Saturday, Oct. 17, noon-10 p.m.
Easter Seals Central Texas invites you to the 3rd Annual Día de Los Muertos Festival on Saturday, Oct. 17, from noon-10 p.m. at Fiesta Gardens West End, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St.
The annual fundraiser helps Easter Seals Central Texas support children and adults with disabilities within Central Texas.
The highlight of the festival is a combination of vibrant, rhythmic Latin, rock, and pop music and cultural performances featuring headliner Emilio Navaira, who has charted more than 10 singles on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks charts in addition to six singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. Emilio is also one of the few Tejano artists to have significant success in both the United States and Mexico, and has been called the “Garth Brooks of Tejano.”
Music and performer additions to the line-up feature local and international artists including La Vida Bohéme, Son de Rey, Kinski, Son Armado, Devin Banda, Grupo de Danza Mexica-chichimeca de Austin, Roy Lozano’s Ballet Folklorico de Texas and DJ Frank Castle. Everyone will be able to join in a special parade led by Austin Samba School and Las Monas.
The day’s events feature a full day Día de Los Muertos experience with live music, cultural performances, Kid’s Zone activities, vendors, food, and drink. The community (individuals or groups) is invited to participate in a special tradition of the holiday with a “build your own altar” contest at the festival with awards presented on site.
The event benefits Easter Seals Central Texas, which has served the community for over 78 years. Tod Marvin, President, and CEO said, “We were thrilled with the continued success of this event. It is exciting to see Austin embrace a fun, family-friendly celebration of music, food, and culture in such a big way and an event where proceeds support a great mission of helping people with disabilities live independently. Pairing live music with the observance of Día de Los Muertos truly reflects Austin’s cultural diversity and our ‘unique’ personality. We are privileged to be present at this celebration of life.”
VIP tickets and $15 pre-sale general are available online at www.austindiadelosmuertos.com. Kids 12 and under get in free with a paid adult ticket. The event benefits local nonprofit Easter Seals Central Texas which provides support and resources for children and adults with disabilities. www.austindiadelosmuertos.com
The Presenting Sponsor for the Festival is EZPAWN. Other sponsors include William Gammon Insurance, United Healthcare, Superior HealthPlan, Google Fiber, H-E-B, El Jimador Tequila, CLS Partners, HPI Real Estate Services, Seton Healthcare Family and Esquivel Events. Media sponsors include KUT/KUTX, Univision Austin TV and Radio, El Mundo Newspaper, Austin American Statesman, Austin 360.com, ¡Ahora Sí! And Do512.
Since 1937, Easter Seals Central Texas (ESCT) has been a leading provider of patient-centered services and support for children and adults with disabilities, their families, and caregivers. We are a locally funded and locally governed non-profit organization based in Austin and currently serving 8,500 clients in 21 Central Texas counties.