In a special press release The San Angelo Hispanic Heritage Museum and Cultural Center have announced they are presenting the 2nd Annual 2021 Dia de los Muertos event October 29th and 30th.

Hours are Friday October 29th from 6pm-10pm and Saturday October 30th from 11am-11pm.

Friday at 6pm, meet the Hispanic Heritage Committee at the astounding public altar created by Vivid Pop Events and Stemmed Designs. The kick-off of the event will begin with an opening ceremony by Bishop Michael Sis and performances by Los Comprades and Ballet Folkorico Azteca. The evening will carry on with vendors-purchase an official Dia de los Muertos t-shirt by stopping by our San Angelo Hispanic Heritage Museum and Cultural Center booth, free face painting, and an outdoor movie program of CoCo at 8:00pm.

Saturday’s event will commence at 11:00 am and will include a car show, vendors, food trucks, free art workshops, pinata stations, a Catrin/Catrina contest, performances by Angelo Express Athletics, Central HS Tex-Ann’s, Lakeview Chiefettes, and Las Damitas y Charritos de Fort Concho. Join us for a procession across Celebration Bridge at 6:00 pm. All guests in festive Dia de los Muertos attire may participate in the procession. This will be a spectacular family friendly event including special performances by Mexico 2000 Ballet Folklorico, The Project Band, and Grupo EVoluzion.

Sign up for the 5K/1M Virtual walk-run in memory of your loved one now through October 20, 2021; $35 entry fee. The Virtual walk-run is not a competition; you may participate at your own leisure October 28th-31st. The first 150 registrants will receive a free t-shirt & Dia de los Muertos medal. Registrants may pick up shirts & medals on Wednesday October 27th at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. Photographs are encouraged and will be shared to the Hispanic Heritage social media channels when using the hashtag #MuertosdelConcho.

Ofrendas are a way to memorialize a loved one; a tradition of remembering a special characteristic of that person. You may purchase a 6x6 ft. personal Ofrenda space for your loved one or purchase floral Ofrendas by Stemmed Designs to be placed at the public altar with a copy of a personal photo. Floral Ofrendas come in stemmed, small or large options.

The event will take place along the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Bill Aylor Memorial River Stage, and Bart Dewitt Park.

Sponsorships are still available for your business. Please visit sanangelohispanicheritage.org or email hispanicheritage.sa@gmail.com .

Details for each activity can be found by visiting sanangelohispanicheritage.org or on Facebook & Instagram @SanAngeloHispanicHeritage.

For more information, call President, Del Velasquez- 325-655-2345 or Vice President, Suzanna Valenzuela – 325-340-3363

The Hispanic Heritage Committee seeks to empower Hispanic leaders and create means for the promise of the Hispanic community, establishing opportunities that have not yet been accomplished. sanangelohispanicheritage.org

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