Cultural Community Events

The City of San Antonio’s World Heritage Office’s goal is to celebrate, promote and connect the community. The Mission Marquee Plaza season begins in March with great opportunities throughout the year to join in on the fun! Bring your family and friends to share the experience of culture, art, education and fun on these historic grounds. 

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Virtual Dia de los Muertos

Virtual Dia de los Muertos

Join the City of San Antonio World Heritage Office for a two-day Dia de los Muertos celebration!

Sunday, November 1, 2020
Dia de los Muertos: Celebrando Las Misiones

4 p.m. 

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This year, Mission Marquee Plaza's third annual celebration commemorates Mission San Jose's 300th anniversary with an online program. Learn the history, symbolism and traditions of Dia de los Muertos with:
- Discussion on pan de muerto
- Demonstration on how to make a sugar skull
- Altars by Mission San Jose descendant families
- Music and dance performances
- Outdoor art exhibit featuring works by San Antonio artists (available at Mission Marquee Plaza November 1-December 31 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Guests are encouraged to practice social distancing and wear face coverings.

Monday, November 2, 2020
2020 Tamal Institute: Tamales and Dia de los Muertos

6 p.m.
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The San Antonio UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy hosts a virtual experience exploring the cultural significance of tamales as part of Dia de los Muertos with:
- Introduction by author Dr. Carmen Tafolla
- Cooking demonstration on how to prepare tamales
- An opportunity to travel virtual to other UNESCO Creative Cities of Gastronomy (Ensenada, Mexico; Merida, Mexico; and Belo Horizonte, Brazil) to learn about their culinary traditions for Dia de los Muertos.

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