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How to celebrate Dia de los Muertos 2023 in Austin

Celebrate the Day of the Dead in Austin with parades, live music, ofrendas, tamales, crafts, movies, and more through the weekend.


Don’t miss dancers and a community ofrenda at Waterloo Greenway’s celebration.

Photo by Homer Gonzalez for Waterloo Greenway

Happy Día de los Muertos, a Mexican holiday honoring the souls of deceased family and friends through food, drinks, and ofrendas.

Celebrated by many of the estimated ~9.5 million Texans of Mexican descent each year from October 31 through November 2, the Day of the Dead is a time where the spirits of late loved ones can rejoin their families on Earth.

Get ready to celebrate at these eight events around town.

Día de los Muertos 2023 | Wednesday, Nov. 1 | 6-10 p.m. | Moody Amphitheater, 1401 Trinity St., Austin | Free | Join this citywide celebration, complete with food, live music, family fun, and a community ofrenda.

DIA on Día | Wednesday, Nov. 1 | 7 p.m. | 3TEN at ACL Live, 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd., Austin | $18-$25 | The 10th annual DIA on Día concert features 25+ artists, including Jimmie Vaughan, Money Chicha, and Tameca Jones.

Alma y Corazon | Thursday, Nov. 2 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Oakwood Cemetery, 1601 Navasota St., Austin | Free | Enjoy hot chocolate, tamales, family stories, a talk with author Mariana Nuño Ruiz McEnroe, and a digital exhibit.

An ofrenda decorated with flowers, breads, photos, and candles.

Día de los Muertos ofrendas often include marigolds, calaveras, and pan de muerto.

Photo by Andreas Lehner, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Día de los Muertos Community Altar Exhibit & Celebration | Thursday, Nov. 2 | 6-8 p.m. | allgo, 701 Tillery St., Austin | Free | Share a hot meal, connect with BIPOC folks and allies, and enjoy a guest performance.

Ofrenda: Celbrating Día de los Muertos | Friday, Nov. 3-Saturday, Nov. 4 | Times vary | Fierce Whiskers Distillery & Tasting Room, 5333 Fleming Ct., Austin | $30-$60 | This immersive circus includes a live mariachi band, aerialists, contortionists, poetry, and dancers.


Celebrations will continue through the weekend.

Photo via Ulises Garcia

Meximericon ’23 | Saturday, Nov. 4 | 1-9 p.m. | Pan American Neighborhood Park, 2100 E. 3rd St., Austin | Free | Come together for a celebration of life filled with art, a community altar, vendors, and activities.

2023 Día De Los Muertos Festival & Parade | Saturday, Nov. 4 | 12-9 p.m. | Centennial Plaza, 301 W. Bagdad Ave., Round Rock | Donation-based | Benefits go to the Round Rock Ballet Folklorico at this parade with cultural performances and crafts for kids.