Downtown Arts District Announce The 11th Annual “Día de los Muertos & Monster Event” On Thursday, October 15 In Downtown Orlando

This Year’s By Reservation Only Event Celebrating Día de los Muertos and Halloween Features An Artist Opening Reception and Outdoor Dining Experience with Exciting Entertainment and Delicious Food


Orlando, FL (September 23, 2020) – Downtown Arts District announces the exciting return of the annual “Día de los Muertos & Monster Event” in Downtown Orlando on Thursday, October 15.  Now, in its 11th year, the Día de los Muertos & Monster Event features an Artist Opening Reception at CityArts Orlando that will showcase Day of the Dead and Halloween-inspired art created by regional, national, and international artists.  Plus, the unique art exhibition will be paired with a new Outdoor Dining Experience on opening night where guests will gather outside City Arts Orlando on Pine Street and enjoy delicious food by Tamale Co. Mexican Street Food, drinks, entertainment and spooky art vendors.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, both entry into CityArts Orlando and the Outdoor Dining Experience will be by reservation only and social distance measures will be implemented, in addition to the requirement of face coverings.  (View full safety protocols and guidelines for event attendance at 


To register for time-of-entry into the Artist Reception at CityArts Orlando to view the exhibitions ($5), visit:  For the Outdoor Dining Experience, registrations are available for private tables, exclusive to the registrant and their guests.  Table registrations include one appetizer (shared by all table guests) and one individually boxed meal and one drink ticket (for each guest).  To view pricing and purchase tables for the Outdoor Dining Experience, visit:


“We are very excited to bring back Dia de los Muertos, one our most popular and festive events of the year,” says Downtown Arts District Executive Director Barbara Hartley.  “Of course, with continued concern over the Coronavirus pandemic, the health and safety of all our attendees are of utmost importance, and so this year’s event will be different from year’s past with our requirement of reservations into CityArts and the Outdoor Dining Experience taking the place of our usual block party.  We look forward to hosting all of our event guests at what will most certainly still be a very fun, energetic, memorable and safe evening for all.”


Don’t miss Downtown Arts District 11th Annual “Día de los Muertos & Monster Event” on Thursday, October 15 hosted at CityArts Orlando located at 39 South Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801.  More information at


About Downtown Arts District

The Downtown Arts District is a dedicated nonprofit organization for advancing arts and economic development in the City of Orlando.  Established in 2000, the Arts District represents and serves the arts community through signature programming and public art projects.  Comprised of a series of cultural communities, the Arts District encompasses the visual arts, literature, the performing arts including music, drama, film and dance, and arts and culture-related retail businesses.  The Arts District is the producer of a series of mission-based events and programs to heighten visibility for the arts including the monthly 3rd Thursday Gallery Hop, annual themed arts celebrations La Maschera and Día de los Muertos, Orlando Story Club and much more.  In addition, the Arts District manages and operates CityArts Orlando, the multi-use art and cultural destination in the historic Rogers Kiene Building in Downtown Orlando.