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Past Viva La Vida Fest

Viva La Vida 2020 Goes Virtual! Presented by Austin Convention Center

Oct. 31, 2020

Viva La Vida Festival takes place on October 31, 2020. As part of Mexic-Arte Museum’s initiative to bring events right to your screen, Mexic-Arte Museum presents Viva la Vida in a whole new way! Reimagined as a virtual festival, this year’s Viva la Vida marks a historic moment for the Museum. Utilizing a festival-landing page, Mexic-Arte Museum presents the components that make Viva la Vida a special, vibrant celebration.

Viva la Vida 2019

Oct. 26, 2019

Viva la Vida Festival takes place on October 26, 2019 from 12 – 6pm in downtown Austin. This year’s event features a grand procession, art activities, food, local artists and retail booths, a low-rider exhibition, and live performances. This event is co-sponsored by the City of Austin.

Viva la Vida 2018

Oct. 27, 2018

Viva la Vida Festival takes place on October 27, 2018 from 12 – 6pm in downtown Austin. This years event features a Grand Procession and street festival (on 4th Street from Colorado to Brazos) with artist vendors, live music, and food trucks. Art activities for children and families are available in the neighboring Frost Bank Tower Plaza, where the public can take pictures with parade props, including large-scale moving sculptures and mojigangas. This event is co-sponsored by the City of Austin.

Viva la Vida 2017

Oct. 28, 2017

Viva la Vida Festival takes place on October 28, 2017 from 12 – 8pm in downtown Austin. This year’s event features a grand procession and street festival (from Colorado to Brazos) with artist vendors, live music, food trucks, and community altars. Art activities for children and families are available in the neighboring Frost Bank Tower Plaza, where the public can take pictures with parade props, including large-scale moving sculptures and mojigangas. This event is co-sponsored by the City of Austin.

Viva la Vida 2016

Oct. 29, 2016

Viva La Vida Festival takes place on October 29, 2016 from 12 – 8pm in downtown Austin. This year’s event features a grand procession and street festival from Congress to San Jacinto featuring parade props, sculptures, and mojigangas. This year’s festival grounds includes Brazos Hall, featuring a Members Cocktail Lounge and expanded programming. This event is co-sponsored by the City of Austin.

Viva la Vida 2015

Oct. 31, 2015

Viva la Vida Festival takes place on October 31, 2015 from 12 – 8pm in downtown Austin. This year’s event features a grand procession, artist vendors, live music, a grand float by local piñata artisans from Jumpolin Piñatas, an exhibition with community altars inside the Museum, and educational programs. Attendees can choose food from Chi’Lantro and Veracruz All Natural, hands-on art activities from our Education Department, and artist demos. The event is co-sponsored by the City of Austin.