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Free ‘Florida Day of the Dead Celebration’ in Fort Lauderdale

Jim Hammond’s Puppet Network and Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale will present the 14th anniversary Florida Day of the Dead celebration on Nov. 4, 2023, in Fort Lauderdale. This year's event will be at a new location, in Esplanade Park.

The event will be 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., with the official skeleton processional parade stroll starting at 6 p.m. at Esplanade Park on the Riverwalk.

Here is the schedule:

  • 3 to 7 p.m. Latin food trucks, crafts, kids' activities and sugar-skull face painting. 
  • 3 to 5 p.m. Selfie opportunities with puppets in the atrium of the Museum of Discovery and Science.
  • 3 to 6 p.m. Folklorico Stage with more than 100 performers offering indigenous and Latin folk dance and music from Latin America.
  • 6 p.m. Skeleton Processional, with costumed characters and puppets.
  • 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Street party in front of Revolution Live and Backyard. This will be a family-friend party with food trucks, vendors and music.

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