Downtown Washington comes alive or dead with its 3rd annual Day of the Dead celebration on Thursday, October 26. Presented by the Washington Business Improvement District, this typically Mexican holiday celebration is the largest of its kind in the region. Happening just after Halloween, it is also referred to as All Souls’ Day.
Attendees are invited to dress up in the consistent theme of remembering friends and family members who have passed away. It is commonly portrayed as a day of celebration rather than mourning and people use the opportunity to remember pets, events and even businesses.
Don’t have a costume for the occasion? Head over to the Sugar skull face painting table, listen to the hugely popular Mariachi oro de Mexico band, entertaining from 6:15--6:45pm and again from 7-7:30pm and check out the other vendors. Additional entertainment will be provided by Kevin "Skull" Defeo.
Everyone is invited to write a message to a lost loved one and have the message included in an on-site bonfire. This is a free family-friendly event taking place from 5:30-8:30pm by Veterans Park in the center of downtown Washington along E. Washington Avenue (Route 57).
Attendees should bring chairs, are welcome to bring food or get take out from the various eateries in town.
The event is sponsored by Knoll-Devoe Funeral Home, Warren Hills Memorial Home, Get a Grip & More, Swift Print Solutions, Good Impressions Print Communications, Visions Federal Credit Union, Home Instead Senior Care, PrintAbilities, Schembre & Gannon, CPA, and Warren County Cultural and Heritage Division.