Dia De Los Muertos

WELCOME TO DIA DE LOS MUERTOS (DAY OF THE DEAD)!

The City of El Paso invites the community to celebrate Día de Los Muertos with performances, hands-on activities, a special artist and farmers market, themed streetcar rides, and a parade in the Downtown Arts District from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, October 23. The Día de Los Muertos event represents a collaboration between the City of El Paso’s Museums, Cultural Affairs Department, and Streetcar. The El Paso Museum of Art (EPMA), the El Paso Museum of History (EPMH), and the El Paso Museum of Archaeology (EPMArch) will host a variety of free hands-on activities and live performances. Visitors can also enjoy the parade at 4 p.m. featuring local performers, community floats, and larger-than-life mojigangas.

Visitors are also encouraged to dress up and wear Día de Los Muertos costumes and Calavera face paint. Masks are required inside City of El Paso facilities, including the El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso Museum of History, El Paso Museum of Archaeology and streetcar.

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Museum Activities October 16, 2021

El Paso Museum of History
Flower Crowns 1:00 PM - 4 PM

Join us at the El Paso Museum of History for DIY paper flower crowns in anticipation of our Día de Los Muertos festivities later this month. Visitors can create their own crown of paper marigolds to take home and wear for upcoming events!

El Paso Museum of Art
Members-only + Family

Catrina Family Workshop: Get inspired by the Catrina Village on view, and paint your own clay Catrina figurine.
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

and Folklorico & Mariachi
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Museum Activities October 22, 2021

El Paso Museum of History
Storytime
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Hear the stories of Día de los Muertos as we get ready for the big celebration! The El Paso Museum of History will be hosting a special storytime with the El Paso Public Library on Friday, October 22nd in honor of Día de los Muertos. Storytime will begin at 10:30 AM and families can stick around after the storytime for coloring pages, available in our upstairs classroom until 12 PM.

Día de los Muertos October 23, 2021

Celebrate Día de los Muertos with Us!
Enjoy family-oriented art activities, food, live music& more!

12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Drop-in activities

El Paso Museum of Archaeology
Die Cut Sugar Skulls
Location: El Paso Museum of Art
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

El Paso Museum of Art
Monarch Butterflies Workshop
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

El Paso Museum of History
Make-and-take calavera masks, paper marigolds, mini-altars & alebrije standee
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Parade

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The parade begins at the corner of San Antonio Street and Santa Fe Street headed north on Santa Fe then right on Missouri Street then turning right on N Oregon Avenue, right on West Mills Ave, and concludes on Henry Trost in front at El Paso Museum of Art. Downtown Art & Farmers Market: The Downtown Art and Farmers Market will have an outdoor artisan market at the El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Center from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. El Paso Streetcar: At 6 p.m., visitors can ride the streetcar with La Calaca Maldonado, a storyteller who dresses in the traditional Catrina costume.

Streetcar service begins at 6 p.m. to accommodate the parade. Community Altar: Visitors to the Día de Los Muertos celebrations are invited to bring LED lights, artificial flowers, and remembrances of loved ones that can be left at the community altar at the El Paso Museum of History.

Museum Activities October 29 & 30, 2021

El Paso Museum of Archaeology
Private Workshop
Copper Sugar Skulls Workshop

Create your own sugar skull out of copper under the direction of artist Cassandra Adame.
Pre-registration is required. All materials will be provided. For ages 18+

Members $25.00 Non-Members $40.00

To register contact barrazaim@elpasotexas.gov Space is limited.

El apoyo al Día de los Muertos es proporcionado por:

EPMA Foundation
MCAD

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