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Dia de los Muertos Berkeley

  • North Berkeley Kittredge Street and Harold Way Berkeley, CA United States (map)

Dia de los Muertos Berkeley
Thursday, November 2, 5:00-10:00PM
Kittredge Street and Harold Way, Berkeley

Build a Community Altar 5:00-10:00PM
Candle Light Procession 9:00PM

DIY Art Projects
Free Skeletal Face Painting
Food Trucks
Beer & Wine Garden

At this time of year, when the veil between the living and dead is thought to be at its most diaphanous, take part in the eighth year of the Dìa de los Muertos Celebration. Gather in the heart of Downtown Berkeley on Kittredge Street and Harold Way on Thursday, November 2, 5:00-10:00PM to celebrate and remember those who have passed on.

The event hosts food booths and trucks, a wine and beer garden at Maison Bleue, free skeletal face painting, and art and craft vendors. There are DIY art projects for kids and adults including ceramic or sugar skull painting. Mariachi music by Con Permiso and the hauntingly beautiful violin of Kippy Marks make the evening magical. Costumes and traditional Dìa de los Muertos papier maché giant heads are encouraged.

This year several altars will be created by local artists and students from Berkeley City College. The public is invited to bring photos or stories of loved ones, candles, breads, or flowers to add to the large community ofrenda. A sidewalk candle light blessing of the altar is followed by a procession through the area along a path of strewn marigold petals.

Earlier Event: October 29
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Later Event: November 2
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