Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a special holiday celebrated annually in Mexico and parts of the United States honoring deceased loved ones. It embodies the belief that death is a natural and necessary part of life, inviting participants to celebrate rather than mourn. During the celebration, families and friends of departed loved ones create a space for them to return to the world of the living and celebrate those things which they enjoyed in life. 


Save the date!

Saturday, October 27

11 a.m. - Parade begins in Overton Square in the Tower Courtyard

12 p.m. - Festival begins at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

The museum, along with Cazateatro and Danza Azteca, holds this annual event, where families are invited to honor ancestors and celebrate the cycle of life and death.

The Dia de los Muertos Parade begins in the Tower Courtyard at Overton Square with floats and performers making their way to the plaza at the Brooks Museum beginning at 11 a.m. The community celebration at the Brooks will offer art-making activities, face painting, music, costumed performers, dance performances and more!

Admission is free. 


Watch this video to see the 2017 celebration.