Press Contact: Dan Bell, Communications and Community Relations Director
Phone Number: (909) 395-2400
Date: October 23, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City of Ontario
Recreation & Community Services Department
ONTARIO RECREATION & COMMUNITY SERVICES ANNOUNCES DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS COMMUNITY ALTAR & PREOCESSION
Celebrate the life and memory of your loved ones who have passed away at the Día De Los Muertos Community Altar. Día De Los Muertos is a beautiful, traditional holiday that is celebrated worldwide to honor, celebrate, and remember the lives of friends and family who have passed.
The Community Altar will be on display beginning October 25 – November 5 at the R. Jack Mercer Community Bandstand along Euclid Avenue.
NEW this year, we will have a Día De Los Muertos Procession on November 1 at 6:30 PM. It is open to all and we encourage the community to dress in your best Día De Los Muertos-themed attire. The procession will begin on the median at D St. and Euclid Ave., and conclude at the R. Jack Mercer Community Bandstand. Participants will enjoy a mariachi performance, dance performances, crafts, and face painting.
Looking for more ways to celebrate Día De Los Muertos? Enter the Altar Showcase, an opportunity to take pride and create your own altar along the Euclid Ave median. Proposals will be reviewed prior to approval.
For more information regarding the Día De Los Muertos Community Altar, Procession, and Altar Showcase, please visit www.OntarioCA.gov/SpecialEvents or contact the Ontario Recreation & Community Services Department at (909) 395-2020.
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About the City of Ontario
The City of Ontario is enhancing the quality-of-life by creating urban lifestyle districts that create sustainable places to live, work and play. Located just east of Los Angeles and Orange counties, the City of Ontario is ideally situated as a gateway to Southern California. With major freeways, rail transportation and an International Airport, Ontario invites the rest of the world to be a part of a culturally diverse community with rich history that is well positioned for quality development and economic sustainability for its residents. Complementing its business and residential core, Ontario offers premium entertainment venues such as the Ontario Convention Center, Toyota Arena, and Ontario Mills. To learn more about the City of Ontario, visit OntarioCA.gov or call (909) 395-2000.