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Join us for this traditional Mexican festival honouring the dead through music and dance, community ofrendas, films, food and more!

Please note that programming for both Saturday and Sunday is identical.

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

Community Ofrendas

12:00pm – 6:00pm

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

Family

Visual Arts

Mexican Market Place

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Shop for a variety of crafts, including Day of the Dead figures and crafts, jewellery, sugar skulls, Day of the Dead bread (pan de muerto) and more!

Family

Shopping

Mexican Folkloric Dance Company

1:00pm – 2:00pm

A dance performance especially choreographed for the Day of the Dead festival.

Dance

Family

100 Years of Cantinflas

1:00pm

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of one of the world’s greatest comedians – Cantinflas!

Film

Family

Mexican Cultural and Social Foundation

1:00pm – 5:30pm

Make traditional crafts for Day of the Dead!

Craft & Design

Family

Food Demo with Chef Luis Valenzuela

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Learn how to make incredible Mexican cuisine with one of Toronto’s top chefs!

Food

Family

Quique Escamilla

2:30pm – 3:30pm

A fusion of bolero, chachacha, huapango, cumbia, with spices of rock, reggae, pop and jazz.

Music

Family

Jaime Elizondo

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Elizondo, along with his musical trio, presents a show that blends classic Spanish ballads with contemporary rock and pop ballads.

Music

Family

Maya: Secrets of their Ancient World

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Travel to the world of the Maya with this engaging lecture.

Lectures

Family

Mariachi Grand Finale

4:30pm – 6:00pm

This legendary band is one of Toronto’s greatest ambassadors of Mexican music and culture.

Music

Family

Food Demo with Elizabeth Rumebe

4:30pm – 5:30pm

Join Elizabeth Rumebe as she shares her secrets for creating that delicious Day of the Dead treat – pan de muerto!

Food

Family

Community Ofrendas

12:00pm – 6:00pm

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

Family

Visual Arts

Mexican Market Place

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Shop for a variety of crafts, including Day of the Dead figures and crafts, jewellery, sugar skulls, Day of the Dead bread (pan de muerto) and more!

Family

Shopping

Mexican Folkloric Dance Company

1:00pm – 2:00pm

A dance performance especially choreographed for the Day of the Dead festival.

Dance

Family

100 Years of Cantinflas

1:00pm

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of one of the world’s greatest comedians – Cantinflas!

Film

Family