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Dia de los Muertos Community Festival

  • Museum of Art and History 705 Front Street Santa Cruz, CA, 95060 United States (map)

Dia de los Muertos Community Festival
Sunday, November 1, 2:00-6:00PM
Museum of Art and History at the McPherson Center,
705 Front Street, Santa Cruz

and Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen Street at Coral Street, Santa Cruz

We remember our dead loved ones as larger than life. Let’s celebrate that with a Día de los Muertos festival bigger than anything the MAH has done in the past. That means the festival is so big we split it into two halves AND have teamed up with Vive Oaxaca to make this happen: we’ll start at the museum with facepainting and dance, and move on to Evergreen Cemetery for music, delicious food, and an outdoor altar exhibition created by local community members.

Schedule of Events at the MAH:

2:00-3:30PM: Facepainting by Mariposa’s Art,  food by Vive Oaxaca
and ongoing art activities including:
tissue paper flower crafting, lantern making and banderitas

2:30-3:30PM: Dance performances

3:45-4:00PM: Gather in Abbott Square to proceed to Evergreen Cemetery

Schedule of Events at Evergreen Cemetery:

4:30-6:00PM: Explore an outdoor altar installation connecting those buried in Evergreen with current active community members, groups and local social issues

6:00PM: Movie Screening of The Book of Life. We invite visitors to sit back, relax and enjoy this family friendly film in Evergreen Cemetery. Popcorn will be provided. Bringing your own blanket or lawn chairs is recommended.

Earlier Event: November 1
Niles Altar Walk
Later Event: November 1
The Heart of Remembrance