Saturday, October 27, 2018

Denton’s Day of the Dead Festival is a free, family-friendly event held outside on E. Hickory and Industrial St. Spirits will be high as we celebrate the fall season, paying homage to the goodness of the harvest, Dia de los Muertos, and all things Halloween. You’ll enjoy it right down to your bones.

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What to do


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  • The coffin races have easily become one of the most popular attractions of the Day of the Dead Festival. Spectators seem to show up earlier every year to stake their claim on the more coveted viewing spots on Hickory to root for their favorite teams and businesses!

    Coffin Races
  • Wear your finest costume and bring your own paper lantern or puppet and join us in a merry walk down the streets of historic downtown Denton! The parade is free and open to all ages, especially the young at heart.

    Twilight Lantern Parade
  • For our younger goblins and ghouls, the Pumpkin Patch offers a variety of tricks and treats, with free games, a bounce house, and entertainment geared to smaller kids.

    The Pumpkin Patch
  • Cirque is a little fright and a lot of laughter! You will endure a delightful descent into the macabre, including a collection of bone-chilling poetry, spine-tingling short stories, and spooky songs. But don’t worry ﹘ our performance is an appropriate spectacle for the entire family.

    Cirque du Horror
  • Join our annual Costume Contest to see colorful characters and the creative ingenuity our community has to offer. Children and adults alike are invited to strut their spooky stuff in front of an audience and panel of judges. Think your costume could take home the grand prize?

    Costume Contest