Dia de los Muertos also known as Day of the Dead is a time to remember and celebrate friends and family who have passed.
Here in Denton Texas it has become a celebration for the diverse people of Denton. Something you can’t find ANYWHERE ELSE!
All you need to know about Denton’s Day of the Dead Festival.
This free family-friendly event starts at 11am on Saturday 26th and concludes at 9pm.
Here are all of the things you DO NOT want to miss out on!
11am-4:30pm You have to check out the pumpkin patch with your little ghouls and goblins.
Bounce houses, carnival games, crafts, and a stroll through the pumpkin patch.
12:30pm Head over to the main stage for the “Flight of Souls” as a pastor blesses and releases monarch butterflies to commemorate and honor the dead.
1pm-4:30pm The MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE DAY!
The Coffin Races start promptly at 1pm, gather round right off the square to get the perfect spot to see.
Most spectators stake their claim on Hickory for the best seats in the house.
4:30pm Costume Contest Alert!
Enter to win, 4 different categories and judging starts at 4:30pm on the main stage (directly next to Fuzzy’s).
Winners get a spot on a float in the parade and bragging rights on social media!
1. Day of the Dead Themed 13 years and older
2. General Category 13 years and older
3. Child 12 and younger
4. Group/ Family
4pm & 9pm CIRQUE DE HORROR enjoy the show while these actors take you on a journey to another place and time. “A little fright and a lot of laughter”
Show times are 4pm and 9pm tickets are $15 general admission and $7 for children(under 3 free) $20 for reserved tables.
6pm Last but not least, end the night with the Twighlight Lantern Parade
You can register your car/bike/float on their website to be able to join in on the fun!( Line up starts at 6pm at Austin and E Hickory Street)
OR camp out with your lawn chairs and blankets along the street to see all of the action!
The parade ends on Oakland and Hickory.
Here is a link to the parking map so you can get you and your family.