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Oakland Museum: 25th Annual Days of the Dead

This weekend 12–4:30 pm
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street
Oakland, CA 94607.

See schedule below!


Join us as OMCA comes alive for the 24th annual community celebration honoring Days of the Dead traditions.

Join us as OMCA comes alive for the 25th annual community celebration honoring Day of the Dead traditions. Bring family and friends for this special two-day celebration featuring craft activities, tasty food, dance groups, live music, colorful ofrendas, and more.

Don’t forget to explore the correlating exhibition ¡El Movimiento Vivo! Chicano Roots of El Día de los Muertos and learn about Chicano activists who introduced Día de los Muertos traditions to the United States.

General admission tickets include access to the community celebration and Museum, including ¡El Movimiento Vivo! Chicano Roots of El Día de los Muertos.

Advance tickets receive a $3 discount.




12–12:30 pm: Join the Opening Ceremony, procession to Garden and dedication of Central Ofrenda led by the Día de los Muertos Ritualist Committee, Patricia Juarez, and Huey Papalotl (start at Level 1 Koi Pond)

GARDEN STAGE (Mistress of Ceremony: Maricela Gutierrez)
12:30–12:55 pm: Huey Papalotl
1–1:30 pm: Ballet Folkorico Mexico Danza
1:45–2:15 pm: Luna Mexicana
2:30–3 pm: Quenepas
3:15–4 pm: Los Cenzontles
4-4:30 pm: Closing ceremony with Día de los Muertos Ritualist Committee Members

EXHIBITION TOURS (on view in the Gallery of California Art, Level 3)
1 pm: Exhibition tour led by Curator Erendina Delgadillo and Experience Developer Christine Lashaw
2 pm: Docent-led Snack Size tour (meet at Level 2 ticketing desk)
3 pm: Docent-led Snack Size tour (meet at Level 2 ticketing desk)

Level 1 Garden: Sugar skull demonstration and hands-on activities (embossed skeleton images, fanciful skeleton magnets, and paper marigolds)
Level 1 Hallway: Face painting
Level 2 Garden Terrace: Tortilla demonstration
Level 2 Blue Oak café: Food and beverages
10th Street: Off the Grid Food Truck Market

Bakery el Sol, Irma Ortiz, Azteca Negra, Tafolla Art, Carlos Villez, Devika’s Palacio, Stella Boutique, Andrea Luna, Fresh to Def Collective

Coolinaria, Judie’s Tacos Locos, Lamas Peruvian

Xochipilli Latino Men’s Circle
Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.
Sueños Sin Hogar
Manzanita SEED Elementary School
Nicté Ordóñez y Maya Ramirez
Richmond High School
OMCA Docents
Legal Services for Children
Donor Network West
Radical Monarchs
Día de los Muertos Volunteer Ofrenda Committee

October 20 2019


Date: 10/20/2019
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost: $20
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Oakland Museum

1000 Oak Street
Oakland, CA United States

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