The annual Día de Los Muertos event at Los Angeles’s oldest memorial park celebrates the memories of the departed among some of the city's most famous departed. Nearly 40,000 costumed revelers are expected to enjoy the ceremonial tributes and memorable altar creations.
This year's event shines a light on feminine power and divinity, honoring Coatlicue, "Mother of Gods,” the Aztec goddess who gave birth to the moon, stars, and the sun.
Entertainment includes music, dance, a traditional procession of calacas (skeletons), Aztec ritual dancers in full costume, musical performances by Grammy Award winning recording artists, and a children's arts project area. (See website for activity times.) Families are encouraged to attend in Day of the Dead attire.
Kids under the age of 8 are admitted free until 4pm. No pets, food, or alcohol may be brought onto the grounds.
Tickets are on sale in advance online.
Event hours are 12 noon to 12 midnight—and it's definitely worth staying after dark!