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2016 Día de los Muertos Events Guide

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The Meaning of the Altar

Honoring Our Ancestors

Día de los Muertos Resources Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum

Alabama

Bare Hands Dia de los Muertos Festival. November 2, 2016 (4:00-10:00pm)   4500 5th Ave. S
Birmingham, AL 35222

Arizona

13th Annual Celebraciones de la Gente. October 22-23, 2016 (6:00-8:00pm). Music, dancing, art demos, crafts, food & hands-on family activities 928.774.5213 Museum of Northern Arizona
3101 N. Ft. Valley Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ
  All Souls Procession & Finale Ceremony. November 5-6, 2016. See site for DoD weekend events.   6th Ave & 7th St
Tucson, AZ

California

3nd Annual Día de Los Muertos Celebration, November 6, 2016 (noon-4:00pm). Traditional Dia de Los Muertos altar, Mariachi, folkloric dancers, kids activities. 714.999.0888 Anaheim Indoor Marketplace
1440 S. Anaheim Blvd,
Anaheim, CA
  Day of the Dead Celebration. Community altar, candle light procession. DIY art projects & more. Check site for updates.   Shattuck Ave. and Cedar St
North Berkeley, CA
  16th Annual Día de los Muertos Festival. November 6, 2016 (10:00am-5:00pm). See Facebook for more info.   7108 Remmet Ave.
Canoga Park, CA 91303
  4th Annual Día de los Muertos Art Festival presented by the Downey Civic Theatre, Sunday, October 30, 2016 (11:00am-8:00pm) See site & Facebook for more details. 562.861.8211 Downey Civic Theatre
8435 Firestone Blvd.
Downey, CA 90241
  California Center for the Arts, Escondido 21st Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival, November 1, 2016 (6:00pm) See site for details. 760.839.4186 CA Center for the Arts
340 N. Escondido Blvd
Escondido, CA
  3rd Annual Día de Los Muertos Celebration of Life. October 30, 2016 (noon-5:00pm). Altar, memory path, children's activities, traditional food & music, shopping, and more. 951.297.0307 Masonic Cemetery
1177 Santa Margarita Drive
Fallbrook, CA
  21st Annual Día de Los Muertos Festival. October 30, 2016 (10:00am-5:00pm). Entertainment. Art. Commemorative altars. Fun for the entire family.  

Fruitville Village
Fruitville - Oakland, CA

  Day of the Dead Celebration in Lake Elsinore, Event cancelled for 2016. Save the date - October 28, 2017. See site for more info 951-506-3606 Main Street and Graham Street Historic Downtown
Lake Elsinore, CA
  3rd Annual Olvera Street Muertos Artwalk, October 15, 2016 (10:00am-7:00pm) See site for details.   Olvera Street
Los Angeles, CA
  43rd Annual Día De Los Muertos Celebration. November 2, 2016 (5:00pm) See site & Facebook for details

Self Help Graphics
323.881.6444

Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez High School
1200 Plaza Del Sol
Los Angeles, CA 90033
  Hollywood Forever Cemetery 17th Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration- The Tree of Life, October 29, 2016 (12:00pm-midnight) 323.308.4765 Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
  Celebratión del Día de los Muertos. October 29, 2016 (10:00am) Mass, blessing of the altars, dancers, maraichi, children's activities. 323-307-4202 Calvary Cemetery
4201 Whittier Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90023
  7th Annual Day of the Dead Celebration. November 6, 2016 (11:00am - 6:30pm). See website and Facebook for more details. 209.728.9030 Historic Murphys
Murphys, CA
  Celebratión del Día de los Muertos. November 5, 2016 (10:00am) Mass, blessing of the altars, dancers, maraichi, children's activities. 818-402-3007 Santa Clara Cemetery
2370 N. H St.
Oxnard, CA 93036
  16th Annual Día de los Muertos @ Old Mission San Luis Rey. October 30, 2016 (10:00am-4:00pm). Altars, entertainment and more. See site for details. 760.757.3651 Mission San Luis Rey
4050 Mission Avenue
Oceanside, CA
  Day of the Dead: Art of Día de Los Muertos 2016. October 14 - December 31, 2016. Sugar Skull Workshops Series (October 29 & 30, 2016) 916-653-7524 California Museum
1020 O Street
Sacramento, CA
  Día de Los Muertos 2016 - 7th Annual El Panteon de Sacramento. October 29 & 30, 2016. See site for details. Latino Center of Art & Culture 2020 J Street
Sacramento, CA
  Día de los Muertos in Old Sacramento. Annual Celebration - November 6, 2016. Pop-Up Labs, Saturdays in October. See site for details. 916.808-7059 Sacramento History Museum
101 I Street
Sacramento, CA
  Back from Tomboctou Día de los Muertos workshops. Sugar skull, altar and papel picado workshops. See site for details. 619.282.8708 Back from Tomboctou
3564 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA
  Old Town San Diego's Día de los Muertos, October 29 & 30, 2016. Procession - November 2, 2016. See event site & Facebook for more info. 619.297.9327 Old Town San Diego
San Diego Avenue
San Diego, CA
  Sherman Heights Día de los Muertos Celebrations. October 4 - November 4, 2016. See Facebook for details & calendar. 619.232.5181 Sherman Height Community Center
2258 Island Avenue
San Diego, CA
  Casa de las Calaveras Day of the Dead Attraction. October 22 - November 6, 2016 (noon - 7:00pm). See Facebook and YouTube for more info. 619.297.3100 Old Town San Diego Historical Park
2734 Calhoun Street
San Diego, CA
  San Francisco Symphony Annual Día de los Muertos Community Concert. November 5, 2016 @ 2:00pm and 8:00pm. 415.864.6000 Davies Symphony Hall
Grove Street
San Francisco, CA
  SOMArts’ annual Day of the Dead exhibition - A Promise Not to Forget. October 7 – November 5, 2016. See site for details. 415.863.1414 SOMArts
934 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA
  7th Annual Día de los Muertos Festival, San Jose. October 22, 2016 (11:00am-7:00pm). Sugar skull decorating more. See site for more info.   St. James Park
2nd St & E St. John's St.
San Jose, CA
  Community Day: Día de los Muertos (pdf). October 29, 2016 (11:00am-5:00pm). Family event with traditional activities, live performances and more. 408.271.6840 San Jose Museum of Art
110 S Market St
San Jose, CA
  Día de Los Muertos 2016, October 29 & 30, 2016 (10:00am-3:00pm) Music, market, sugar skull decorating, altars and more. See site for more info. 650.376-5030 Skylawn Memorial Park
Highway 92 at Skyline Blvd.
San Mateo, CA
  San Francisco 34th annual Day Of The Dead Ritual Procession 2016. November 2, 2016 (7:00pm) See Facebook and site for more info Juan Pablo Gutierrez 415.933.5465 Procession - corner of Bryant St & 22nd St.
San Francisco, CA
  Day of the Dead San Francisco. Festival of Altars - November 2, 2016 (4-:0011:00pm) See Facebook or site for more info   Public Altars in Garfield Park at 26th and Harrison
San Francisco, CA
  26th Annual Día de los Muertos Exhibition, 2016. Contact or see site for more info 415-252-5753 Polanco Gallery
393 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA
  San Pedro's Día de Los Muertos Festival. October 30, 2016 (3:00-9:00pm) - Children’s activities, Sacred Altar Competition & Exhibition, Live music, food and crafts. 310.832.2183 398 West 6th St
San Pedro, CA 90731
  28th Annual Día de Los Muertos, San Rafael. November 5, 2016 (4:00 to 9:00pm) See site for details. 415.526.2487 Boro Community Center
50 Canal Street.
San Rafael, CA
  Bowers Museum Mexican Day of the Dead Festival. November 6, 2016 (11:00am - 3:30pm). Music, sugar skull decorating, Mariachi and more! 714.567.3677 Bowers Museum
2002 N. Main Street
Santa Ana, CA
  4th Annual Día de los Muertos Remberance & Celebration. Bi-lingual service, performances & refreshments. November 2, 2016 (7:00-8:30pm) 714.633.1442 Fairhaven Memorial Park
1702 Fairhaven Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92705
  El Centro Cultural de Mexico & Calacas 14th Annual Noche de Altares, November 5, 2016 (noon-10:00pm) see site for details 4th and Birch St in Downtown
Santa Ana, CA
  Día de los Muertos Community Festival. November 5, 2016 (1:30-7:00pm). (see site for details) 831.429.1964 Museum of Art & History
705 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Rose Hills Día de los Muertos Cultural Festival will not be held in 2016. See event site for details

562.699.0921 Rose Hills Memorial Park
3888 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA
  11th Día de Los Muertos Art & Music Festival in Historic Uptown Whittier, October 9, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm) See Facebook for more info. 562.693.2844 Casita Del Pueblo
13100 Philadelphia St
Whittier, CA
  Windsor El Día de Los Muertos 2016. Sugar Skull workshop, performances, November 5 Noche de los Muertos & more. See site & Facebook for details. 707-838-0789 Downtown Windsor
Windsor, CA 95492

Colorado

Día de los Muertos Celebration. Traditional activities & crafts, face painting & procession. November 5, 2016 (9:00am - 5:00pm). Family Workshops - Sugar Skull Making - October 14 & 15, 2016. 720.865.3500 Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York Street
Denver, CO

 

Longmont Museum & Cultural Center's Día de los Muertos Celebration. October 15 to Nov. 8, 2016. Colorado's largest DoD celebration. See site for exhibits & events and community programs. 303.651.8374 Longmont Museum
400 Quail Road
Longmont, CO

Florida

Annual Florida Day of the Dead Celebration - October 20, 2016 (6:00-11:00pm). See Facebook for more info 954.560.1028 Downtown
Fort Lauderdale, FL
  7th Annual City Arts Día de los Muertos & Monster Factory Exhibit. Opening Night - October 20, 2016. (6:00 - 11:00pm) See Facebook for more info 407.648.7060 City Arts Factory
9 S. Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL

Georgia

Day of the Dead, Día de los Muertos Family Festivities. October 30, 2016 (noon - 5:00pm). Altars, storytelling, crafts & more. 404.814.4000 Atlanta History Center
130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA

Illinois

#30 Día de los Muertos: Journey of the Soul Exhibition (Sept 23 - Dec 11, 2016) Day of the Dead Chicago - Oct 30, 2016 (3:00-8:00pm). Masquerade (Nov. 5, 6:00-10:00pm) 312-738-1503 National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W. 19th Street
Chicago, IL

Indiana

Annual Day of the Dead Festival at the Indiana State Museum, October 29, 2016 (11:00am - 4:00pm). Altar exhibitions, performances & more.r 317.232.8293 Indiana State Museum
650 West Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN

Iowa

16th Annual Day of the Dead /Día de los Muertos. October 16, 2016 (noon - 4:00pm). music, dancing, food and drink, art activities, and remembrances. 515.277.4405 Des Moines Art Center
4700 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA

Kansas

Tonantzin Society's 5th Annual Día de los Muertos Festival Topeka , October 7– November 5, 2016. See site for event details   Citywide
NOTO Arts District & across
Topeka
, KS

Kentucky

10th Annual Festival del Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead Festival. See site for details. Fun, participatory experience for the entire family.

Adan Utrera: Calaberas y Alebrijes
Day of the Dead 2016 Exhibition.
Sept. 16 - November 1, 2016.

859.255.5222 The Living Arts & Science Center
362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Lexington, Kentucky

Massachusetts

Trauma to Arts Annual Day of the Dead celebration. First Saturday of every November. "We believe the Day of the Dead should be a national holiday." See site for details. 617.876.0246 Cambridge Art Association
25 Lowell Street
Cambridge, Mass

Minnesota

Annual Day of the Dead Family Day. October 23, 2016 (noon - 4:00pm). Decorated altars (ofrendas), activities and games, crafts, & traditional Mexican music & dancing. 651.259.3000 Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN

Missouri

18th Annual Dia de los Muertos Exhibition & Festival. October 7 - November 12, 2016. See Facebook for details. 816-221-2349 Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery
919 W. 17th St
Kansas City, MO

Nebraska

WJCT TV Nebraska Stories - Día de los Muertos
This episode of Nebraska Stories looks death in the eye with humor, music, dancing and art with Nebraskans as they celebrate Day of the Dead. Video aired: November 1, 2013.

Nevada

Clark County Parks and Recreation - Life in Death Festival: Day of the Dead, November 1 & 2, 2016 See site for info. 702.455.7029 Winchester Cultural Center
3130 S. McLeod Drive
Las Vegas, NV

New Mexico

3rd Annual CESOSS 5K/1K Acequia Muertos Fun Run & Walk. October 23, 2016 (8:30am -12:30pm) Honoring our acequier@s, arts & crafts, & more! 505.304.8724 1180 Arenal Rd SW
Albuquerque, NM
  Atresic Heritage Día De Muertos 2016. November 5, 2016 (4:30-6:30pm) See site for info. 505.836.0306
Facebook
San Jose de Armijo Cemetery
2957 Arenal Rd. SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
  Mainly Marathon's Day of the Dead - Marathons, half-marathons, 5K. 7 Days. October 29-30, 2016. On Facebook See site for info La Llorona Park
Picacho Ave.
Las Cruces, NM

New York

Mano a Mano Day of the Dead 2016 NYC ~ Mexican Culture without Borders Day of the Dead Celebration. October 29-31, 2016. See site for details. 212.587.3070 St. Mark's Church in the Bowery
10th Street & Second Avenue
New York, NY
  24th Anniversary New York City Day of the Dead Festival. October 23, 2016 (11:00am - 7:00pm). Community ofrenda, make papel picado & calacas, performances and dance. 718.448.8348 Our Lady of Mount Carmel-St. Benedicta School
285 Clove Road
Staten Island, NY

North Carolina

6th Annual Day of the Dead 5k & Street Festival. October 29, 2016. Races, costume contest, live music. See site for details. 919.835.3593 106 S. Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC
  Life After Death: The Day of the Dead in Mexico - Exhibit, Museum of Anthropology (September 13 - December 9, 2016). 336.758.5000 Wake Forest U
1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem, NC

Ohio

12th Annual Día de Muertos / Day of the Dead Community Celebration. October 29, 2016 (11:00am - 10:00pm). Art installations, food, music & parade.   various locations
Cleveland, OH
  Dia de Muertos / Day of the Dead Community Celebration. October 29, 2016 (11:00am - 10:00pm) art installations, "Skulls & Skeletons" street parade & more. 216.631.2727 Cleveland Public Theatre Campus
6415 Detroit Ave
Cleveland, Ohio

Oklahoma

23rd Annual Día de los Muertos Arts Festival. November 1, 2016 (5:00-11:00pm.Performances. Sugar skull decorating * more. See site for more info   Living Arts
307 East Brady Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Pennsylvania

Day of the Dead Celebration. October 29, 2016 (11:00am - 4:00pm). Altars, music and dance, puppetry and storytelling, arts and crafts. 215.898.4000 Penn Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA

Tennessee

Día del Los Muertos Memphis. October 31, 2016 (1:00-7:00pm) See Facebook for more info El Mercardito
3766 Ridgeway Rd
Memphis TN 38115
  17th Annual El Dia de los Muertos Festival. October 29, 2016 (10:00am - 5:00pm). Art & activities. See site for details. 615.356.8000 Cheekwood Art & Gardens
1200 Forrest Park Drive
Nashville, TN

 

Austin Days of the Dead Highlighted Events
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. Events, October 17 - November 7, 2015.
  Austin, TX

Texas

Community Altars: A Celebration of Life Exhibit. Community Altars. September 17 - November 13, 2016. 512.480.9373

Mexic-Arte Museum
419 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701

 

9th Día de los Muertos Street Festival, October 29, 2016. See site for details.   Downtown on Starr, Mesquite & Peoples Streets
Corpus Christi, TX
  5th Annual Denison Dia De Los Muertos 2016, November 5, 2016. Music, arts & crafts and more. See site and Facebook for details.   Main Street in Denison and Heritage Park
Denison, TX.

 

Lawndale Art Center 29th Annual Día de los Muertos. October 27 - November 5, 2016. See site for retablo exhibition and silent auction. 713.528.5858 Lawndale Art Center
4912 Main Street
Houston, TX
  5th Annual West Texas Latino Artist Show & Dia de los Muertos Celebration. November 6, 2016 (12:30-6:30pm). 806.747-5232 Lubbuck Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Ln.
Lubbock, TX 79401
  SAY Sí's 10th Annual Muertitos Fest: A Day of the Dead Celebration. November 3-5, 201. Tree of Life: Storytelling & Rituals. 210.212.8666 SAY Sí
1518 S Alamo St
San Antonio, TX

Washington

Seattle Center Festál - Día de Muertos - A Mexican Celebration to Remember Our Departed, October 29-30, 2016. Taller Mexicans para la Cultural y Las Art es 206.356.6673 See site for more info
Seattle, WA
  Día De Muertos Festival 2016. October 29, 2016 (11:00am -7:00pm) - honoring family, friends & traditions. Decorate sugar skulls! See site for info Armory in Seattle Center
Seattle, WA

Washington, DC

Smithsonian's Día de los Muertos Exhibit. Info about Day of the Dead, resources for teachers and glossary.   Smithsonian Latino Center
Washington, DC

Wisconsin

Día de los Muertos Festival. October 29, 2016. Parade & 5K walk/run, art market, ofrendas, Aztec dancers. see site for contacts & other events

Walker Square Park
1028 South 9th Street
Milwaukee, WI

Wyoming

Family Days: Día De Muertos. November 7, 2015 (10:00 am - 2:00pm). Sugar skulls, papel picado, tissue paper marigolds, face painting & dancing! 307.777.7021 Wyoming State Museum
2301 Central Avenue
Cheyenne, WY
 

International Day of the Dead events

Australia

Day of the Dead 2015 Celebration. November 1, 2015 (11:00am - 8:00pm) Art installations, music, dance & more. 61 3 9655 1900 Fed Square
Swanston & Flinders St
Melbourne, VIC, AU

Canada

Evergeen's 5th Annual Dia de Muertos. November 1, 2015 (10:00am - 3:00pm) . Altars, Mexican market, crafts, live music & traditional dancing.
416.596.1495 x343
Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
  Day of the Dead Festival. November 7-8, 2015. Ofrendas, sugar skull decorating workshop, trees of life, mariachi and more. 416.973.4000 Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, Ontario

Mexico

Oaxaca Tour - Day of the Dead Festivities, October 28 - November 3, 2015 with Nancy Zaslavsky's Culinary tours. See site for details Oaxaca, Mexico

United Kingdom

Day of the Dead 2015. October 30 - November 1, 2015 (11:00 am - 4:00pm). Altar building. See site for more info 44 (0) 1223 333516 Museum of Archeology & Anthro
Downing Street
Cambridge CB12 3DZ
  Day of the Dead Festival at the British Museum. October 30 - November 2, 2015. In association with the Mexico as part of 2015: Year of Mexico in the UK see site for more info and events The British Museum
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG
Last updated September 25, 2016

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