From family-friendly affairs to silky soirees, here are the 10 best Día de los Muertos celebrations in San Antonio.
Aerial Horizon presents "Cirque de los Muertos"
You've never experienced Day of the Dead quite likes this. San Antonio's amazing aerial group will perform a Cirque-inspired show with silks, trapeze, acrobatics, and more. Tickets for this gravity-defying extravaganza at Brick at Blue Star range from $20-$25.
Thursday, October 29 and Friday, October 30 at 8 pm
Día de los Muertos at Historic Market Square
Witness a variety of traditions — like the procession from Las Monas — and indulge in food and craft booths at San Antonio's iconic plaza. The kiddos are also invited to check out hands-on workshops. As usual at Historic Market Square, admission is free.
Sunday, November 1 at noon
Halloween Spooktacular: Día De Los Muertos
The San Antonio Symphony is putting on a spooky event that includes an hour-long concert as well as a costume concert, an instrument petting zoo, and tons of children's activities at the Tobin Center. The festivities start at 2 pm, and the concert begins at 3 pm. Admission is just $5 per person, $20 for box seating.
Sunday, November 1 at 2 pm
Día de los Muertos Celebration with the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center
Head down to Rinconcito de Esperanza for a community-focused celebration that features live music, traditional altars, calavera readings, tasty bites, and more. The event is free, donations are encouraged.
Sunday, November 1 at 3 pm
Día de lost Muertos at Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
Check out the altar exhibition inside the Galería Guadalupe or enjoy the free, family-friendly mini-fest outside with face-painting, traditional treats, live performances, workshops, and more.
Sunday, November 1 at 5 pm
Hotel Havana and OCHO presents Día de los Muertos
OCHO at Hotel Havana is offering a special Día de los Muertos menu in honor of the holiday. Enjoy live music and visit a traditional altar to pay homage to your loved ones after dinner.
Sunday, November 1 and Monday, November 2 at 7 pm
Día de los Muertos Masquerade Ball
Fashion Week San Antonio kicks off Sunday with a few spectacular events, including a stunning masquerade ball at the Tobin Center. Dress in your best for this red carpet affair with DJ tunes, complimentary drinks, and more. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door.
Sunday, November 1 at 8 pm
Centro Cultural Aztlan presents "Altares y Ofrendas"
You're invited to the opening reception for this amazing exhibit of traditional altars constructed by local artists. Splurge on sweets, snacks, and gifts from vendors during this kid-friendly event. Suggested admission is $3. The exhibit will be on display until November 10.
Monday, November 2 at 6 pm
Día de los Muertos Fireworks Celebration
Trek over to Woodlawn Lake Park to catch the annual Día de los Muertos fireworks display, which goes off promptly at 8 pm. Admission is free.
Monday, November 2 at 6 pm
SAY Si's annual celebration is a mixture of modern and cultural traditions. Check out a range of artwork and performances centered around a "Tree of Life" theme as well as several workshops, food vendors, and local artisans. Admission to the festival is free; there's also an opening night fundraiser on Thursday.
Friday, November 6 at 6 pm and Saturday, November 7 at noon