A cool, one-of-a-kind festival with roots in the local community, Diá de los Muertos PHX celebrates the Mexican holiday of Diá de los Muertos. Diá de los Muertos (or Day of the Dead) is a time to honor ancestors and celebrate life. Entertainers and musicians will share their heritage with the public through drama, music, and dance. There will be mask-making workshops, sugar skull decorating stations, and more great activities to participate in.
Artisans will be selling traditional handmade crafts, and there will be plenty of authentic Latin cuisine on hand too. Be sure to be in attendance at 5:30 p.m. for the Candlelight Procesión, a participatory parade when the audience will join entertainers in a joyous, musical procession, followed by a moment of silence to remember the dearly departed as the sun goes down. A can’t-miss free event, Diá de los Muertos PHX will be held at the Steele Indian School Park, six minutes from Citi on Camelback.
Diá de los Muertos PHX
When: 12 – 6 p.m., Sunday Oct. 23
Where: Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85012