Souls of the City returns to Old Sacramento

Experience hands-on traditions and festivities of Dia de los Muertos.

Two faux skeletons lay side-by-side surrounded by candles and old photographs for a Dia de los Muertos altar.

Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, centers around celebrating the past lives of ancestors and loved ones.

In honor of Dia de los Muertos, Old Sacramento is hosting its 11th annual Souls of the City festival.

On Saturday, Oct. 21, 4-9 p.m., join Sol Collective and Center for Sacramento History for a hands-on experience that is free and open to the public. Live music, art installations, local vendors and more will be part of the festivities.

Want to participate? The City of Sacramento encourages guests to bring photos and cherished items of relatives, ancestors or loved ones who have died. Community altars will be available to display these mementos to honor + celebrate their lives.

Ofrendas — or offerings for an altar — can come in all shapes and sizes. Check out some of the ofrendas Sol Collective + community members worked on earlier this week in anticipation for the holiday.