FREE live entertainment, traditional performances, and beautiful altars

Jacobs Center Media Contact: Liz Faris, Communications Manager, (619) 527-6161 ext. 376, lfaris@jacobscenter.org

October 26, 2015 – SAN DIEGO – The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation is teaming up with Izcalli and eight indigenous tribes for the second year in a row to bring a lively and culturally authentic Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead celebration to Southeastern San Diego’s Diamond Neighborhoods. The event is FREE to the community and will take place Sunday, November 1, from noon to 9 pm at the Market Creek Amphitheater and Festival Park located at 310 Euclid Ave., San Diego, CA 92114.Free parking will be available at the adjacent Joe & Vi Jacobs Center at 404 Euclid Ave.

With last year’s inaugural Día de los Muertos celebration drawing close to 2,000 people, this year’s event promises to be an even greater success with the addition of Grammy award-winning Latin rock group Quetzal. Additionally, the nationally recognized comedy troupe Teatro Izcalli will be back to bring levity and laughter to attendees of all ages.

This event will be an authentic celebration of life, honoring loved ones who have left this world while staying true to the holiday’s origins in Mexico and countries throughout Latin America. Live entertainment will also include a mariachi band and rarely performed traditional native dances, including Danza de Viejitos, Danza de Chinelos, and Danza de Diablitos.

Attendees will be able to view 15 authentic altars built by indigenous tribes from Mexico and local residents as well as more than 150 low-rider cars that will showcase their own beautiful altar displays. The addition of face painting, delicious food, and a variety of vendors make this event one of San Diego’s largest FREE Día de los Muertos celebrations!

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About the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
Founded in 1995, the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation is focused on building communities and lifting lives. As a creative catalyst and incubator, the Jacobs Center works with the community to revitalize Southeastern San Diego’s Diamond Neighborhoods. This means transforming nearly 60 acres into sustainable developments that provide residents with greater access to resources and amenities that improve their quality of life. Additionally, the Jacobs Center works with community organizations to increase residents’ economic opportunities, leadership skills, and educational success.
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