Viva la Vida 2018 Festival
Date: October 27, 2018
Location: 4th and Congress.
Time: Noon—6:00 pm
The Viva la Vida Street Festival is comprised of four major areas: Calavera Central, Fantastical Makers Plaza, Muertos Mercado, and Lowrider Lane.
Each location offers exciting ways to celebrate Día de Los Muertos. Explore more below!
Univision Main Stage
Music by Latin Freestyle Records!
Lil Beat Kids
Festivities will include a costume contest and performances by Aztec dancers and Ballet Folklorico!
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!
FANTASTICAL MAKERS PLAZA
Activities with Mexic-Arte Museum’s Education Department
Let your creative side unfold by designing alebrije masks and your very own alebrijes while showing off your headpiece and puppet making skills with KUNIKLO and friends! Younger visitors will be able to enjoy coloring in Mitchell Hawley’s ofrenda illustrations and will get ready for the Carmela Full of Wishes reading by making your very own dandelions!
At 2pm, Texas Book Festival and Mexic-Arte Museum will present author Matt de la Peña and illustrator Christian Robinson, Newbery Medal winners of Last Stop On Market Street, for a reading and signing of their new picture book, Carmela Full of Wishes, at the Festival’s Education Pavilion.
The Muertos Mercado features Dia de Los Muertos artists, artisans, and food vendors from our community!
Austin Lowriding Exhibition
Austin Lowriding presents lowriders, bikes, chrome, and more alongside a showcase of talents on the Univision 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."
Remember loved ones, leave an offering, or take a photo in the Mexic-Arte Museum cemetery installation.