9 Día de Los Muertos Events around DC
Photography by HarshLight/Flickr.
This year, there are many ways to celebrate Día de los Muertos. Catch a free show at a museum, sip an imported beer while watching Mexican wrestling, or watch a family movie in the park.
Food and cinema in the park
1332 I Street Northwest
Gather by Events DC is hosting an interactive film and cooking event hosted by the Mexican Embassy. Head to Franklin Park on Saturday October 15 for a screening of the film coconut and traditional Día de los Muertos dishes. Details: 12 p.m.; Free.
Celebrate at the dock
101 District Square, Southwest
A variety of festive events take place at Wharf’s District Pier on Saturday October 23. Enjoy street food offerings, live music, skull painting and Modelo pours at the Día de los Muertos beer garden. Details: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Free.
Fourth St. and Independence Ave., SW
National Museum of the American Indian and National Museum of the American Latino host Grammy-winning group Quetzal for a concert on Saturday October 29. Stop by the ofrenda located in the Potomac Atrium and make a paper butterfly to honor your loved ones. Details: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Free.
Annapolis Day of the Dead Festival
801 Chase Street, Annapolis
Annapolis holds its fourth annual festival on Saturday October 29. There will be food, local vendors, performances, and plenty of opportunities for face painting and other Day of the Dead activities. Details: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Free.
Family Day at SAAM
Eighth and G Streets, NW
The Smithsonian American Art Museum offers a variety of themed and family events on Saturday October 29. Sit down for face painting and crafts or catch professional dance performances and live music. Details: 11:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Free.
Mexican wrestling at Hook Hall
3400 Georgia Avenue, NW
Check out this Día de los Muertos-themed Lucha Libre event happening all weekend at the Hook Hall. On Saturday October 29 and Sunday October 30enjoy live wrestling, imported cervezas and DJ music. Details: Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.; $25.
Arte en el Parque
4211 31st Street, Mount Rainier
Discover the story behind the holidays with the local branch of Latin outside on Sunday October 30. Participate in nature crafts and ceremonial activities with environmental educator Mariana Baez Ponce. Details: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Free.
MOCA Arlington Picnic
3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington
Bring a snack or enjoy chicken tinga and tacos from the La Tingeria food truck on tuesday november 1 at the evening party. In addition, the museum will organize performances and artistic activities for visitors to the park. Details: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Free.
Celebration of the National Portrait Gallery
Eighth and G Streets, NW
See you at the National Portrait Gallery on Wednesday, November 2 for their annual festival. Start inside the museum with a jamboree of music and dancing, then head outside to see live video art displayed on the facade of the museum. Details: 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Free.