With Dia de Los Muertos approaching, the festivities that follow are right around the corner. Not every place in the U.S. celebrates this glorious holiday, but living in Texas we're lucky enough to be one of the states that does! There are many festivals and parades happening throughout different cities, one of which is near San Antonio. On Saturday, October 26th one of the greatest Day of the Dead parades of all is gracing the city of New Braunfels for only the fourth time ever! 

From 12 to 10 PM on Saturday the 26th, you can join thousands of others who are coming out to celebrate and honor their deceased loved ones. The festival is hosted by New Braunfels Hispanic Business Alliance and they're expecting over 20,000 attendees! It's incredible what heritage can do to bring people together. Not only is this a celebration of the dead, but it's one where the living can truly come together. 

To make things even better, the festival, admission, and parking are all free! Save your money for an extravagant costume instead, especially considering there'll be a best-dressed catrina contest. There'll also be shopping, dancing, story-telling time, a sugar skull class, and more! This is expected to be their best festival yet, and you do not want to miss out. 

Throughout the festival, Grammy artists Flaco Jimenez, Augie Meyers, and Los Texmaniacs will be performing as well as local artists the Folklorico Dancers. The music really sets the tone for events such as these, and this festival will blow people away with the incredible artistry! Festival proceeds benefit plenty of great causes, so don't hesitate on bringing some souvenirs home. We know we will! 

Dia De Los Muertos Festival - New Braunfels

Price: Free!

Cuisine: Cultural food booths and food trucks!

Address: Downtown New Braunfels

Why you need to go: This celebration has always been iconic. Now that there's a festival celebrating the "Day of the Dead" near you, it's a must.

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