Saturday’s event pick: Dia de los Muertos Festival

USE THIS PHOTO 11.03.12 Laura Skelding/AMERICAN-STATESMAN Naya Martinez, 10 decorates a sugar skull at the Mexican American Cultural Center's Dia de los Muertos Mercado Festival on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012. The 5th annual Dia de los Muertos festivities include face painting, sugar skull decorating, mask making, a classic car show and contest, community altars, and the Austin Bike Zoo. There was also youth dance, theater, and visual arts workshops.

11.03.12 Laura Skelding/AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Naya Martinez, 10 decorates a sugar skull at the Mexican American Cultural Center’s Dia de los Muertos Mercado Festival on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012. The 5th annual Dia de los Muertos festivities include face painting, sugar skull decorating, mask making, a classic car show and contest, community altars, and the Austin Bike Zoo. There was also youth dance, theater, and visual arts workshops.

Celebrate Latin American culture with this colorful festival Saturday, a highlight of which is the combination of vibrant, rhythmic Latin, rock and pop music, as well as cultural performances. These will conclude with headliner and Grammy Award winner Emilio Navaira.

The festival will also offer food and beverages, an altar contest as well as a kid’s zone with activities that make this event fun for the whole family. Note that if you pay at the door, only cash will be accepted.

Details: Noon to 10 p.m. Saturday. $15-$100. Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St. austindiadelosmuertos.com.


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