Day of the Dead (Dia de los Meurtos) in San Francisco

The annual Day of the Dead (Dia de los Meurtos) procession and Festival of Altars (produced by The Marigold Project) takes place this Friday, November 2nd, starting at 24th and Bryant Streets and ending at Garfield Park in San Francisco’s Mission District.

San Francisco Day of the Dead:
Annually on November 2
(Rain or shine!)

We invite all individuals, community members, artists,
families to view and participate in the yearly Dia de
los Muertos Procession and Festival of Altars at
Garfield Park, on November 2. All interested parties
are welcome to create altars in honor of their
ancestors, loved ones, friends that have passed away.

Five local artists have been commissioned to build
large scale altar installation in Garfield Park.
Please bring flowers, photos, mementos, food and/or
drink to place on the altars in celebration of the
lives of those now gone. This is an artful community
celebration honoring both death and the cycle of life.

Dia de los Muertos is an annual Meso-American holiday
dedicated to our ancestors and loved ones now gone. We
celebrate the Day of the Dead by creating sacred space
with art installations, performances and a walking
procession which help us contemplate our personal
existence, mortality and celebration of life.

This is a FREE community event with no corporate
Wheelchair accessible.
Close to 24th street BART.
Free and open to the public.


Procession led by Rescue Culture Collective:
corner of 24th & Bryant in the SF Mission District,
7:00pm on November 2

Festival of Altars produced by Marigold Project:
Garfield Park corner of Harrison and 26th Street,
6:30pm-10:30pm on November 2

Scott Beale
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