FESTIVAL GROUNDS

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DUE TO FORECAST RAIN, THE VIVA LA VIDA FESTIVAL GROUNDS HAVE MOVED TO BRAZOS HALL, 204 E 4TH ST, AUSTIN, TX 78701.

Austin’s largest and longest-running Day of the Dead event and features a grand procession, artist vendors, live music, a grand float by local piñata artisans, an exhibition with community altars inside the Museum, and educational programs.

The festival grounds are free and open to the public. Attendees can enjoy food, hands-on art activities, and special performances by Gina Chavez, DJ Chorizo FunkTiarra Girls, and more! The 2015 event is co-sponsored by the City of Austin.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Viva la Vida features live music from the top Latina/o sound producers from 12:00pm to 8:00pm. Find more information about this year's lineup below.

VENDORS

COSTUME CONTEST

Viva la Vida rewards those who celebrate Day of the Dead with the most enthusiasm. Winners for best Frida Kahlo, La Catrina, Austin Weird, and Chihuahua costumes will each receive a special prize from the museum! 

OUTDOOR ALTARS COMPETITION

In conjunction with the 32nd annual Viva la Vida Festival celebrating Día de los Muertos, the Mexic-Arte Museum is seeking artists, community groups, and individuals to enter our Viva la Vida Altars Competition . Festival attendees will vote on their favorite altars and the top three altar creators will receive on-stage recognition and special prizes from the museum! Interested in entering the competition? Register here!