Texas is known for its iconic mixing and combining of different cultures. Whether its a Russian festival in Austin or a German one in Munster, different cultural experiences can be found throughout the state. Continuing in that tradition, Al Dia, a news organization in Dallas, reported on prominent Mexican community leader Mauricio Navarro's announcement that the very first Dallas Day Of The Dead Parade will be happening this year. The parade will take place on October 26th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in downtown Dallas.
They plan for the parade to be the largest in Texas, if not the entire United States. There will be tons of Catrinas (or Skull Catrinas) on site, which are traditionally people with beautiful and often colorful skull-painted faces. If you do show up in full Catrina gear, your entry will be free!
They hope to have around 30,000 participants at the parade and people of all cultures and backgrounds are encouraged to join in the fun. During the parade, there will be floats with altars to honor those who we have lost over the years in an attempt to keep their memories alive. The parade will be 1.3 miles long and will end in the same spot as it began.
Once the parade is over, guests will be able to enjoy Mexican food, music, and much more. Traditionally, the Day of the Dead is celebrated on November 1 and 2 but for this super awesome event, we can make an exception and celebrate it early.
Dallas' Dia De Los Muertos will take place in Downtown Dallas. To stay updated on the event, you can visit their Facebook page here.
Dallas Dia De Los Muertos Parade
Address: Downtown Dallas
Why You Need To Go: Dallas is having its very first Day of the Dead parade downtown where there will be music, food, and much more.