Veronica Robles Cultural Center (VROCC) presents “El Dia de los Muertos,” New England’s largest Day of the Dead Festival and Parade, on Sunday, October 29 in two locations in East Boston: The day will begin at the ICA Watershed with a presentation of 21 altars created by local artists and community members and will include a parade to Central Square Park in East Boston for Community Ofrenda. The Day of the Dead festival at Central Square Park will feature live music, performances, a Catrina contest, artisans, local food vendors, and ongoing shuttle bus trips to the ICA Watershed to view the altars. Now in its 10th year, this important festival brings the rich tradition of El Dia de los Muertos to families in East Boston and beyond.
11 AM – 5 PM | Dia de los Muertos at the ICA Watershed
— Altars on view
— Ongoing Day of the Dead activities
— Community Open Mic
1–2 PM | Catrinas Parade: Parade from ICA Watershed to Central Square Park, East Boston
2–7 PM | Dia de los Muertos Festival in Central Square Park, East Boston, including:
— Entertainment and live music
— Local vendors and food
— Community altar
— 6:30 PM – Catrinas contest and prizes at Central Square Park
Note: Shuttle buses will run between Central Square Park and the ICA 2 PM – 5 PM. The ICA Watershed will close at 5 PM. ICA Water Shuttles will not be running.