The 2014 Dia de los Muertos PHX Festival will take place on Sunday, October 26th at Margaret T. Hance Park, from 1 to 6 pm. Our masked entertainers and musicians will greet you and perform music, dance and theater. Together we will honor our ancestors and celebrate our heritage and traditions. Bring a picture or memento for the Community Altar so we can honor your beloved departed as well. It is always a beautiful gathering and we hope you come and bring your entire family. See you there!
The 2014 Entertainment will include:
3rd Annual Dia de Los Muertos PHX Festival Sunday October 26 | 1-6 pm
Come dressed as a Katrin or Katrina; enter our contest at 3 pm for a chance to win a prize!
12 noon DJ Sean Derek - Mercado de Artistas - Children’s Activities
1:00 PM Aztec Blessing by Yollo Incuauhtli Aztec Dancers
1:30 PM Rosie’s House Mariachi
2:00 PM Music by Cascabel
2:20 PM “Calacas Mariposas” by Opendance
2:30 PM Music by Cascabel y Zarco
2:45 PM "Los Viejitos" & "La Visita" by Primavera
3:00 PM "Ancestor Dance" by Sankofa
3:20 PM Los Katrines Contest & Desert Dance Theater
3:30 PM Quetzal Guerrero & Cascabel Music
4:10 PM Tika Laca Hoops
4:15 PM "Las Coronas" by Quetzalli Ballet Folklórico
4:30 PM Mariachi Real de Jalisco
5:00 PM "The Flight of QuetzalCoatl "by Ollin Yoliztli
5:10 PM La Procesión with Los Calaqueros
5:30 PM Closing Candlelight Procession con Las Flacas
Lots of exciting performances coming our way!
- Community Altar
- Musical Petting Zoo
- Sugar skull decorating
- Face Painting
- Artists Mercado
- La Procesión
This year's festival Mercado will showcase 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, 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.