Downtown Orlando Prepares for Día de los Muertos Celebration

The Downtown Arts District in Orlando, Florida is set to host the 14th annual “Día de los Muertos & Monster Event” on Thursday, October 19. This highly anticipated event will feature an artist reception showcasing Day of the Dead and Halloween-inspired art. Attendees will have the opportunity to admire traditional ofrendas and catrina dolls provided by Casa de Mexico, CABETCAL, and the Mexican Consulate of Orlando.

The main artist exhibit will take place at CityArts and will feature a wide array of captivating artwork inspired by both Day of the Dead and Halloween themes. Additionally, an exciting street party will be held outside the CityArts exhibit on Pine Street during the opening night. Attendees can enjoy delicious food, live entertainment, and browse through a variety of spooky art vendors.

To kick off the event, a vibrant Día de los Muertos Procession will take place, led by CABETCAL, Casa de Mexico, and The Mexican Consulate of Orlando. The procession will traverse downtown Orlando, showcasing traditional decorations, costumes, and music. This lively spectacle is free to watch, but for access to the exhibits in CityArts, there will be a $5 entry fee, which also includes entrance to the street party.

For those looking for an enhanced experience, the Downtown Arts District is offering a special “Sugar Skull Experience.” This package includes admission to CityArts, a meal voucher for the outdoor food vendors, and two drink tickets to the CityArts bars. Tickets for this exclusive offer can be purchased through the provided link.

The event schedule is as follows:
– Opening Night Artist Reception for Exhibitions at CityArts: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
– Día de los Muertos Procession starting at CityArts: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
– Block Party on Pine Street: 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
– Outdoor Dining Food Trucks: 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
– CityArts Bars: 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
– Live Performances including Mariachi Nuevo Guadalajara, Mexico Lindo Folklorico Ballet of Orlando, Elizabeth Sánchez, Raveli Sánchez, and Phantasmagoria: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Make sure to mark your calendars for this extraordinary event that celebrates the rich cultural traditions of Día de los Muertos and the thrilling spirit of Halloween. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to immerse yourself in art, music, and vibrant festivities. For more information and to stay updated on the event, visit the official website.

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