Día de Muertos Celebration

November 4, 2023 - November 5, 2023
Dia de Los Muertos at Desert Botanical Garden

Event Summary

Celebrate the tradition of Día de Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, with a two-day festival filled with music, dance and storytelling at the Desert Botanical Garden, Nov. 4 & 5, 2023.

This two-day celebration features an immersive experience that includes a mega community altar centered on the history and symbolism of the elegant skeleton figure La Catrina, a decorative and floral archway, delicious food, hands-on activities, dance, music and so much more during this weekend celebration.

Each day ends with La Procesión, a procession through the garden by all the performers and audience members, concluding with a traditional burning of troubles. La Procesión represents the ancient tradition of marching as a community to burial sites in order to honor those who have passed.

This event is free with garden admission.

Check out the Desert Botanical Garden website for additional details.

For more information on events in Tempe, visit our Tempe Events Page.

Event Hours

Start Time: 10:00 am

End Time: 5:00 pm

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