Fort Worth Botanic Garden to host Día de los Muertos event featuring food, live music

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The Fort Worth Botanic Garden will host a Día de los Muertos event on Saturday, with festivities including food and live music.

Día de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” celebrates the memory of loved ones with food, drink and parties, largely on Nov. 1 and Nov. 2.

An ofrenda altar will be in the Rock Springs Cafe area, where people can bring photos of deceased loved ones on display. According to the city of Fort Worth’s website, participants are asked to bring photo copies as original photos cannot be returned. The Garden Center will also have a view-only ofrenda on display.

Children are encouraged to come in costume during the “Children’s’ Afternoon” from 3-5:30 p.m., according to the event’s eventbrite page. There will be photo backdrops, food, games and crafts.

During the event’s “Adult Evening” from 5:30-9 p.m., the Texas Christian University Mariachi band will play live music followed by Folklorico dancers, according to the Fort Worth website. Dancing, a cash bar, food and Socorro Tequila and Dank Vodka tastings will be featured in the evening event.

Tickets for the Fort Worth Botanic Garden event can be purchased on eventbrite.com. Children ages 5 and below are given free admission, ages 6-15 years are $10 and adults are $15.

Other Día de los Muertos events in Fort Worth on Oct. 30 include a parade, hosted by Artes de la Rosa, which will start at 10 a.m. in Historic Northside. According to the Artes de la Rosa website, this will be the 18th annual celebration. A map of the parade route can be found on their website artesdelarosa.org under community events.

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