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Central Market's 8th Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration

  • Central Market (North Lamar)
  • 4001 N. Lamar
  • Austin, TX 78756
  • October 31, 2016
  • Time: 6:00 PM

Central Market presents their 8th Annual Día de los Muertos celebration on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 6-9 p.m. at 4001 N. Lamar.

Again, Central Market has partnered with Acadêmicos da Ópera (Austin Samba School) and Las Monas de San Antonio for a family-friendly parade and dance celebration. The program will also include a DJ for dancing.

Las Monas are renowned for their eight-foot tall traditional puppets that synthesize indigenous Meso-American and European traditions. Las Monas have enthralled and delightfully stunned spectators with their lavish costumes and spectacular and unsurpassed mobile pieces of art in Día de los Muertos events across Texas, including San Antonio’s Market Square, La Villita, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts and here in Austin.

Austin Samba School features 130 performers – the largest Brazilian cultural organization of its kind in the United States – and lends a distinct South American sound to the festivities. The Acadêmicos da Ópera performs the music and dance of Brazilian Carnaval, from Rio to Bahia. A longtime staple at area Día de los Muertos events and Carnaval Brasiliero, the group, led by Robert Patterson, a.k.a. Tio Jacaré., perform at parades, festivals and special occasions, bringing the music, movement, color, pageantry and joy of Carnaval to the floor.

Central Market’s Día de los Muertos celebration is free and open to the public. Come hungry with your whole family to one of Austin’s cornerstone Día de los Muertos events.

Central Market's 8th Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration
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