Annual Festival of Altars

In San Francisco, Day of the Dead has been celebrated in the Mission district since the early 70’s with altars in Garfield Park.  It serves as a community graveyard for the night with expressions of art, music, other live performances and a walking procession.

Community Meeting

Sept 16, 2017 ~ 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Mission Cultural Center: 2868 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94110

Come find out more information about the festival, including this years theme and opportunities to volunteer!

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The Procession

El Colectivo del Rescate Cultural Invites you to it’s 35th annual San Francisco Day Of The Dead Ritual Procession Thursday, November 2, 2017

Starting promptly at 7:00 pm, at the corner of Bryant & 22nd St.


For the past 35 consecutive years El Colectivo Del Rescate Cultural has operated under the motto, “NUESTROS MUERTOS NO SE VENDEN – Our Dead Are Not For Sale”. No city, state, federal, nor corporate-branding-funding is accepted. This has been the case since our inception, in order to maintain our integrity, of being a true grassroots organization, without being beholden to political or consumerist demand on our mission of producing an authentic Ritual Procession as closest to our Meso American and Mexican roots. We invite all cultures to join us on Nov. 2nd 2016, to honor and remember those who have passed on.

For more information please contact marigold.project@gmail.com