Opening Hours: Wednesday through Monday 12–5pm | Closed Tuesday

Family Days: Día de los Muertos | Outdoor Entertainment and Demonstrations | Free

Shake your bones! Join us in a celebration of life and death. Explore the historical and cultural significance of Day of the Dead traditions. Enjoy live music and dance and art, culinary and garden workshops.
Schedule:
12-4pm – DJ
12:30pm – Xipe Totec (Aztec dancing)
1pm – The Mariachi Conservatory
2pm – Folklorico Princesa Donaji
3pm – Tierra Blanca Arts Center (Folklorico Group)
Demonstrations are ongoing from 12pm-4pm. Students (Grades K-12) can pick up an activity guide at the welcome table and collect a stamp at each workshop demonstration. Collect all 3 stamps and redeem for a workshop kit with supplies for each activity to try at home!
Nicho Conmemorativo
– ¡A decorar! Altars for Día de los Muertos have evolved over many years to include many symbolic and decorative elements. Explore the history of this celebration by learning how to create a nicho to commemorate a loved one who has passed, using vibrant items that can be found around your home.
Calabazas en Tacha – ¡Los muertos vienen a comer! Food and traditional dishes play a central role in traditional altars during Día de los Muertos. Learn how to make calabazas en tacha, candied pumpkin, a seasonal and traditional plate that can be placed on an altar.
Memory Satchels – ¡Vengan los muertos a celebrar! The scent of flowers and other plant materials help guide loved ones who have passed back to celebrate with us on Day of the Dead. Learn about traditional flowers used during Day of the Dead celebrations. Watch how to make and dedicate a memory satchel filled with aromatic plant materials for a loved one or antepasado.
Food from Mamas Tamales and Tacos Too is available for sale. A screening of Pixar’s Coco (2017) follows.
Funding has been provided by California Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
October 31, 2021 |  12:00 pm