Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Festival
- Saturday 27 October 2018
- 1:00PM - 8:00PM
- Penn Museum
Family Activities: 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Outdoor Evening Festival: 5:00 - 8:00 pm
The Penn Museum celebrates Día de los Muertos as we honor our departed ones through music, dance, and art. The centerpiece of the afternoon is a traditional ofrenda (altar) created for the celebration. After 5:00 pm, the festival continues outdoors with entertainment, cash bar, dancing, and more!
Schedule for the Day: Timed Activities
|1:15 pm||Storytime: “The Legend of La Llorona” by Cecilia Huesca|
|1:50 pm||“Danza de los Viejitos” by the Erandi Dance Group|
|2:20 pm||“Folkloric Ballet” by Nuevo México Dance Group|
|3:00 pm||Storytime: “The Legend of the Cempasuchil Flower” by Cecilia Huesca|
|3:15 pm||“Pan de Muerto” and Mexican hot chocolate served|
|3:30 pm||Music by Jarana Beat|
|4:40 pm||Community altar contest winners announced|
|5:00 pm||Cash bar and appetizers available for purchase until 8:00 pm|
|5:15 pm||Music by Jarana Beat|
|5:45 pm||“The History and Culture of Tequila” by Oscar Serrano, General Manager of Tequilas|
|6:30 pm||Latin Dance Party with DJ Joe Broscoe|
Throughout the Day:
Tissue paper flower-making
Vendors selling jewelry, scarves, and Day of the Dead-themed items
Altar dedicated to diversity in the community
Community altar contest
Family-friendly activities are free with Museum admission (and free to Members).
Evening festival activities are $15; $10, Members.
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