2022 Day of the Dead & The Marigold Mural Project
One of Tlaquepaque's most intoxicating events, the Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration, and the Marigold Mural Project attract visitors of all ages to celebrate and commemerate the dead — this incredible tradition continues with a new, exciting format.
Known also as “Old Souls Day” in Mexico, Dia de los Muertos is a millennial-old holiday to celebrate lost loved ones.
Our new format, on display from October 29 through November 2, 2022, includes exquisitely curated, color-filled altars and large-scale installations to be discovered throughout Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village. Come see Tlaquepaque’s streets, patios, and fountains magically transformed.
Experience and learn about this Mexican cultural event during this FREE five-day celebration. Spend time gaining a deeper understanding of the Day of the Dead traditions. Learn about “Oferendas,“ offerings placed at the altars, “Papel Picado,” brightly-colored cut-paper banners strung across the patios, and “La Calaca,” handmade clay figurines depicting lost loved ones.
Our annual Marigold Mural Project will be back again this year too. Visitors are encouraged to paint their tributes on the 26-foot-long community remembrance wall. Paints and brushes will be provided onsite with the previous years’ murals on display for viewing and inspiration. Mural painting will continue daily throughout our Day of the Dead festivities on Calle Independencia from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with artist Lovejoy onsite to assist you.
Although there will be no Mercado this year, we encourage visitors to shop and dine as you meander the grounds and enjoy the celebration. Music, entertainment and face painting will take place on Saturday. We recommend those interested in attending review our website as we get closer to the event date to see the final lineup of activities. Please also be sure to make your dining reservations ahead of time.
This Tlaquepaque celebration and its new format are not to be missed.
Entertainment Schedule for Saturday, October 29
Chapel at Tlaquepaque:
Patrick Ki, guitarist 11:30 to 2:30 pm
Eric Miller, guitarist 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Patio del Norte
Aztec Dancers will perform for the High Priestess 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Patio de las Campanas
Mr. Don Julio and Dos Guitarras 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Free Sugar Skull Making 1p.m. to 4p.m.
Gaetano Frankel and Friends 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Patio de las Rosas
Foxy Koshka Duo 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Calle De Independencia
Marigold Mural Project 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, October 29 Through Wednesday, Novemeber 2, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. throughout