Looking for something a bit off the beaten path for your fall celebrations this year? After Halloween is over, head to Albuequerque for a little bit more fun with Dia de los Muertos celebrations. Here’s just a sampling of the events being held the first few days of November.
El Campo Santos’ Dia de los Muertos Celebration
At this celebration, hosted by the Artisco Heritage foundation, visitors can enjoy things like face painting, games, sugar skull painting, music, and refreshments. This takes place at the San Jose de Armijo Cemetery on November 1, and is free.
Center for Southwest Culture’s Dia de los Muertos Celebration
This year’s celebration will honor ancestors through poetry, music, and art. This concept of honoring the cycle of death blossoming into beauty will be expressed at this celebration, which is being held at the KiMo Theater on November 2. Admission is $10.
Celebration on South Broadway
Held at the South Broadway Cultural Center, this event celebrates Day of the Dead with altars, live entertainment, an art market, family activities, music, and more. It’s on November 3, and is free.
Honor family and friends at this evening celebration held at the National Hispanic Cultural Center Dominici Education Center. It’s free, and includes a blessing, live music, and poetry readings.
The annual south valley parade features altars, food and art vendors, music, and more. Dress up for the occasion and have a great time. The parade starts at Centro Familiar and Isleta and ends at the Westside Community Center on November 3.
Exhibitions and Workshops
There are lots of other exhibitions and workshops for art, creating altars and sugar skills, making paper mache marionettes, and much more.
Plan your visit to Albuqueruque this fall and experience the unique celebrations of Dia de los Muertos. And enjoy you stay at Barcelona Suites hotel.