty food, dance and music groups, colorful ofrendas, and ceremonia bring the community together for this healing tradition. Watch demonstrations of traditional Mesoamerican arts and cooking, and browse Days of the Dead merchandise by local artisans for your home altar at our mercado. Enjoy performances ranging from contemporary popular music to folkloric dance to mariachi. Join in a procession to open the celebration led by Aztec dancers and Days of the Dead committee members. View community-created altars throughout the OMCA Gardens paying homage to loved ones lost. Enjoy live performances featuring Gabriela Sepúlveda, Mariachi Tapatio, Ballet Folklorico Costa de Oro de San Lorenzo, and Bang Data at the 10th Street Amphitheater and the Main Stage at the OMCA Garden. A selection of festive food highlighting the Bay Area’s diversity of cuisines will be available for purchase from Off the Grid food trucks.