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Dia de los Muertos Festival

November 2, 10:00am-5:00pm

The Unity Council Día de Los Muertos Annual Festival is a free, outdoor festival that brings over 80,000 people to the vibrant, culturally-rich Fruitvale neighborhood to enjoy world-class live music, family-friendly games, rides and activities, traditional Latin American artisans, and the stunning altar artistic installations created by community members paying homage to los Muertos. Families across California join us to experience live music, Ballet Folklorico, Aztec dancers and to shop at the local artisan craft stands. The Día de los Muertos Festival was inducted into the U.S. Library of Congress by Congresswoman Barbara Lee as a “Local Legacy.”

The Unity Council has adopted the theme of Los Ausentes (The Absent), paying respect to those who are no longer with us, whether they are loved ones who have passed away, or members of this very community who have been displaced due to deportation, gentrification, or incarceration. For every loved one who has passed into the afterlife… For every family member who is hopelessly waiting across an ocean or border fence… For every person missing someone behind bars… Join us to pay tribute and celebrate Los Ausentes. 

Don't Bother With Traffic, Jump On The Train

Amtrak San Joaquins

Amtrak San Joaquins: Sacramento, Fresno, Bakersfield

Kids Ride 50% Off: Children ages 2-12 ride half-price every day with a paid adult. Infants ages 2 and younger ride free. More Info

Capitol Corridor (Sacramento, Davis, San Jose)

Friends and Family Discount – Save 50%: Buy one full-fare ticket and save 50% on up to five companion fares. More Info

Please check Amtrak's website for train schedules.