The Mexican Heritage Center & Gallery invites the public to a cultural celebration of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), an event to honor our loved ones who have passed away and keep their memories alive in the spirit of family and tradition. Events include:
- A “Dia de Los Muertos Street Festival” will color the streets of downtown Stockton Oct. 26 (Saturday) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sutter Street, between Main and Washington streets, and on Market Street between San Joaquin and California streets.
It will feature street art, a “Catrina” pageant, car show, food vendors, kids’ corner, face painting, cultural vendors, art exhibit, Aztec dancers, live music, folkoric dancers and a Memory Wall.
“This is an event for the entire family and gives the community an opportunity to be part of a special and meaningful celebration,” said Gracie Madrid, president of the gallery.
- The “Community Altars for Loved Ones” in an exhibit at the center through Nov. 4, featuring altars created by members of the community. The altars will be on display during gallery hours, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can enjoy treats that are available to purchase at the gallery coffee shop and view the memorial altars adorned with flowers, photographs, art, skeleton art and other items.
“Every altar is unique and every altar tells a story,” Madrid said.
For more information, the community may visit the gallery website mexicanheritagecenter.org or call (209) 969-9306 during gallery hours.