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Waco's Día De Los Muertos Parade and Festival is back Saturday, October 28th, 2023!

Día De Los Muertos is our opportunity to honor loved ones and celebrate the beauty of life with our community. Join us in celebrating this beautiful tradition by being a part of the biggest Día De Los Muertos Parade in Central Texas! 

The Parade will be taking place on October 28th in Downtown Waco and will start at 4:00pm. We will have cash prizes, 1st ($500), 2nd ($300), and 3rd place ($200), for Best Individuals or Businesses, Best Non-Profits, and Best Student Organizations. (This will be done through an online community vote).

Early bird registration deadline is September 30th.
Regular registration deadline is October 18th.

¡Una vez más el desfile y festival de Día De Los Muertos de Waco se celebrará el sábado 28 de Octubre!

¡Día De Los Muertos es nuestra oportunidad para honrar a nuestros seres queridos y celebrar la belleza de la vida con nuestra comunidad! ¡Únete a nosotros para celebrar esta hermosa tradición siendo parte del desfile de Día De Los Muertos más grande en el centro de Texas!

El desfile se llevará a cabo el 28 de Octubre en el Centro de Waco y comenzará a las 4 pm. Tendremos premios en efectivo: 1er lugar ($500), 2do lugar ($300) y 3er lugar ($200), para los Mejores Grupos, las Mejores Organizaciones Sin Fines de Lucro y las Mejores Organizaciones Escolares. (¡Esto se decidirá mediante una votación comunitaria en línea!)

La fecha límite para la inscripción temprana es el 30 de Septiembre.
La fecha límite para la inscripción regular es el 18 de Octubre.

 Frequently Asked Questions | Preguntas Más Frecuentes

Novios Section | Sección de Novios

If you would like to participate in the Waco Day of the Dead parade but are not part of an organization or aren't able to submit a parade float, the Novios section of the parade may be your best fit!

The Novios section is free of charge but not eligible for parade contest winnings.

¡Si deseas participar en el desfile del Día de los Muertos de Waco pero no perteneces a una organización o no puedes presentar una carroza, la sección de Novios del desfile podría ser la opción ideal para ti!

La sección de Novios es gratuita, pero no es elegible para ganar el concurso del desfile.

Parade Registration | Registro de Desfile

Parade Registration - English

Registro del Desfile - en Español

Novios Section Registration | Registro de Sección de Novios

Novios Registration - English

Dia De Los Muertos Parade & Festival Novios Registration - English

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Contact Name*
Which of the following do you think you will be wearing for the Novios section of the parade?*

I am aware this section of the parade is a walking section and I should wear comfortable shoes.*
I am aware that the Novios section of the parade is free of charge and intended for individuals who would like to participate in the Waco Day of the Dead parade but have no group or organization to partner with. This section of the parade is NOT eligible for the parade contest cash prize.*

Appropiate Dress Standards

The goal and purpose of the Dia de los Muertos Parade is to celebrate & educate our community of the multicultural traditions of the Dia de los Muertos holiday. The Hispanic community is inviting all to participate in the festival and encourages dressing in Dia de los Muertos attire such as Sugar Skull face painting, skull mask, alebrije, or monarch butterflies. Dia de los Muertos is not Halloween! No Halloween costumes, devil or scary costumes are permitted. By clicking “I Accept” I have read and accept the conditions.*

Community Standards

Organizations will comply with all requests and directives of Creative Waco staff to ensure all participants, at the sole discretion of Creative Waco, have a safe, enjoyable and positive experience. Participants will be respectful to fellow vendors and volunteers. If the organization fails to abide by these community standards then Creative Waco reserves the right to cancel their application. Creative Waco may mend or update these terms and conditions at any time in the future. By clicking “I Accept” I have read and accept the conditions.*

Liability Wavier and Inclement Weather

By submitting this form the organization acknowledges that all previous information is correct and subsequently releases Creative Waco and the City of Waco from any responsibility in the case of loss, damage or theft to products, personal belongings and/or display materials. Organizations will also not hold Creative Waco or the City of Waco liable for loss or damages of products, personal belongings and/or display materials due to inclement weather conditions. Creative Waco reserves the right to postpone or cancel events due to inclement weather conditions or safety precautions. By clicking “I Accept” I have read and accept the conditions.*

Registro de Novios - en Español