Día de los Muertos Events in Austin 2019

Austin's best live events to celebrate the dead

The spooky season doesn't die with Halloween. Keep in the festive fall spirit with local Día de los Muertos events. From traditional sugar skull making to pub crawls, Austin's takes on the centuries old Mexican celebration of life and death has something for everyone.

Viva la Vida Festival and Parade Photo by Getty Images

Learn about Día de los Muertos Traditions

Those looking to gain a better understanding of and actively participate in the Mexican holiday, are welcome in the Sanctuary Holistic Kitchen to learn more and create a personalized ofrenda.
Thu., Oct. 24, 6-8:15pm
Sanctuary Holistic Kitchen, 1911 N. Austin Ave. #102 Georgetown
$35

Make Sugar Skulls at Mexican American Cultural Center

Learn the historical art of creating calavaras that both the dead and alive can appreciate.
Sat., Oct. 26, 11am-12:30pm
Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St.
Free

Viva la Vida Festival & Parade

Stop by this street fest and parade to experience all the spooky fun in one place. Austin's largest Day of the Dead celebration includes traditional food, vendor booths, a low rider exhibition, live music, and other performances throughout the day.
Sat., Oct. 26, noon-6pm
100-200 block of East Fourth
Free

La Pena Gallery: Dia De Los Muertos

La Peña celebrates with a group exhibition of artwork and altars. This year's exhibit pays tribute to victims of gun violence.
Sat., Oct. 26, 6-8pm
La Pena Gallery, 227 Congress

Texas Fireworks Día de los Muertos Celebration

Fireworks are no longer Fourth of July and New Years exclusive. End your celebrations of life with a bang at the Texas Fireworks show.
Thu., Oct. 31, 9:30pm
Krieg Field, 517 S. Pleasant Valley Rd.

Día de los Muertos at Scholz Garten

Scheduled performers include Alex Maas of the Black Angels, Bidi Bidi Banda, Peligrosa, and more. Along with killer music, there will be a costume contest, altars, and specialty drinks.
Thu., Oct. 31, 6pm-2am
Scholz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto
$20

Day of the Dead Pub Crawl in Bastrop

Roam Historic Downtown Bastrop with the living and the dead while enjoying goodies from local bars and restaurants.
Sat., Nov. 2, 6-9pm.
Copper Shot Distillery, 809 Main St., Bastrop
$30

Día de los Muertos Music Fest

Honor the dead while helping the living by attending this concert benefitting Easterseals. Los Lobos, los Daddys, el Dusty, Chicas Rock, DJ Automatic, TA, TwztdAdio are all on the lineup.

Sun., Nov. 3, 4pm
Stubbs, 801 Red River
$30 ($25, advanced)

Mexic Arte Museum

Check out the beautiful, traditional art that has accompanied the holiday for centuries. The art exhibit will feature permanent collection pieces and altars created by community members.
Through Nov. 24
Mexic Arte Museum, 419 Congress
$7

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