Dia de los Muertos PHX Festival 2014
The Dia de los Muertos Phx Festival is an interactive, multi-generational, and participatory cultural immersion event. Blending traditional Mexican experiences with a twist of Southwestern flavor. The festival aims to instill a sense of history, pride and knowledge about our multicultural roots to the community at large through culturally relevant programming and activities.
The 3nd Annual Dia de Los Muertos Phx Festival took place on Sunday, October 26th, 2014 from 12pm to 6 pm at Margaret T. Hance Park in Downtown Phoenix. Families gathered to enjoy music dance and ritual; celebrate their heritage; and commemorate their beloved departed with a traditional candlelight procession. Participants were also entertained by more than 60 performing artists, many as masked characters. The accompanying Artist Mercado featured some of Arizona’s best local artists. This year many participated in the Katrin/Katrina Contest and a the Community Altar.
Presented by Cultural Coalition, the festival takes disappearing folk traditions and reinterprets them, creating new and innovative ways to address important social issues, while encouraging collaborations between local institutions and community artists.
We look forward to continuing to promote the growth and evolution of the Dia de los Muertos PHX Festival with the help of our funding partners and our artists so that we may leave our children and future generations with a rich culture and strong identity. We hope to see you and your family at the 4th Annual Dia de los Muertos PHX Festival on October 25, 2015!
Please visit the festival website for more information