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Harbourfront Centre presents the 16th anniversary of its Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos celebration: a family-oriented exploration of the ancient and contemporary traditions of Mexico’s oldest cultural celebration of life, heritage and family histories.

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

Ofrendas

11:00am – 8:00pm

Our ofrendas feature traditional altars created by community members and organizations, and reflect the unique contemporary visions of local and international Mexican artists.

Family

Visual Arts

“Eulogy for the Coffin Factory”

11:00am – 8:00pm

This ceremonial visual arts exhibition mourns the passage of the Coffin Factory and is an opportunity for the public to grieve, reflect and celebrate #89-109 Niagara Street.

Visual Arts

Live Catrinas

11:00am – 8:00pm

Featuring authentic Mexican wardrobe and original headdress and makeup designs, the Catrinas will be wandering around our Day of the Dead festivities this weekend.

Family

Visual Arts

Mexican Marketplace

11:00am – 8:00pm

Our Day of the Dead marketplace will offer local and International Mexican products and food from a variety of vendors.

Food

Shopping

Yarn Painting

12:00pm – 3:00pm

Use colourful Huichol yarn to “paint” a Day of the Dead themed template or use your own imagination and create a unique design.

Family

Visual Arts

Catrina Face Painting Workshop

12:30pm – 1:15pm

Join a local artist and learn how to paint your own face in the style of the famous La Catrina.

Family

Visual Arts

Learning

Coco

1:00pm – 2:50pm

Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, goes on a journey to the Land of the Dead where he meets a charming trickster named Hector.

Family

Film

Sugar Skull Painting

1:30pm – 2:15pm

Join us for this festival favourite as we decorate sugar skulls (calaveras), and reflect on the happy memories that are associated with lost loved ones.

Family

Visual Arts

The Corn Route

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Chefs from Mexico, Peru and Canada will create Indigenous dishes, explaining the importance of Maize in the Americas and around the world.

Food

Learning

Catrina Face Painting Workshop

2:30pm – 3:15pm

Join a local artist and learn how to paint your own face in the style of the famous La Catrina.

Family

Visual Arts

Learning

Los Pachamama

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Los Pachamama (Mother Earth) mix rhythms and harmonies from the deep folklore of Mexico, the Carribean and Latin America. Part of Day of the Dead.

Music

The Book of Life

3:15pm – 4:50pm

Manolo, torn between the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure across three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears.

Family

Film

Sugar Skull Painting

3:30pm – 4:15pm

Join us for this festival favourite as we decorate sugar skulls (calaveras), and reflect on the happy memories that are associated with lost loved ones.

Family

Visual Arts

The Corn Route

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Chefs from Mexico, Peru and Canada will create Indigenous dishes, explaining the importance of Maize in the Americas and around the world.

Food

Learning

Corn Husk Doll Making

4:00pm – 7:00pm

Corn husk dolls are traditionally made in Mexico, Africa, Transylvania, El Salvador and across Turtle Island. Learn to make your own!

Family

Visual Arts