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Muertos Fest

Día de los Muertos at Hemisfair Returns This Fall

The Ninth Annual Día de los Muertos at Hemisfair returns this fall to downtown San Antonio for an expanded in-person outdoor gathering on October 23 and October 24. Recognized by National Geographic as one of America’s Top Seven Fall Festivals, Día de los Muertos brings back its mix of community altars, live music, art vendors and workshops in a free and family-friendly two-day event. Popularly known as Muertos Fest, this San Antonio event is one of the largest Day of the Dead celebrations in the United States. Día de los Muertos combines a celebration of life with a remembrance of loss. This central element of Día de los Muertos at Hemisfair continues in 2021 with an awareness of the past year, combined with an assurance of a positive future.

“Last year, we shut down our in-person event but given the pandemic’s devastating impact, we felt it was important to keep Día de los Muertos active and produced a successful broadcast and livestream virtual event featuring stories from our altar makers and musical guests,” says Jim Mendiola, Muertos Fest artistic director. “As our community has begun to enjoy public gatherings in a safe manner, Muertos Fest 2021 gives space and programming to reflect and observe all we’ve been through.”

Día de los Muertos at Hemisfair 2021 anticipates attracting more than 100,000 attendees, complimented with a national digital broadcast to reach millions across the country.  


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Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM. In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.

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