St. Mary’s Basilica is once again hosting the 5th Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona. Join over 10,000 participants to celebrate life, faith, and the remembrance of our beloved ones who have gone before us. This family-friendly celebration is free to the public. A donation of canned goods is suggested, which will benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank. Attendees are encouraged to bring (non-original) 5×7 photos of their loved ones to place on the altars around the fountain in the center of the plaza. Frames will be provided for the photos and the altars will be blessed in remembrance of our beloved ones on this special day. You may also purchase remembrance candles for the altars.
During the event, there will be free children’s activities, face painting, balloon animals, live entertainment from Andres Martinez y Ritmo Latino Band, Mariachi Juvenil de mi Tierra, and Ballet Folklorio Quetzalli, as well as a Dia de los Muertos procession. Kathy Cano-Murillo (Crafty Chica) is among this year’s participating artists who will showcase a variety of beautiful handmade jewelry, purses, paintings, candles, pottery, Dia de los Muertos themed-goods and more for purchase. Their will be a car show with trunk altars. Plenty of food and beverages will be available from award winning food trucks. Please join us for this wonderful family-friendly celebration of life. All are welcome.
History of Dia de los Muertos:
History and Explanation of Dia de los Muertos
Date: Sunday, November 4, 2018
Time: 11 AM to 5 PM
Place: St. Mary’s Basilica Plaza / 231 N. Third Street Phoenix, AZ
Cost: Free Admission with a suggested donation of non-perishable food.
Informational Flyer: Dia de los Muertos Flyer
Please download and share this flyer with family, friends, and co-workers.
Dia de los Muertos Co-Chairs
Luci Perez and Theresa Losada
Sylvia Hernandez Moreon
Br. Scott Slattum, OFM