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Dia De Los Muertos
November 5 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
This family-friendly community event will take place on Saturday, November 5th from 12 pm- 8 pm at Centennial Plaza in Round Rock, TX. The festival will feature live music, cultural performances, tasty food, vendor booths, arts and crafts, contests, ofrendas, and more. The parade will take place in the afternoon and feature many community groups, festive puppets, dancing, and more. We’d love for you to join!
Local nonprofit Round Rock Ballet Folklorico, along with the City of Round Rock, Round Rock Library, Round Rock Parks & Recreation, and Univision Austin will host the 9th Annual Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Festival and Parade on November 5th at Centennial Plaza in Round Rock, Texas located at 301 W. Bagdad Ave. This annual festival brings thousands of visitors from the surrounding cities to partake in a cultural celebration honoring those who have passed with beautiful ofrendas (altars) created by their loved ones during this family-friendly event.
The entire festival runs from 12-8 pm and includes live music, performances, delicious food, arts and crafts, games and more! Attendees will enjoy live music by Compadre’s Mariachi, Quemazón, Nicole Reyes-Valdez and LA 45 Band. Dance performances will feature Round Rock Ballet Folklorico, Danza Azteca Guadalupana, and Ballet Folklorico South Texas College. The parade showcasing several dance and community groups will begin at 5 pm at Wells Fargo Bank, 505 Round Rock Ave, Round Rock, TX 78664, and end at Centennial Plaza. All are invited to sign up for the event contests. Create an altar dedicated to a loved one(s) that have passed decorated with photographs, candles, sugar skulls, flowers and more to participate in the Altar Contest. Set up starts at 8 am. First prize is a Kalahari Suite and tickets for 4, second prize is 4 waterpark tickets to Kalahari Resort and third prize is $50 in cash. Come dressed in your best Calaca, Catrina (an elegantly dressed skeleton), Selena or Frida costumes for a chance to win the costume contest.
Thank you to event sponsors for making this celebration possible! We are excited to announce INIC Preschool joins us as a Calaca Sponsor this year. Calavera Sponsors include Dell Technologies, HEB Helping Here, Kalahari Resort, Lone Star Circle of Care, Ricki Anaya Realtor, Round Rock Sports Apparel, and Round Rock Toyota. Ofrenda Sponsors include Capasso Panning Partners, John F. Lewis, P.C., Los Pepe’s Mexican Restaurant, Topo Chico, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
This event is also in part funded by the City of Round Rock. Proceeds of the event will benefit Round Rock Ballet Folklorico to support their mission to provide accessible and affordable Ballet Folklorico dance classes and performances to the Round Rock community and surrounding areas.