Historic Downtown San Pedro Hosts 5th Annual “Dia de los Muertos” Festival

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San Pedro Property Owners’ Alliance is hosting the 5th Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival with over 10,000 people expected to attend this year’s festival in San Pedro, California. There will be altars, face painting, children’s area, specialty items made by artisans, and festive live entertainment lineup including a performance by the Grammy Award-winning group, Mariachi Divas! http://www.sanpedrodayofthedead.com

On Sunday, October 30, 2016, The San Pedro Property Owners’ Alliance, a non-profit organization, will present The 5th Annual San Pedro Dia de los Muertos Festival. With over 9,000 guests attending last year, this year San Pedro is expecting 10,000 guests to attend. Los Angeles and Orange County visitors will experience a vibrant downtown filled with a festive live entertainment lineup including a performance by the Grammy Award-winning group, Mariachi Divas, an all-female mariachi band based in Los Angeles.

With freshly prepared Latin American bites, guests can sample regional Mexican fare. Face painting, children’s area, handmade jewelry, clothing and other specialty items made by artisans will be available as well. Children can experience creating a Dia de Los Muertos souvenir at the free arts and crafts activity center.

Featuring uniquely designed altars at the Altars Competition and Exhibition and over 35 food and craft vendors, visitors are encouraged to come dressed in Dia de los Muertos themed costume and participate in the festivities. Entries are now being accepted for the Festival’s Amazing Altars Contest. Entry details along with complete Festival information parking map can be found at: http://www.SanPedroDayofTheDead.com

With a full entertainment lineup guests will enjoy live entertainment on the main stage featuring Mijo Entertainment DJ/MC, Salt Petal, Buyepongo, Mariachi Divas. Along with Grupo Folklorico del Mar, Grupo Folklorico Las Perlitas de Wilmington, Grupo Folklorico Nadino, and Mariachi Academy of Carson​ on the community stage, the sounds of contemporary and traditionally-inspired Mexican folklore music will be heard throughout the streets of downtown San Pedro. This free, family-oriented event will feature live entertainment, beer garden, delicious foods, crafts for kids, altar contest exhibition, and more!

Event Details: San Pedro Dia De Los Muertos. https://www.facebook.com/DowntownSanPedro/events
WHEN: Sunday, October 30.
WHERE: 398 West 6th Street. San Pedro, CA 90731.

SPONSORS: This year’s Dia de los Muertos Festival presenting sponsors are Estrella Jaliscos (a product of Anheuser-Busch), and Councilman Joe Buscaino from LA’s 15th Congressional District. This event is also made possible in party by a grant from the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
For detailed event information or for sponsorship information please contact: Lorena Parker, Executive Director (San Pedro Property Owners’ Alliance) LParker(at)SanPedroBID(dot)com

For all press inquiries and media, please contact monica(at)localitela(dot)com


ABOUT DIA DE LOS MUERTOS: Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, dates back to Pre-Hispanic and Spanish customs and is now a traditional holiday in Mexico, where deceased friends and family members are remembered and celebrated. Last year over 9,000 people attended this local favorite event in San Pedro, California. This year’s Dia de los Muertos Festival will feature an expanded festival area.

http://www.sanpedrodayofthedead.com | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DowntownSanPedro/events

Formed in 2008, PBID is a property-based business improvement district. Property owners, including both public and private sectors within the PBID boundaries are assessed annually for services provided by the PBID.

ABOUT SAN PEDRO: Because of its prime location on the Los Angeles Waterfront and the Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro has always attracted various cultures with prominent fishing traditions. San Pedro is an up and coming waterfront city and one of Los Angeles’s hidden secrets with a great art scene. Points of interest are the USS Iowa floating museum, the fully operational museum ship the SS Lane Victory, the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, the LA Maritime Museum, and the Vincent Thomas Bridge.

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