Florida Day of the Dead Celebration

Date(s) - Friday, November 2, 2018
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Huizenga Plaza



Get ready for the ninth installment of the ever popular and spirited festival of remembrance and revelry! On this date, it is believed that the gateway between Mictlan, the ancient Aztec land of the dead, and our own opens up so we can dance and sing with our lost loved ones for one special time of year.

Participants will begin to gather FRIDAY for CALAVARAS IN THE PLAZA at 4PM in Huizenga Plaza on Las Olas Boulevard for craft activities including mask and puppet making along with sugar skull face painting to help the little ones prepare for the event. It will be underscored by traditional live music and traditional from the stage.

The main event spectacle begins when the community will converge up in traditional skeleton garb at Fort Lauderdale’s Huizenga Plaza for the SKELETON PROCESSIONAL.   The Processional ends at the FOLKLORICO STAGE at SW 3rd Avenue which will be closed for our MUERTOS STREET FESTIVAL from 5-11PM. On the Stage, experience the best traditional folkloric dance and mariachi in South Florida. There will be original indie art and crafts for sale in the CRAFT CRYPT in Revolution Live and America’s Backyard nightclubs. Craft projects, face painting and more will be available for children in LOS ANGELITOS VILLAGE. Interspersed throughout, you will find art installations, pop up ofrendas, mask making art tents, Latin American food trucks and interactive street performers.

All of these free workshops and events are funded by our generous sponsors including Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale, City of Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale History Center, Consulate General of Mexico in Miami, Broward County Cultural Division, National Endowment for the Arts, Damn Good Hospitality, Koffee Kult, Red Bull, Corona, John & James Knight Foundation and many more. To get our details on ALL of our events and to stay current on our updates, visit our website: www.dayofthedeadflorida.com and check out the full list of events on our Facebook pages.

Memory for the Dead, Party for the Living!