California Festivals

Day of the Dead San Luis Obispo

November 1, 2019, 6 p.m. Evening Procession

Humankind Fair Trade
Costume is encouraged! Procession ends at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art for altar building.

November 2, 2019,  10 a.m.-3 p.m. Festival

Día de los Muertos 

Mission Plaza Monterey Street at Chorro Street
San Luis Obispo, CA
 Wilshire Hospice (805) 269-0141


10am Procession at Bear Fountain
11am Introductions on Main Stage
11am Folklorico Ballet 
12pm Mariachi  Street Fair
12:15pm Melania
12:45pm Last call for to register at Latino Outreach Council booth for costume contest
1:15pm Costume Contests
1:45pm Altar Appreciation & Raffle 
2:15pm Ballet Folklorico
2:45pm Final Remarks 

Traditional Procession
Danza Azteca performing on the Mission Steps
Ballet Folklorico
Costume Contest Winners
Winners of Altar Contest announced on the Mission Steps

Annual Día de los Muertos celebration in Mission Plaza includes a festive procession which launches the day. Dance, poetry, mariachi music, folkloric dance, arts & crafts, costume & altar contests, a memorial altar and wall, food and vendor booths, and much more are in store. This is a family-friendly, reverent and festive celebration to honor dear ones still alive in our hearts. For additional information, contact

Mission Plaza Saturday morning's festival begins with a traditional procession at Mission Plaza in San Luis Obispo. There will be a large procession from the Mission Plaza, through the Museum of Art, to the traditional altar back at the Mission Plaza. ​Traditional costumes and pictures of loved ones encouraged.

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

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