Dia de los Muertos

Observe Mexican Day of the Dead as we remember friends and family members who are no longer with us. Celebrate the joy and happiness they brought into our lives with music by Joel Aceves and Los Cuates, dance by Relampago del Cielo, art-making, and more. Bring a photo for our ofrendas (memorial altar), honoring our loved ones and that special pet that left too soon.

Sponsored by the Nicholas Endowment

*Festival recording will be available for viewing on Facebook and YouTube one week after the event takes place. 

Festival Schedule

Norma Kershaw Auditorium

11:30 – 12:00 Gloria Arjona, History and Traditions of Dia de los Muertos
1:30- 2:30 Bill Toone, ROAR of the BUTTERFLY (Ticketed Lecture)

Old Historic Wing

Visit the ofrenda (memorial offering) honoring our departed loved ones. And don’t miss the pet ofrenda, honoring our little friends that leave us too soon.

John M. Lee Court

12:30 – 3:30 (with breaks) Joel Aceves, Classical Guitarist plays traditional Mexican songs

Key Courtyard

12 pm Relámpago del Cielo Grupo Folklorico
12:15 Welcome and presentation by Genevieve
12:30 Los Cuates play the music of Mexico and East Los
1:15 Relampago del Cielo Grupo Folklorico
1:30-2pm INTERMISSION
2:00 Relampago del Cielo Grupo Folklorico
2:15 Los Cuates
2:45 Xipe Totec Danza Azteca

Event details

October 24, 2021 11:00 am - 3:00 pm