Save the date, Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 for the fourth installment of this ever popular and very spirited festival of remembrance and revelry. With just 750 attendees in 2010, the event swelled to venue capacity of over 6700 participants in 2012. The event is a creative spectacle honoring Mexican traditions while generating modern interpretations that connects with a broad spectrum of demographics. Rooted in community, this event embraces a universe of ideas from a legion of talented skull inspired artists, mariachi musicians, painted performers and enthusiastic skeleton clad revelers.
Because of our ever-expanding event size, this skeleton-inspired event has expanded to include the Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale and various venues throughout downtown Fort Lauderdale.
2-6pm: Family Day/Dia de los Muertos at NSU’s Museum of Art/Fort Lauderdale
1 East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
5:45-6:15pm: Skeleton Processional Lineup at Huizenga Plaza
32 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale
6:15-7pm: Skeleton Processional at Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale
6-11pm: DOTD Block Party at America’s Backyard, Green Room
100 SW 3rd Ave,Fort Lauderdale
6-11pm: DOTD Fine art exhibits & open studios
Fat Village Arts District
The Event opens at the NSU’s Museum of Art/Fort Lauderdale at 2pm with a Family Day/Dia de los Muertos with puppet shows, art workshops and more for the kids alongside cultural lectures and film for teens and adults. New for this year, the community will gather at 6pm in Huizenga Park. At 6:15, the costumed revelers will be led by Event Founder Jim Hammond from Puppet Network and his giant puppets as they follow the Riverwalk toward the America’s Backyard/Green Room entertainment complex. Downtown will be teaming with a wide range of spectacles and activities for a diverse audience. There will be Mexican Ofrenda altars for loved ones, indie crafts for sale in the Craft Crypt, live modern music on the Boneyard Bandstand and our newest venue… the Folklorico Stage where Mariachi and Dancers spotlight cultural performing art traditions. Craft projects and face painting will be available for children in Los Angelitos Kids Zone until 9:30pm. Interspersed throughout there will be mariachi bands, skeleton painted ponies, art installations, mask making workshops, a hearse & low rider meet up, Latin American food trucks and interactive street performers by Circus Basura and Puppet Guild of South Florida. Every skeleton may also compete in costume contests with special prizes from our sponsors.