The 2014 Dia de los Muertos PHX Festival took place on Sunday, October 26th at Margaret T. Hance Park, from 1 to 6 pm. Our masked entertainers and musicians greeted everybody with amazing performances in music, dance and theater. Together we honored our ancestors and celebrated our heritage and traditions. The Community Altar honored our beloved departed and was dedicated to Board Member Ruben Hernandez. It was a beautiful gathering of artists and families!
3rd Annual Dia de Los Muertos PHX Festival Sunday October 26 | 1-6 pm
The 2014 Entertainment included:
Katrin / Katrina Contest - Mercado de Artistas - Children’s Activities - Face Painting
Yollo Incuauhtli Aztec Dancers, Tradiciones and Sankofa
Music by Cascabel and Quetzal Guerrero
Unique Dances by Opendance, Ollin Yoliztli and Primavera
Special Guests Tika Laca Hoops and Quetzalli Ballet Folklórico
Rosie’s House Mariachi & Mariachi Real de Jalisco
Desert Dance Theater & Desert Dancing Dragons
Los Calaqueros and Las Flacas
There were over 100 masked performers!
Lots of exciting and original performances!
- Community Altar
- Musical Petting Zoo
- Sugar skull decorating
- Face Painting
- Artists Mercado
- La Procesión
The Festival Mercado showcased some of the best Latino artists and practitioners of Dia de los Muertos arts, including Marco Albarran (founder of Calaca Cultural Center), the Phoenix Fridas, Mónica Crespo, Emily Costello, Veronica Verdugo Lomeli, Gloria and Reggie Casillas, Patrick Murillo, Pamela Enriquez, Michele Picheco, Patricia Silva, Carmen King and more.
You can skip the stress of parking by using the light rail (the stop is just a few steps away from the park, in front of the Phoenix Library!), 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.