Where to celebrate Día de los Muertos in Fort Worth

Explore the Day of the Dead festivals + events happening around town.

FTW-Dia De Los Muertos

This year’s carpet at the Botanic Garden will be constructed of 46,000 marigold plants. | Photo courtesy of Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Fort Worth is full of rich and vibrant Mexican culture making it the perfect place to celebrate the Day of the Dead with festivals, parades, and performances.

Día de los Muertos (aka Day of the Dead), is a holiday traditionally celebrated Oct. 31-Nov. 2. It originated in Mexico, with roots tracing back 3,000 years to Aztec and pre-Aztec Indigenous peoples. To this day, it’s celebrated in communities with Mexican heritage and all over Latin America.

Local celebrations

Fort Worth Botanic Garden | Saturday, Oct. 28-Thursday, Nov. 2 | Nearly 46,000 marigolds will be rolled out to create a show-stopping carpet down the Rose Garden stairs.

Marine Park | Saturday, Oct. 28 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Celebrations will kick off with a parade followed by a festival with food, visual artists, and face painting.

Sundance Square | Saturday, Oct. 28 | 12 p.m.-9 p.m. | Costume designers will compete in the second annual La Catrina Contest and Festival.

La Gran Plaza | Sunday, Oct. 29 at 1 p.m. | Watch ceremonial dances performed on the shopping mall’s main stage.

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