Join us for this annual Mexican festival honouring the dead. Featuring artists from Mexico, traditional music, food, stories and more, our Day of the Dead festival celebrates life while paying tribute to loved ones who have passed away. Featuring Mexican artists Carlomagno Pedro Martinez, Jorge Morenos and others.

Discipline:

Venue:

Hands-on Clay with Carlomagno Pedro Martinez

12:00pm – 5:30pm

Learning

Sit down and try your hand at working with clay while chatting with visiting artist Carlomagno, a renowned artist from Oaxaca.

Community Ofrendas (altars)

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Family

The ofrendas of various community groups will be on display all weekend, each with a distinct theme related directly to Day of the Dead.

Mexican Market Place

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Shopping

The Mexican Market Place features a variety of crafts to choose from: Mexican Day of the Dead figures and crafts, textiles, jewellery, chocolate drinks, Day of the Dead bread (pan de muerto) and more!

Mexican Folkloric Dance Company

1:00pm

Dance

The dramatic and lively performance by this much-loved local dance troupe will be specially choreographed to present dances dedicated to the traditions of the Day of the Dead.

Day of the Dead Children's Face Creations and Crafts

1:00pm – 5:30pm

Family

Learning

Makeup artists transform children's faces into traditional-looking Day of the Dead skulls ("calaveras").

Pedro Montejo and His Guitar

1:30pm – 2:00pm

Music

The soft sounds of the acoustic guitar will set a quiet mood over the Lakeside Terrace between food demos and family dance instruction.

ˇDándole a la tradición! (Giving to the Tradition)

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Music

A collaborative concert bringing together performers, from distinct traditions, who are engaged in a contemporary exploration of Mexican folk music. Featuring Jorge Moreno Salazar, Café con Pan and friends (pictured), and Jorge Lopez.

Food Demo with ChocoSol

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Food

ChocoSol demonstrates the making of chocolate drinks from cacao beans to the finished product.

Pedro Montejo and His Guitar

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Music

The soft sounds of the acoustic guitar will set a quiet mood over the Lakeside Terrace between food demos and family dance instruction.

Folk Dance Workshop with the Mexican Folkloric Dance Company

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Dance

Learning

Accompanied by guitar music, members of the Mexican Folkloric Dance Company will engage families in learning a traditional Mexican circle dance. Everyone join in!

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