Día de los Muertos
Parade & Festival

A celebration of one of Mexico's most distinctive holiday.

Día de los Muertos
Parade & Festival

A celebration of one of Mexico's most distinctive holiday.
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It’s a special day when people dedicate time to honor deceased relatives, satirize the living and entice the spirits to visit with intricate, flower, decorated altars and offerings of food.

The event is presented in partnerships with the Memphis Brooks Museum.

Photo by: Kevin Reed
Photo by: Kevin Reed

It’s a special day when people dedicate time to honor deceased relatives, satirize the living and entice the spirits to visit with intricate, flower, decorated altars and offerings of food.

The event is presented in partnerships with the Memphis Brooks Museum.

Día de los Muertos Parade & Festival
October 27, 2018

Schedule of Activities:

11:00 a.m. - Parade begins in Overton Square in the Tower Courtyard
12:15 p.m. - Festival begins at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Cazateatro, along with Memphis Brooks Museum and Danza Azteca, holds this annual event, where families are invited to honor ancestors and celebrate the cycle of life and death.

Admission is free.

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The community celebration at the Brooks will offer art-making activities, face painting, music, costumed performers and dance performances.

The festival begins at the Brooks at 12:15 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m. and admission is free. There will be a small charge for face-painting.

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The community celebration at the Brooks will offer art-making activities, face painting, music, costumed performers and dance performances.

The festival begins at the Brooks at 12:15 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m. and admission is free. There will be a small charge for face-painting.


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Throughout the day, Mariachi and several Catrinas (opulently dressed skeleton figures based on José Luis Posada’s icon of death) will also appear at the Brooks.

Memphians are invited to join the celebration by bringing a copy of a photograph of a deceased loved one to place on a community altar. Please make sure the photograph is not the original copy.

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Throughout the day, Mariachi and several Catrinas (opulently dressed skeleton figures based on José Luis Posada’s icon of death) will also appear at the Brooks.

Memphians are invited to join the celebration by bringing a copy of a photograph of a deceased loved one to place on a community altar. Please make sure the photograph is not the original copy.