Easter Seals Central Texas presents the First Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival, a celebration of life, on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 at Fiesta Gardens in downtown Austin. The festival will be held from noon until 11 p.m. and will feature live music, performances, art, costume contest, food and drink. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in the Dia de los Muertos cultural experience while supporting the non-profit organization’s mission of providing exceptional services to people with disabilities.
Musical performances include Little Joe y La Familia, Dale Watson, TexManiacs featuring Augie Meyer, Flaco Jimenez and Rick Trevino, DaHeBeGeBees, Los Autenticos and more. The festival is also proud to celebrate the 73rd birthday of Grammy winner and Tejano music legend Jose Maria De Leon Hernandez, “Little Joe,” leader of the band Little Joe y la Familia.
The family-friendly event will also feature a Los Muertos costume parade, face painting in traditional styles for all ages, commemorative altars by local artists, merchandise evoking the spirit of the holiday and kids’ activities and entertainment for children of all ages and abilities.
“We are excited to engage with the Austin community around this exciting cultural event to raise money for our important mission,” said Denise Reams White, vice president of Development. “We look forward to growing it into a uniquely Austin yearly festival.”
Proceeds from the event will benefit Easter Seals Central Texas, a charity that serves approximately 7,000 people in 22 Texas counties and provides in excess of $150,000 in uncompensated care to the local Central Texas area each year. Services are focused into multiple areas of care ranging from birth to advanced age including outpatient medical rehabilitation, workforce development and community and housing services.
WHEN: Saturday, October 19, 2013 from noon – 11 p.m.
2101 Jesse E. Segovia St.
Austin, TX 78702
TICKETS: General admission tickets are $25 and VIP tickets are $55. Please click here to purchase.
PARKING: Parking is available on the streets around and surrounding Fiesta Gardens. Please be respectful of the neighbors and do not block driveways. Pay attention to city signage as parking is restricted in some areas. Accessible parking is available on Jesse E. Segovia Street. Bike parking is available at the main entrance to the Dia de los Muertos Festival.