In Old Sixth Ward, families sat in front of the Pavillion Stage as Ermelinda Cuellar and Friends crooned out notes that brought everyone to attention. Tents upon tents of vendors showcased their artistic skills in hopes of appealing to the browsing shoppers, while trailing scents of corn in a cup, tacos, and Mexican bread attracted hungry visitors. This year’s Día de los Muertos Festival did not disappoint with the variety of cultural activities available to attendees.
The Latino-based organization, Multicultural Education and Counseling Through the Arts (MECA), hosted their 21st annual festival over the weekend. The organization has spent years providing educational programs and resources for the Houston Latino community.