On Saturday, November 2, 2019, Atlantans and visitors alike are invited to explore vibrant cultural traditions at the inaugural Dia de Los Muertos Festival and Parade in the historic city of Roswell, Georgia. Held on the grounds of City Hall from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., this exciting Day of the Dead celebration will pay homage to the Mexican holiday that honors those who have died with food, marigolds, dancing, music and more.
Free to attend for all ages, the fun-filled day will feature an array of activities and entertainment including a live mariachi band, street performers, a Mexican ballet group, complimentary face painting and so much more. At dusk, festival goers can light up the night during a mesmerizing Lantern Parade led by a marching band along the marigold-filled streets in downtown Roswell. Participants are welcome to bring their own lanterns or purchase a lantern kit at the festival for $5 to $25.
In addition to food vendors serving authentic Mexican cuisine, the festival will have a dynamic Tequila Tasting Experience boasting three of the top tequilas with mini shots prepared by a mixologist that will also be curating tequila cocktails for sampling, and a chef on-site creating tequila-inspired meals for tasting. For $45, attendees ages 21 and up will receive a souvenir cup, nine tasting tokens and a raffle entry to win a Mattel Dia de Muertos Barbie Doll. Tickets are available now at www.dayofthedeadatl.com.