Fort Lauderdale Celebrates their 14th Annual Florida Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos)

Dia de los Muertos celebration will take place this Saturday at Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (SOUTH FLORIDA WEEKEND) - Dia de los Muertos or the Day of the Dead is a Mexican tradition that honor and remember deceased loved ones.

Dia de los Muertos traditions include Calaveras (Sugar Skulls) one of the most recognizable symbols of Dia de los Muertos that represent a departed soul. Ofrendas (Altars) where families create altars in their homes or at cemeteries to honor deceased loved ones. The altars are adorned with candles, colorful sugar skulls, and photos. Music and Dance: Folkloric dancers and Mariachi bands often performed at Dia de los Muertos celebrations.

If you’re in Fort Lauderdale and looking for events to celebrate this weekend, join in the 14th Annual Florida Day of the Dead Celebration this Saturday November 4th.

The event will take place in Esplanade Park on Riverwalk from 3pm to 10pm.

This is a family and pet friendly community event that will include artisan craft booths, Skeleton Processional, food vendors, sugar skull fac painting, bars, folklorico stage, dance and music.

Make sure to stop any painting booth and transform yourself into a sugar skull.

This event is all about celebrating life, honoring traditions, and creating memories.

This event is FREE to attend.