Día de los Muertos Celebration

November 2, 2019 - November 3, 2019
Dia de Los Muertos at Desert Botanical Garden

Event Summary

Celebrate the tradition of Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, with a two-day festival filled with music, dance and storytelling at the Desert Botanical Garden, November 2-3, 2019.

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.

Event Hours

Start Time: 10:00 am

End Time: 5:00 pm

La Procesión each day 5 – 6 p.m.

Event Details

  • Children will love the crafts and face painting and the whole family will enjoy the entertainment and browsing the Mercado filled with art, jewelry and other wares.
  • PRICE: Included with membership or paid Garden admission
  • Ofrenda Exhibit: Ofrenda, or Offering, is part of the traditional Mexican celebration of Día de los Muertos. The altars are original pieces specifically created for this celebration by local artists.
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