Dia de Los Muertos Events in Orange County 2023

Dia de Los Muertos Events in Orange County 2023

The Day of the Dead is almost here, this vibrant and colorful Mexican holiday has captured the hearts and imaginations of people around the world. Although it might seem like a somber occasion given its focus on honoring the departed, it is a joyful celebration of life, death, and the rich cultural tapestry of Mexico. H Here are the places you can celebrate the best Día de Los Muertos events in Orange County. 

Heritage Museum Día De Los Muertos

Date: October 27th

Time: 6-9pm

Location: 3101 W. Harvard St. Santa Ana, CA 92704

Live entertainment, themed arts and crafts, live music and birria food truck. Celebrate the day of the dead at the Heritage Museum. Email your loved ones photos to be displayed on the altar. Click Here for more information. 



St Isidore Historical Plaza Día De Los Muertos

Date: October 28th

Time: 2-9pm

Location: 10961 Reagan St, Los Alamitos, CA 90720

Entry: Free

Costume and altar contest, live music from Bumptown, food, drinks and more. Reserve your altar space for $35. Click Here for more information. 

Dia De Los Muertos

Date: October 28th

Time: 2-5pm

Location: Main Place Mall: 2800 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92705

Entry: Free

A day of honoring the dead. Learn all about Día de Los Muertos at the Main Place Mall. Enjoy live performances, beautiful face painting, a sugar skull decorating workshop, an illustration station, live painting and kid crafts.  Click Here for more information about the Main Place Mall’s Día de Los Muertos Event. 

Día de Los Muertos Fiesta

Date: October 28th

Time: 2-7pm

Location: Norman Murray Community & Senior Center: 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo CA

Entry: Free

Explore the rich history and cultural significance of Day of the Dead traditions and festivities. Enjoy Mariachi entertainment, Folkloric Dance, face painting, and craft activities & workshops. Browse the Multi-cultural artisan market and taste authentic food, beverages, beer, wine, and Sangria. Celebrate departed loved ones by placing their framed photo at the community Ofrenda (memorial altar) or get creative and build your own individual memorial altar (application required). A family favorite, Pixar’s “Coco”, will be showing indoors at 5pm. 

Artisanal wares, food, beverages, wine, beer, and Sangria will be available for purchase. All craft activities are included in admission, while supplies last (waiver required).  Click Here for more information. 

Muckenthaler Cultural Center: Día de Los Muertos Concert

Date: October 27th

Time: 5:30-7:30pm

Location: Muckenthaler Cultural Center Día De Los Muertos: 1201 W Malvern Ave, Fullerton, CA 92833

Entry: Free

Grupo Bella performs on the amphitheater stage. The concert will include  arts and activities for the family including sugar skulls, papel picado and paper marigolds. Don’t forget to shop the community market!

Viva La Vida De Los Muertos Festival

Date: November, 04th

Time: 2:00-10:00pm

Location: Downtown Santa Ana: 4th Street between Broadway and Ross

Entry: Free

Celebrate life the Latino way—artistic and compassionate. The festival captures this spirit through live performances, art installations and vendors, traditional altars, live music, and community closeness. So, get your face paint ready and celebrate the Day of the Dead!

Mexican Day of the Dead Festival

Date: November, 05th

Time: 11:00-3:00pm

Location: Bowers Museum: 2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706

Entry: Free

Enjoy a full day of creativity and culture celebrating Mexican Day of the Dead. Explore a lineup of activities and live performances the whole family will enjoy. Stop by the special community ofrenda (memorial altar) in honor and remembrance of your loved ones with a photo or trinket held in the Bowers Museum Historic Courtyard Annex! For more information and the lineup of music click here!

Day of the Dead Celebration

Date: November, 05th

Time: 11:00-3:00pm

Location: Fairhaven Memorial Park: 1702 Fairhaven Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Entry: Free

Celebrate the day of the dead at Fairhaven Memorial Park. Honor loved ones while enjoying live music and food. 

Dia de Los Muertos Performance

Date: October, 28th

Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

Location: Lions Park 570 W 18th St., 570 West 18th Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Entry: Free

Martin will present a cultural, historical and musical performance with beautiful, uplifting music, and great explanation that has been strongly researched by Martin. Martin actually presented some of the very first programs educating people about this wonderful holiday of honor. He will also recite poetry in the Nahuatl language by King Nezahualcoyotl. The program will be highly interactive with the audience “singing easy to sing songs in Native Languages” and playing from the immense collection of exotic percussion instruments that Martin will bring to share. This whole program is about love, honor and respect. Hope you can make it and it’s for all ages.

Día de Los Muertos

Date: November, 01st

Time: 4:00-8:00pm

Location: Saddleback College 28000 Marguerite Parkway Mission Viejo, California 92692

Entry: Free

Celebrate the day of the dead at Saddleback College! Free tacos while supplies last, live performances and crafts the whole family can enjoy. 


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