Local Dia de los Muertos Events Across Arizona

Dia de los Muertos is an important Mexican holiday celebrated in Mexico and around the world. The day provides an opportunity to gather with friends and family to remember those who have since passed on. Read on to see how Arizona's local business community plans to celebrate and remember our loved ones: Keep checking back as we'll continuously update this page with more events as they're announced! 

mesa arts muertosDia de los Muertos Festival | October 26 - 27 Mesa Arts Center | Mesa Spirits will connect at the annual Dìa de los Muertos Festival. The  festival will feature delicious foods, a colorful mercado featuring an assortment of Dìa de los Muertos merchandise, jewelry, arts and crafts. Don't forget to stop by the Bookmans Family Activity Area! Free admission. Read more.

Screen Shot 2013-10-18 at 12.55.51 PMDia de los Muertos | November 2 - 3 Desert Botanical Gardens | Phoenix Enjoy entertainment that will bring the history of the holiday to life with song, dance and storytelling. Experience an Ofrenda exhibit constructed by local artists, enjoy delicious food and pastries, and more. Attendance included in garden admission. Read more.

art show muertosDia de los Muertos Art Show | October 26 Salon 1219 | Phoenix Join us for our annual Dia de los Muertos art show! There will be food & fun (costumes optional). Don't forget, we're kicking off our holiday food drive for Maggie's Place so bring in your canned goods! Read more.

herberger muertosDia de los Muertos Tribute Concert | Nov. 3, 3:30 p.m. Herberger Theater Center | Phoenix Experience one of the world's most colorful and magical celebrations, Dia de los Muertos. This “Day of the Dead” concert honors the music of Mexico's most beloved singers and composers with mariachi and classical performances. Tickets start at $23, read more.

Screen Shot 2013-10-18 at 1.01.15 PMDia de los Muertos Ofrenda Show | Through November 2 Arte de la Vida | Tucson The 2nd Annual Ofrenda show features 8 Ofrendas created by 13 Arizona Artists, ranging from the traditional representation to a found object assemblage depiction of the long historic custom of creating an altar in honor of departed souls. Read more.

Screen Shot 2013-10-14 at 9.26.33 AMAll Souls Art Auction | October 24, 6pm - 8pm Pop-Cycle Shop & The Surly Wentch Pub | Tucson Pop-Cycle Shop and The Surly Wench Pub will be holding our 3rd Annual Silent Art Auction to Benefit All Souls Procession. The auction items will be available for bidding from 6-8 pm at the Surly Wench Pub. Performance by Mission Creeps and Black Cherry Burlesque to follow auction. Click here for more info.

cmtDay of the Dead Masks | October 29 - November 3 Children's Museum Tucson | Tucson Bring your kids to the Children's Museum Tucson for a daily activity - creating Day of the Dead masks to get ready for the upcoming holiday! Read more.

Screen Shot 2013-10-18 at 1.17.25 PMAll Souls Procession | November 3, 6:00 p.m. Tucson, Arizona The All Souls Procession is one of the most meaningful and inclusive events in our nation. What started out as an intimate personal expression is now an enormous  hyper-creative vehicle for release and integration of grief and loss for many 10’s of thousands of individual participants. Read more.

Screen Shot 2013-10-18 at 2.42.39 PMMarigold Mural Project | October 29 - November 2 Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village | Sedona Join us in our second year as we create another incredible public mural in the Calle Independencia where visitors and community members can honor the loss of loved ones in their lives and connect with one another though art and public expression. Read more.

Celebraciones_ChicaBailarCelebraciones de la Gente | October 26-27 Museum of Northern Arizona | Flagstaff The 10th Celebraciones de la Gente presents a lively look into traditions embraced by Mexican, Mexican American and Hispanic cultures. Museum grounds will be full of music, dancing, art demonstrations, artist booths, crafts, insightful programming, food and hands-on family activities. Read more.

smokiDay of the Dead Celebration | October 27, 10am - 4pm The Smoki Museum | Prescott Mariachis, ballet folkloric, Mexican baked goods, homemade tamales, and a cemetery procession at noon are among the plans.  We'll have a children's craft area, face painting, vendors and fun! Lots of it! Read more.