OAKLAND -- The Unity Council and Telemundo host its 17th annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Arts and Culture Festival on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 5 p.m. at Fruitvale Village and along 12th Street to 37th Avenue in the Fruitvale District.

The event celebrates life, family and loved ones who have passed on. There will be live dance and music performances, arts and crafts, a children's pavilion with games and activities, and traditional foods. The festivities are free and open to the public.

For information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Dylan Travis at 510-535-6940 or Terry Alderete for information about vendors, at 510-648-2337