Día de los Muertos

About the Fruitvale Día de Los Muertos Festival

The Unity Council Día de Los Muertos Annual Festival is a free, outdoor festival that brings over 100,000 people to the vibrant, culturally-rich Fruitvale neighborhood to enjoy world-class live music, family-friendly games, rides and activities, traditional Latin American artisans, and the stunning altar artistic installations created by community members paying homage to los Muertos. The Día de los Muertos Festival was inducted into the U.S. Library of Congress by Congresswoman Barbara Lee as a “Local Legacy.”

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, November 2,  2019, from 10AM-5PM

The Unity Council has adopted the theme of Los Ausentes (The Absent), paying respect to those who are no longer with us, whether they are loved ones who have passed away, or members of this very community who have been displaced due to deportation, gentrification, or incarceration. For every loved one who has passed into the afterlife… For every family member who is hopelessly waiting across an ocean or border fence… For every person missing someone behind bars… Join us to pay tribute and celebrate Los Ausentes. 

Fruitvale Dia de los Muertos Festival – A Dream For All

Each year The Unity Council organizes the Fruitvale Dia de los Muertos Festival to benefit local artists, small businesses and entrepreneurs, and to celebrate and protect the vibrant Latino culture in Oakland. This free family-friendly event brings over 100,000 people to the Fruitvale neighborhood each year.

Thank You to Our 2018 Dia Sponsors!

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2019 Annual Dia de los Muertos festival email development@unitycouncil.org