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2015 Day of the Dead Events Guide

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  Memoria Vida 2014 Edition - Altars Route’ is an international project that connects various Mexican communities in the world to celebrate together the Day of the Dead tradition - with the installation of an altar or with a cultural activity in the cities of Barcelona, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mexico City, Miami and New York. October 27 - November 9, 2014. See site for more info.


Bare Hands Dia de los Muertos- Alabama • VIVA LA VIDA a celebration of life!   2115 1st Avenue S
Birmingham, AL


12th Annual Celebraciones de la Gente. October 24-25, 2015. Music, dancing, art demos, crafts, food & hands-on family activities 928.774.5213 Museum of Northern Arizona
3101 N. Ft. Valley Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ


2nd Annual Día de Los Muertos Celebration, November 1, 2015 (noon - 6:00pm). Traditional Dia de Los Muertos altar, Mariachi, folkloric dancers, kids activities. La Placita 714.999.0888 Anaheim Indoor Marketplace
1440 S. Anaheim Blvd,
Anaheim, CA
  Decorate your Dia de Muertos Sugar Skull at Ethnic Arts sugar skull table. For children of all ages. Call for more 2015 info. 510.527.5270 Ethnic Arts
2236 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA
  Day of the Dead Celebration. November 2, 2015 (5:00-9:00pm) Community altar, candle light procession. DIY art projects & more.   Shattuck Ave. and Cedar St
North Berkeley, CA
  Dia de Los Muertos Ventura County, November 7, 2015 - See Facebook for details. 805.482.1959 Conejo Mt Memorial Park Cemetery
2052 Howard Road
Camarillo, CA
  15th Annual Día de los Muertos Festival. November 1, 2015 See site for more info.   7108 Remmet Ave.
Canoga Park, CA 91303
  Dia de los Muertos Festival presented by the Downey Civic Theatre, November 1, 2015 (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 20th Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival, November 1, 2015 (6:00pm) See site for details410 760.839.4186 CA Center for the Arts
340 N. Escondido Blvd
Escondido, CA 92025
  Day of the Dead Celebration in Historic Downtown Lake Elsinore, November 1, 2015 (1:00 - 6:00pm) See site for more info 951-506-3606 Main Street and Graham Street Historic Downtown
Lake Elsinore, CA
  2nd Annual Olvera Street Muertos Artwalk, October 17, 2015 (10:30am - 8:00pm) See site for details.   Olvera Street
Los Angeles, CA
  42st Annual Día De Los Muertos - Altas de Los Muertos, The Return of the Souls. November 1, 2015 (4:00 - 10:00pm) See site & Facebook for details 323.881.6444 Self Help Graphics & Art
1300 East 1st Street
(Boyle Heights) Los Angeles, CA
  Hollywood Forever Cemetery 16th Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration- Shamanic Visions of the Huichol, October 24, 2015 (12:00pm - midnight) 323.308.4765 Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

21th Annual Día de los Muertos - Rituals + Remembrance: Día de los Muertos Exhibition, October 14, 2015–January 3, 2016. Community Celebration, October 25, 2015 (11:00am - 4:00pm)

510.318.8400 Oakland Museum of California
100 Oak St.
Oakland, CA
Community Celebration, October 25, 2015 (11:00am - 4:00pm). Check out Skull t-shirt photos from Oakland Museum's 20th Anniversary Days of the Dead Community Celebration
  Mission San Luis Rey Día de los Muertos 2015
October 25, 2015 (10:00am – 5:00pm)
760.757.3651 Mission San Luis Rey
4050 Mission Avenue
Oceanside, CA
  Day of the Dead / Día de los muertos. November 1, 2015 (10:30am -4:00pm) Art projects, traditional art installations, special exhibition of Day of the Dead quilts, Mariachis. 760.322.4800 Palm Springs Art Museum
101 Museum Drive
Palm Springs CA
  32th Annual Day of the Dead Altars & Ephemera. October 3 -November 8, 2015. Reception October 3, 2015 (2:00-6:00pm). 626.795.8733 The Folk Tree
217 South Fair Oaks
Pasadena, CA
  Dia de los Muertos - Day of the Dead - Redwood City 650.346.8468 Courthouse Square
2200 Broadway
Redwood City, CA 94063
  Día de Los Muertos 2015 - 6th Annual El Panteon de Sacramento. October 31 - November 1, 2015. See site for details.   La Raza Galeria Posada
2020 J Street
Sacramento, CA
  Día de los Muertos in Old Sacramento. See site for details in September. 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. October 3 - 31, 2015. 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, November 1-2, 2015. See event site & Facebook for more info 619.297.9327 Old Town San Diego
San Diego Avenue
San Diego, CA
  San Diego’s Longest-Standing Commemoration of Día de los Muertos Celebrates 20 Years. October 21 - November 2, 2015. See Facebook for details & calendar 619.232.5181 Sherman Height Community Center
2258 Island Avenue
San Diego, CA
  San Francisco Symphony Annual Día de los Muertos Community Concert. November 7, 2015 @ 2:00pm. 415.864.6000 Davies Symphony Hall
Grove Street
San Francisco, CA
  San Francisco Day of the Dead Procession and Festival of Altars. November 2, 2015 See site for details See site for locations
Garfield Park
San Francisco
, CA
  SOMArts’ annual Day of the Dead exhibition - Shadow of Tomorrow: Día de los Muertos 2015. October 9 – November 7, 2015. See site for details. 415.863.1414 SOMArts
934 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA
  2nd Annual Día de Los Muertos Celebration, October 31 & November 1, 2015. Music, market, sugar skull decorating, altars and more. 650.376-5030 Skylawn Memorial Park
Highway 92 at Skyline Blvd.
San Mateo, CA
  25nd Annual Día de los Muertos Exhibition, 2015. 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. November 1, 2015 (3:00 - 9:00pm) - Children’s activities, Sacred Altar Competition & Exhibition, Live music, food and crafts. 310.832.2183 Downtown - 6th St
San Pedro, CA
  27th Annual Día de Los Muertos, San Rafael. November 7, 2015 (4:00 to 9:00pm) See site for details. 415.526.2487 Boro Center, Pickleweed Park
50 Canal Street.
San Rafael, CA
  Bowers Museum Day of the Dead Festival, November 1, 2015 (10:00am - 4:00pm) 714.567.3677 Bowers Museum
2002 N. Main Street
Santa Ana, CA
  El Centro Cultural de Mexico & Calacas 13th Annual Noche de Altares, November 7, 2015 (1:00-10:00pm) see site for details 4th and Birch St in Downtown
Santa Ana, CA
  Día de los Muertos Community Festival. November 1, 2015 (2:00-6:00pm). (see site for details) Sugar Skull Workshop - October 30, 2015 (4:00 - 8:00pm) 831.429.1964 Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
705 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA
  6th Annual Rose Hills Día de los Muertos Cultural Festival, November 1, 2015 (11:30am - 4:30pm). See event site & Facebook page. 562.699.0921 Rose Hills Memorial Park
3888 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA
  10th Anniversary of The Dia de Los Muertos Art & Music Festival - Uptown Whittier, October 11, 2015 10:00am - 5:00pm) See Facebook for more info. 562.693.2844 Casita Del Pueblo
13100 Philadelphia St
Whittier, CA
  5th Annual Windsor El Día de Los Muertos. Sugar Skull workshops, art & altar displays, & November 1 Fiesta! See site & Facebook for details.   Downtown Windsor
Windsor, CA


Día de los Muertos celebration. Traditional activities & crafts, face painting & procession. November 1, 2015 (9:00am - 5:00pm). Calavera Ball - October 23, 2015, 2014 (7:00 - 11:00pm) 720.865.3500 Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York Street
Denver, CO
  2nd Annual Dia de Los Muertos Exhibit and Sale, October 2 - 19, 2915. Artist Reception - October 2, 2015 (5:30 - 8:00pm). See site and Facebook for details. 970.314.2054 Colorado Canyons Gallery & Gifts
623 Main Street
Grand Junction, CO
  Day of the Dead Educational & Cultural Event, November 1 & 2, 2015. See site for schedule of events. 970-243-1538 Martin Mortuary
550 North Ave.
Grand Junction, CO


Longmont Museum & Cultural Center's Día de los Muertos Celebration. October 10 to Nov. 8, 2015. Colorado's largest DoD celebration. See site for exhibits & events and community programs. 303.651.8374 Longmont Museum
400 Quail Road
Longmont, CO


6th Annual Florida Day of the Dead Celebration - November 2, 2015. See site & Facebook for more info 954.560.1028 Downtown
Fort Lauderdale, FL
  Sixth Annual City Arts Día de los Muertos & Monster Factory Exhibit. Opening Night - October 15, 2015. (6:00 - 11:00pm) See Facebook for more details 407.648.7060 City Arts Factory
9 S. Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL


6th Annual Atlanta Day of the Dead - 2014. See site for details. 404.350.0200 Atlantic Station
1380 Atlantic Drive
Atlanta, GA


Día de los Muertos Ball: Love Never Dies November 6, 2015 (7:00pm). See site for more events. 312-738-1503 National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W. 19th Street
Chicago, IL


Annual Day of the Dead Festival at the Indiana State Museum, October 31, 2015 (11:00am - 4:00pm). Altar exhibitions, sugar skull making, performances & more. 317.232.8293 Indiana State Museum
650 West Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN


Tonantzin Society's 4th Annual Día de los Muertos Festival Topeka , October 2– November 1, 2015. (see site for event details)   NOTO Arts District & across
, KS


10th Annual Festival del Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead Festival. See site for details. Fun, participatory experience for the entire family. 859.255.5222 The Living Arts & Science Center
362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Lexington, Kentucky


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


Annual Day of the Dead Celebration. October 25, 2015 (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


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.


Clark County Parks and Recreation - Life in Death Festival: Day of the Dead, November 1 & 2, 2015 (5:00 - 9:00pm). See site for info 702.455.7029 Winchester Cultural Center
3130 S. McLeod Drive
Las Vegas, NV

New Mexico

Atresic Heritage Día De Muertos 2015. See site for info. Music, refreshments, face painting, sugar skull painting, & flowers for loved ones 505.836.0306
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 31 - November 6, 2015. On Facebook See site for info La Llorona Park
Picacho Ave.
Las Cruces, NM

New York

Mano a Mano Day of the Dead 2015 NYC ~ Mexican Culture without Borders Day of the Dead Celebration. See site and Facebook for details. 212.587.3070 St. Mark's Church in the Bowery
10th Street & Second Avenue
New York, NY
  5th Annual Middle Main Day of the Dead Celebration. See site for DoD events. 845.454.5176 Mid Hudson Heritage Center,
317 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY


2015 Multicultural Day of the Dead Festival. October 24, 2015 (noon - midnight). 5K or 1-Mile Race (6:45pm). Dead Fiesta Dance (8:00pm - midnight) 308.385.5242 Grand Island, NE
Downtown along 3rd St.
Grand Island, NE

North Carolina

5th Annual Day of the Dead 5k & Street Festival. October 24, 2015 (10:30am - ) Races, costume contest, live music. 919.835.3593 106 S. Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC
  Life After Death: The Day of the Dead in Mexico - Exhibit, Museum of Anthropology (September 15 - December 11, 2015). 336.758.5000 Wake Forest U
1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem, NC


2015 Sugar Skull Workshops - Call or see Facebook for more details 440-333-8307 Devout Home
19032 Old Detroit Rd
Rocky River, Ohio


21th Annual Día de los Muertos Arts Festival. November 1, 2015. Performances. Sugar skull decorating * more. See site for more info   Living Arts
307 East Brady Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma


Día del Los Muertos Memphis See Facebook for more info Various locations
Memphis TN
  16th Annual El Dia de los Muertos Festival. October 24, 2015 (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. See site for 2015 events
  Austin, TX
  31 Years of Mexic-Arte Museum's Día de los Muertos: A Voice of the Community Exhibit. Community Altars. September 13 - November 22, 2015. 512.480.9373

Mexic-Arte Museum
419 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701


8th Día de los Muertos Street Festival, October 31, 2015. (3:00pm - midnight). See site for details.   Downtown on Starr, Mesquite & Peoples Streets
Corpus Christi, TX
  4th Annual Denison Dia De Los Muertos 2015, November 7, 2015 (10:00am - 5:00pm). Music, arts & crafts and more. See site and Facebook for details.   Main Street in Denison and Heritage Park
Denison, TX.


Lawndale Art Center 28th Annual Día de los Muertos. October 19 - November 7, 2015. See site for details on exhibitions, community ofrenda, workshops & gala. 713.528.5858 Lawndale Art Center
4912 Main Street
Houston, TX


Seattle Center Festál - Día de Muertos - A Mexican Celebration to Remember Our Departed, October 31 & November 1, 2015. Taller Mexicans para la Cultural y Las Art es 206.356.6673 See site for more info
Seattle, WA
  Día De Muertos en Seattle - honoring family, friends & traditions. See site or Facebook 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


Day of the Dead Milwaukee. October 31, 2015. Parade & 5K walk/run, art market, ofrendas, Aztec dancers. see site for contacts & other events

Walker Square Park
1028 South 9th Street
Milwaukee, WI


International Day of the Dead events




Oaxaca Tour - Day of the Dead Festivities, October 28 - November 3, 2015 with Nancy Zaslavsky's Culinary tours. See site for details Oaxaca, Mexico
Last updated October 2, 2015

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