St. James park will come alive with colors, music and celebration this Saturday, Oct. 22,  in commemoration of Dia De Los Muertos the  Mexican holiday honoring the deceased friends and loved ones. The seventh annual Dia San Jose celebration will feature sugar skulls, live wrestling, tons of local music and more.

The sugar skulls come courtesy of artist Rob-O. A traditional symbol of Dia De Los Muertos celebrations, the deathly sweet  are used in the decoration of altars and homes. Rob-O has taken the tradition and turned it into a masterpiece with his intricate designs which he attributes to the memory of his mother.  His works were also featured earlier this year at the 45th Annual Art and Wine Festival in Mountain View and Chacho’s Taco Festival.

There will be plenty of entertainment at the festival. Lucha Libre will be there—executing acrobatic attacks in colorful costumes. Fifty local bands from the San Jose area are scheduled to give performances. There will be Mariachi music, traditional Aztec dancing and DJs.

The Artist Colony presented by Milagro Marketing includes a wide assortment of artists spanning a variety of mediums. Painters including The Art of Sketch, Francisco Franco and Carlos Villez will share their Dia Des Los Muertos-inspired works alongside designers like Maldicion Brand and Azteca Negra. Clothing will also be available for purchase from Estilo Clothing and Third and Oak.

For a holiday dedicated to remembering the dead, this festival promises to be full of life and laughter.