• Matt Esnayra

Celebrating Día de los Muertos in Long Beach: What you need to know

Celebrating Día de los Muertos will look a little more normal this year — if you are vaccinated, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Why it matters:

After more than a year of being home, Halloween and Día de los Muertos could be celebrated safely, according to Biden's Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci. Dr. Fauci said on CNN's State of the Union, "I think that, particularly of you're vaccinated, you can get out there and enjoy it."

  • CDC Director Rochelle Walensky told CBS's Face the Nation that parents and children should limit their crowd size, “I wouldn’t necessarily go to a crowded Halloween party, but I think that we should be able to let our kids go trick-or-treating in small groups,” Walensky said. “I hope that we can do that this year.”

Remember me:

The City of Long Beach will be holding its sixth annual Día de los Muertos festival on Saturday, Oct 30 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

  • All attendees must show proof of vaccination status or a negative COVID-19 test.

  • Long Beach’s Día de los Muertos includes live music by Poncho Sanchez, the Jenni Rivera Tribute Band, and The Como La Flor Band paying tribute to Selena.

  • The Disney-Pixar film "Coco" will be played.

  • Mariachi music, dance performances, face painting, trick-or-treating, and a costume contest for kids

  • All activities will take place outdoors on Pine Avenue between 4th and 6th streets, with the main stage located under the Historic Pine Avenue sign.

The performance schedule (subject to change) is as follows:

  • 3 p.m. Mariachi Angelitas

  • 2 p.m., 3:45 p.m., and between sets, DJ Las Chicas Tristes

  • 5 p.m. Jenni Rivera Tribute Band

  • 6:30 p.m. The Como La Flor Band’s tribute to Selena

  • 7 p.m., or just after dusk, “Coco” film screening

  • 8 p.m. Poncho Sanchez

  • 9:15 p.m. Aztec Dancers

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