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24 Día de los Muertos 2019 Events in Seattle

Where to Celebrate from October 30–November 3
October 30, 2019
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El Centro de la Raza promises a community altar, dance performances, and free chicken mole on November 1. (El Centro de la Raza)
During the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos (Oct 31-Nov 2), people honor loved ones who have died by bringing them to life with colorful ofrendas (altars) adorned with memorabilia and calaveras (sugar skulls), and taking part in many other traditions. This year in Seattle, there are lots of opportunities to learn more about the holiday through performances, food, music, and more. Find all the options below, or on our Día de los Muertos calendar.

OCTOBER 30

ARTS & CRAFTS

Sugar Skull Decorating Add to a List
Artist Fara Arteaga will help you make authentic calaveras—which are traditionally inscribed with the name of a departed loved one and placed on an altar—using sugar, royal icing, and bright pasted flowers. 
Impact HUB, Pioneer Square

NOVEMBER 1

ARTS & CRAFTS

Día de los Muertos Art Night Add to a List
This Día de los Muertos-themed art-making event will draw inspiration from the work of children's book author and illustrator David Lozeau. All supplies provided.
The George & Dragon Pub, Fremont

Día de los Muertos Festival Add to a List
Decorate a sugar skull on any surface and bring it to this Día de los Muertos party for the chance to win a one night staycation with dinner for two at Clarion Hotel Auburn-Kent. 
The Outlet Collection, Kent

Lake City Día de los Muertos Add to a List
Make sugar skulls and other crafts to commemorate the dead.  
Lake City Community Center

COMMUNITY

15th Annual Día de los Muertos Celebration Add to a List
El Centro de la Raza will continue its tradition of honoring the Mexican tradition of Día de los Muertos with live performances by local dance groups, a community altar, and free chicken mole. 
El Centro de la Raza, Beacon Hill

Burien Día de los Muertos Add to a List
This Burien celebration promises traditional music, arts and crafts, a community altar, and more honoring departed loved ones.
Burien Community Center 

Día de los Muertos: Free Community Night Out Add to a List
The Seattle Art Museum celebrates Día de los Muertos every year with a tapete (sand painting) installation inspired by Oaxacan traditions, a dance performance, and lots of art activities.
Seattle Art Museum, Downtown

Pioneer Square Día de los Muertos Add to a List
The space will be illuminated with amber lights and filled with marigolds (which are said to attract the souls of the dead) for a Día de los Muertos celebration complete with live music, sugar skull costume contests, and a community altar on which guests are welcome to place personal items. 
Court in the Square, Pioneer Square

FOOD & DRINK

Art Walk & Macaron Pop-Up Add to a List
Local ceramicist Andrea Wolf will showcase her handmade matcha bowls, mugs, and espresso cups as Black Magic Sweets slings macarons in special Día de Muertos flavors.
Friday Afternoon, Wallingford

Día de los Muertos Pop-Up Bar Add to a List
Bring a token or image for the altar to honor friends and family who have passed away, and raise a glass of marigold sangria or a blood orange margarita in their memory.
Brimmer & Heeltap, Ballard

PARTIES

Bellevue Día De Los Muertos Add to a List
Don Julio Tequila will take over the bar at this Día de los Muertos party, which will also have a live DJ and a sugar skull makeup artist onsite. 
W Seattle

MUSIC

Día de los Muertos: Heebie Jeebies, Skates!, Ichi Bichi Add to a List
"Seattle's only pure Halloween live act" the Heebie Jeebies will bust out their surfy guitars, spooky organs, and bluesy brass instruments for a night out with Día de los Muertos in mind. Local rockers Skates! and Ichi Bichi will provide additional support.
Tim's Tavern, Greenwood

NOVEMBER 1-2

FOOD & DRINK

Jellyfish Anniversary Party! Add to a List
To commemorate their first year of business, local craft brewery Jellyfish Brewing will tap a firkin of their new Cerveza de los Muertos made with tequila-soaked oak and pink peppercorn and unveil a bevy of eclectic beers, including the "Oh My Figgin' Quad" (a barrel-aged Belgian quad), "Saison Sexy" (a barrel-fermented saison with fresh Cascade and Chinooks hops), and "Party On Garth 2" (a Flanders-style sour red). On Saturday, Patrick Rifflin and Skeletons With Skin On Them will provide live music and Smokestack Lightning BBQ will sling smoked meats.
Jellyfish Brewing Company, Georgetown

PARTIES

Dia De Los Muertos Evento Add to a List
Enjoy Patron Tequila cocktail specials, music from Cesar Djyambu and a photo booth, and warm up with taco truck specials on a heated rooftop. 
Mezcaleria Oaxaca, Capitol Hill

NOVEMBER 2

COMMUNITY

Day of the Dead Celebration Add to a List
Celebrate Latinx culture at this family-friendly event promising crafts, food, music, and a piñata full of candy.
Issaquah Depot

Dia de los Muertos Gala Add to a List
Entre Hermanos' biggest fundraiser of the year doubles as a Día de los Muertos celebration, featuring guest speakers AG Bob Ferguson and Nicole Macri. 
Arctic Club Hotel, Downtown

Figurehead Día de los Muertos Celebration Add to a List
Bring photos of your loved ones to add to an ofrenda wall, snack on homemade pan de muertos, and make crafts. 
(Figurehead Brewing, Magnolia)

Phinney Day of the Dead Festival Add to a List
Honor loved ones who have died by decorating a calavera, adding personal mementos and offerings to an altar, enjoying live music and dancing, and tasting treats like Mexican hot chocolate.
Phinney Neighborhood Association

FOOD & DRINK

The Growler Guys Día De Los Muertos Add to a List
Join the Growler Guys for live mariachi music, traditional Día de los Muertos bread and pastries, Mexican food from La Riviera Maya food truck, Mexican cerveza on tap, a sugar-skull crafting table, and a community ofrenda (altar) for pictures of deceased loved ones and pets. Get your face painted like a skeleton at the face painting station, and you'll receive a free loaf of pan de muerto (the "bread of the dead").
The Growler Guys, Wedgwood

MUSIC

Correo Aereo in Concert Add to a List
Latin music duo Correo Aereo will perform traditional songs from Venezuela, Argentina, and Mexico, plus some of their own originals, at this Día de los Muertos concert.
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

Subliminal: Day of the Dead ft. Hot Bullet Add to a List
Brazilian DJ Hot Bullet will bring his festival chops to Seattle for Día de los Muertos with local support from Graymatter, Rohry, AuSteele, and Avenue.
Contour, Pioneer Square

PARTIES

Día de Muertos Gala Add to a List
This black-tie fundraiser for Latinx LGBTQ advocacy nonprofit Entre Hermanos invites you to bring mementos of your departed loved ones to add to a community altar. Expect keynote speeches, storytelling, performances from local drag queens Aleksa Manila and La Gorda, and more live entertainment. 
Renaissance Seattle Hotel, Downtown

NOVEMBER 2-3

COMMUNITY

Día de Muertos: A Mexican Celebration to Remember Our Departed Add to a List
Explore a community altar and cemetery, take part in traditional Día de los Muertos rituals, craft paper skeletons and sugar skulls, and march in a music-filled procession to remember the dead.
Seattle Center

NOVEMBER 3

COMMUNITY

Día de los Muertos Festival Add to a List
For the 15th year, honor the dead by seeing more than 30 community altars and a colorful tapete (sand painting) installation, eating traditional Mexican food, watching Aztec dancing, dancing to a mariachi band, making sugar skulls, and more.
Tacoma Art Museum

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