San Francisco's Annual Festival of Altars

Event has passed (Thu Nov 2, 2006 - Thu Nov 2, 2006)
Parade Route: 24th & Bryant to Garfield Park
Family, Cultural Event
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Please join thousands of families,
community members, neighbors, artists, activists, and
youth at the corner of 24th & Bryant in the Mission
District of San Francisco at 7:00pm on Thursday,
November 2 for San Francisco's annual Dia de los
Muertos procession and public altar exhibit. The
procession will end at the Festival of Altars in
Garfield Park, located at 26th & Harrison. (Due to
park renovations, the altars will be at the far end of
the park this year, near 26th street, instead of their
traditional spot at 25th and Harrison.)

Five local artists have been commissioned to build
large community altars for the public display in
Garfield Park. This year's theme is "Connecting to
Death in all Places". Please bring ofrendas or
offerings to place on our community altars: candles,
photographs, bread, other foods, flowers, toys and
other symbolic offerings for people that have passed

This event is family friendly and Free. Acoustic
musician and performers of all kinds are welcome. If
you would like to make an altar or need event
information/interviews, please contact: 415 722 8911
or visit


The Marigold Project is an entirely volunteer-run
collective. We coordinate and commission the five
large scale altars in Garfield Park on November 2 and
publish informational materials about San Francisco's
Day of the Dead celebration. We are sponsored in part
by the San Francisco Arts Commission, The Mission
Merchants Association, Reclaiming Collective and
community artists and individuals.


  1. Parade Route: 24th & Bryant to Garfield Park
    24th & Bryant to 26th & Harrison, San Francisco, CA