Oak Cliff Coalition for the Arts

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2 PM to 10 PM

Largest Community Altar in the World -- Ron Kirk Bridge.
The centerpiece in many homes during Dia de los Muertos. OCCA is building the largest altar in the world and plans to win the title in 2024. It will be 100 feet long with three levels. We started early and need your help. We invite you to bring a photo of your loved ones who have passed and ofrendas that they loved.

6 PM

Illuminate the Path and Bring People Together to Celebrate Life, Honor & Remember.
The theme is Illuminate the Path. The tradition is to decorate with bright flowers, papel picado, and cempasuchil flowers to hold the soul's return to visit during Dia de Muertos November 1 and 2. We will also light the sky with the Light Show starting at dusk. “Follow the path to the largest altar in the world. The performance starts at the Main Stage and continues to the bridge with Danza Azteca, a rich cultural form of expression performed to the beat of drums; dressed in native attire and wearing elaborate headdresses.

 2 PM to 10 PM - Main Stage on the Felix H. Lozada, Sr. Gateway Plaza & bridge.

  • Performances, Calaveritas, Ballet Folklorico, Mariachi 2 PM to 6 PM
  • Calaveritas satirical skull poems will be read by local poets, the satirical poems make fun of people (alive and kicking) by setting them in funny situations while La Calaca, aka La Huesuda, La Calaca, and La Flaca, chases them and takes them away to the afterlife.
  • Dance & DJ Music – 8 PM to 10 PM. The celebration of life continues with music that will get everyone dancing. Fun and enjoyment are part of the fun.

2 PM to 10 PM - Vendors offering traditional Dia de Muertos ofrendas and artisanal products.

2 PM to 10 PM - Beer Garden & Tacos, plus food vendors.

Arts & Crafts activities – 2 PM to 6 PM. 

You may purchase Day of the Dead products altar starter kit for your home.

Remember Dia de Los Angelitos is November 1 (infants and children who have passed away in the youth); and November 2, Dia de Muertos when the altar is set up, with a photo of our loved ones and ofrendas.