Dia De Muertos Festival returns to Roswell | Culture & Leisure

ROSWELL, Georgia – The Consulate General of Mexico is partnering with the city of Roswell to host the third annual Dia de Muertos festival on Saturday, October 29.

The free event will take place from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the grounds of City Hall, 38 Hill Street. Visitors of all ages are invited to attend and celebrate the traditional Mexican fiesta, with an evening of remembrance and community spirit.

Food vendors and a ticketed special experience will be on site.

Adisde Handal Gamundi, tourism and cultural affairs coordinator at the Mexican Consulate General, said the consulate was delighted to partner with the city of Roswell for the event again this year.

“Get ready to celebrate the lives of our loved ones who have passed away with a wonderful day filled with the color, flavor and music of Mexico,” Gamundi said.


Mexican Consulate Receives Key to the City of Roswell

The Mexican Consulate in Atlanta was honored for its role in helping the city of Roswell host one of the most realistic traditional Dia de los Muertos events in the region with a key to the city.

The Mexican celebration honors deceased family members. At Roswell’s Dia de Muertos festival, an “ofrenda” or traditional altar will be available to honor those who have passed away.

Other highlights include traditional entertainment with Aztec dancers, the Oaxaca band, and a mariachi band. Vendors will sell Mexican food like empanadas and tamales.

No Dia de Muertos celebration would be complete without the traditional candy skull face painting. Although free, tips are appreciated. Then, at 5 p.m., cash prizes will be awarded for best Day of the Dead costume and Catrina and Catrin makeup.

Showcasing the unique flavors of Mexico, the Tequila/Specialty Margarita Tasting Experience includes tasting tokens and a souvenir tasting glass for the first 500 attendees. For $35, attendees will receive eight tokens that can be used to sample any combination of six different types of specialty margaritas and four different types of tequila such as Blanco, Joven, Reposado and Anejo.







Roswell Dia de Muertos

The Consulate General of Mexico is partnering with the city of Roswell to host the third annual Dia de Muertos festival on Saturday, October 29. The free event will take place from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the grounds of City Hall at 38 Hill St.




Food vendor, entertainer and exhibitor opportunities are available. All vendors must be Day of the Dead themed and merchandise must be sold by the artist or their direct representative.

For more information about the event, to register as a food vendor or performer, or to purchase tickets for the Tequila/Specialty Margarita Tasting Experience, visit RoswellGov.com/DayOfTheDead.

The City of Roswell recently received a $15,600 service contract from Fulton County Arts and Culture. This funding allows the city to expand the entertainment and education of its one-day Día de Muertos event and helps fund other programs at the Cultural Arts Center during National Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated September 15 to October 15. More information is available at RoswellCAC.com.

Questions regarding the Dia de Muertos event can be directed to Special Events Manager Chris Ward at cward@roswellgov.com.


Dia de los Muertos festival brings Mexican traditions to life in Roswell

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