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San Antonio Muertos Fest’s 10-year anniversary will be nationally televised

From: MySA
By: Camille Sauers
August 10, 2022

San Antonio’s popular Día de los Muertos festival, the largest in Texas and one of the most notable in the nation, is returning to Hemisfair this fall, on October 29 and October 30. Guests will enjoy two days of free music, activities, dancing, processions, and more.

This year, in honor of the event’s 10-year anniversary, local and national observers who can’t attend the festival will be able to watch a two-hour evening special on October 30 on ABC and KSAT 12.

“San Antonio is fast becoming the capital of Day of the Dead celebrations in the U.S., and Día de los Muertos at Hemisfair is leading the way in that honor,” said Jim Mendiola, the festival’s artistic director, in a press release. “For 10 years Día de los Muertos has provided an event for the regional community to remember family members and together we’ve created a truly unique event with national recognition, and we look forward to sharing our celebration with a national television audience.”

As the community honors and celebrates their loved ones who have passed on, over 50 altars will run through the park’s main walkway on E Nueva Street. For the 10-year anniversary, the procession with Las Monas, festive life-size puppets, will be larger than ever before, according to a release. Four stages will host bands, dance groups, and poets. There will be a curated arts market with food, crafts, workshops, activities for kids, and more.

San Antonio’s Muertos Fest has long been recognized nationally. It was previously named as one of the 10 Great Day of the Dead Celebrations in the world by USA Today, and as one of the “7 Best Fall Festivals in the United States” by National Geographic Magazine.

Registration to set-up an altar of your own, or to be a Muertos Fest food or art vendor are currently open online.

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