The second annual Milwaukee Dia De Los Muertos parade, on Friday, Oct. 28, will feature colorful masks, costumes, dancing and music. The parade celebrates the Day of the Dead, a traditional Mexican holiday that dates back to an ancient Aztec festival.
Participants will gather in the gym at the United Community Center, 1028 S. 9th St., at 4 p.m. The parades begins at 5 p.m., and will make its way through the Walker’s Point neighborhood, ending at the Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, 839 S. 5th St.
Organized by Milwaukee Mijas, a collective of women artists and performers, the parade’s purpose is to preserve and share the traditions of the Day of the Dead.