Downtown Long Beach’s Pine Avenue between Sixth and Seventh Streets will be transformed on November 5 into the Mexican cultural celebration of Día De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead).

The event, hosted by First District Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez,will be filled with live music and artwork from 5:00PM to 10:00PM.

“This year’s event is going to be our biggest one yet,” said Gonzalez in a statement. “We have an outstanding line up of musical performers, local artists and community organizations participating in this year’s celebration.”

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Image courtesy of Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez. 

The 2016 music headliners are slated to be Sweet and Tender Hooligans, who are best portrayed as the “Ultimate Smiths & Morrissey Tribute Band,” as well as Rudy De Anda, who recently performed at the Music Taste Good festival.

Thousands of people attend the celebration to compete in the altar competition and to get their faces painted in traditional Dia De Los Muertos designs such as skulls, while jamming out to live music and enjoying food from local vendors.

Stephanie Rivera is the community engagement editor. Reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter at @StephRivera88.