Día de Muertos
(Day of the Dead)

At the Eiteljorg Museum!

This year’s free Día de Muertos Community Celebration is Saturday, Oct. 29.

Close up of girl with painted face for Dia De Muertos at the Eiteljorg

What is Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead)?

With roots going back thousands of years to Indigenous traditions in Mexico, this holiday is a time to gather together to remember and celebrate friends and relatives who have passed on. Día de Muertos, also called Day of the Dead, has evolved into a diverse festival, celebrated not only in Mexico but in the U.S. and many other countries.
Traducción (Translation)

Con raíces que se remontan a miles de años de tradiciones indígenas en México, esta fiesta es un momento para reunirse, recordar y celebrar a los amigos y familiares que han fallecido. El Día de Muertos, también llamado Day of the Dead, ha evolucionado hasta convertirse en una fiesta diversa, que se celebra no sólo en México, sino también en Estados Unidos y en muchos otros países.

Día de Muertos Community Celebration

October 29, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required for entry.

Schedule & Vendors

Performance Schedule – Coming Soon

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


Vendors & Community Groups

Don Miguel
Dulce Juana
Calaveritas Maria
Carlos Sosa
Mary Mindiola
Marimar Ropa Tipica
Global Prep Academy
Central Library
Richard Tin Works
Mujeres Conectadas
Monarca Academy
AIY Latino Students
NoWoe Studio
Esperanza y Juan Gabriel Tiscareno
Mujeres Mexicanas
Hispanic and Latino Affairs
Garfield Park Art Center

More Día De Muertos Fun

Community Art and Altar Exhibit , Oct. 10 – Nov. 4

Beautiful community-created altars, or ofrendas, take center stage in the Día de Muertos Community Art and Altar exhibit, open and free to visit during regular museum hours Oct. 10 through Nov. 4. Featured favorites include altars by the Consulado de Mexico en Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Central Library, Mujeres Conectadas en Indy, Christ Church Cathedral and others.

Come in, spend some time with each of these intricate works of art and add a note for your own departed loved one to the community ofrenda.  Enjoy a Calacas exhibition curated by Mexico City-based illustrator Daniela Martín del Campo.

Learn More

Featured Artist – Coming Soon

Relive our 2021 Celebration

Watch the recorded live stream of performances by community groups and artists from our 2021 outdoor stage.

At-Home Activities

Calavera Mask Activity
Papel Picado Activity
Tissue Paper Flower Activity

Thank You to Our Partners and Supporters:

Arte Mexicano en Indiana and Citizens Energy
Nopal Cultural logo
Mexico Consulado en Indianapolis Logo
Indianapolis Foundation

Museum Info

Monday – Saturday:
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Noon – 5 p.m.

500 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Tue 04

Artist in Residence: Emily Guerrero

October 4 - October 15
Mon 10

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Tour

October 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sat 15
Emily Guerrero

Members-Only Coffee & Conversation: Emily Guerrero

October 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am