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Tips for Planning your Festival Day!

Helpful Tips


FREE Park-N-Ride

RTA is providing a FREE Park-N-Ride from 2:30 pm until 12:30 am.:

1. From City Hall and County Courthouse parking lots - catch the bus on Leopard St.

2. From the Sandollar Parking Lot at Texas A & M University - CC.


You'll be dropped off in the center of the festival at the DDLM Mural

at Starr and Upper Broadway.

Where to Stay

Holiday Inn Marina is offering a block of rooms at a special rate.  The Holiday Inn Marina is located only one block from the Main Stage! 

Click here for Event Map

  • Stages

  • Vendors

  • Restrooms

  • Kids Corner

  • Food Trucks & Bars

  • Lowriders

  • Art

  • Ofrendas



Purchase drink tickets via Credit Card or Cash at any ticket booth! 


Food Trucks & Vendors accept cash and Card.

Bring ID to purchase alcoholic beverages.

Avoid Parking Issues: Take an Uber or Lyft to the festival. Drop off points:  Water St. at Taylor, or

Water St. at Peoples 

Wear comfortable clothing and shoes! The event covers 9-10 city blocks. Expect lots of walking.



Do not bring an ice chest or alcoholic beverages into the festival zone. Ice Chests are prohibited by city ordinance and TABC licensing.

Alcoholic beverages may not be taken outside of the festival zone. Please dispose of them before you exit.



The festival offers a variety of food by 25 local vendors serving everything from tacos and nachos, to hamburgers, pizza and barbecue!

Drinks may be purchased at festival bars:  beer, seltzers, soft drinks, water, and lemonade.

Every drink purchase benefits K Space Contemporary, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that throws the DDLM Festival, art education programming, and many murals around CC.

Picnic Tables are available in the Parking lot by the Ritz Stage and in La Retama Park.

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Official 2022 Dia de los Muertos Swag is available in the Merch Booth located on Starr St. near the L & F Main Stage. 

  • T-Shirts

  • Medals (1st Year!)

  • Bandanas

  • Posters from 2008 - 2023

  • Loteria Posters

  • and More!

Every purchase benefits K Space Contemporary, a 501c3 non-profit organization that throws the DDLM Festival and facilitates much of the public art (murals) in Corpus Christi.


Information & Assistance

The Information Booth is located in the 500 block of Starr St. or visit the Volunteer Lounge, 619 Chaparral St.

If you need to report a minor injury, theft, or violent behavior, you may speak to one of the Off-Duty Police Officers onsite throughout the event.

Volunteers are wearing turquoise t-shirts. If you need assistance, ask a volunteer to help.

Festival Lost and  Found will be located inside K Space Contemporary at the front desk.

In the event of an emergency,

please call 911.



We encourage attendees to use

RTA's Free Park-N-Ride from City Hall, County Courthouse, or TAMUCC's Sandollar Parking Lot. Another option is to take a ride service like Uber or Lyft.

Several adjacent streets are

"No Parking" zones during the festival. Before you you park, be sure to look for cones with small No Parking signs. They are sometimes hard to spot.

Paid Downtown Parking is available in multiple areas downtown.

Three nearby include: 

  • Garage at Schatzel & Chaparral ($7.50)

  • Lot at Mesquite & Lomax

  • Lot at Water & Schatzel

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