Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is observed annually on Nov. 1 and 2.
The Latin American tradition, which originates from Mexico, is holiday that celebrates life and death.
Here are five festivals happening around Houston:
When: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22 and 3 p.m. - 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23
Where: Hardy & Nance Studios
What: Hardy & Nance Studios’ 12th annual Día de Muertos group show looks to art to help heal the soul. According to its Facebook, Friday’s reception will have an outdoor bar, food truck, and local vendors outside of the gallery. Admission is free.
When: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 30 - 31
Where: MECA Houston
What: At MECA’s annual two-day Día de los Muertos festival, attendees can enjoy arts and crafts activities, live music and dance performances, a local vendor market, ofrendas and more. Admission is free.
When: Noon - 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30
Where: Hidalgo Park
What: Magnolia Park’s 8th annual Día de los Muertos celebration will include a community altar and art by Laura Cano-Lopez. Attendees can also enjoy live music and dance performances. Admission is free.
When: 2 p.m. - 10 p.m on Saturday, Oct. 30
Where: Kemah Boardwalk
What: Head to the boardwalk for an all-day celebration where you can enjoy fun activities, live music including folklorica and mariachi performances, as well as a costume contest and more. Admission is free.
When: 2 p.m. - 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6
Where: Sam Houston Park
What: Enjoy live music, arts and crafts, concessions and more during the City of Houston’s first-ever Día de los Muertos celebration. Admission is free.
Did we miss any? Let us know about any upcoming events we should know about, in the comments.