Día de Muertos

(Day of the Dead)

Saturday, Oct. 30

10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Our highly anticipated Día de Muertos celebration is back in person at the Eiteljorg Saturday, Oct. 30! Enjoy FREE admission during a day of celebration with performances, art-making, Mercado vendors, community groups, and a community-curated art and altar display.


We’re excited to welcome you back to the museum to celebrate Dia de Muertos in person. For the safety of all guests and visitors, capacity will be limited, so advance ticket registration is strongly recommended. Performances will take place on the outdoor stage throughout the day, and other activities will be spread indoors and out. This is a rain or shine event. In accordance with the current and evolving Covid pandemic and health guidance, visitors are required to wear masks while in the museum.


Performance Schedule

**All performances will take place on the outdoor stage unless otherwise noted.

10:45 a.m. Patricia Castañeda Gives the Welcome to Día de Muertos Celebration
11 a.m. Traditional Mexican Songs by Ana Cisneros & Esteban Martinez, Special Performance by Meztli Cultural
12 p.m. Global Prep Academy Students Present the Traditional Elements of the Ofrendas, Selena Tribute: by Brittany Crone & Ricardo Laranja,
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. (roaming throughout the museum) Mariachi Azteca of Indianapolis
1 p.m. Consulado de México en Indianápolis, Armando Manzanero Tribute by Juan Carlos Alarcon
2:15 p.m. Global Prep Academy Students Present the Traditional Elements of the Ofrendas, El Coro Latinoamericano de la Catedral (Christ Church Cathedral)
3 p.m. Grupo Folclórico Macehuani, Grupo Folclórico Infantil Macehuani
4:15 p.m. Voces de Global Prep Academy Cantan un Popurri of Mexican Songs, Global Prep Academy Dance Performance
5 p.m. Metropolitan Youth Orchestra
6 p.m. Ballet Folklorico Mosaicos, Ballet Folklorico Mosaicos Kids

Vendors & Community Groups

Artisan Bread
Dulce Juana
Calaveritas Maria
Carlos Sosa
Mary Mindiola
Marimar Ropa Tipica
Global Prep Academy
Central Library
Gerardo Mares Art
Richard Gabriel Jr., Tinworks
Monarca Academy
Garfield Park Art Center


Community Art and Altar Exhibit

Peruse elaborate altars designed by local organizations, and leave a note on the community ofrenda. Open and free to visit during museum hours through November 2.

Virtual Ofrenda

Honor loved ones on a virtual ofrenda that will play throughout the day during Día de Muertos. Submit photos to museumprograms@eiteljorg.com.

Featured Artist

Eduardo Robledo is based out of Mexico City and creates mythic images utilizing the stories of past and present Mexico. Calaveras, animals and humans play in this shared space through finely wrought linocuts.

Watch Performances Live

If you’d prefer to join our Día de Muertos celebration virtually, check back on Oct. 30 for a livestream of the performances throughout the day!

Virtual Performances

from Last Year’s Celebration


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