In Texas, we've become accustomed to celebrating the dead during the fall season. And how couldn't we? Dia de los Muertos is a beautiful holiday filled with joy and remembrance unlike any other. Although the holiday ends on Saturday, Nov. 2 there are still events taking place that carry into the following day to make sure we get our fill. Festival of the Dead Market & Ball is one of them, and it's planning on being an incredible night.
On Saturday, Nov. 2, there are going to be two instances in which you can enjoy this festival. For those morning people out there, there's one instance from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and another from 7 p.m. until 12 a.m. that same day. On Sunday, Nov. 3 you can join in on the fun from either 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. or again from 7 p.m. until 12 a.m. They're making sure to give everyone plenty of time to come out, and we're incredibly grateful!
The market portion of the festival will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. on Sunday. Once 7 p.m. rolls around that's when the Day of the Dead themed ball begins. Throughout the day, the festival will have tons of shopping that'll leave you wanting to come back the next day for more. I know I would!
Once the ball begins, that's when the music starts playing and the magic starts happening, no matter how haunting and spooky the decor and costumes may be.
This FREE festival will be taking place at none other than Victoria's Black Swan Inn, the most haunted inn in San Antonio. If there's one thing we know about the Day of the Dead, it's that being haunted isn't always a bad thing. Though, we'd keep our eyes on that graveyard nearby if we were you!
Festival of the Dead Market & Ball
Address: 1006 Holbrook Rd., San Antonio, Texas 78218
Why you need to go: What better way to celebrate the dead than with a market ... and a ball! It's also a great excuse to stop by Victoria's Black Swan Inn, the most haunted inn in San Antonio.