The City of Edinburg will once again host “Los Muertos Bailan”: a pre-celebration of the Day of the Dead. This is a time to remember and celebrate the lives of our dearly departed. Los Muertos Bailan is one of the largest festivals the City of Edinburg hosts, even larger than FridaFest. Los Muertos Bailan will take place Saturday, October 27th  from 6 pm to 11 pm.

Los Muertos Bailan offers various activities to the community; the event is free and open to the public. The celebration will showcase the community’s artistic, musical, and dancing talents. One of the features of this year’s event will be the Catrin/Catrina contest for both children and adults. Children and adults are welcomed to dress up as Catrines & Catrinas or just paint your face like a sugar skull. To participate in the Catrin & Catrina Contest, please register on Eventbrite at www.losmuertosbailan.eventbrite.com.

Sugar skulls will be available from various vendors as well as other interesting wearables and collectible items. Fine Artists, Crafters, and Merchants will be on hand selling all sorts of memorable items. This is not a Halloween Festival, the Costume Contest will not include Halloween costumes. Here are some things you may not know about Dia De Los Muertos: It’s not Halloween and has nothing to do with zombies, witches, and ghouls; on the contrary it is a time of remembrance, a time to remember those loved ones that have gone before us and to reflect on and celebrate their lives. 

This year's performances from Arte Dance Studio, Edinburg High School Folklorico Kuxtal, and Vanguard Academy. Our musical talent is by Edinburg’s own Arzalez. A Spanish Rock/Alternative acoustic-style band.

Los Muertos Bailan: A Día de Los Muertos Celebration will be held Saturday, October 27th starting at 6 pm at the Edinburg City Hall Courtyard located at 415 W. University Dr. in Edinburg. The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact the Dustin M. Sekula Memorial Library at 956-383-6246 or visit the City of Edinburg’s Cultural Arts website at www.edinburgarts.com