Dia de los Muertos

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Join us in honoring past loved ones at this FREE event with performances by Los Matachines, various GISD and I.L. Texas student performances from Mariachi to Ballet Folklorico, and much more! There will be Kid Bounce Houses, Cultural Art Show and Altar Displays.

To close out the night, the Disney/Pixar film, "Coco", will be shown at 8:20 p.m. inside of the Granville Arts Center. Admission is free and open to the public. No outside food or drinks will be allowed into the theatre. Concessions will be available for purchase.

Don't forget to ride DART to the Downtown Garland Station. For more information, visit the DART website.


Monday, Nov. 1


6:30 to 8:30 p.m


Downtown Garland Square - 520 W State Street


Free. Bring a little extra for craft and food vendors! 


We reached out to our local artist community to help create a t-shirt design for our upcoming festival. The selected design was created by Susie Cortez who is also one of the artists who painted the dumpsters during Big Art Day.

There is a limited amount of event t-shirts available now for $21.50. You can purchase at the Visitor Information Center located at 211 N. Fifth St.(map), or the day of the event.

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