Dia de los Muertos Street Festival is a true Corpus Christi tradition that embodies the soul of South Texas. This highly anticipated event brings the streets of downtown to life through with entertainment, art experiences, and all-things local. Expect to find colorful calaveras (sugar skulls) everywhere, artisans lining the streets, music rumbling the ground, and creative costumes at every turn.
Where: Downtown Corpus Christi
When: Saturday, October 28, 2023
Sugar skulls are a big deal.
Sugar skulls represent a departed soul. They are a reflection of the folk art style of big happy smiles, colorful paint, sparkly tin, and glittery adornments. At Dia de los Muertos, you can find almost 15 different face painters ready to unleash their artistic abilities. There will be ample opportunities to have your face painted any way you like, right on-site!
Ofrendas are exhibited in a historic theater.
Dia de los Muertos is a holiday that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to remember friends and family members who have died and help support their spiritual journey. The altars at Dia de los Muertos are the base of it all. The show, "Altars of Remembrance" will be on display in the historic Ritz Theatre for the duration of the festival. Walk through this beautiful exhibit and remember those who have passed. And every year, you're bound to find an ofrenda dedicated to the Queen of Tejano, Selena.
3 stages with music all day!
Each stage provides a different experience, one for popular Latin-influenced music, one for more traditional cultural performances, and one for up-and-coming Texas bands. It's not a street festival without a showcase of top Texas talent!
There is an Arts & Crafts Expo.
The festival brings in over 90 different art vendors lining the streets of downtown. As the holidays are fast approaching, start to get your gifts tackled with some of the best handmade products. Shop for jewelry, fabrics, crafts, art, clothes, and of course, Dia de los Muertos memorabilia!
Some of the best food in South Texas is located right out of the truck! Food Trucks are taking over by storm! Satisfy your hunger and enjoy all the different options of food. Enjoy coastal cuisine, Asian fusion, and lots and lots of tacos!
There's something for everyone.
It wouldn't be a festival without something special for young visitors! Bring along the kiddos to venture through the Children's Corner! There will be plenty of activities for children to enjoy like climbing, painting, jumping, and more. The Children's Corner will operate from 3:00 - 9:00 p.m.
There's no festival quite like this one! Coast your way over and enjoy an epic night full of color and culture. Looking for ways to make the most out of your stay? Get more trip ideas below: