This weekend, Día de los Muertos marks another year of commemorating and honoring those who have passed. Looking to immerse yourself in this cultural tradition? Let RTC transit take you there. Here’s where and how:
Día de Muertos – Nov. 1-3 from 4 p.m.-9 p.m.
Springs Preserve – 333 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107
Celebrate 3,000 years of tradition as the Springs Preserve hosts its vibrant 11th annual Día de Muertos event. Experience rich customs and exciting activities such as face painting, sugar skull decorating, alters and an art exhibition. Sing and dance along with mariachis and live theater and dance performances while enjoying the evening with friends and family.
Nearby Routes: 104 (every 30 min), 207 (every 60 min), 208 (every 30 min)
The Great Las Vegas Taco Festival – Nov. 1-3
Craig Ranch Park – 628 W Craig Rd, North Las Vegas, NV 89032
You are going to need to visit The Great Las Vegas Taco Festival on an empty stomach. Don’t miss out on Las Vegas’ best taco restaurants and food vendors, spectacular live entertainment and fun activities. Prepare yourself for a day full of carnival rides, an all-genre car show, taco and chili pepper eating contests, a Selena Musical Tribute and, of course, a Day of the Dead Costume Competition.
Nearby Routes: 105 (every 20 min), 219 (every 30 min)
Día de los Muertos – Nov. 2 from 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
Tivoli Village – 400 S Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89145
Tivoli Village presents its annual fun and colorful Day of the Dead celebration by featuring food trucks, live entertainment, kid’s games, a bounce house, and a classic car show. It’s sure to be a spectacular event for the whole family.
Nearby Routes: 120 (every 30 min), 121 (every 30 min), 207 (every 60 min), 208 (every 30 min)
Life in Death: Day of the Dead –Nov. 1-2 from 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
Winchester Cultural Center and Park – 3130 McLeod Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89121
The Life in Death: Day of the Dead is a two-day festival that explores various cultural traditions, including displays of elaborate and well-crafted alters and authentic Mexican food and crafts. Performances will include those from Mexican dance troupes, various local and touring groups and readings of “Calaveras” or “skulls” which are satirical poems written to honor those who are living. Demonstrations of traditional embroidery and workshops on Day of the Dead bread-making and sugar/clay skull decoration will also be available.
Nearby Route: 208 (every 20 min)
Día de los Muertos – Nov. 2 from 4 p.m.-10 p.m.
Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza – 720 Twin Lakes Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89107
The City of Las Vegas is holding their annual Día de los Muertos celebration, highlighting those who are well-versed in Day of the Dead creations and Mexican art and heritage. Enjoy food, activities for the whole family, and fantastic art displays. Be sure to take blankets and chairs and relax under the night sky while you enjoy all the festivities.
Nearby Routes: 104 (every 30 min), 106 (every 30 min), 119 (every 30 min), 208 (every 30 min)
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