The Vibrant Arena at The MARK will be filled with food trucks in October. Following the fun at the 1st annual Día de los Muertos Parade in Moline, both Mercado on 5th and Vibrant Arena will be inviting everyone to come enjoy tasty food from several food trucks.

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In a press release on Thursday, officials announced that Vibrant Arena at The MARK and Mercado on 5th will be hosting The Día de los Muertos Food Truck Party, sponsored by Hy-Vee, from 4:30 pm to 6:30 p.m. in the Vibrant Center parking lot.

The Día de los Muertos Food Truck Party will take place immediately following the Día de los Muertos Parade in Moline on Saturday, October 22. The parade begins 3 p.m. and you can see the route of the parade below:

Scott Mullen, Executive Director of the Vibrant Arean at The MARK said,

“We have been working with Mercado on 5th for the past 8 months to create this event followed by a concert in the arena featuring Luis Coronel at 7 pm. It will be a day of food, fun and music celebrating our community’s Hispanic culture.”

Executive Director of Mercado on 5th, Anamaria Rocha, said in the press release,

“It is extremely exciting to be in partnership with Vibrant Arena and that together, we will be able to enhance our Día de los Muertos celebrations. We worked very hard to create this unique experience our vendors as well as the Latino community.”

Officials say among the food trucks participating will be:

  • Cocina Verde
  • Raulito Tacos
  • Tacos al Vapor
  • Restaurante el Mariachi
  • Rob’s Smokin J’s
  • Tamales for Hope
  • Mi ChelitaMiguel’s Street Tacos

Retail vendors participating will be:

  • Adolfo’s Imports
  • Yaya’s Boutique
  • Rosarios
  • Michelle’s Mobile Fashion Boutique
  • La Luz

Admission is free to the public and will include local food trucks, retail vendors, a beer garden, and music from Chicago’s Tamborazo Chanillos.

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