Date: October 28, 2017
Location: 4th and Congress.
Time: 12:00 noon—8:00 pm
The Viva la Vida Street Festival is composed of four major areas: Calavera Central, Muertos Mercado, Mariposa Makers Plaza, and Lowrider Lane.
Each location offers exciting ways to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos. Explore more below!
1:00P DANZA Y BALLET FOLKLORICO
1:30P COSTUME CONTEST
2:00P BIDI BIDI BANDA
3:00P JOHNNY DEGOLLADO Y SU CONJUNTO
4:00P TIARRA GIRLS
6:00P DJ uLOVEi
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!
Altar to Extinct Species
The Center for Biological Diversity joins Viva la Vida with an Altar to Extinct Species. The booth will also include activities and outreach materials, including the Endangered Species Condoms that "focus on common-sense solutions, including the empowerment of women and girls, the education of all people, universal access to birth control, sustainable consumer choices, and a societal commitment to giving all species a chance to live and thrive."
Casket Artwork by Federico Archuleta
Veracruz All Natural
Veracruz All Natural returns to Viva la Vida with a food truck full of delicious authentic tacos and salsa. Whether scoping out the area or watching a performance, you won't want to go far from Austin's very own best taco in the nation.
Stay Tuned for our full list of Dia de Los Muertos artists and artisans!
MARIPOSA MAKERS PLAZA
Flower Crowns, Frida Photo Booth, Puppets and More!
Join Mexic-Arte Museum's Education Department for the exciting activities below!
Flower Crowns – Back by popular demand, visitors can accessorize their Viva la Vida outfits by making paper flower crowns using decorative construction and tissue paper.
Frida Photo Booth – Missed out on the Frida Kahlo photo booth from this year’s Austin Museum Day? Have no fear, the Frida photo booth will be back in action, complete with props and other accessories to transport you back in time to her most famous self-portraits.
Calavera Puppets – Make your own moveable calaveras to take home with you or play with in our special puppet stage in the Plaza Mariposa area.
Paper Nichos – Nichos are “shadow box” style frames that are often featured on Mexican alters, ofrendas, or hanging in homes. Make your own nicho for your home with paper templates and other decorative elements.
Our artists have been providing public arts, and arts education for over 15 years. We have created and shared in England, Italy, Honduras, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, and throughout the USA. Today we are living and creating in Austin, Texas. We are thrilled to be a part of making art accessible to the masses. Joyfully, we strive to pushing the envelope and fostering lasting art experiences.
On the Spot Body Art
On the Spot Body Art offers perfect calavera face painting for all ages. If there's no photo, it didn't happen. Don't miss your chance to look the part and celebrate in style!
Austin Lowriding Exhibition & Showcase
Austin Lowriding presents lowriders, bikes, chrome, and more alongside a showcase of talents on the East Stage.
"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."
12:00 DJ ELO
2:30 MARIE BUENOMarie Bueno
3:00 B Santa Ana
4:00 Brianna Nicole
6:00 DJ Elo
Vaquero Taquero Returns with Tacos al Trompo
Rising Hyde Park favorite and surefire source of authentic tacos, Vaquero Taquero returns for a second year to Viva la Vida. Don't miss these warm handmade tortillas, and make sure not to drool when the pastor al trompo meets your gaze.
Remember loved ones, leave an offering, or take a photo in the Mexic-Arte Museum cemetery installation.