Viva la Vida 2019 Festival

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Location: 4th and Congress.
Time: 12:00pm—6:00pm
Admission:  FREE

The Viva la Vida Street Festival is comprised of four major areas: Mariposa Central, Fantastical Makers Plaza, Muertos Mercado, and Lowrider Lane.

Each location offers exciting ways to celebrate Día de Los Muertos. Explore more below!


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CALAVERA CENTRAL

Univision Main Stage

Music by Latin Freestyle Records!

  • DJ Acuario

  • Danza Azteca Guadalupana de Austin TX

  • Roy Lozano's Ballet Folklorico de Texas

  • Cholozumba

  • Ricardo Cabrera

  • Brianna Nicole

  • Liz Garcia

  • Special Guest

Festivities will include a costume contest and performances by Aztec dancers and Ballet Folklorico!


Information Booth

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Need help finding your way around? Looking for a specific vendor or the perfect photo? Interested in becoming a Member of Mexic-Arte Museum? Visit the Information Booth for all the answers you need!

Volunteering? Check-in at the info booth when you arrive!


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MARIPOSA MAKERS PLAZA

Activities with Mexic-Arte Museum’s Education Department Include:

Art activities with Artists in Residence Yocelyn Riojas and Gerardo Eliud Silguero. Other educational activities include:

  • Marigold flower crown making

  • Monarch Butterfly Mask making

  • Decorating paper sugar skulls

  • Coloring ofrendas

  • And more!

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Location: Frost Bank Tower Plaza 401 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX, 78701
Time: 12:00pm—6:00pm
Admission:  FREE


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MUERTOS MERCADO

The Muertos Mercado features Dia de Los Muertos artists, artisans, and food vendors from our community!

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LOWRIDER LANE

Austin Lowriding Exhibition

Austin Lowriding presents lowriders, bikes, chrome, and more alongside a showcase of talents on the Univision Stage.

Lowrider Exhibition by Austin Lowriding

Austin Lowriding presents lowriders, bikes, chrome, and hydraulics with fifteen of Austin's finest rides. See them in action during the parade and get a closer look at the details at the exhibition!

"The mission of Austin Lowriding, founded by Robert Rodriguez, Jr. in Austin, TX, is to bring together individuals of diverse cultures and to provide opportunities for them to enhance through education, community involvement, and special recognition. Austin Lowriding is home to the world-class car culture with lustering chrome, customized engraving, and elaborate artistic paintings that proudly cruise on whitewall tires and wire spoke wheels, including an extensive hydraulics set-up that enables the car to bounce up and down. From the classic cars, hot rods, and luxury rides sharing the roadways there is a growing community of lowriders. It’s a unique lifestyle and a family thing where everyone is welcome to share their passion. Austin Lowriding has curated many car shows, meets, and memorable events to display the work of creative lowrider masterpieces from the greater Austin area and continues to have a significant impact on preserving the lowrider tradition, culture, and unity." 

Follow Austin Lowriding on: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube

Cemetery Ofrendas

Graveyard, 2016. Photo by Erika Galo

Graveyard, 2016. Photo by Erika Galo

Remember loved ones, leave an offering, or take a photo in the Mexic-Arte Museum cemetery installation.

 

Special Thanks to our 4th Street Partners!