Last year marked the first-ever Dia De Los Muertos: Art After Dark festival in San Angelo, Texas, where the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts and Angelo State University worked together to bring a free public celebration of the legendary Day of the Dead to the area. Held at the museum itself and beginning at 6 PM, the 2nd annual event invites everyone in the San Angelo area to experience this slice of Mexican culture and art while bringing together a sense of community.
Tons of events and activities will be offered, such as performances by the Ballet Folklorico and the Ballet Azteca, as well as live music from a Selena cover band, a traditional dress-up contest with cash prizes, a parade with a mariachi band, and much, much more. Food and art vendors will be available onsite if you’d like to bring a little bit of the celebration home with you, too, and the ASU Cultural Center will be providing a Community Altar for event goers to partake in the act of remembering those who have passed away.
The Dia De Los Muertos: Art After Dark event will be held on October 27th and feature the artwork, photography, music, and dance of the Mexican-American community in San Angelo, Texas – but, of course, the festival is for everyone to participate and enjoy.
From picnics to fireworks there are so many great ways to celebrate the Fourth of July!
The Fourth of July is full of celebration. There’s tons of different ways to celebrate besides going to see fireworks. Here are some Fourth of July traditions you can take part in.
Get out your patriotic blanket and pick a great spot on a beach or in a park. Bring your favorite “American” food, from hot dogs to mac & cheese or just good old potato chips. You can even bring along gear for a baseball or volleyball game.
Look to see if there are any rodeos going on around you. This distinctly Western sport will have you shouting “Yee-Haw.” San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo will be hosting World Series Team Roping over Fourth of July weekend!
This might be obvious, but there’s nothing quite like a parade to celebrate a holiday. You’ll get to watch floats roll by, listen to bands, and commemorate the troops.
Make sure you follow all the laws if you go this way, but you can buy your own fireworks and have your own mini Fireworks show in your backyard. Just make sure you’re doing it in a big, safe space on your own property.
Let us know your favorite Fourth of July tradition in the comments below or by visiting Randall Mitsubishi in San Angelo today!