Please join us at Esther Short Park on October 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. for a Day of the Dead ancestral celebration when we remember and honor our departed. Día de Muertos is truly a celebration of life and this year it is also a time of healing after two difficult years of the pandemic. Experience beautiful luminarias, traditional Mexican dancing, music, catrinas, and an altar to the beloved deceased.

Presented by Vancouver Ballet Folklórico in partnership with Artstra, the Clark County Arts Commission, and the City of Vancouver.


5–5:15 p.m.
Welcoming and Mayor’s proclamation
5:15–6:30 p.m.
Procession of the Ofrendas and Burial of Sadness activity
Live music: Grupo Internacional
Placing of Luminarias
Vancouver Ballet Folklórico performance
6:30–7 p.m.
Portland performing artist Joaquin Lopez
7–7:30 p.m.
Danza Azteca Conchera Cristo Señor de Chalma
7:30–8 p.m.
Vancouver Ballet Folklórico performance
Live music: Cumbias by Grupo Internacional

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