Scenes from the Central Avenue Day of the Dead Parade

Participants in the Day of the Dead parade Saturday evening wore beautiful, brightly colored costumes characteristic of the holiday. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

by Brian Turrel

The Central Avenue Betterment Association sponsored its first Central Avenue Day of the Dead Parade on Saturday evening.

The parade route ran from 6th Street and Central Avenue west to 16th Street. Approximately 20 vehicles took part in the parade.

Crowds of booths and families lined both sides of Central Avenue near the end of the route, and singers performed on stages.

Parade participants as well as many spectators celebrated the Mexican heritage of the Day of the Dead with the colorful and haunting pageantry characteristic of the day.

Photos copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel

Giselle’s KC Bridal provided a haunting bride and wedding party. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Participants in the Day of the Dead parade. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Participants in the Day of the Dead parade. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Participants in the Day of the Dead parade. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Costume company Have Guns Will Rent entered a float in the parade. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Participants in the Day of the Dead parade. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Models from the FAME Modeling Academy marched in the parade. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Participants in the Day of the Dead parade. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Participants in the Day of the Dead parade. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Participants in the Day of the Dead parade. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Participants in the Day of the Dead parade. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

La Mega Spanish radio station sponsored several of the floats. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

This scary duo rode in the Edwards Deli car. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Members of the Unified Government’s SOAR Initiative marched in the parade. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

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  1. Royetta Ferris says:

    Great photos! So now, the Mexican culture can be celebrated for the Day of the Dead. Is this the first year for this?

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