In the Gourmet Ghetto
Dia de los Muertos
Day of the Dead Celebration
Sunday, November 2, 2014
1400 block Shattuck Avenue
North Berkeley, CA
Build a Community Altar 5-9PM
Candle Light Procession 7:45-9
DIY ART PROJECTS • FREE FACE PAINTING
FOOD TRUCKS • BEER & WINE GARDEN
Celebrate and remember those who have passed on at a time of year when the veil between the living and dead is thought to be at its most diaphanous. At the fifth annual Dìa de los Muertos Celebration, gather on Shattuck Ave. between Rose and Vine Streets in Berkeley on Tuesday, October 29, 5-9PM. Food trucks, a wine and beer garden, free skeletal face painting, and DIY art projects for kids and adults, musicians and fire dancers enliven the night. Costumes and papier maché giant heads are encouraged.
Help create an altar, or ofrenda, by bringing photos or stories of loved ones, candles, breads, or flowers to add to the altar. Cuatli Mitotiana Mexica Aztec dancers will bless the altar with drums and dancing then lead a sidewalk candle light procession through the district for about an hour following along a path of strewn marigold petals. Several other offrendas will be created by local artists and will be installed in front of several businesses in the district.
These celebrations are sponsored by the North Shattuck Association, East Bay Loop and East Bay Express.
The Gourmet Ghetto is six blocks north of Downtown Berkeley BART.
Vendor and Sponsor Applications + Press Release
- Food Vendor info and application (pdf)
- Booth Vendor info and application (pdf)
- Day of the Dead Sponsorship Opportunities »
- Day of the Dead Press Release (pdf)
Thanks to our Sponsors!
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