In Honor of the Dead

Dia de los Muertos in Silver City

Street festival welcomes the living too to town


Planning for the 2019 Silver City Dia de los Muertos multi-day celebration is underway and applications are open for Food and Beverage vendors as well as Artisan vendors for the Oct. 27th Street Festival. Applications are available at Leyba and Ingalls Arts or online at the Dia de los Muertos facebook page. All food venders must comply with the New Mexico Department of Health standards. Artisan booths must be selling Dia de los Muertos artwork or crafts. Contact Diana Ingalls Leyba 575-388-5725 if you have questions.

The Oct. 27th Dia de los Muertos event brings food, arts and crafts, mariachi music, ofrendas and activities for the young and old to downtown Silver City. A big parade is the highlight of the day with monsoon puppets, colorful attire, floats and much more.

 The week continues with special art shows and concerts. Western New Mexico University, the Silver City Museum and the Silver City Library, as well as other organizations and businesses participate with their own events and activities.

On Saturday, Nov. 2 there will be a procession to sites of ofrendas throughout the downtown area.  A traditional ending to the annual Dia de los Muertos.

For more information visit Silver City Dia de los Muertos Facebook page.