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A Mexican celebration of life and legacy

Explore Mexico and Latin America’s most popular cultural celebration through a contemporary lens. Experience roving performances, art installations and more – all to a soundtrack of Mexican music.

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Ofrendas

12:00pm – 7:00pm

Family

Ofrendas are altars to the departed and display items and facetes of a beloved one's life and legacy.

Arts and Crafts with Casa Cultural Mexicana

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Family

Get creative with Casa Cultural Mexicana and turn paper into tributes to Day of the Dead.

Decorate a Calavera!

12:00pm – 4:30pm

Family

Decorate pre-made calaveras (sugar skulls) with royal icing in different colours and decorative materials.

Grupo Folklorico Tonatiuh

12:45pm – 1:30pm

Dance

In a show dedicated to children, Grupo Folklorico Tonatiuh's young cast celebrate their loved ones through historical Mexican dances.

Aztec Dance

1:00pm – 1:30pm

Dance

Explore pre-Hispanic Mexico with Aztec Dance Group, who interpret connecting with the dead through drumming and dance.

Post mortem

1:30pm – 2:15pm

Family

Theatre

Direct from Mexico, Colectivo Cuerda Floja interprets death using puppetry in a western gothic style show with a dose of black humour.

Las Catrinas

1:30pm – 2:00pm

Family

Join Las Catrinas from Ballet Folklorico Puro Mexico as they parade around our Day of the Dead festivities showcasing dresses and costumes from all over Mexico.

Verses and Tributes

1:30pm – 2:00pm

Music

Louwop, emcee from Los Poetas, recites verses in English and in Spanish in homage to the departed who are paid tribute in the ofrendas. Accompanied by live music.

Day of the Dead Face Painting

1:30pm – 4:30pm

Family

Get into the spirit of the Day of the Dead with free face painting and giveaways courtesy of Scotiabank!

Las Catrinas

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Family

Join Las Catrinas from Ballet Folklorico Puro Mexico as they parade around our Day of the Dead festivities showcasing dresses and costumes from all over Mexico.

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