Community altars, live music, community resource booths, food trucks and a vendor market place were among the entertainment options during a Día de los Muertos event on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Pacoima City Hall.

Día de los Muertos is an annual celebration of never-ending spirit, observed from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 each year — coinciding with Halloween, All Saints Day and All Souls Day — and is believed to be the time when the souls of the dead are able to visit their relatives.

  • Juan Ignacio Zepeda, founder of Lluvia y Fuego Mariachi Music...

    Juan Ignacio Zepeda, founder of Lluvia y Fuego Mariachi Music Academy, talks with Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez at a Dia de los Muertos event Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 at Pacoima City Hall. The celebration included community ofrendas, or altars, live music, community resource booths, food trucks and a vendor marketplace. Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez’ 7th District office presented the event where community members remembered deceased loved ones through personalized ofrenda displays. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer)

  • Sisters Veronica Villalpando, left, and Yolanda Yanez look at altar...

    Sisters Veronica Villalpando, left, and Yolanda Yanez look at altar displays at a Dia de los Muertos event Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 at Pacoima City Hall. The celebration included community ofrendas, or altars, live music, community resource booths, food trucks and a vendor marketplace. Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez’ 7th District office presented the event where community members remembered deceased loved ones through personalized ofrenda displays. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer)

  • People look at altar displays at a Dia de los...

    People look at altar displays at a Dia de los Muertos event Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 at Pacoima City Hall. The celebration included community ofrendas, or altars, live music, community resource booths, food trucks and a vendor marketplace. Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez’ 7th District office presented the event where community members remembered deceased loved ones through personalized ofrenda displays. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer)

  • A man looks at an altar display at a Dia...

    A man looks at an altar display at a Dia de los Muertos event Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 at Pacoima City Hall. The celebration included community ofrendas, or altars, live music, community resource booths, food trucks and a vendor marketplace. Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez’ 7th District office presented the event where community members remembered deceased loved ones through personalized ofrenda displays. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer)

  • Lluvia y Fuego Mariachi Music Academy musicians perform at a...

    Lluvia y Fuego Mariachi Music Academy musicians perform at a Dia de los Muertos event Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 at Pacoima City Hall. The celebration included community ofrendas, or altars, live music, community resource booths, food trucks and a vendor marketplace. Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez’ 7th District office presented the event where community members remembered deceased loved ones through personalized ofrenda displays. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer)

  • Altar display at a Dia de los Muertos event Saturday,...

    Altar display at a Dia de los Muertos event Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 at Pacoima City Hall. The celebration included community ofrendas, or altars, live music, community resource booths, food trucks and a vendor marketplace. Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez’ 7th District office presented the event where community members remembered deceased loved ones through personalized ofrenda displays. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer)

  • Manny Velazquez drops marigold flower petals in front of paper...

    Manny Velazquez drops marigold flower petals in front of paper mache sculptures made by Velazquez and his brother Jose Velazquez for a Dia de los Muertos event Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 at Pacoima City Hall. The celebration included community ofrendas, or altars, live music, community resource booths, food trucks and a vendor marketplace. Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez’ 7th District office presented the event where community members remembered deceased loved ones through personalized ofrenda displays. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer)

  • Mayra Navarro and her husband Felipe Ocampo tend to their...

    Mayra Navarro and her husband Felipe Ocampo tend to their Luna Lunera Studio booth at a Dia de los Muertos event Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 at Pacoima City Hall. The celebration included community ofrendas, or altars, live music, community resource booths, food trucks and a vendor marketplace. Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez’ 7th District office presented the event where community members remembered deceased loved ones through personalized ofrenda displays. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer)

  • Manny Velazquez drops marigold flower petals in front of paper...

    Manny Velazquez drops marigold flower petals in front of paper mache sculptures made by Velazquez and his brother Jose Velazquez for a Dia de los Muertos event Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 at Pacoima City Hall. The celebration included community ofrendas, or altars, live music, community resource booths, food trucks and a vendor marketplace. Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez’ 7th District office presented the event where community members remembered deceased loved ones through personalized ofrenda displays. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer)

  • Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez, center, applauds a performance...

    Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez, center, applauds a performance from Lluvia y Fuego Mariachi Music Academy at a Dia de los Muertos event Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 at Pacoima City Hall. The celebration included community ofrendas, or altars, live music, community resource booths, food trucks and a vendor marketplace. Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez’ 7th District office presented the event where community members remembered deceased loved ones through personalized ofrenda displays. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer)

  • Paintings from Panorama High School students on display at a...

    Paintings from Panorama High School students on display at a Dia de los Muertos event Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 at Pacoima City Hall. The celebration included community ofrendas, or altars, live music, community resource booths, food trucks and a vendor marketplace. Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez’ 7th District office presented the event where community members remembered deceased loved ones through personalized ofrenda displays. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer)

  • Salvador Alvarez, 5, looks a sculptures at a Dia de...

    Salvador Alvarez, 5, looks a sculptures at a Dia de los Muertos event Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 at Pacoima City Hall. The celebration included community ofrendas, or altars, live music, community resource booths, food trucks and a vendor marketplace. Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez’ 7th District office presented the event where community members remembered deceased loved ones through personalized ofrenda displays. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer)

  • Natalie Magana, 9, gets her face painted at a Dia...

    Natalie Magana, 9, gets her face painted at a Dia de los Muertos event Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 at Pacoima City Hall. The celebration included community ofrendas, or altars, live music, community resource booths, food trucks and a vendor marketplace. Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez’ 7th District office presented the event where community members remembered deceased loved ones through personalized ofrenda displays. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer)

  • Angelica Banuelos talks on the phone by a sculpture at...

    Angelica Banuelos talks on the phone by a sculpture at a Dia de los Muertos event Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 at Pacoima City Hall. The celebration included community ofrendas, or altars, live music, community resource booths, food trucks and a vendor marketplace. Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez’ 7th District office presented the event where community members remembered deceased loved ones through personalized ofrenda displays. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer)

  • People walk down a closed off Van Nuys Boulevard at...

    People walk down a closed off Van Nuys Boulevard at a Dia de los Muertos event Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 at Pacoima City Hall. The celebration included community ofrendas, or altars, live music, community resource booths, food trucks and a vendor marketplace. Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez’ 7th District office presented the event where community members remembered deceased loved ones through personalized ofrenda displays. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer)

  • Artist Levi Ponce signs posters for attendees at a Dia...

    Artist Levi Ponce signs posters for attendees at a Dia de los Muertos event Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 at Pacoima City Hall. The celebration included community ofrendas, or altars, live music, community resource booths, food trucks and a vendor marketplace. Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez’ 7th District office presented the event where community members remembered deceased loved ones through personalized ofrenda displays. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer)

It’s an opportunity for families to get together and remember their ancestors.

Los Angeles Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez’s office presented the event, during which community members displayed remembrances that included photos and items associated with their dead relatives, as well as symbolic objects that represent the elements of earth, fire, water and wind.

The event was produced by the Valley Cultural Foundation and supported by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

Sponsors included Athens Services, Icon Business Source Center, SoCal Gas and Vallarta Supermarkets.

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