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Día de Muertos

Celebrating a centuries-old tradition rooted in Latin American cultures, the Springs Preserve will present its colorful ninth annual Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) event.

This 3,000-year-old Hispanic celebration honoring loved ones is full of joy and tradition. This family-friendly event blends rich customs with exciting activities such as live theater and dance performances, altars, mariachis, face painting, sugar skull decorating and an art exhibition.

One of the highlights of the family-friendly celebration is the altars local residents, community groups and artists create to honor deceased relatives. Participants decorate the altars with photographs, burning candles and incense, and display favorite foods of their loved ones. Poems with fun phrases and some that make fun of death are recited to lighten the mood; also, music and dance are part of the traditional celebration.

Altar Contest
If you would like to enter the 2016 altar contest, please complete and submit the 2016 Altar Proposal Form (Solicitud para montar un altar).

Prizes and categories for the 2016 altar contest are as follows:

1st Place – $1,000; 2nd Place –$600; 3rd Place –$400

ARTISTIC: (2 Prizes)
1st Place – $1,000; 2nd Place – $500

NONPROFIT: (1 Prize)
Winner: $500

PERSONAL: (1 Prize)
Winner: $500

Winner: $400

This event is supported by the generous contributions of our sponsors:

Wynn   Cox Communications logo   Wells Fargo logo         

The Springs Preserve Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to supporting programs, projects and events at the Springs Preserve.

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Event Information

Date & Time

Nov. 4-6, 2016 from 4 to 9 p.m.

04:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m.


Springs Preserve


In advance: $8 for adults, $5 for children (ages 3-12). Day of: $10 for adults, $6 for children (ages 3-12). Members receive 50% off. Free for children ages 2 and under.


No reservations required.

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