Our proximity to our southern neighbors in Mexico means Dia de los Muertos is an important event in Phoenix. Here's all the ways to celebrate.


Dia de los Muertos Chef's Kitchen con Mezcal Carreño

Oct. 15

Watch as the chefs of Prado build out a four-course meal with a lineup of Mezcal Carreño, themed around the Mexican holiday. 

Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
4949 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale


Lila Downs Dia de Muertos: Al Chile at Mesa Arts Center

Oct. 22


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Mexican-American Grammy Award-winning singer Lila Downs transforms the Dia de Los Muertos holiday into a lively performance, featuring Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company and Mariachi Femenil Flores Mexicanas. Audience members are encouraged to come dressed in imaginative Día de Muertos costumes and make-up and to bring remembrances of their loved ones to share in the celebration.

Mesa Arts Center
1 E. Main St., Mesa


Tequila Cazadores at Sandbar

Oct. 24-26


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Tequila Cazadores has partnered with Mexican street and textile artist Victoria Villasana to reimagine a camper as the “Altar of Arandas” - an ofrenda celebrating the lives of the living and dead that has been traveling to bars across the country and will be making a stop at Sandbar in Gilbert. Attendees are encouraged to print out a photo of a loved one.

Sandbar Mexican Grill Gilbert
1975 E Williams Field Road, Gilbert


Dia de los Muertos Festival at Mesa Arts Center

Oct. 26-27


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Spirits collide during the annual Day of the Dead celebration at Mesa Arts Center. This community celebration of Latin American art, food and culture will feature a colorful market of arts, crafts, jewelry; artist demos; a variety of live performances; engaging family activities; food vendors; and the opportunity to share memories of the deceased at the giant community altar.  Free entry and parking.

Mesa Arts Center
1 E. Main St., Mesa


Mikiztli Dia De Los Muertos Festival

Oct. 27


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The Mikiztli Dia De Los Muertos Festival will feature music, dance, masked performances, kids art activities, an artist mercado and candlelight closing procession with ceremony and celebration. In its eighth year, this festival continues to keep families connected to their loved ones, their cultural heritage and their traditions. 

Steele Indian School Park
300 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix


Dia de los Muertos at Stacy's @ Melrose

Nov. 1


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Ripple PHX three-day Fall Carnival will transform into a Dia de los Muertos celebration in the heart of the LGBTQ+ community on Saturday night, featuring everything you love about the carnival, plus additional live entertainment, Mariachis and some of your favorite local Latinx performers.

Stacy's @ Melrose
4343 N. Seventh Ave., Phoenix


Dia de los Muertos Festival at Azukar Coffee

Nov. 2


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Great food and traditional dances can be found at this celebration, but the real pull is the live painting from some of Phoenix's best Latinx artists, including Lalo Cota. 

Azukar Coffee
7246 S Central Ave., Phoenix


Dia de los Muertos Celebration at Desert Botanical Garden

Nov. 2 - Nov. 3


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Arts, crafts, music, storytelling, and dancing are all abundant during the celebration, all of which is made better by the beautiful flora throughout the garden. But the best part is La Procesión, where all the performers and audience members lead a procession at the end of the day, concluding with a traditional burning of troubles.

Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix


Dia de los Muertos at Boulders Resort

Nov. 2

Patron Tequila specialty cocktails and tasting, live mariachi, street tacos, face painting, and skull cookie decorating await you at the Boulders Resort.

Boulders Resort & Spa Scottsdale
34631 N. Tom Darlington Drive, Scottsdale


St. Mary's Basilica's Dia de los Muertos Festival

Nov. 3


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Experience mariachi, ballet folklorico, local artisan, free kid’s activities, a car show with trunk altars, food trucks, live entertainment, and visit the ofrenda (altar) to honor our loved ones.

St. Mary's Basilica
231 N. Third St., Phoenix