Dia de Los Muertos & The Marigold Mural Project at the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village in Sedona
DAY OF THE DEAD
A Celebration of Life and Remembrance
Day of the Dead and The Marigold Mural Project now in its 9th year, have become two of Tlaquepaque’s most exciting annual events, attracting visitors of all ages to come together to celebrate our ancestors and those who have come before us.
Derived from the traditions of Mexico’s indigenous people, Dias de Los Muertos is a millennia old holiday. It is believed that the spirits of the dead are released from heaven at Midnight the last night of October to return to earth to be rejoined with their families for twenty-four hours of festive celebrations.
Come join us at Tlaquepaque for mural painting; music by renowned returning artists including guitarist Eric Miller and techno-violinist; traditional foods; and fantastic entertainment by Arizona’s acclaimed Circus Farm jugglers, acrobats, aerial artists, and their not to be missed fire dancers, always an event highlight.
Our celebration starts on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 11am with the inauguration of the Marigold Mural Project, led again this year by the artist Lovejoy. Visitors are encouraged to paint their tributes on our 26 foot long community remembrance wall. This is an opportunity to remember your loved ones and create something lasting in collaboration with others. Paints and brushes will be provided on site with the murals from the previous years on display for your viewing and inspiration. Mural painting will continue daily on the Calle Independence from 11am to 5pm until the end of our Day of the Dead festivities.
On Saturday, November, 2, 2019 at 4pm our spirited Day of the Dead festivities get underway. Tlaquepaue’s patios, streets and fountains will be transformed into traditional Day of the Dead decor and altars—ofrendas. We encourage you to bring flowers, personal objects, photos and candles to leave as an offering on our main public altar located in Patio Del Norte. Candles will also be available for purchase. Enjoy the inspiring music and action-packed entertainment as you walk our grounds to view the altars, dance and celebrate with others.
The wearing of Day of the Dead costumes is also strongly recommended for those of all ages. Activities for kids include free sugar skull making and face painting of Day-of-the-Dead motifs. “El Mercado” in the Calle Independencia will feature agua , and fresh churros, traditional pan de muerto (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 is a Tlaquepaque celebration not to be missed.
Entertainment Line Up:
Patio de Las Campanas:
FREE Sugar Skull Making – 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Danza Azteca Callpulli Tonantzin Performs 3:00 pm to 5:00pm
Gaetano – 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Patio Del Norte:
Las Chollas Peligrosas – 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Urban Electra Trio – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Patio de Las Rosas:
FoxyKosha Duo – 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Elixir – 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Circus Farm Fire Dancing Show starts at 7:00 pm
Marigold Mural Project – 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Dia de Los Muertos Mercado 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Eric Miller – 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Caricature Drawings – 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
David Merino Duo – 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Belly Dancer Fire Show – 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Face Painting available for a fee:
$6.00 – Cheek Design
$14.00 – Half a Face Design
$20.00 – Full Face Design
Free Trolley Shuttles:
Trolleys will be running from 3:00 pm to 8:30 pm from three locations: the Uptown municipal parking at 260 Schnebly Road, Brewer Lot located 250 Brewer Rd. in Sedona.
Please consider using these services for your convenience, as parking is limited at Tlaquepaque.
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