Dia De Los Muertos


Pearl Park will be transformed into the rich traditional Mexican holiday that remembers family and friends that have passed away with altars/ofrendas, music, a procession, children's crafts, and programming. The celebration will take place on November 1 and 2. The first day will be focused on children’s workshops, performances, will feature milkshakes by Honeysuckle Tea Time, and literary artist Carmen Tafolla will read and emcee the evening performances. The second day will feature a performance by Patricia Vonne and the all-female mariachi group Las Coronelas. Both days will feature stilt walkers by the Guadalupe Dance Company and alters by regional artists that include: The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, Art Pace, Regina Moya, Franco Mondini-Ruiz, Cruz Ortiz, and Cristina Sosa Noriega.

2017 Schedule

November 1st 4 -8 pm

  • 4-7 pm - Children’s Crafts by Southwest School of Art

  • 4-7 pm - Calavera Face Painting by Hippy’s FX

  • 4-7 pm - Papel Picado Demo Artist Kathleen Trenchard

  • 5-6 pm - Calavera Stilt Walkers by the Guadalupe Dance Company

 On Pearl Park Stage:

  • 5-7 pm - Carmen Tafolla - Reading

  • 5 pm - Los Inocentes

  • 6 pm - Erika Prosper Nirenburg - Reading

  • 6:15 pm - Conjunto Taller

  • 7 pm - Platica with La Catrina De México Bertha Sandoval

Treats by:

  • Milkshakes and treats by Honeysuckle Tea Time

  • Pan de Muerto by Panifico

November 2nd 5 - 9 pm

  • 5-9 pm - Children’s Crafts by Magik Theater
  • 5-6 pm- Artist altars

  • 6-7 pm - Calavera Stilt Walkers

  • 6-7pm- Procession with Calavera Stilt Walkers, Matachines, Las Coronelas, Patricia Vonne and Magik Theater 

On Pearl Park Stage:

  • 5-9 pm- Kristin Forrester - Reading

  • 7-8 pm- Mariachi Las Coronelas

  • 8- 9 pm- Patricia Vonne

Treats by:

  • La Paleteria

  • Pan de Muerto by Panifico