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Explore celebrations from Mexico and other areas of Latin America at the longest running Day of the Dead festival in Toronto. Featuring handcrafted ofrendas (altars to the dead), concerts, family activities and more.

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

Public Ofrenda in Ontario Square

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Celebrate the legacy of your lost loved ones with a large outdoor ofrenda built and dedicated to all of our past friends and family whose spirits reunite with us every Day of the Dead.

Family

Marigold Making and More!

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Create your own marigold flowers and other crafts to be offered to our public ofrenda (or taken home for your own ofrendas).

Family

Learning

Day of the Dead Market

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Our always-popular Day of the Dead market features several traditional Day of the Dead products such as the pan de muertos and other delectable goodies and handmade crafts.

Family

Shopping

Food

Ofrendas

12:00pm – 6:00pm

All throughout the weekend, ofrendas (altars to the dead) created by community groups and artists will be on display in the Marilyn Brewer Community Space.

Visual Arts

Dance for the Dead - Workshop for Kids

12:00pm –12:30pm

Tonatouh Children’s Dance Academy founder Luz Adriana Castillo leads a workshop on folkloric Mexican dance designed specifically for children.

Dance

Family

Learning

Film: Dia de los Muertos - for Kids!

12:30pm – 1:00pm

A series of animated shorts and short films that are related to the Day of the Dead celebration.

Film

Family

Dance for the Dead - Ballet Folklorico Puro Mexico

1:00pm – 2:00pm

A combination dance performance and workshop that engages the audience in the Day of the Dead dances from Zacatecas, Jalisco and Veracruz – all regions in Mexico.

Dance

Learning

Storytelling

1:00pm – 1:30pm

Join Tappeques Bookstore in a bilingual storytelling session featuring a few Day of the Dead-related tales.

Family

Learning

Film: Dia de los Muertos - for Kids!

1:30pm – 2:00pm

A series of animated shorts and short films that are related to the Day of the Dead celebration.

Film

Family

Mariachi Salute to Day of the Dead featuring Mexico Amigo

2:00pm – 3:00pm

One of Toronto’s oldest Mariachi groups unite to celebrate Day of the Dead with a showcase of traditional Mexican songs that celebrate this special time of reunion.

Music

Storytelling

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Join Tappeques Bookstore in a bilingual storytelling session featuring a few Day of the Dead-related tales.

Family

Learning

Calaveras, Catrinas and Dandies: José Guadalupe Posada and his Legacy

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Chicago-based art historian, curator and educator Dr. Diane Miliotes takes us on a journey through the works of famed Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada and his iconic Day of the Dead imagery.

Learning

Lectures

Dance for the Dead - Mexican Folkloric Dance Company

3:30pm – 4:30pm

A combination dance performance and workshop that engages the audience in the Day of the Dead dances from Michoacan, Veracruz and Chiapas – all regions in Mexico.

Dance

Learning

Film Screening: Calling Home the Dead: Dia de los Muertos

4:30pm – 5:30pm

A detailed look at Day of the Dead as told through the eyes of the people who celebrate this ancient custom.

Film

Mamselle

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Mamselle makes her Harbourfront Centre and Toronto debut with songs rooted in Mexican traditional folklore, harkening the celebratory nature of Day of the Dead festivities in Mexico.

Music

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