Dia de Muertos 2017

 

38th Annual Muertos de la Risa

This fall marks the 38th Annual Dia de los Muertos community procession at ElevArte!  It is the longest running Day of the Dead event in Pilsen. Rooted in Mexican tradition, Dia de los Muertos serves as a joyous occasion to celebrate life and honor the memory of our our ancestors as much as loved ones who have recently departed. 

The culminating event is a multi-disciplinary spectacle that includes interactive activities, performances and a grand community-led procession with large puppets, decorated hand-pushed carts and street-level ofrendas (alters). The evening concludes with light refreshments of hot chocolate and Pan de Muerto (bread of the dead).  Bring your walking shoes, your Muertos-inspired attire, and/or your own mobile ofrenda. 

WE WELCOME ALL NEIGHBORS, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS FOR AN EVENING OF SPECTACLE, SOLIDARITY AND ANCESTRAL REMEMBRANCE. 

Thursday, November 2nd 2017

Dvorak Park, 1119 W. Cullerton Chicago, IL 60608

FREE & open to the community

3:30: Face Painting & photobooth
5:30: Performances
6:00: Community Procession
7:00: Refreshments

 

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Become a vendor or community resource! 

COMMUNITY RESOURCE AREA
Price: Free
Provides resources or services to community for free. REGISTER TODAY

  • 10 x 10 space
  • Booth without electricity
  • Includes canopy tent (Free) 
  • Table available (Limited Availability)

Community merchant
Price: $75
Non-Profit Merchants / Artisans / Crafters / Retailers
REGISTER TODAY  

  • 10 x 10 space
  • Booth without electricity
  • Tents available for rent (Additional $100 fee)
  • Table available (Limited Availability)
     

Food Vendor
Price: $200
REGISTER TODAY

  • 10 x 10 space
  • Booth without electricity
  • Tents available for rent (Additional $100 fee)
  • Table available (Limited Availability)

Become a VOLUNTEER!

Help bridge the community together by volunteering for this cultural event. CLICK HERE!