Join us as OMCA comes alive for the 23rd annual community celebration honoring Days of the Dead traditions. Craft activities, tasty food, dance and music groups, colorful ofrendas, and ceremonia bring the community together for this healing tradition. Watch demonstrations of traditional Mesoamerican arts and cooking, and browse Days of the Dead merchandise by local artisans for your home altar at our mercado. Enjoy performances ranging from contemporary popular music to folkloric dance to mariachi. Join in a procession to open the celebration led by Aztec dancers and Days of the Dead committee members. View community-created altars throughout the OMCA Gardens paying homage to loved ones lost.
We recommend that you purchase tickets online in advance for this popular event.
12–12:30 pm: Opening ceremony starts with a procession to the garden for the dedication of the Central Ofrenda, led by the Día de los Muertos Committee and Oakland's Danza Huehueteol
GARDEN STAGE Mistress of Ceremony, Jose Ruiz and Maricela Gutierrez
1–1:30 pm: Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno
1:45–2:15 pm: Mariachi Los Halcones de Oakland
2:30–3:00 pm: Grupo de Arpa Barajas
3:15–4:00 pm: Los Compas y La Familea Peña-Govea
4:00-4:30 pm: Closing ceremony with Día de los Muertos Committee Members, Lisa Lemus and Viviana Rodriguez Smith
10th STREET AMPHITHEATER, LEVEL 1
12:30–12:55 pm: Danza Huehueteol
1–1:30 pm: Mariachi Los Halcones de Oakland
1:40–2:10 pm: Grupo de Arpa Barajas
ACTIVITIES AROUND THE MUSEUM
Face painting, Hands-on Activities, Beverages — Garden
Mercado: local vendors selling handmade arts and crafts — Garden
Demonstrations: Tortilla making and calavera face painting — Koi Pond and Garden
Food Vendors from Off the Grid — 10th Street
Chalk Artists — Oak Street and 10th Street
*Buy your tickets online before you go and save up to $3 per entry! museumca.org/dod2017
Entry includes Museum admission and access to exhibition Metamorphosis & Migration: Days of the Dead, which features ofrendas and artworks inspired by the Monarch Butterfly’s migration and themes of tradition and transformation.
Tickets: $15.95/adult; $10.95 student/senior/youth; $6.95 youth (9–17)
Entry is free for children 8 and under and OMCA Members.