The streets of Milwaukee’s near South Side were alive with hundreds honoring the dead at the annual Día de los Muertos Festival and Parade. Beginning and ending in Walker Square Park, the route wound through both the Walker Square and Walker’s Point neighborhoods.
The event also featured a 5k run/walk, face painting, ofrendas (altars honoring the dead) made by community members, music, art market and dance performances.
While Dia de los Muertos is not traditionally associated with processions or parades, Milwaukee’s Día de los Muertos parade has become a tradition over the past seven years. Nearly 2000 miles south, this year, Mexico City staged its first ever parade to mark Día de los Muertos.