Day of the Dead and the Mural Project

OCTOBER 28th, 2017   -   2pm - 8pm
MURAL PROJECT  Oct 24th - 28th  - 11am - 5pm
Now in its seventh year, Dia de los Muertos has become one of Tlaquepaque's most exciting events. It celebrates the timeless Mexican tradition that honors friends and family who have passed on. Things get underway on Tuesday October 24 with the Marigold Mural Project, where everyone is encouraged to paint his or her tributes and remembrances on a 26-foot long community mural. Mural Painting: Tuesday October 24th - Saturday October 28th. Paints and brushes are provided.

The patios, streets and fountains of Tlaquepaque will be vibrantly transformed with multi-colored ritual objects, abundant offerings or ofrendas. The Dia de los Muertos celebration culminates with a full day of music, food, fire dancing, and more on Saturday the 28th from 2:00pm-8:00pm. Everyone is encouraged to place personal objects, photos, and candles celebrating the lives of loved ones on a beautiful altars made ready for offerings, or ofrenda. Candles will be available for purchase to use on ofrendas. There will be fun activities for the kids and fantastic face painting artists working in Day-of-the-Dead motifs. Inspired Day of the Dead costumes are strongly encouraged! "El Mercado" will feature agua frescas and fresh churros, traditional Day-of-the-Dead bread, cookies, Taquitos and hot chocolate. There will be several artisan booths vending Day-of-the-Dead merchandise as well.

This years line up is:

Tlaquepaque North:

  • David Merino Duo - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Belly Fire Dancer - 6:0pm - 6:30pm

Patio del Norte:

  • Anthony Mazzella - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Eric Miller - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

La Fuente:

  • Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli AZ - 3:00 -3:30pm & 4:00 - 4:30pm
  • Fire Performance will start at 7:00pm

Patio de Las Campanas:

  • Andres Martinez & Friends - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Gaetano Frankel Duo with Dancer - 4:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Free Sugar Skull Making: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Patio de Las Rosas:

  • Teresa Joy violinist - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Calle Independencia:

  • El Mercado featuring Day of the Dead inspired products

Free face painters located at both Tlaquepaque and Tlaquepaque North 2:00pm - 8:00pm

Free Admission 

Trolley service 2:00pm - 9:00 p.m. from Uptown Municipal Parking Lot at 260 Schnebly Road and 401 Jordan Road.

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