Día de Muertos
- Date & Time: Nov. 1-3, 2019, 4pm-9pm
- Location: Springs Preserve
- Admission: Ticket prices will be announced closer to the event.
- RSVP: No reservations required. But we do recommend purchasing tickets in advance to avoid a sell-out risk.
Celebrating a centuries-old tradition rooted in Latin American cultures, the Springs Preserve will present its colorful 11th 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.
Registration for the Día de Muertos altar contest is open! Complete this form to propose your participation in the 2019 contest. No entry fee necessary. The deadline to register is Monday, September 30, 2019.
Prizes and categories for the 2019 altar contest are as follows:
- TRADITIONAL (3 Prizes)
1st Place $1,000; 2nd Place $600; 3rd Place $400
- ARTISTIC: (2 Prizes)
1st Place $1,000; 2nd Place $500
- NONPROFIT: (1 Prize)
- PERSONAL: (1 Prize)
- PEOPLE'S CHOICE: (1 Prize)
If you are interested in performing or selling items at one of the Springs Preserve's signature special events, please complete the special event participation form to be added to our database.
The Springs Preserve hosts several annual signature special events tied into holidays, seasons and cultural celebrations. These productions provide an opportunity for the community to come together and experience the Preserve through music, art, activities, tours and concessions.