Souls of the City returns to Old Sacramento

The River City’s biggest Dia de los Muertos event resumes in-person celebrations after two years of virtual programming.

A digital artwork of a skull with a flower motif replacing its eyes

Explore the Mesoamerican traditions behind Día de los Muertos.

Graphic courtesy of Sol Collective

Following two years of virtual programming brought on by the pandemic, Sacramento’s biggest Día de los Muertos festival will return to in-person celebrations this Sat., October 22 from 5-10 p.m. in Old Sacramento.

Called Souls of the City, the free event offers arts programming and hands-on education about the Mesoamerican traditions that inform the holiday. The festival is presented by nonprofit cultural center Sol Collective and the Sacramento History Museum.

Some of the activities you can expect:

This year also marks the first time the event has invited lowriders to attend and showcase their cars, having partnered with the Sacramento Lowrider Commission.

Interested in attending? Be sure to register ahead of schedule.

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