California Halloween Events

Riverside Halloween Carnivals

October 31, 2019, 5-8 p.m.

Bryant Park
Riverside, CA

For ages 3-14 years

Reid Park Carnival October 25, 2019

Villegas Park Carnival October 25, 2019

Bobby Bonds Park Eastside Fall Festival October 25, 2019

Riverside Day of the Dead

November 2, 2019, 1-10 p.m.

Downtown Riverside
Market Street between University and 14th Street

Riverside 16th annual Day of the Dead is one of the largest and most popular events in Riverside and the Inland Empire because of its traditions and the cultural significance that it celebrates. Seeking to educate youth and community about Dia de los Muertos, the event features art, music and ritual Dia de los Muertos, which honors our ancestors and celebrates contemporary community. The customs and culture are completely enveloped in the making of the altars, the food, music, decorations and crafts of this special celebration.

 We would like to invite the community to be a part of our procession/parade. We will be meeting at Tio's Tacos at 12:30pm, and will proceed from there promptly at 1:00pm. We encourage everyone to wear proper Day of the Dead attire in memory of someone special to them that has passed on. We ask that you please be respectful and follow those leading the procession. Tio's Tacos is located at 3948 Mission Inn Avenue in downtown Riverside.

Art Contest
 cash prize of $500 for the best piece. Judging will take place Saturday evening at 8pm. Please print and fill out the entry form below. Please note spaces are limited and do fill up quickly. 1. $35 entry fee. This fee is payable by money order made out to: Division 9 Gallery or Cash if you are dropping your application off at the Gallery. 2. Entry fee includes a 5ft x 5ft space and a Limited-Edition T-shirt Application and Payment must be mailed or dropped off at Division 9 Gallery at 3850 Lemon Street, Riverside, Calif. Payment must be received by October 20th 3. Artists must be 16 years old or older. 4. Artist MUST bring all their own supplies. 5. Once we receive your completed entry and payment, you will receive information back from us. This will include your acceptance into the festival, time you will need to arrive and set up and directions on where you will check in at. If spaces are full when we receive your payment and application we will notify you and return your payment. 6. In thinking of your piece, we ask that you keep it Day of the Dead related and be mindful that this is a family friendly event. If you have any questions, please email us at or call 951-784-3111

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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