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Viva la Vida Festival 2015

October 31, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mexic-Arte Museum is thrilled to announce the date for the annual Viva la Vida Festival on October 31, 2015 from 12:00pm–8:00pm in downtown Austin.

This year, Austin’s largest and longest-running Day of the Dead event features a grand procession, a Day of the Dead mercado, live music, a Sugar Skull float by local piñata artisans Monica and Sergio Lejarazu from Jumpolin Piñatas, an exhibition with community altars highlighting the states of Mexico inside the Museum, and educational programs.

Attendees can also taste traditional foods from Austin’s best food trucks, hands-on art activities, and artist demos. The 2015 event is co-sponsored by the City of Austin.

VIVA LA VIDA FESTIVAL

Date: October 31, 2015
Location: Northwest corner of 4th St. and Congress (downtown Austin)
Time: 12:00–8:00pm
Admission: Free

GRAND PROCESSION

Date: October 31, 2015
Parade staging: 11:00am
Parade launch: 12:00 noon
Route: the parade will gather on 6th street between Chicon and Comal, and travel an entire mile west on 6th street to the festival location on 4th and Congress.

Special Parade Component

This year’s festival and parade will feature a Sugar Skull Piñata float by Monica and Sergio Lejarazu to celebrate the craft of the piñata. Bring your favorite piñata props and costumes.

Call for Parade Participants & Volunteers

Participants are needed for all sections of the parade, including pre-Columbian, Mexico Lindo, and Austin Weird. People of all ages dressed in skeleton costumes, families, university groups, portable altars, noise makers, chihuahuas, Aztec dancers, samba dancers, Ballet Folkloricos, and colorfully decorated cars will gather and assemble a joyful procession.

To participate in the parade, register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5QV8SMX
To register for a volunteer shift, please sign up here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/?sm=agumqtKKbFnmFm71SUrGMg%3d%3d

HERRADURA SALUTES DAY OF THE DEAD

Main Gallery of Mexic-Arte Museum with Community Altars exhibition
5:00–8:00pm (Ages 21 & Over)
Delicious Sampling of Signature Cocktails & Authentic Mexican Cuisine
$10 Admission (Free for Members)
Members RSVP to development@mexic-artemuseum.org

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Details

Date:
October 31, 2015
Time:
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Venue

Mexic-Arte Museum
419 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 United States

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