Día de los Muertos In The Mission & The Symphony Hall
This post is sponsored by the fine folks at The San Francisco Symphony
Monday November 2nd
San Francisco’s Dia de los Muertos Procession and Festival of Alters
San Francisco’s Dia de los Muertos Procession and Festival of Alters is tonight in San Francisco’s Mission District. If you haven’t had a chance to attend the festival it is a dark and magical event full of candle light, parade, reflection, community, costumes and handmade alters that honor and remember the dead. The San Francisco Marigold Project which helps organize the event puts it this way: “In San Francisco, Day of the Dead has been celebrated since the early 70s with art, music, performances and a walking procession, which help us contemplate our existence and mortality — a moment to remember deceased friends and family, and our connections beyond our immediate concerns.”
Day of the Dead Procession:
Meet at 22nd and Bryant, 7pm.
Day of the Dead Festival of Altars:
Garfield Park, 26th and Harrison, 6pm-11pm
This coming Saturday November 7th, the SF Symphony is putting on an amazing concert with multi Grammy Award winning artist Lila Downs. Downs is a Mexican-American singer/songwriter, her music is both traditional and modern, with incredible energy, artistry and costuming. Arrive an hour early for refreshments, live music and dancing, colorful altars, traditional crafts, and more. 3 really cool events on Saturday, 11am brunch, and the 2pm and 8pm concerts respectively. Half-price for ages 17 and younger.