Day of the Dead 5K & Festival

5K, Other

Event Date

Sun, Nov 6, 2016


Fayetteville, NC


Activity Today Later

Adults - 5K

$30 $30 Closed

Young Adults - Individual Age group/open

$25 $25 Closed

About This Activity

Start Time: 5K 3 pm 

Why Support this Event:  This is event is part of Inaugural Day of the Dead Festival hosted by the NEW Mexican American Association of Fayetteville a new Nonprofit 501 C3 organization formed here in the City of Fayetteville. We hope to see you there.

Age Groups 6-10 11-14 15-18 19-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 65-70 71 & 

Adult                                 $30 


Young Adults & Kids       $25 


Event details and schedule

Race Amenities:  The Day of the Dead Festival will consist of a 6 hour festival with live music bands showcasing a Mexican Style Day of the Dead. The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday observed in Mexico and around the world.

The holiday focuses on the gathering of our families, friends where we pray for our friends and family that has passed. This holiday was primarily observed in the southern states of Mexico, it wasn’t until the 1960’s when the Mexican government made it a national holiday.

Some of the traditions besides food include altars called “ofrendas”, honoring the Dead using sugar skulls “Calacas” and our favorite Mexican Water. Specially the drinks they used to love; we also leave personal items near their graves... with the hope to visit them the following year.

Our goal during this festival is to showcase these unique holiday to the area of Fayetteville and the surrounding communities, we will have food vendors, Arts & Crafts vendors and lots of music and dancers. The festival will run from 1-6 pm. We will have a 5K Run at 3 pm

The “Calaca” Parade will be at 4 pm showcasing these beautiful unique outfits in order to select the Best Calaca which will run in 3 categories: Best Man, Best Woman, Best Male Kid and Best Female Girl.

Please keep yourself posted for updates on the musical bands and any other activity. The festival will be open and free to the public, the 5K Run will be $30, $25. 

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