The 2013 Dia de los Muertos PHX Festival took place on October 27th at Margaret T. Hance Park. Our masked entertainers and musicians performed for a huge crowd and together we honored our ancestors and celebrated our heritage and traditions. It was a beautiful gathering and we hope you enjoyed it. See you next year!
2013 SCHEDULE OF ENTERTAINMENT
12:00PM DJ Sean Derek
1:00PM Rosie's House Mariachi
1:40PM La Bruja by Ballet Folklórico Vista del Camino
2:00PM Aztec Blessing by Yollo Incuauhtli Aztec Dancers
2:30PM Music by Power Drive
3:00PM Tika Laca Hoops
3:15PM Los Katrines by Desert Dance Theater
3:30PM Los Cucuis with Desert Dragon Dance Theater
3:45PM Ancestor Dance by Sankofa African Music
4:00PM Music by Power Drive
4:15PM La Llorona by Opendance
4:30PM La Visita by Primavera Ballet Folklórico
4:45PM The Flight of Quetzalcoatl by Ollin Yoliztli
5:00PM La Procesión with Los Calaqueros
5:15PM Taiko Calaca by Ken Koshio
5:30PM Las Flacas - Closing Candlelight Prayer
- Sugar skull decorating
- Face Painting
- La Procesión
This year's festival Mercado showcased the best Latino artists and practitioners of Dia de los Muertos arts, including Martin Moreno (2011 Governor Arts Awards), Marco Albarran (founder of Calaca Cultural Center), the Phoenix Fridas, and more.
You can avoid the hassle of having to park by using the light rail (the stop is just a few steps away from the park!), but if you absolutely must drive over, parking is available in the Phoenix Arts Building parking lot and the Lutheran Church parking lot, which will charge $5 for VIP parking. Parking is also available along 1st Street, 2nd Street and Portland south of the park and on 2nd Street just north of the park. No event parking allowed in the library employee parking lot.