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Spirits will connect at the Mesa Arts Center's annual Dìa de los Muertos Festival.

Los espíritus se entrelazarán durante la celebración anual del Día de los Muertos en el Mesa Arts Center.


The Day of The Dead festival will feature delicious foods, a colorful mercado featuring an assortment of Dìa de los Muertos merchandise, jewelry, arts and crafts. 

Este magnífico festival ofrecerá deliciosa comida y un colorido mercado de artesanías, joyería y diversos artículos relacionados con el Día de los Muertos


Our attendees have been treated to wonderful live entertainment every year, by noted local and regional acts such as Mariachi Corazon de Phoenix, Ballet Folklorico Amistad, Sol Gitana, Joe Granado y su Orquestra Kaliente, Noemy Esparza and Nosotrosound just to name a few.

Los visitantes se han deleitado cada año con maravillosos espectáculos en vivo por parte de destacados artistas como el Mariachi Corazón de Phoenix, Ballet Folklórico Amistad, Sol Gitana, Joe Granado y su Orquesta Kaliente, Noemi Esparza y Nosotrosound sólo por mencionar algunos.


Festival admission and parking are free.  

Entrada y estacionamiento gratis.


The Mesa Arts Center is grateful to the volunteer members of our Day of the Dead event planning committee, who meet regularly throughout the year to guide MAC staff and help present the very best celebration possible.

Individuals, families and groups may participate in an Altar Contest presented by Mesa Arts Center in collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico in Phoenix and the Mesa Association of Hispanic Citizens.  


2017 Dia de los Muertos Altar Contest forms are due no later than September 29 , 2017:

 English Form Spanish Form


Elements of the Altar and their Significance 

Arches: Passageways between life and death

Candles: Light, Faith and Hope

Flowers: Remind us that life does not endure

Traditionally: Cempasuchil - Marigolds

Mano de Leon - Cockscomb - Lions Paw

Incense: Cleans the space of negativity

Traditionally: Copal

Ofrendas: General items for the offerings put on the altar

Water: Life and purity, satisfies the thirst of the spirit

More details coming soon!

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