16th Annual Celebraciones de la Gente

October 26 & 27, 2019
Fine art and unique crafts, Mariachi music and Folklorico dancing, colorful and elaborate ofrendas (altars), insightful heritage programs, and Day of the Dead inspired crafts for the kids.

2019 Festival Information

Celebrate cultural traditions at the 16th Annual Celebraciones de la Gente, a lively Day of the Dead festival. Rooted in community, this weekend-long event is presented in partnership with Flagstaff’s Nuestras Raíces. Don’t miss fine art and unique crafts, music and dancing, colorful and elaborate ofrendas (altars), insightful heritage programs and Day of the Dead inspired crafts for the kids.

Admission
Weekend Pass: $18 adult, $12 youth
Daily Admission: $12 adult; $8 youth (11-17), student & American Indian (with ID); children under 10 free.

Courtyard After Dark Saturday, October 26, 5-8 pm
Enjoy an evening viewing of the community ofrendas (altars) against a backdrop of candlelight and strolling mariachi music. Mexican hot chocolate and pan dulce (sweet bread) available for purchase. Dress warm!
Courtyard After Dark Admission: Included with festival admission or $6 per person. Children under 10 free.

Participating Artists & Organizations

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Schedule of Events

Saturday

10:00 am- 10:30 Decorating Sugar Skulls on the Patio

10:45-11:15 am Ballet Folklorico performance on the Mainstage

11:45-12:15 pm Mariachi Sol Azteca performance on the Mainstage

1:15-1:45 pm Ballet Folklorico performance on the Mainstage

3:00-3:30 pm Ofrenda tour in the Courtyard with Nuestras Raices

3:30-4:00 pm Mariachi Sol Azteca performance on the Mainstage

4:15-4:45 pm Ofrenda 101 presentation

5:00-8:00 pm Courtyard After Dark

Sunday

10:00 am- 10:30 Decorating Sugar Skulls on the Patio

10:45-11:15 am Ballet Folklorico performance on the Mainstage

11:45-12:15 pm Mariachi Sol Azteca performance on the Mainstage

12:30-1:00 pm Ed Kabotie talk

1:15-1:45 pm Ballet Folklorico performance on the Mainstage

3:00-3:30 pm Ofrenda tour in the Courtyard with Nuestras Raices

3:30-4:00 pm Presentation by Nuestra Raices

4:15-4:45 pm Mariachi Sol Azteca performance on the Mainstage

4:45-5:00 pm Closing Processional

Heritage Insights presentations

Ofrendas 101 with Delia Ceballos Muñoz 

A centuries-old tradition, ofrendas are an integral aspect of Day of the Dead. In this interactive discussion, Muñoz will discuss the origins of these ritual alters, the symbolism behind them, and demonstrate the process of building a refuge for the tired souls of lost loved ones.  

 

Cultural Commonalities with Ed Kabotie 

Artist-in-resident Ed Kabotie will explore the cultural commonalities between the Puebloan and Latin@ celebration of Day of the Dead. In this ‘edutainment’ style presentation, a fusion of music and the spoken word of his own design, Kabotie will foster understanding for the shared traditions of southwestern Pueblo Tribes and Latin@ peoples. 

Saturday

Sunday

Food Vendors All Weekend