Día De Los Muertos falls on Friday, November 1st and Saturday, November 2nd this year. This holiday is big in Mexico and in my house it is observed every year. Rather than mourn the death of a loved one, we celebrate their life with food, drinks and activities that we know our deceased loved ones would have loved. We make sure to put their pictures at the altars along with papel picado, figurines marigolds and some of their favorite things. It's a beautiful experience.

Throughout the years, día de los muertos has kind of been put into the spotlight. Every year, more and more celebrations are thrown and with the recent release of Disney's Coco, more and more people are learning about this beautiful celebration. Here in the borderland, it's no question that día de los muertos will be a big deal. So, if you need some plans for día de los muertos, or if you're curious about the holiday and want to learn more about it, there's tons of celebrations happening around the borderland to help you out! Check out some of these great events below and make plans to attend!

Resurrection Ball- A Día de los Muertos Extravaganza:
Friday, November 1st
8PM
Club Here I Love You. 115 S. Durango.
A Night of Entertainment Featuring: DJ Amanda Jones, Live Art, Face Painting, Drum Circle, Dancers, Altar, Food Trucks & More.
Hosted by Stepping Out, Lost Paranormal El Paso, DJ Amanda Jones, Club Here I Love You & Red Door Vintage.

Dia de los Muertos Festival
Saturday, November 2nd
2PM-8PM
Concordia Cemetery. 3700 E. Yandell
Tickets: $5/ Kids 6 and under free
Presented by the Concordia Heritage Association. Proceeds to benefit Concordia Cemetery.The one-day engagement sees revelers dressed in vintage Mexican clothing complete with the traditional calaveras (skulls) painted on their faces... with dozens of artisans & vendors, a scavenger hunt, live music, food trucks, face painters, dancers, poetry readings, arts and crafts and ceremonial offerings. Featuring live music and dance performances!
Proceeds to benefit Concordia Cemetery.

Dia De los Muertos Celebration
Saturday, November 2
2PM
El Paso Museum of Art. 1 Arts Festival Plaza
Celebrate with free hands-on activities, music and artisan vendors located throughout the Arts District from the El Paso Museum of Art to the El Paso Museum of History. Celebrated artist collective from Mexico City, Colectivo Ultima Hora, will once again transform Dia de los Muertos with fantastical splendor and color. You won’t want to miss the Desfile de Alebrijes Parade up Santa Fe and the evening concerts in Arts Festival Plaza. Parade starts at 5PM.

Día de los Muertos at Cafe Mayapan
Saturday, November 2nd
3PM-10PM
2000 Texas Ave.
La Mujer Obrera will host their 22nd annual Dia de los Muertos celebration featuring Danza Azteca, Danza Azteca Tlaneztica, Tereso Contreras, Churuhui & Ballet Folklorico Paso del Norte, Ceiba, Los Actores: Aromas y Dulces para nuestros Difuntos por Fernando Horcasitas and more! ALTARES Y ARTESANIA CATRINAS Y CALAVERAS MOJIGANGAS Y ARTE VIVO!
Participate in the Catrina Contest or the Calavera Poetry Open-Mic, verses/poems written as obituaries for the living, often performed as political satire, criticizing those who abuse power. Community altars, traditional foods and artisans.

Día De Los Muertos Celebration at Restlawn
Saturday, November 2nd
4PM-9PM
4848 Alps Dr.
Hosted by St. Marks Car Truck & Bike Show. Featuring Matachines and prayer service & trunk or treat costume contest. Best Dia de los Muertos Theme Decoration contest. Screening of the movie Coco will begin at sundown. Admission is free but it is strongly encouraged you bring an unwrapped toy for their toy drive ages 1 to 13.

Disney Pixar Coco in Concert with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, November 2nd
7:30 PM
Plaza Theater. 125 W. Mills
Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos at the Plaza Theatre with Academy Award-winning animated film Coco in concert with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra performing Michael Giacchino’s beautiful score live to film. This heartwarming film follows aspiring young musician Miguel as he travels to the Land of the Dead. Tickets start at $25-$60.