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Día de Muertos
November 5 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join us Sunday, November 5 for a traditional Day of the Dead Festival at Oakland Cemetery! This FREE event is organized by the Consulate General of Mexico in Atlanta and the Institute of Mexican Culture.
Bring the whole family and enjoy
- Dancing, music and entertainment
- Face painting
View a display of altars decorated with flowers, food, and beverages honoring lost family and friends.
Dressing up for the occasion is encouraged!
Catrinas and Catrins Costume Contest
There will be a Catrinas and Catrins costume contest with cash prizes for the first places (kids and adults). Register for this contest at the festival entrance. You will be required to get on stage where voting will take place. Prices will be awarded.
Admission is free.
Our two parking lots will be closed to the public during the event. We encourage guests to take Uber, Lyft, MARTA, or carpool. King Memorial MARTA station is just a short walk from Oakland. Inman Park, Candler Park, and East Lake stations all have plenty of free parking.
Want to be a vendor?
Vendor application & information on altars: http://www.instituteofmexicanculture.org/festivals.html
Things to Know about the Day of the Dead Celebration
With the exception of service animals, pets will not be allowed at the Day of the Dead celebration.
This event is presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico and the Oficina de Enlace GTO-Georgia.