Join Esquina Tango as we participate in this annual and super amazing city wide Grand Procession!
Let’s honor dancers of all times!
Please fill out this form so we can plan. Procession is at noon but call time will be in the morning, official time TBD!
* Come in your favorite “day of the dead” costume and make up as a “Tango dancer” “Latin dancer” or “Samba dancer” come dance and parade with us!
* All ages are welcome
* Participation is FREE
About Mexi-Arte Viva La Vida Festival:
Mexic-Arte Museum’s Viva La Vida Parade & Festival is Austin’s largest and longest-running Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival. The festival features a Grand Procession, the Education Pavilion with hands-on art activities and artist demos, and a celebration with traditional foods, local artist and retail booths, a low-rider exhibition, live music and performances throughout the day. Admission is FREE!
About Dia de Los Muertos:
Day of the Dead is an important Latin American tradition that takes place on November 1st and 2nd. It is a time when friends and family gather to honor and remember loved ones – not through mourning, but through celebration! The origins trace back to the pre-Columbian era when death was viewed as a transformation or continuation of life. This ancient belief evolved into the modern tradition of commemorating loved ones with altars decorated with sugar skulls, flowers, photographs, favorite foods and memorabilia of the deceased. Family and friends share stories and memories, sing songs, and play music. In Austin, Mexic-Arte Museum has continued some of these traditions, transformed others, and created new expressions to produce today’s Viva La Vida Fest!