Viva La Vida Festival 2015

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Mexic-Arte Museum says
UPDATE:

DUE TO FORECAST RAIN, THE VIVA LA VIDA FESTIVAL GROUNDS HAVE MOVED TO BRAZOS HALL, 204 E 4TH ST, AUSTIN, TX 78701.

The Viva la Vida parade is currently on schedule. Starting at 12:00pm on 6th St. between Chicon & Comal in East Austin.

The education area at Frost Bank and the El Jimador Salutes the Day of the Dead event inside the Museum will continue as planned.

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Mexic-Arte Museum is thrilled to announce the date for the annual Viva la Vida Festival on October 31, 2015 from 12:00pm–8:00pm in downtown Austin.

Visit the official Viva la Vida Festival site at www.mexic-artemuseumevents.org

This year, Austin’s largest and longest-running Day of the Dead event features a grand procession, a Day of the Dead mercado, live music, a Sugar Skull float by local piñata artisans Monica and Sergio Lejarazu, an exhibition with community altars highlighting the states of Mexico inside the Museum, and educational programs.

Attendees can also taste traditional foods from Austin’s best food trucks, hands-on art activities, and artist demos. The 2015 event is co-sponsored by the City of Austin.


VIVA LA VIDA FESTIVAL

Date: October 31, 2015
Location: Brazos Hall, 204 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701
Time: 12:00–8:00pm
Admission: Free


GRAND PROCESSION

Date: October 31, 2015
Parade staging: 11:00am
Parade launch: 12:00 noon
Route: the parade will gather on 6th street between Chicon and Comal, and travel an entire mile west on 6th street to Mexic-Arte Museum.

Special Parade Component

This year’s festival and parade will feature a Sugar Skull Piñata float by Monica and Sergio Lejarazu to celebrate the craft of the piñata. Bring your favorite piñata props and costumes.

Call for Parade Participants & Volunteers

Participants are needed for all sections of the parade, including pre-Columbian, Mexico Lindo, and Austin Weird. People of all ages dressed in skeleton costumes, families, university groups, portable altars, noise makers, chihuahuas, Aztec dancers, samba dancers, Ballet Folkloricos, and colorfully decorated cars will gather and assemble a joyful procession.

To participate in the parade, register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5QV8SMX
To register for a volunteer shift, please sign up here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/?sm=agumqtKKbFnmFm71SUrGMg%3d%3d


El JIMADOR SALUTES DAY OF THE DEAD

Main Gallery of Mexic-Arte Museum with Community Altars exhibition
5:00–8:00pm (Ages 21 & Over)
Delicious Sampling of Signature Cocktails & Authentic Mexican Cuisine
$10 Admission (Free for Members)
Are you a Mexic-Arte Museum Member? If so, RSVP to development@mexic-artemuseum.org
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