Events Celebrating Día de los Muertos in Minneapolis

Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday where families share memories of loved ones who have passed in a tradition of events that include food, music, flowers and community. This colorful celebration of life is commemorated annually around November 1 and 2nd. Minneapolis welcomes all to participate in this festive time of year with ofrendas, pan de muerto, sugar skulls, costumes, art, live music and more!

Last Updated: 10/27/21

Dia de los Muertos at Midtown Global Market

October 30, 2021
Noon-6:00pm
Midtown Global Market

Day of the Dead (el Día de los Muertos), is a Mexican holiday where families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a brief reunion that includes food, drink and celebration. One of the centerpieces of this event will be an authentic Ofrenda (altar) created from objects that remind us of loved ones who have passed on. Local artist, Monica Vega, will host a craft station to teach kids how to create one of the most recognized symbols of the holiday, sugar skulls. Traditional Dia de los Muertos food specials including $2 tamales at Salsa ala Salsa and $5 hot chocolate and Pan de Muerto (Day of the Dead Bread) at Manny’s Tortas. Arepa Bar will be offering $6 churros, and specials at many other Market restaurants. Sanchez Jewelry will be offering 10% off all sterling silver jewelry. Musician Robert Everest & Adrian Paz will be playing music. Presentation by Mexican Consul Iván Roberto Sierra Medal to the Mexican Business Community in Minnesota at Midtown Global Market. Presentation by Minnesota’s own artist and designer Luis Fitch. Mr. Fitch will be unveiling his United States Postal Stamp commemorating el Día de los Muertos to Minnesota.

Festival de las Calaveras: Twin Cities Latinx Music & Arts Festival

October 31, 2021
3:00pm-7:30pm
E Lake St + Chicago Ave, Minneapolis

Festival de las Calaveras is a Latinx music and arts festival volunteer-organized by non-profit community group Tlalnepantla Arts. The festival is centered on the traditional and contemporary celebration of Day of the Dead, an indigenous Mexican tradition which honors the memory of ancestors and departed loved ones.

Festival de las Calaveras is composed of a series of events that take place annually in the fall and include live music, dance performance, puppet theater, visual arts exhibition, multimedia animation, spoken word, and family art-making activities.

Dia de Los Muertos Fiesta

October 30, 2021
11:00am-10:00pm

Nico's Taco and Tequila Bar

Join the 8th Annual Dia de Los Muertos Fiesta at Nico's! This year, everything is back: sugar skull face painting, tarot card readings, muertos menu, Tequila/Mezcal flights, Agave cocktail features, and LIVE MUSIC by @chicochavezmusic!

Come and Celebrate Life on Lake Street

October 30, 2021
11:00am-8:00pm

Lake Street & Chicago

This is a community event that welcomes everyone! Held at the heart of the Latino District on Lake Street, we will get together at our Community Altar. Then tour East Lake Street with more than 10 altars( altares) and offerings (Ofrendas) while eating traditional delicious Dia de los Muertos food. Lastly dance to live music as the day comes to an end (Lake Street & S 19th Ave).

Dia De Los Muertos Festival

October 30, 2021
La Doña Cervecería

Join a day full of celebration of Día De Los Muertos! The more family friendly portion of the day will start at Noon with a vendor market and ofrenda installations all done by local artists. Luis Fitch will also be hosting a FREE crafting workshop from 1pm to 3pm for the whole family. Food will be provided by La Tiendita and Que Tal Street Eats!