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Mendo Lake Family Life

Honoring the Departed

In Mexico, the lives of the deceased are celebrated every year on Día de Los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead. Lakeport will be putting on its own version of this celebration during its free Pumpkin and Día de los Muertos Street Festival. The event will feature a car show, folklorico dance, craft vendors, a petting zoo, a scarecrow-decorating contest, children’s crafts, and, in the evening, a street dance with local rock band Beatz Werkin. It all happens on October 2, 11 a.m.–8 p.m. (dance, 5–8 p.m.) on Main Street in Lakeport. For more information, go to