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 30 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 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout our Day of the Dead festivities.
On Saturday, November 2nd at 4 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.
Come walk the grounds, dance and celebrate with others as you enjoy music and entertainment from old favorites and fabulous newcomers, Los Chollas Peligrosas, the all female Latin folk fusion band and the Circus farm jugglers, acrobats, aerial artist 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 booth 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 Tlaquepaqe North, now in its 47th year, is located at 336 State Route 179 in Sedona, Arizona. It is open daily at 10:00 am. For more information call (928) 282-4838, visit: tlaq.com.