November 3, 2019

A production by Casa Circulo Cultural:

Casa Círculo Cultural and the San Mateo County History Museum, in partnership with Friends of the Redwood City Library and collaboration with the Redwood City Parks & Arts Foundation, are proud to bring to you the Ninth Annual Día de los Muertos Celebration on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 in Downtown Redwood City.

Activities start at 4:00pm, Entertainment begins at 5:00pm, Welcome speech and procession at 7:00pm, the evening will end at 9:00pm.
Courthouse Square is transformed into a play, where musicians, dancers, artists, family altars are on display; sugar skulls, marigolds and more will decorate Courthouse Square and bringing it to life. Catrinas will be walking around the plaza greeting visitors, and a procession will walk through downtown Redwood City. Papel picado adorns the Food Court area with an array of traditional foods and the vendor booths that line the streets. Inside of the San Mateo County History Museum is a FREE exhibition of altars, as well as free arts and crafts for kids where they can create traditional art and enjoy hands on activities.
What started as a modest celebration of the Mexican culture, has grown and evolved into one of Redwood City’s largest celebrations of diversity and culture.
The Day of the Dead is celebrated in Mexico on November 1st and 2nd. On these days, Mexican families go to the cemetery, visit the graves of their relatives, clean and maybe paint the grave, put flowers (marigold or wonders) and light candles.
We hope to see you there!


Festival of Altars


Create a Día de los Muertos altar at The San Mateo County History Museum!
Casa Círculo Cultural and The San Mateo County History Museum are inviting the community to build a Día de los Muertos altar for the Altar Exhibit inside of the museum. The altars exhibit will run from Sunday, November 3rd
 through Friday, November 8th, 2019. Attendees can enjoy the altars created by Redwood City residents, groups, families, and individuals.
Making an altar for a loved one that has passed away can be a cathartic and healing experience that honors both the celebration of life and the grieving of death. Altars range from very simple to very elaborate; they are often full of objects giving life to their dead relatives, including food and favorite drink. The altars dedicated to the souls of dead children include toys, candy and other goodies.

If you would like to create a personal altar (3 x 6 each table) please contact Lydia Hernández or Roxana Escamilla at
altars@casacirculocultural.org, no later than Monday, October 21st. Contestants must bring all necessary materials for making their altar.

Spaces are limited, and entries are first come, first serve.


Enter the contest: Altars will be judged by a qualified panel of judges based on creativity, use of the elements and knowledge of traditions.

Altar Awards:
To be announced on November 3rd at 7:30 PM


When: Sunday, November 3rd, 2019

Where: Courthouse Square- 2200 Broadway St, Redwood City



4:00 pm         Activities & Entertainment Begins
                      Participate in the Community Chalk Mural
5:00 pm         Altars Exhibit Opens at SMCHM
6:00 pm         Welcoming & Speeches
7:00 pm         Procession by Casa Circulo Cultural and                                   Community Members

7:30 pm         Live Music: Jose Roberto and Friends
8:30 pm         Magic Lantern 3-D LIGHTSHOW- IS BACK!

                     San Mateo County History Museum/Altars                                 Exhibit Closes

9:00 pm         Event Ends



Please contact Maritza Diaz at volunteer@casacirculocultural.org



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