FNX | First Nations Experience joins in commemorating the ancient Indigenous celebration Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) which celebrates friends, relatives, loved ones and all others who have passed on to become ancestors.

Here is a long list of just some of the many community events going on in states where FNX is broadcast that celebrate Dia de los Muertos:


• Location: Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez High School

1200 Plaza Del Sol, Boyle Heights, CA 90033

(directly across from Self Help Graphics & Art)

Title: Una Cita Con La Vida – 41st Annual Día De Los Muertos

Date: November 2, 2014 (5:00-11:00pm)

Contact: 323.881.6444

Details: Special Musical Performances by

Las Cafeteras • Raul y Mexia

Metralleta de Oro • The Stone Soul Echoes

¡Aparato • Magaly La Voz de Oro and more


• Location: Shattuck Ave. and Cedar St

1400 block Shattuck Avenue

North Berkeley, CA

Title: 5th Annual Dìa de los Muertos Celebration

Date: November 2, 2014 (5:00-9:00pm)

Contact: 510.548.5335

Details: Community altar, candle light procession. DIY art projects & more.

Links: http://www.anotherbullwinkelshow.com/day-of-dead/

• Location: Rancho Las Flores Park

Coachella, CA

Title: Dia de Los Muertos USA

Date: November 1 – 2, 2014

Details: Altars, mariachis & other entertainment and more!

Contact: Eleana@DiaDeLosMuertosUSA.com

Links: http://www.diadelosmuertosusa.com

• Location: Conejo Mt Memorial Park Cemetery

2052 Howard Road

Camarillo, CA

Title: Dia de Los Muertos Annual Ventura County

Date: November 1, 2014

Contact: 805.482.1959

Links: https://www.facebook.com/DiaDeLosMuertosVentura

• Location: 7108 Remmet Ave.

Canoga Park, CA 91303

Title: 14th Annual Día de los Muertos Festival

Date: November 2, 2014

Contact: 818 346 7480

Links: http://www.mainstreetcanogapark.com

• Location: Downey Civic Theatre

8435 Firestone Blvd.

Title: Dia de los Muertos Festival

Date: November 2, 2014 (11:00am-8:00pm)

Contact: 562.861.8211

Details: Come enjoy great food, amazing art, live music, ballet folklorico and more.

Links: http://downeytheatre.com

• Location: Downtown El Monte, Valley Mall

El Monte, CA

Title: 5th Annual Dia De Los Muertos – El Monte

Date: October 18, 2014 (1:00 pm – 7:00pm)

Contact: (626) 579-6408

Details: An artistic and cultural celebration of life, death, family, traditions, and community.

Links: https://blabit.jp/event?id=652695268144738

• Location: CA Center for the Arts

340 N. Escondido Blvd

Title: Escondido 19th Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival

Date: November 1, 2014 (6:00pm)

Contact: 760.839.4186

Details: Live entertainment by Mariachi Los Caballeros de San Diego, and guests are invited to participate by creating altars in honor of their loved ones in a special area outside of the Center’s museum. Candles will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring mementos, pictures, flowers, and other items for their altars.

Links: http://artcenter.org/event/dia-de-los-muertos-festival/

• Location: Arte Américas – Casa De La Cultura

1630 Van Ness

Fresno CA

Title: Arte Americas Canto de Los Muertos Exhibition

Date: Nov 16, 2014

Contact: 559.266.2623

Links: http://arteamericas.blogspot.com/2014/09/fresno-dia-de-los-muertos-arte-…

• Location: Main Street and Graham Street Historic Downtown

Lake Elsinore, CA

Title: Day of the Dead Celebration

Date: November 1, 2014 (1:00 – 6:00pm)Contact: 951-506-3606

Links: http://www.studio395.org/

• Location: Encinitas Library

540 Cornish Drive

Encinitas, CA 92024

Title: 1st Annual Encinitas Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Date: November 1, 2014 (1:00 – 4:00pm)

Contact: 760.633.2746

Details: Hands-on workshops and artist demos; community ofrenda

Links: http://encinitasarts.org/

• Location: Hollywood Forever Cemetery

6000 Santa Monica Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA

Title: Hollywood Forever Cemetery 15th Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Date: November 1, 2014 (12:00pm – midnight)

Contact: 323.308.4765

Details: General Admission: $20 per person –

(please bring exact change)

Children 8 years and under and Seniors 65 and over free until 4pm

Links: http://www.ladayofthedead.com

• Location: El Pueblo Historical Monument, Home of Olvera Street

Olvera Street is located across Alameda Street from Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles , next to New Chinatown

The block is bounded by Alameda to the east, Plaza to the south, Main to the west and Cesar E Chavez to the north.


Date: November 1 – 2 2014 (10:00am. – 6:00pm)

Contact: Mike Mariscal (213) 625-7074 for OSMAF or John Kopczynski (213) 485-8372 for El Pueblo

Details: Colorful, ancient Mexican ceremony in remembrance of departed loved ones with beautifully decorated altars, exhibits and entertainment. Pre-Columbian Novenario procession and blessings each night.

Links: http://olvera-street.com/Calendar/calendar.html

• Location: Mill Valley Community Center

180 Camino Alto

Mill Valley, CA

Title: Day of the Dead Celebration

Date: November 1, 2014, (10:30 am-1:00 pm)

Contact: 415-383-1370

Details: All ages, from toddler to mature adults are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Links: http://www.cityofmillvalley.org/Index.aspx?page=33&recordid=16273

• Location: La Vista Memorial Park

3191 Orange Street

National City, CA 91950

Title: Sixth Annual Día de Los Muertos

Date: October 25, 2014 (12:00 – 9:00pm)

Contact: 619.475.7770

Details: Food, music, art walk, entertainment, artisans altars, and more.

Links: http://festivaldiadelosmuertos.com

• Location: Oakland Museum of California

100 Oak St.

Oakland, CA

Title: 20th Annual Día de los Muertos

Date: October 26, 2014 (12:00 – 4:30pm)

Contact: 510.318.8400

Details: Craft activities, tasty food, dance and music groups, colorful ofrendas, and ceremonia bring the community together for this healing tradition.

Links: http://museumca.org/event/20th-anniversary-days-dead-community-celebration

• Location: Mission San Luis Rey

4050 Mission Avenue

Oceanside, CA

Title: Mission San Luis Rey Día de los Muertos 2014

Date: October 26, 2014 (10:00am – 5:00pm)

Contact: 760.757.3651

Links: http://mslrdiadelosmuertos.com

• Location: Palm Springs Art Museum

101 Museum Drive

Palm Springs CA

Title: Day of the Dead / Día de los muertos.

Date: October 25, 2014 (10:30am -4:00pm) Art projects, traditional art

Contact: 760-322-4800

Details: masks • papel picado • paper flowers • Posada printmaking • skull magnets máscaras • papel picado • flores de papel • grabado estilo Posada • calacas con imánes

Links: http://www.psmuseum.org/art-programs/day-of-the-dead/

• Location: The Folk Tree

217 South Fair Oaks

Pasadena, CA

Title: 31th Annual Day of the Dead Altars & Ephemera

Date: September 27 -November 2, 2014. Reception October 11, 2014 (2:00-6:00pm)

Contact: 626.795.8733

Details: Altars & Ephemera


• Location: Petaluma Arts Center

230 Lakeville Street

Petaluma, CA

Title: El Día de los Muertos Petaluma 2014

Date: October 3 – November 2, 2014. Sugar Skull Decoration: October 25, 2014 (2:00-5:00pm)- Walnut Park.

Contact: 707.762.5600

Details: Make altar boxes as necklaces to be worn around your neck for the El Dia de los Muertos procession, and later on they can be hung in your home as a lovely and meaningful art piece. Come and create a beautiful, small (5″ x 6″) altar box to honor your loved one. Bring photos and any other mementos you wish to include. Boxes and other materials will be supplied.

Links: https://petalumaartscenter.org/el-dia-de-los-muertos-petaluma-2014/

• Location: Sacramento Children’s Museum

2701 Prospect Park

Rancho Cordova, CA

Title: Día de los Muertos Sugar Skull Making for Kids

Date: November 1 & 2, 2014

Contact: 916.638.7225

Details: Decorate sugar skulls & learn about Día de los Muertos.

Links: http://www.sackids.org/calendar-of-events.html

• Location: White Park

3936 Chestnut Street

Riverside, CA

Title: Día de Los Muertos Celebration

Date: November 2, 2014 (1:00pm – 10:00pm)

Contact: 951.826.5273

Links: http://www.riversideca.gov/museum/day-of-the-dead.asp

• Location: La Raza Galeria Posada

2020 J Street

Sacramento, CA

Title: 5th Annual El Panteon de Sacramento

Date: November 1 (11:00pm – 1:00am), November 2, 2014 (8:00am – 6:00pm)

Contact: (916) 446-5133

Links: http://www.lrgp.org/dia-de-los-muertos.html

• Location: Old Town Sacramento, In front of Sacramento Historic Museum

Title: Souls of the City: Día de los Muertos in Old Sacramento

Date: November 1, 2014 (6:00-8:30pm)

Contact: 916.808-7059

Details: craft workshops are free to the public, but please arrive early, as space and supplies are limited.

Links: http://www.historicoldsac.org/programs/programs-souls.asp

• Location: Back from Tomboctou

3564 Adams Ave

San Diego, CA

Title: Día de los Muertos workshops

Date: September 21 – October 25, 2014

Contact: 619.282.8708

Details: Visit site for sugar skull making & altar making workshops info

Links: http://www.shop.backfromtomboctou.com/bft-events

• Location: Old Town San Diego

San Diego Avenue

San Diego, CA

Title: Old Town San Diego’s Día de los Muertos

Date: November 1-2, 2014

Contact: 619.297.9327

Details: Old Town’s legacy has a predominance of Mexican, Spanish, and Native American, and as a general melting pot, makes it the best site in San Diego to hold this special and beloved celebration. Remember the Old Town San Diego’s Día de los Muertos is all about the history, culture, and heritage of the holiday. Please note it is not a street fair.

Links: http://sddayofthedead.org/

• Location: Davies Symphony Hall

Grove Street

San Francisco, CA

Title: San Francisco Symphony 7th Annual Día de los Muertos Community Concert.

Date: November 1, 2014 @ 2:00pm

Contact: 415.864.6000

Details: Bring the entire family as the San Francisco Symphony marks the Day of the Dead with the seventh annual concert celebrating Latino music and culture. Arrive at 1pm for pre-concert festivities in the Davies Symphony Hall lobbies, including refreshments, children’s activities, and colorful displays celebrating Día de los Muertos. Half price for ages 17 and under. Recommended for ages 7 and older. Group discount not available.

Links: http://www.sfsymphony.org/Buy-Tickets/2014-2015/Dia-de-los-Muertos-Commu…

• Location: Garfield Park

San Francisco, CA

Title: San Francisco Day of the Dead Procession and Festival of Altars

Date: November 2, 2014 (6:00pm – 11:00pm)

Contact: Juan Pablo Gutierrez

415.424.0826 or juanpablogutierrez1950(at)gmail.com

Links: http://www.dayofthedeadsf.org/

• Location: SOMArts

934 Brannan Street

San Francisco, CA

(between 8th & 9th)

Title: SOMArts’ annual Day of the Dead exhibition -Visions at Twilight: Día De Los Muertos 2014

Date: October 11 – November 8, 2014. See site for details.

Contact: 415.863.1414

Details: Altars, multi-dimensional art installations, live music and performances acknowledge the cycles of life and death

Links: http://www.somarts.org/visionsattwilight/

• Location: de Young Museum

50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive

San Francisco, CA

Title: Friday Nights at the de Young: Día de los Muertos

Date: October 24, 2014 (6:00pm)

Contact: 415.750.3600

Links: https://deyoung.famsf.org/calendar/friday-nights-de-young-dia-de-los-mue…

• Location: Children’s Discovery Museum

180 Woz Way

San Jose, CA

Title: Day of the Dead Special Event

Date: November 2, 2014 (noon – 4:00pm)

Contact: 408.298.5437

Details: Performances, storytelling, special art activities, and a traditional altar

Links: https://www.cdm.org/event/dia-de-los-muertos/

• Location: Bowers Museum

N. Main Street

Santa Ana, CA

Title: Mexican Day of the Dead Family Festival

Date: November 2, 2014 (10:00am – 4:00pm)

Contacts: 714.567.3677

Links: http://www.bowers.org/index.php/visit/kidseum/programs-kidseum/event/192…

• Location: 4th and Birch St in Downtown

Santa Ana, CA

Title: El Centro Cultural de Mexico & Calacas 12th Annual Noche de Altares

Date: November 1, 2014 (1:00-10:00pm)

Contacts: (714)333-6161

Links: http://www.nochedealtares.org/

• Location: Woodlawn Cemetery

1847 14th Street

Santa Monica, CA

Title: Santa Monica Celebrates Days of the Dead

Date: November 1, 2014 (11:00am – 3:00pm)

Contacts: 310.458.8717

Details: philosophy and history of the day including an opening procession led by Ketzaliztli dancers, a workshop to create offerings of marigold coronitas (crowns) and papel picado (perforated paper) for loved ones who have passed, self -guided tours of the cemetery that explore the history of local famous people, a documentary on how a small town in Mexico prepares for the holiday, a traditional Nahuatl ceremonial blessing and musicians performing throughout the cemetery to honor those who have passed.

Links: http://www.smgov.net/Departments/Cemetery/content.aspx?id=35194

• Location: Old Courthouse Square

Santa Rosa, CA

Title: Día de los Muertos Santa Rosa

Date: November 1 (10-:30)& 2 (8:00) 2013

Details: Detailed schedule at site

Links: http://www.santarosadiadelosmuertos.org/events

• Location: Visalia Día de Los Muertos

Main Street Plaza

Visalia, CA

Title: Sugar Skull Make Up Contest

Date: October 25, 2014 (12:00 – 4:00pm)

Contacts: Joan Cuadra


Links: http://www.tclmaw.org/diadelosmuertos.php

• Location: Palomar UU Fellowship

1600 Buena Vista Drive

Vista, CA

Title: All Souls Procession

Date: , November 1, 2014 (5:30 – 9:30pm)

Contacts: https://www.facebook.com/allsoulsvista

Links: http://www.allsoulsvista.com/contact

• Location: Rose Hills Memorial Park

3888 Workman Mill Road

Whittier, CA

Title: 5th Annual Rose Hills Día de los Muertos Cultural Festival

Date: November 23, 2014 (11:30am – 4:30pm)

Contacts: 562.699.0921

Details: Celebrate at the majestic hilltop with breathtaking views and home to SkyRose Chapel, courtyard and surrounding gardens. Become part of a tradition in the city of Angels!

Links: http://dayofthedead-rosehills.com/

• Location: Downtown Windsor

Windsor, CA

Title: 4th Annual Windsor El Día de Los Muertos

Date: October 25 (Sunset – 10 p.m.) 2014

Contacts: 562.696.8196

Details: Calavera face painting, bbq, tacos, refreshments: $$$ Sugar Skull workshops, art & altar displays.

Links: http://www.windsor-bloco.org/#!muertos/c8wd


• Location: 307 E. M.B. Brady St.

Tulsa, OK 74120

Title: Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Arts Festival

Date: Nov 1, 2014, (3:00-11:30pm)

Contacts: 918-585-1234

Details: features live music, Mexican food and a skeleton parade. Bring the kids out to this family-friendly event for children’s activities including face painting, sidewalk art and fire dancers.

Links: http://www.livingarts.org/day-of-the-dead


• Location: Milagro Theatre Group

525 SE Stark St.

Portland, OR

Title: ¡O ROMEO!, Milagro’s 20th original Day of the Dead production

Date: October 17 – November 9, 2014

Contacts: 503.236.7253

Details: Portland’s largest and longest running Día de Muertos Festival. You’ll experience an entire month of authentic arts, crafts, culture, cuisine, theatre, and traditional altars built especially for the occasion!

Links: http://miracleinsider.blogspot.com/2014/09/coming-up-day-of-dead-and-viv…

• Location: McMenamins, Crystal Ballroom

1332 W Burnside St,

Portland, OR 97209

Title: “Dia De Los Muertos” (Day of the Dead)

Date: Friday, November 1

Contact: luzylabamba@gmail.com or (503) 225-0047

Details: 5:30 p.m. doors, All ages welcome, $10 advance, $12 day of show (12 and under free)

Links: http://www.crystalballroompdx.com/events/119653-Dia-De-Los-Muertos-Day-o…

• Location: Star Theater

13 NW 6th Avenue

Portland, OR 97209

Title: 2014 Vagabond Opera’s 8th Annual Day of the Dead Bash

Date: November 1, 2014 8 p.m. Doors, 9 p.m. Show

Details: $17 ADV / $20 Doors | 21+

Links: https://www.facebook.com/events/618610411588835/


• Location: Edgewood College Gallery

1000 Edgewood College Drive

Madison, WI 53711

Title: Day of the Dead Celebrations, La Luz y Sombra (The Light and Shadow)

Date: September 26 through November 7 with an opening reception on Friday, September 26, from 5-7:30 p.m.

Contacts: (800) 444-4861

Details: Visitors may enter the gallery at any time during the film’s 30-minute loop, which makes each person’s experience unique, yet equally powerful. Following the procession, the Day of the Dead Celebration will continue in the atrium of The Stream with food, drink, music, and dance until 11 p.m. Screenings of La Vida y Los Muertos are scheduled for 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. in the Diane Ballweg Theatre.

Links: http://www.edgewood.edu/News/inspired-art-marks-day-of-the-dead-6594


• Location: National Museum of Mexican Art

1852 W. 19th Street

Chicago, IL

Title: Rito y Recuerdo: Day of the Dead Exhibition

Date: Sept, 19 – Dec. 14, 2014

Contacts: 312-738-1503

Details: Join us in celebrating and honoring all those who have left us this year.

Links: http://nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org/exhibits/rito-y-recuerdo-day-dead

• Location: National Museum of Mexican Art

1852 W. 19th Street

Chicago, IL

Title: Sugar Skull Demonstrations

Date: September 15 – November 4, 10 AM – 4 PM

Contacts: 312-738-1503

Links: http://www.nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org/events/sugar-skull-demonstrati…

• Location: Elevarte Community Studio

1119 W Cullerton

Chicago, IL

Title: 35th Annual Muertos de la Risa with the Soulful Nutricuates

Date: November 1, 2014 (2:00 – 6:30pm)

Contacts: 312.226.7767

Details: An evening of spectacle, community activism and ancestral remembrance.

Links: http://elevartestudio.org/features/2014/9/26/35th-annual-muertos-de-la-r…

• Location: Levy Senior Center

300 Dodge Avenue

Evanston, IL

Title: Day of the Dead Concert

Date: October 26, 2014 (4:00pm)

Contacts: 847.448.4311

Details: Free admission

Links http://www.cityofevanston.org/events/2014/10/day-of-the-dead-concert/

• Location: Waukegan Public Library

128 North County Street

Waukegan, IL 60085

Title: Día de los Muertos: A Living Documentation Exhibit

Date: September 27 – November 7, 2014

Contacts: (847) 623-2041

Details: The exhibit celebrates the themes of Dia de los Muertos while simultaneously exploring loss and rebirth, memory and celebration, truth and irony, and faith and fate.

Links: http://www.waukeganpl.org/news/waukegan-library-host-day-dead-art-exhibit



345 W. Kellogg Blvd.

St. Paul, MN 55102

Title: Day of the Dead

Date: Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, 12-4 p.m

Contacts: 651-259-3000

Details: The History Center’s colorful and joyous annual festivities have included Aztec dance, beautifully decorated altars (ofrendas), puppet shows, hands-on activities and games, crafts, and traditional Mexican music and dancing.

Links: http://www.minnesotahistorycenter.org/events-programs/day-dead

• Location: C4’s Creative Salon, 324 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN


Date: November 1st, 2014, 10:00am–4:00pm Day of the Dead Celebration

7:30pm – 12:00am Dead Poets Slam

Contacts: The Creative Salon, 324 1st Ave SW, Rochester MN

Details: All Day Celebration Combines Day of the Dead with World Famous Poetry Slam. All activities will be free and open to the public. Daytime activities will run from 10:00am–4:00pm, celebrating Day of the Dead by creating altars and sugar skulls. This is an opportunity for families to create an altar to celebrate the memory of a cherished loved-one(s)

Links: http://www.mnartists.org/event.do?rid=352906


• Location: Fort Wayne Museum of Art

311 Main Street

Fort Wayne, IN

Title: Día de los Muertos Ninos Day & Family Celebration

Date: October 25, 2014 (3:00 – 8:00pm)

Contacts: 260.422.6467

Links: http://www.fwmoa.org/Event/dlm2014

• Location: Indiana State Museum

650 West Washington St.

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Title: Day of the Dead Altar Exhibition

Date: SEPT. 27, 2014 – NOV. 2, 2014

Contacts: 317.232.1637

Details: The Indiana State Museum will host a month-long celebration of El Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Included with museum admission.

Links: http://www.indianamuseum.org/exhibits/details/id/574

• Location: Indianapolis Art Center

Indianapolis, IN

Title: El Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead

Date: 10/29/2011, 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Contacts: 317.255.2464

Details: The Art Center’s Day of the Dead celebration is Indy’s largest featuring altars and shrines, art activities, food, music and more.

Links: indplsartcenter.org


• Location: Thanksgiving Point

3900 Garden Dr,

Lehi, UT 84043

Title: Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Date: Young Adult Dance: Friday, October 31 | 7 – 11 pmSaturday, November 1 | 10 am – midnight

Contacts: (801) 768-4999

Details: Members of the community are invited to build an altar inviting a loved one to enjoy the fragrance of marigolds and delicious pan de Muerto (bread of the dead). A community altar will be available at the event to write notes or share mementos in celebration of souls no longer on Earth.

Links: http://www.thanksgivingpoint.org/dayofthedead

• Location: Utah Cultural Celebration Center

1355 West 3100 South

West Valley City, UT

Title: 11th annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) community gathering

Date: October 27 – November 6, Celebration November 1, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Contacts: 801 965 5100

Details: The free celebration features a variety of exciting, educational, and hands-on activities for the whole family, plus a chance to experience a folk art exhibit recognizing this significant and expressive Mexican holiday.

Links: http://www.culturalcelebration.org/day-of-the-dead.html

FNX Intern Robin Underwood contributed to this report.