Día de Muertos

(Day of the Dead)

Virtual Celebration

Join us Oct. 28 – Nov. 2 as we take our highly anticipated Día de Muertos celebration virtual! Experience local favorites and international acts from the comfort of home.

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Explore exciting new opportunities

While nothing can replace the experience of watching colorful twirling folklórico dancers, taking selfies with immaculately dressed and made-up Catrinas and Catrins, and indulging in a loaf of pan de muerto, this year’s completely virtual Día de Muertos Celebration will offer exciting new opportunities – all from the comfort of your own sofa.


Highlights include an artist talk by Carlos Barberena of the Instituto Grafico de Chicago, performances by Mexican singer Roselián, Mexican American musicians A Flor de Piel , a special performance by the Latino Arts Strings Program directed by Dinorah Marquez ; a conversation with Mexican visual artist and activist Mustang Jane; and more. This year’s celebration will span nearly a week, concluding on Monday, Nov. 2, the traditional culmination of the Día de Muertos holiday.

Artist Talks


Activities & More!

How will the event work?

Register For Free

Fill out the form on this page, and you will automatically be registered to attend the celebration!

Check In

On the event days, check your Welcome email for direct links, or click ‘Join Event Now’ on the Schedule page. If you want to join a live artist talk, please register for these separately here.

Join The Experience

Once you have accessed the event, the experience is all yours! View exclusive performances, join your pre-registered artist talks, try out activities & more!

EXPERIENCE Local Favorites

Nopal Cultural’s carefully curated lineup will feature classic local favorites – performances by Grupo Folclórico Macehuani, Ballet Folklorico Mosaicos, and art-making with Richard Gabriel Jr. Without the constraints of time and travel, an incredible variety of performances, art, cultural exchanges, and educational experiences from across North America will be at your fingertips. We are also excited to partner with the National Museum of Mexican Art in an altar (ofrenda) presentation made by artist Juan Chawuk.

Demonstrations & Performances

Educational Experiences

Altar (Ofrenda) Presentation

Interested in joining live artist talks?

Photo credit Izaac Guzman
Photo credit Izaac Guzman
“POSADA: The Godfather of Latin American Printmaking” with artist Carlos Barberena

Thursday, October 29 at 1pm
Learn about iconic Mexican printmaker José Guadalupe Posada with Chicago-based artist, Carlos Barbarena

Janette Terrazas
The Intersection Between Art Activism and the Border Landscape: a Zoom conversation with artist Janette Terrazas

Friday, October 30 at 6pm
Join Mexican artist Janette Terrazas for a discussion on the intersection between art and activism on the US/Mexico border

Graciela Caro
Importance of the Calaveras de Azúcar (sugar skulls) on the Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration with Graciela Caro

Saturday, October 31 at 1pm
Learn how sugar skulls are made and how they are incorporated into the Día de Muertos holiday with sugar skull artist Graciela Caro

Maestra Elizabeth and Ahtsiri Roman
Día de Muertos in Michoacán, Mexico A conversation with Maestra Elizabeth Vazquez and Ahtziri Roman

Monday, November 2 at 10am
Learn how Día de Muertos is celebrated in Michoacán, Mexico with Maestra Elizabeth Vazquez and Ahtziri Roman



There is no admission fee! Once you register you will receive an email with further instructions. Enjoy this year’s virtual celebration!

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