Mark your calendar to attend our signature community event from noon to sundown on Sunday, October 27, 2019!
Corazón Healdsburg's signature community event is Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). This year’s 4th Annual event is slated for Sunday, October 27, 2019 in the Healdsburg Plaza.
Día de los Muertos is a Latino cultural holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and by people of Latino heritage. The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey.
This event has gained incredible momentum since its founding. Starting in 2016 with 1,000 attendees, our event grew to 2,500 participants in 2017 then to 5,000 attendees in 2018. Taking place in the center of the Healdsburg Plaza and surrounding streets, Healdsburg is transformed into a colorful and majestic scene filled with marigolds, costumes, and live music. The event attracts a diverse audience by selecting top-tier musicians and dance groups that have a following from around the region and state.
Locals can participate by setting up altars in their business or home windows, hanging an event poster and displaying marigolds. Local schools and community groups will be decorating an altar to have on display in the plaza. Over $40,000 of the event budget is spent locally to produce this event. In 2018, nearly 5,000 attendees enjoyed our event, and we are expecting 5,500 in 2019.
We are grateful to the City of Healdsburg, the Hotel Tourism Improvement District, Campo Fina Restaurant, Jackson Family Wines, Big Johns Market, PG&E, Supervisor James Gore, and Montage Healdsburg for their sponsorship of this year’s Día de los Muertos. For more information on Día de los Muertos visit https://www.corazonhealdsburg.org/copy-of-dias-de-los-muertes-flyer-2. And it’s not to late to volunteer! Interested parties should visit
https://signup.com/go/guNNNBU to sign up.