Courtesy of the Sacramento Children's Museum
Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a holiday to honor and remember those who have passed on. The holiday is right around the corner and Sacramento has already started celebrating! Whether you are looking for some calaveras de azúcar or Folklorico dance performances, Sacramento365 has you covered with some of the celebrations and activities going on here in Sac.
City of Souls
Old Sacramento Waterfront
Oct. 21 | Sat 4pm-9pm
Old Sacramento will come alive with the vibrant colors, music, and ancient traditions of Dia de los Muertos at the 11th annual Souls of the City Festival.
Mondavi Center – Jackson Hall
Oct. 24 | Tue 7:30pm
Honor the traditions of Día de los Muertos with Lila Downs, one of the most influential and representative artists of Mexican music in Latin America. Downs bridges traditions from across the Americas, with influences ranging from folk and ranchera music from Mexico and South America, to North American folk, jazz, blues, and hip hop.
Día de los Muertos Celebration
Pachamama East Sacramento
Oct. 29 | Sun 10am-1pm
Pachamama Coffee is hosting the third annual Día De Los Muertos celebration. Join them for a morning of family fun with live music and dance performance from Los Panaderos and shop from your favorite Latinx small businesses in Sacramento.
I Love Sugar Skull Workshops
Oct. 29 | Sun 12:30pm-1:30pm & 2pm-3pm
Learn how to design and decorate calaveras de azúcar (sugar skulls) for Día de los Muertos in one of two workshops led by Rob-O of I Love Sugar Skulls
Dia de los Muertos Celebration
Sacramento Children’s Museum
Nov. 1 & 2 | Wed & Thurs 10am-2pm
Celebrate Día de los Muertos with Sacramento Children’s Museum! Decorate sugar skulls, add a photo or note to the altar, and more.
Dia de los Muertos on Sutter Street
Nov. 3 | Fri 5pm-9pm
Get ready for a magical celebration of life! Contribute your mementos and memories to the community ofrenda, sing and dance along with Mariachi Bonitas, and immerse yourself in the rich traditions of the beautiful Mexican holiday.
El Panteón de Sacramento
Latino Center of Art and Culture
Nov. 3-5 | Fri 5pm-8pm, Sat 10am-10pm, & Sun 10am-4pm
El Panteón de Sacramento features dancing and music, honoring the memory of loved ones who have passed. This year, the theme revolves around what it means to remember and to give space to those who were displaced by time and circumstance.
Looking for more ways to celebrate? Check out Sacramento365’s holiday events page to stay in the know!