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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.

Discipline:

Venue:

Community Ofrendas

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Family

Visual Arts

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

Mexican Market Place

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Family

Shopping

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!

Mexican Folkloric Dance Company

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Dance

Family

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

100 Years of Cantinflas

1:00pm

Film

Family

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

Mexican Cultural and Social Foundation

1:00pm – 5:30pm

Craft

Family

Make traditional crafts for Day of the Dead!

Food Demo with Chef Luis Valenzuela

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Food

Family

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

Quique Escamilla

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Music

Family

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

Jaime Elizondo

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Music

Family

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

Maya: Secrets of their Ancient World

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Lectures

Family

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

Mariachi Grand Finale

4:30pm – 6:00pm

Music

Family

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

Food Demo with Elizabeth Rumebe

4:30pm – 5:30pm

Food

Family

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

Community Ofrendas

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Family

Visual Arts

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

Mexican Market Place

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Family

Shopping

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!

Mexican Folkloric Dance Company

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Dance

Family

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

100 Years of Cantinflas

1:00pm

Film

Family

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

Mexican Cultural and Social Foundation

1:00pm – 5:30pm

Craft

Family

Make traditional crafts for Day of the Dead!

Food Demo with Chef Luis Valenzuela

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Food

Family

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

Quique Escamilla

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Music

Family

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

Jaime Elizondo

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Music

Family

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

Mariachi Grand Finale

4:30pm – 6:00pm

Music

Family

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

Food Demo with Elizabeth Rumebe

4:30pm – 5:30pm

Food

Family

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

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