Día de los Muertos Festival and Fruitvale Restaurant Week

Día de los Muertos Festival and Fruitvale Restaurant WeekThis year, the Día de los Muertos Festival’s theme is Curando Corazones (Healing Hearts). Festivities include the jaw-droppingly athletic Aztec dancers, the sleek lowriders, and the moving and intricately assembled ofrendas.

This annual Oakland festival is a free, outdoor event that brings over 100,000 people to the vibrant, culturally rich Fruitvale neighborhood to enjoy world-class live music, family-friendly games, rides, and activities, traditional Latin American artisans, and the stunning altar artistic installations created by community members paying homage to los Muertos.

The performances and displays will just be spread out throughout the district to prevent crowds from accumulating at any one place. COVID vaccines and testing will be available on site.

There will not be food trucks this year. But, rather the effort is to support local restaurants all week long. As it was last year, this is Fruitvale Restaurant Week,

The 2021 Oakland Dia de los Muertos will take place on Sunday, October 31st from 10 AM to 5 PM on International Boulevard between Fruitvale and 42nd Avenues in Oakland.

You can learn more about the festival on the DiaOakland website.

Fruitvale Restaurant Week
In celebration of Oakland’s Dia de los Muertos Festival, participating restaurants will offer a $20 menu and include a beverage from October 24th through 31st,. Enjoy your tried-and-true, or discover a new favorite along our International Boulevard corridor. However you choose to dine, you will be supporting a Fruitvale small business during this much-needed time.

Get the list of participating restaurants here.

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