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Another successful Day of the Dead festival has come and gone! Thanks to everyone who came down to the Harbourfront Centre site over the weekend. We hope you enjoyed the diverse range of music, food and Mexican celebrations. See you next year!

Events will be added to this schedule as they are confirmed.

Community Ofrendas

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Mexican community and social organizations create ofrendas that reflect the traditions and creativity of the Mexican people in Toronto.

Family

Visual Arts

Mexican Marketplace

12:00pm – 6:00pm

A variety of crafts to choose from including Mexican Day of the Dead figures and crafts, jewellery, sugar skulls, Day of the Dead bread (pan de muerto) and more!

Family

Shopping

A Taste of Mexico

12:00pm – 5:30pm

All weekend long a pair of Toronto’s best Mexican food vendors will be serving up tortillas, burritos, carnitas and tamales… and that’s just a taste.

Food

Hasta Los Huesos (Down to the Bone)

1:00pm

Hasta Los Huesos is an inventive and animated short film looking into the concept of death.

Film

Day of the Dead Kids Crafts

1:00pm – 5:00pm

Kids make crafts to decorate an ofrenda!

Craft & Design

Film

Songs of the Dead with Itzel Tapia

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Itzel Tapia brings the Songs of the Dead from Mexico to Toronto in this special performance combining music and storytelling.

Family

Literary Arts

Music

Viva Mexico Mariachi

2:00pm

Mariachi Viva Mexico bring the exuberance of Mexico and the joy of the fiesta to our stage!

Family

Music

Un Retrato de Diego: la Revolucion de la Mirada (A Portrait of Diego: The Revolutionary Gaze)

2:30pm

A documentary film about noted muralist, Diego Rivera. Toronto premiere!

Film

Food Demo with Chef Francisco Alejandri

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Learn to cook a special dish from Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebrations: tinga mini tostadas (chicken) with lime and chia agua fresca.

Food

Skeleton at the Feast

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Chloë Sayer brings her personal reflections and observations to Harbourfront Centre in this one-hour presentation about Day of the Dead history and customs.

Lectures

Visual Arts

The Skulls of Posada created by Oscar Ortiz

4:00pm – 5:00pm

The Skulls of Posada combines spoken word, dance and music into a theatrical recreation of a funeral procession.

Dance

Music

Theatre

Dirty Maria

4:30pm – 5:30pm

Dirty Maria exploded onto Toronto’s music scene as the first Latin alternative rock band in the city!

Music

Community Ofrendas

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Mexican community and social organizations create ofrendas that reflect the traditions and creativity of the Mexican people in Toronto.

Family

Visual Arts

Mexican Marketplace

12:00pm – 6:00pm

A variety of crafts to choose from including Mexican Day of the Dead figures and crafts, jewellery, sugar skulls, Day of the Dead bread (pan de muerto) and more!

Family

Shopping

A Taste of Mexico

12:00pm – 5:30pm

All weekend long a pair of Toronto’s best Mexican food vendors will be serving up tortillas, burritos, carnitas and tamales… and that’s just a taste.

Food