Join us as we celebrate Día de los Muertos and transform the Museum and surrounding park into a beautiful space for remembering our departed loved ones. On this special day, guests will enjoy heartfelt ofrendas (altars), live musical performances, face painting, art activities, and Pan de Muerto (traditional Day of the Dead Bread).
We invite families and individuals to take part in the event by creating ofrendas (altars) in Harrison Park or by sharing a photograph of a departed loved one to be incorporated into a large photo memorial projected onto the Museum’s exterior.
If you registered and your ofrenda was approved, please read more details about creating your ofrenda here. Registration is now closed.
Upload your picture for the photo memorial here. Uploads will close on October 18
Día de los Muertos Xicágo is free and open to the public and will take place rain or shine.
This event is easily accessible via Chicago’s public transit system. Options include a ride on the CTA Pink Line train, using the Damen or 18th St. stops or take the #50 Damen Bus to 19th St. or the #9 Ashland Bus to 18th St.