Saturday, October 22nd will be a day full of festivities celebrating the Day of the Dead in Moline, IL.
Día de los Muertos Parade
The festivities will kick off with the first annual Día de los Muertos Parade by Mercado on Fifth. The parade will begin at Mercado and enter the Floreciente neighborhood on 4th avenue. The parade will begin at 2:30 p.m.
Día de los Muertos Food Truck Party
Vibrant Arena at The MARK and Mercado on 5th will be hosting The Día de los Muertos Food Truck Party sponsored by Hy-Vee from 4:30pm – 6:30pm in the Vibrant Center parking lot immediately following the Día de los Muertos Parade in Moline.
Admission is free to the public and will include local food trucks, retail vendors, a beer garden and music from Chicago’s Tamborazo Chanillos.
“It is extremely exciting to be in partnership with Vibrant Arena and that together, we will be able to enhance our Día de los Muertos celebrations.” Says Mercado on Fifth Executive Director, Anamaria Rocha. “We worked very hard to create this unique experience our vendors as well as the Latino community.”
Among the food trucks participating will be: Cocina Verde, Raulito Tacos, Tacos al Vapor, Restaurante el Mariachi, Rob’s Smokin J’s, Tamales for Hope, Mi Chelita and Miguel’s Street Tacos. Retail vendors participating will be: Adolfo’s Imports, Yaya’s Boutique, Rosarios, Michelle’s Mobile Fashion Boutique and La Luz.
“We have been working with Mercado on 5th for the past 8 months to create this event followed by a concert in the arena featuring Luis Coronel at 7pm.” Says Vibrant Arena Executive Director, Scott Mullen. “It will be a day of food, fun and music celebrating our community’s Hispanic culture.”
Luis Coronel concert at Vibrant Arena at The MARK
This is a ticketed event that takes place INSIDE the Arena. It is NOT free and it will not be in the Market. All ages are welcome, but everyone needs a ticket to enter. Visit the vibrantarena.com website to purchase your ticket.