Community Day: Día de Los Muertos


Celebrate Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with a full day of live entertainment, cultural demonstrations, and an eclectic mix of art-making experiences.

Decorate Calaveras de Azúcar (Sugar Skulls) and engage with your family and community at SJMA. This annual festive event combines the traditional with the contemporary for a truly intracultural celebration.

Advance registration has ended. Grab your tickets at the door!


11am–4:30pm: Art-making stations including decorating your own Calaveras de Azucar (Sugar Skulls) and Mariposas de Papel (Paper Butterflies).

12–3:30pm: Photo-op with roaming skeleton performers.

1:30–3:30pm: Ofrenda building demonstration by local artist Phyllis Carrasco.

2–2:45pm: Traditional Mexican folk dance performance by Los Lupeños de San José; performance followed by participatory dance.

All-day: See a traditional altar by artist Lissa Jones.

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