The annual Dia de los Muertos Festival is hosted by the New Braunfels Chamber's Hispanic Business Alliance. This community festival is held in downtown New Braunfels and features kids activities, live entertainment, food trucks, arts & crafts, face painters, vendors, an ofrenda (offering space), shopping, contests and more.
Join us in celebrating Hispanic culture in New Braunfels and enjoy a family friendly, community event.
Dia de los Muertos is a celebration of life. The celebration originated in central and southern Mexico and dates back 3,000 years, during the time of the Aztecs.
Those who celebrate it believe that at midnight on October 31, the souls of all deceased children come down from heaven and reunite with their families on November 1, and the souls of deceased adults come visit on November 2. The festivities continue in the cemetery, where families bring picnics, play music and sometimes even spend the night as a way to celebrate the lives of those who are no longer on this earth.