With two huge holidays: Halloween and Day of the Dead (el Día de los Muertos) just around the corner, we thought it was the perfect time to let you know about a joint celebration of the two!
This weekend, Decatur will be decorated to the nines for their annual Halloween parade, and this year, there’s a special twist to get excited about!
Along with the usual celebration, this year La Placita Latina is adding a Día de los Muertos element to the parade! That means participants in the parade or spectators can expect to see giant Katrina puppets, festive skull makeup, and tons of marigolds!
The parade is appropriate for all ages, and it’s free for anyone to sign up to march at Placita Latina’s website!
The parade will step off at this Sunday, October 29th, at 6 PM from the Bell St. entrance of the Decatur Cemetery and will make its way to Decatur Square for music and dancing!
Grab your friends and family to make a marching group, build your own float, or join in your classic cars! Or, if marching along in the parade isn’t your thing, come watch the parade go by, and then join for dancing on The Square afterwards!
There is plenty to enjoy for everyone!
Costumes are also encouraged! Wear your cutest, best, weirdest, or most beautiful costumes! Cultural appreciation is encouraged!
If you’re looking for other ways to celebrate Halloween, check out our roundup of awesome events this spooky season!
And there’s also so many Day of the Dead celebrations happening around Atlanta too! You don’t want to miss out–check out our roundup of Día de los Muertos happenings!
No matter what you’re doing this weekend, it’s time to celebrate, y’all! Let’s get spooky!