Face Painting

Art, Culture & History
Through art, music, and ritual Día de los Muertos honors our ancestors and celebrates today's community. The custom of Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, may be confused with the custom of Halloween. They are not connected, however, the customs of each have very different origins, and the symbols and ideas of death are opposite. In the typical Halloween festivities, death is something to be feared. During Día de los Muertos, the memories and lives of those who have died are something to be celebrated.

We like to highlight the difference in the two holidays by this simple observation. A Halloween skull face will be dark and leering or scary looking, a Día de los Muertos skull face is full of color and happiness and is always smiling.

The customs and culture are completely enveloped in the making of the altars, the food, music, decorations and crafts of the holiday. Enjoy!

Face Painting Locations

There will be many locations through out Old Town: San Diego Avenue at Harney Street will have face painting and Day of the Dead vendors. Fiesta de Reyes and Bazaar del Mundo /Casa Guadalajara at the north entrance off Taylor Street. Cafe Coyote, Freds and Old Town Mexican Cafe on the mainstreets on San Diego Avenue. Tequila Factory and Rockin Baja are fun and full of surprises.

Saturday • October 28th 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Sunday • October 29th 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Procession - November 2nd starts gathering at 4:30 procession starts at 6:30