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Día de los Muertos Celebración at Tucson Botanical Gardens

November 5, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Celebrate Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, in TBG’s beloved Nuestro Jardín, Barrio Garden. Enjoy festive floral displays and an ofrenda, a community altar to honor the lives of family and friends who have passed. Enjoy mariachi music, crafting workshops, and educational programming for all ages.

Children’s Activities

9:00am – 2:00pm in the Children’s Garden
Decorate Calaveras de Azúcar (sugar skulls), craft monarch butterfly wings, celebrate with La Calavera Catrina face painting, and make milkweed seed bursts for your own butterfly garden!

Free Paper Marigold Workshops

9:30am – 10:30am or 1:30pm- 2:30pm in the Education Classroom
Join Sandy Luna from Luna’s Paper Designs to celebrate Día de los Muertos by making an iconic crepe paper Marigold or Cempasúchil to decorate your ofrenda or altar. For centuries, this flower has played an iconic role in Mexican culture and traditions during Dia de los Muertos celebrations.

Mariachi Performance

2:30pm – 3:30pm in the Grove
Enjoy a musical performance by a local mariachi group!


November 5, 2023
9:00 am - 3:30 pm


Tucson Botanical Gardens
2150 North Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ 85712
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