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Dia De Los Muertos at Mission San Luis Rey

Mission San Luis Rey invites you to join the fun on Sunday, October 30th, to celebrate Día de los Muertos in Oceanside, the largest festival of its kind in San Diego County. The Mission will fulfill the need for a new venue area for this year’s festival with a flower-filled retail mercado using over 30,000 marigolds that are grown especially for the celebration by Mellano & Company. Marigolds (cempasuchiles) are used to create Ofrendas, altars honoring loved ones at the heart of the festival. These authentic Ofrendas will be created by Oaxacan and Michoacan families as memorials and by artists, students. Guest will enjoy music, dancing, a variety of scrumptious food, a retail mercado, authentic dancers for this event. Oceanside’s Día de los Muertos is an interactive festival where patrons of all ages are invited to create their very own Ofrendas at the Chalk Cemetery with candles, flowers, and chalk. This heartwarming area stretches an entire block by the end of the day. While you tap your foot to the music played at the stage and Heritage Lawn, don’t forget to bring your family and enjoy a hands-on craft area, street entertainers and an opportunity to learn more about the history of this uplifting event

Earlier Event: October 21
Grand Avenue Fall Festival
Later Event: November 4
Carlsbad Street Faire