Celebrate the lives of passed loved ones at the Dia de Los Muertos Festival on Sunday, October 30th from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Community Center, 313 West Tunnell Street. This event will take place rain or shine.

The Dia de Los Muertos Festival is a free family-friendly event that will have live entertainment, activities for youth, food and crafts vendors, beautiful altars on display, and so much more for families to enjoy.

Free shuttles to the festival will be available at the Fallas store parking lot beginning at 11:45 a.m. The last shuttle from the festival will depart at 4:30 p.m. Fallas is located at 201 Town Center West.

There will also be a Catrines and Catrinas Contest! Dress up in the spirit of Day of the Dead. Awards will be given to the best catrin/catrina ensemble. Registrations will take place on-site at the Recreation and Parks Department booth.

Questions regarding shuttle transportation to the event, entering the Catrin/Catrina Contest, or simply attending this wonderful event may be directed to the Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department at (805) 925-0951 extension 2260, or visit the festival website at www.smartsfest.com.

Department:                             Recreation and Parks

Contact Person:                      Cindy Hoskins, Recreation Supervisor

Telephone Number:                  (805) 925-0951 ext. 2349

E-mail Address:                        choskins@cityofsantamaria.org