Be a part of the celebration of life at the Springs Preserve Día de Muertos event and enter the annual altar contest! The tenth annual Día de Muertos event features centuries-old traditions rooted in Latin American culture and will be held November 2 – 4, from 4 – 9 p.m. nightly (Photo credit: Springs Preserve).
Springs Preserve Día de Muertos Event Nov. 2-4
Video credit: Springs Preserve
The altars created by residents, community groups and artists honor deceased relatives are always a highlight of the celebration. Photographs, candles, incense, displays of favorite foods, and poems decorate the altars and lighten the mood. Music and dance are also often prominent features of many altars.
Preparations for this year’s event are under way. All interested in setting up an altar and participating in the free altar contest are invited to complete an online application at springspreserve.org as soon as possible, as spaces are going fast. Deadline for altar applications is October 9. (Please note, participation in the contest is optional; altars can be set up independently of the contest.)
Altars entered into the contest will be judged in four categories: Traditional, Artistic, Non-Profit and Personal. This year, $5,000 in cash prizes will be given away.
WHAT: Springs Preserve Día de Muertos Altar Contest Entry deadline October 9
WHERE: Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., (Meadows Ln. Between Alta Dr. and U.S. 95)
WHEN: Now through October 9, 2018
The Preserve hosts seasonal special events including concerts, art shows and holiday experiences. Plan your visit at springspreserve.org.