día de los muertos

The City of Long Beach annually holds a Día de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, Celebration in cooardination with the First District City council office honoring loved ones who have died.

The celebration traditionally includes a family-friendly celebration of culture and tradition featuring colorful cultural attires, dance, food, arts and crafts, and world-class music. Día de Los Muertos is deeply rooted in the traditions and cultures of the indigenous communities of Mexico and Latin America. As family, friends and neighbors continue those traditions in ways that are most meaningful in their lives, the City encourages the entire community to also come together for this grand celebration in downtown Long Beach.

8th Annual Día De Los Muertos Celebration

Families and friends are invited to join this celebration of life in rememberance of their loved ones who have died. This year’s celebration will include the City’s festive street parade on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Downtown Long Beach, coinciding with an Arte y Ofrendas Festival at Rainbow Lagoon that will go well into the evening, hosted by Grand Parade Dia De Los Muertos Inc. For more information about the festival visit, grandparadediademuertos.com.

The Dia de los Muertos Parade will feature a grand marshal (to be announced in the coming weeks), a variety of culturally rich performances and floats, and participation from various City departments and community partners, among other elements. The parade will commence at the intersection of Pine Avenue and East Third Street, then travel down Pine Avenue to East Shoreline Drive. The parade will also stream live on the ABC7 Los Angeles’ digital channel followed by an on-air broadcast on ABC7 Los Angeles Sunday, Nov. 5