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It is the Day of the Dead, better known as Dias de los Muertos

What is Dias de los Muertos?

It is a holiday mainly celebrated in Mexico, but the tradition is celebrated throughout the world,  including Amarillo, Texas. Families celebrate by welcoming back the souls of their deceased relatives.

Preparations Ahead Day Of The Dead In Mexico
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This new event is a chance for everyone to take an authentic journey into the heart of Mexico where this tradition came to life.

Day of the Dead Festival/ Festival Dia de los Muertos

Tuesday, October 31st

Amarillo College Day of the Dead Student Art Show - Amarillo College Common Lobby 5-7:30 pm

Wednesday, November 1st

Noche de Peliculas, Movie Night - Macario - Amarillo College Ordway Hall

  • Doors at 6 pm, Movie at 6:30 pm
  • Admission is free
  • Complimentary snacks

Thursday, November 2nd 

Festival Dia de Los Muertos -Club Los 3 Amigos, 714 N. Fillmore 

  • Doors open 5:30 pm
  • Admission is free
  • Catrina contests
  • Sawdust Carpet Art installations.
  • Day of the Dead altars paying homage to ancestors.
  • Flavors of traditional Mexican cuisine,
  • Art stations for the kids, and
  • Other family-friendly activities.

Cartines & Diablitos: A Day of the Dead Fiesta -Club Los 3 Amigos, 714 N. Fillmore 

  • Day of the Dead rave.
  • Doors open at 9 pm
  • Admission is $10 per person
  • Dress in your favorite Catrin, Catrina, Diablito or Diablita

Friday, November 3rd

Desfile del Dia de los Muertos/Dia de Muertos Parade - Polk Street and 16th to SW 3rd Ave - 7 pm

Saturday, November 4th

Gala Performance - Grand Finale of the Latin-American Arts Festival - Civic Center Auditorium - 5 pm.

Proceeds of the festival benefit Amarillo Council for the Latino Arts.

Founded to address a critical need within our community: to empower and support local artists. Our mission is to enhance our community’s quality of life by empowering artists and their pursuit of artistic education.

Top 10 Things You Need for Your Ofrenda This Dia de los Muertos

Top 10 Things You Need for Your Ofrenda This Dia de los Muertos

Gallery Credit: Mikael Donnovan

San Antonio Day of the Dead River Parade

Day of the Dead is a Hispanic tradition celebrated every year from October 31 to November 2. You can attend this unique and beautiful parade on San Antonio's River Walk.

Gallery Credit: San Antonio Day of the Dead River Parade

Delicious Mexican Food Restaurants in Amarillo

Gallery Credit: Melissa Bartlett