October 28th  

6p.m. - 11 p.m.


Edinburg Arts is pleased to continue our annual celebratory homage to Dia de los Muertos this October. Generally celebrated at the beginning of November, we believe it is never too early to dig deep into our Mexican culture roots and recognize the importance of this special day. By presenting Los Muertos Bailan in the Rio Grande Valley, we provide an educational approach and opportunity for each of us to learn more about this fascinating tradition of Mexico.  Bring your friends and family as we spend the evening in a colorful tribute to our loved ones. Los Muertos Bailan festival will feature Mexican Artisans with authentic hand crafted work, themed artistic paintings, delicious food booths, live music, fun crafts, Dia de los Muertos costume contests and more!

This year, the official Altar will pay tribute to Juan Gabriel. More than a celebration of day of the dead, Los Muertos Bailan is a celebration of life! The 2nd annual Los Muertos Bailan festival is back and is the largest day of the dead festival is South Texas attracting over four thousand people for the festival.

The festival is free to attend and will feature the art of Ruben Rios, Dr. David Bowles will share some of the stories in his newest book, Ghosts of the Rio Grande Valley, there will also be an outdoor art expo, a theatrical play by Lucia Macias Theater Company, folkloric dance presentations by Edinburg's finest folklorico teams, live music by The Dirty Birdies, mexican artisans, a large outdoor craft expo and lots of delicious authentic food!

The Festival will feature a Catrin & Catrina costume contests with adult & children categories, so get ready to participate and bring the family.  For those not dressed up..there will be a face painting booth.

There will be plenty of festival food and drinks available and about a hundred different exhibitors. Join us in celebrating life, culture, tradition, and heritage! To participate please visit Edinburgarts.com or call us at 956-383-6246

We will see you at the Edinburg City Hall Courtyard, 415 W. University Dr. Edinburg, where culture thrives!

Call for Artists

Edinburg Arts invites artists to commemorate their favorite deceased artists, actors, poets, writers, or anyone of your choosing at the 2016 LOS MUERTOS BAILAN Festival. This is not just a celebration of Dia de Los Muertos but also a Celebration of Life.

All artists are encourage to market themselves and sell their work at the festival, all proceeds belong to the artist. Artwork must incorporate the theme of the festival to participate. 

Artist participation fee is $15 per space.  All Artists must turn in their TAX ID numbers and have their tax permits readily available at the festival.


Artisan Vendors offer personally crafted creations of all sorts, including but not limited to, skilled handmade goods, delicate fine art and custom-made instruments.

Vendors accepted to the LOS MUERTOS BAILAN Festival must have thematic merchandise. No resale items are allowed unless they are in line with the theme of the festival. All other merchants must be hand crafted goods that follow the theme of the festival or Mexican artisans, being that the festival is traditionally a Mexican holiday. 

Vendors in the categories of CRAFTER, MERCHANT, or ARTISAN will have a participation fee of $25 per space.

All vendors must turn in their TAX ID numbers and have their permits readily available at the festival.

Food Vendors

As a Festival-participating Food Vendor, you will have the freedom of creating your unique food display and offering a one-of-a-kind menu for our community members to enjoy.

A limited number of food trucks (4) will be permitted into the festival, all other food vendors will be tent vendors and a maximum of 14 total food vendors will be considered for the LOS MUERTOS BAILAN Festival including the food trucks.

All Food vendors must have at least 1 Certified Food Handler and a Temporary Food Establishment Permit.

All Temporary Food Establishment Permits must be acquired by October 21st at the latest. Food Vendors will not be accepted unless proof of both permit and certification is turned in.

Food Vendor Fee is $35 per space..electricity included.


To participate at the festival, please visit the "Participate" tab at the top of the page to submit an application, sign up to volunteer, or to sign up for updates.

In addition to your respective participation fee, you may rent tables, chairs, and tents from us.
$5 per table
$5 per 2 Chairs
$15 per 10x10 tent. 

$20 for 5 live stage mentions throughout duration of festival.
       Get more people directed to your booth from stage announcements. 

You can pick up your rented items at the Information Booth