Co-produced with Consulado General de Mexico

The Day of the Dead Festival marks a large celebration in Mexico - a unique tradition that joyfully remembers ancestors by bringing their memories to life, honouring them with offerings of their favorite foods, song and dance.

 

Festival Sponsors

Discipline:

Venue:

Ofrenda to Montazuma

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Visual Arts

See this specially created ofrenda for the Harbourfront Centre!

Mexican Craft Vendors

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Shopping

Take home a Day of the Dead momento!

Taste of Mexico - Food Vendors

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Food

Tortillas, tamales, burritos, carnitas and more!

Day of the Dead Site Animation

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Music

Dance

Look out for strolling musician and La Catrina figure dancers at the site during the festival!

Grupo Folklorico Viva México

1:00pm

Music

Dance

Authentic Mexican folklore from various regions, and dances inspired by Day of the Dead expressed through captivating music, breathtaking dances, and colourful costumes!

Childrens Day of the Dead Craft Activity

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Children create skeletons, skulls, and help create an ofrenda of Day of the Dead drawings!

Mexican Food Demo

1:00pm

Food

Learn to make the traditional foods of Day of the Dead celebration from notable Mexican chefs.

The Day of the Dead: A Celebration of Family & Life

1:30pm

Film

This documentary celebrates the Day of the Dead through the eyes of dancers, artists and historians and reveals the festivals customs, meaning and artistic and cultural significance.

Mariachi Viva Mexico

2:30pm

Music

Mariachi Viva Mexico is an important exponent of Mexican music and traditions.

The Homeless

3:00pm

Music

The Homeless take influences of Blues, Funk, soul and R&B to create a fresh and unique sound.

Textiles of Oaxaca with Margarita and Crispina Navarro Gómez

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Learning

Textile demo with Mexican Artist, Navarro Gomez Sisters from Santo Tomás Jalieza, Oaxaca.

Childrens Day of the Dead Craft Activity

4:00pm – 5:30pm

Children create skeletons, skulls, and help create an ofrenda of Day of the Dead drawings!

Days of the Dead in Mexico with photographer Vincenzo Pietropaolo

4:00pm

Lectures

Visual Arts

Photographer Vincenzo Pietropaolo presents his work in Mexico with a focus on the Days of the Dead festivities.

Grupo Folklorico Viva México

4:30pm

Music

Dance

Authentic Mexican folklore from various regions, and dances inspired by Day of the Dead expressed through captivating music, breathtaking dances, and colourful costumes!

The Day of the Dead: A Celebration of Family & Life

4:30pm

Film

This documentary celebrates the Day of the Dead through the eyes of dancers, artists and historians and reveals the festivals customs, meaning and artistic and cultural significance.

Kali Niño Mendoza and Alec Dempster

4:30pm

Music

Kali and Alec's contrasting voices interact with melodic sense in a gentle relationship which allows us to discover the nuances of this usually frenetic genre.

Ofrenda to Montazuma

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Visual Arts

See this specially created ofrenda for the Harbourfront Centre!

Mexican Craft Vendors

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Shopping

Take home a Day of the Dead momento!

Taste of Mexico - Food Vendors

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Food

Tortillas, tamales, burritos, carnitas and more!

Day of the Dead Site Animation

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Music

Dance

Look out for strolling musician and La Catrina figure dancers at the site during the festival!

Day of the Dead Site Animation

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Music

Dance

Look out for strolling musician and La Catrina figure dancers at the site during the festival!

Grupo Folklorico Viva México

1:00pm

Music

Dance

Authentic Mexican folklore from various regions, and dances inspired by Day of the Dead expressed through captivating music, breathtaking dances, and colourful costumes!

Childrens Day of the Dead Craft Activity

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Children create skeletons, skulls, and help create an ofrenda of Day of the Dead drawings!

Mexican Food Demo

1:00pm

Food

Learn to make the traditional foods of Day of the Dead celebration from notable Mexican chefs.

The Day of the Dead: A Celebration of Family & Life

1:30pm

Film

This documentary celebrates the Day of the Dead through the eyes of dancers, artists and historians and reveals the festivals customs, meaning and artistic and cultural significance.

Mariachi Viva Mexico

2:30pm

Music

Mariachi Viva Mexico is an important exponent of Mexican music and traditions.

The Homeless

3:00pm

Music

The Homeless take influences of Blues, Funk, soul and R&B to create a fresh and unique sound.

Textiles of Oaxaca with Margarita and Crispina Navarro Gómez

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Learning

Textile demo with Mexican Artist, Navarro Gomez Sisters from Santo Tomás Jalieza, Oaxaca.

Childrens Day of the Dead Craft Activity

4:00pm – 5:30pm

Children create skeletons, skulls, and help create an ofrenda of Day of the Dead drawings!

Days of the Dead in Mexico with photographer Vincenzo Pietropaolo

4:00pm

Lectures

Visual Arts

Photographer Vincenzo Pietropaolo presents his work in Mexico with a focus on the Days of the Dead festivities.

Grupo Folklorico Viva México

4:30pm

Music

Dance

Authentic Mexican folklore from various regions, and dances inspired by Day of the Dead expressed through captivating music, breathtaking dances, and colourful costumes!

The Day of the Dead: A Celebration of Family & Life

4:30pm

Film

This documentary celebrates the Day of the Dead through the eyes of dancers, artists and historians and reveals the festivals customs, meaning and artistic and cultural significance.

Kali Niño Mendoza and Alec Dempster

4:30pm

Music

Kali and Alec's contrasting voices interact with melodic sense in a gentle relationship which allows us to discover the nuances of this usually frenetic genre.

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