Festivals and Events

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

  • Date(s):  October 28, 2017
  • Time:  11:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Celebrate Day of the Dead (Dia de lost Muertos) at the Eiteljorg Museum with partner Nopal Cultural (an Indianapolis Latino arts and culture organization) and enjoy FREE admission! Watch performances, create art, shop at the Mercado (marketplace), enjoy a Catrina parade and so much more. This annual celebration is not to be missed! 

Be sure to experience the elaborate ofrendas (altars) designed by community groups and local artists. Visitors can also enjoy a special exhibition featuring the Instituto Gráfico de Chicago International print portfolio entitled Posada Presente, celebrating 100 years of the grandfather of Mexican printmaking. The exhibition will be on display through Nov. 2 in the Lilly Theater.

Schedule of Events:

11 a.m.

What is Día De Los Muertos? with Patricia Castañeda
Metzli Cultural performing Sones Mexicanos.
Gissa & Christopher M Dance performing latino songs.

12 p.m.

Welcome Message from Mexican Consul Luis Enrique Franco   
What are Ofrendas with Patricia Castañeda           
Classical Music Indy featuring Master guitarist John Alvarado

1 p.m.

Traditions of Day of the Dead with Patricia Castañeda
Metzli Cultural performing Sones Mexicanos
Anderson Ballet Folklorico presented by Meztli Cultural
Folkloric Dance

2 p.m.

Altars and Print Exhibit with Patricia Castañeda
Metzli Cultural performing Sones Mexicanos.
Ballet Folklórico Mosaicos directed by Jesús Hernández
Folkloric Dance

3 p.m.

Calaverita with Patricia Castañeda
Coro Latinoamericano from Christ Church Cathedral
Directed by Yuri Rodriguez

3:35 p.m.

* Ballroom closes for Catrina Parade Preparations.        

3:50 p.m.

Who is Catrina? with Patricia Castañeda
Mayan Dance with Izalcojotl directed by Mario Tepas
Catrina Parade directed by Nicole Martinez-LeGrand

*Guests will be asked to leave the ballroom for a few minutes.

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