Although the pandemic continues, Tlaquepaque continues to move forward with the planning of this year's Day of the Dead festivities. We are evaluating the current health situation daily and value the safety of our guests and merchants. We ask that you check our website at www.tlaq.com/events prior to October 30th to monitor any updates. Tlaquepaque is an open air venue but all attendees will need to manage social distancing and masking accordingly.
Day of the Dead and the Marigold Mural Project are two of Tlaquepaque's most exciting annual events, attracting visitors of all ages to come together to celebrate and remember the dead.
Also known as "Old Souls Day," Day of the Dead is a millennial old holiday to celebrate lost loved ones. Based on the beliefs of Indigenous people from Mexico, it is now observed around the globe.
The celebration starts on Wednesday, October 27th at 11 a.m. with the inauguration of the Marigold Mural Project. Visitors are encouraged to paint their tributes on a 26 foot long community remembrance wall. Paints and brushes are provided on site with the previous years' murals on display for viewing and inspiration. Mural painting will continue daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout our Day of the Dead festivities.
On Saturday, October 30th at 3 p.m. the Day of the Dead festivities get underway. Tlaquepaque is transformed with traditional Day of the Dead decor and altars. The bringing of flowers, personal objects and photos is encouraged. Walk the grounds, dance and celebrate with others as you enjoy music and entertainment from old favorites and the Circus farm jugglers, acrobats, aerial artists and not to be missed fire dancers.
The wearing of Day of the Dead costumers is strongly recommended for those of all ages. Activities for kids include sugar skull making and Day of the Dead motif face painting. Enjoy the "El Mercado" where traditional foods including agua frescas and fresh churros, pan de muerto, taquitos and more will be featured. There will be artisan booths vending Day of the Dead merchandise as well.
This is a Tlaquepaque Celebration not to be missed.
Home to more than 50 boutique shops and world-class galleries, and five restaurants, Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village and Tlaquepaque North, now in its 48th year, is located at 336 State Route 179 in Sedona, Arizona. Open daily at 10:00 am. For more information call (928) 282-4838, visit: tlaq.com.