Dia de los Muertos, meaning "Day of the Dead" is a traditional hispanic holiday originating in Mexico. It is a celebration of life and death, and is meant to honor family and friends who are no longer with us. It is a day of fond memories, dazzling color and life-affirming joy. Emporia is home to the largest Day of the Dead celebration in Kansas, hosted by local non-profits Hispanics of Today and Tomorrow and Emporia Main Street.

Head over to beautiful downtown Emporia on Saturday, October 30th, to experience this fun, colorful festival. Events kick-off at 11 am with a parade down Commercial Street. The rest of the day will feature food trucks, vendors, music, dancing and other activities for families to enjoy. Come celebrate life and loved ones while experiencing a unique cultural tradition.