This weekend my husband and I took Louis to check out the Día de los Muertos market on the Navigation Esplanade. This event was put on by East End Studio Gallery and The Greater East End Management District. Vendors lined both sides of the Esplanade selling their various arts and crafts and there were food trucks on site. I loved seeing all of the paintings, jewelry, clothing, housewares, etc. It was a beautiful day outside and the weather was perfect! I especially appreciated how family AND pet friendly the event was. I’m always looking for things I can take Louis to. He enjoyed trotting around and meeting new people. It was really great to see so many people out and about in the community. We bought the most adorable “Day of the Dead” placemats from Three Sisters Jewelry & Accessories. I also had my first churro, and I’m hooked now. It was hot and crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside with just the right amount of cinnamon and sugar dusted on it. Yum! We went earlier in the day, so unfortunately, we didn’t get to see the procession in the evening, but I bet it was really cool. We were told that we could even participate and bring pictures of loved ones that had passed, and I just loved the comforting thought of that. We were still able to see the beautiful altar at the entrance, and I said a quick prayer in my head for my loved ones. It was a great event that I’m sure will continue to grow. I’m all for arts in the community, so I really enjoyed and appreciated it. Louis was out in a matter of minutes on the way home.