15th Annual Celebraciones de la Gente

October 20 & 21, 2018
Fine art and unique crafts, Mariachi music, Folklorico and Aztec dancing, colorful and elaborate ofrendas (altars), insightful heritage programs, and Day of the Dead inspired crafts for the kids.

2017 Festival Information

Member Preview: Friday, October 20, 6 - 8 pm

Celebrate Mexican cultural traditions at the 14th 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 Raices. 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.

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 21, 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 $5 per person. Children under 10 free.

Participating Artists & Organizations

Aileen Clark (Folk Art)

Irene Dominguez (Folk Art & Pottery)

Mary Ellen Fergison (Beadwork)

Denise Pacheco (Fine Art)

Rick Rodriguez (Fine Art)

Eugene Vigil (Textiles)

Rose Vigil (Textiles)

Hermanas United for Change (Nonprofit)

M.E.C.H.A. (Nonprofit)

Schedule of Events

Mainstage (Saturday & Sunday)

9:30 am Sugar Skull Decorating

10 am Ballet Folklorico

11:15 am Mariachi Sol Azteca

12:30 pm Ballet Folklorico

2 pm Mariachi Sol Azteca



3:30 pm Chollas Peligrosas


10:45 am Chollas Peligrosas

Heritage Insights (Ethnology Gallery)


12 pm Cockfighting

1:30 pm Saving Stories

2:30 pm Ofrendas 101


1:30 pm Broken Families

2:30 pm Boundaries