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Day of The Dead Festival and Parade

Celebrate Día de Muertos with South Street and The Magic Gardens

Day of The Dead Festival and Parade

The South Street neighborhood and Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens team up to celebrate Day of the Dead, or Día de Muertos, with a parade and festival on Sunday, November 2. Credit: R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

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Date:
November 2, 2014

Overview

The South Street neighborhood and Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens team up to celebrate Day of the Dead, or Día de Muertos, with a parade and festival on Sunday, November 2.

The festivities will start with a parade that leaves from Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens at 1:45 p.m. Skeleton puppets, dancers, mariachi music and Frida Kahlo-costumed people will accompany guests down South Street to 4th and South streets to the festival area. Parade participants are encouraged to dress in costume for the walk down South Street.

From 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., a family-friendly festival at 4th and South streets will fill the street with Day of the Dead-themed crafts, shopping from local vendors, live music, face painting, art demonstrations from the artists at the Eyes Gallery and more. The 400 block will be closed to vehicular traffic.

Fill up on food from local restaurants and food trucks including Tuk Tuk Real, Baron Von Schwein, Copabanana, Farm Truck, Las Bugambilias and Woolly Mammoth. Dress in your best Frida Kahlo-inspired costume and makeup for the chance to win the Frida Kahlo look-a-like contest.

Leading up to the festival, the fountain at Headhouse Square will play host to a Day of the Dead altar for guests to pay homage to loved ones.

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