Mexic-Arte Museum presents Viva la Vida Festival and Parade 2016

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Austin’s largest and longest-running Day of the Dead event features a grand procession and street festival (from Congress to San Jacinto) with artist vendors, live music, food trucks, and community altars. Art activities for children and families will also be available where the public will have an opportunity to take pictures with parade props, including large-scale moving sculptures and mojigangas.

Additionally, the festival grounds have expanded this year to include Brazos Hall, where the public can enjoy even more vendors, face painting, lively performances, and a costume contest. On the Brazos Hall rooftop, the Members' Cocktail Lounge will spotlight handcrafted specialty beverages for Museum Members and patrons.

Event Details



Mexic-Arte Museum
419 Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701

Brazos Hall
204 E. 4th St.
Austin, TX 78701


Ticket Info

Admission is free.