Day of the Dead in the City of Chicago

Day of the Dead in the City of Chicago

November 1st, 2015  from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

New this year, the National Museum of Mexican Art will be showcasing a city-wide Day of the Dead celebration. The museum and surrounding area will be turned into an elaborate work of art, featuring visual displays which reveal the story of the Day of the Dead.  Additionally, Harrison Park will be transformed with over 75 ofrendas, created by community members, local artists and organizations. Guests will also enjoy pan de muerto and hot chocolate, musical performances, face painting and art activities. This event is free and open to the public. 

Visit to submit a proposal to create your own ofrenda - the application deadline is October 25th

We are no longer accepting photo submissions, we apologize for any inconvenience.

If you submitted a photo to be displayed during this event, the time of when your photo will be projected is now available online. Please click here and scroll down to find the exact time. Please note, photo projections will begin at 5:30 p.m.

If you are attending this year’s Day of the Dead in the City of Chicago celebration please plan ahead and avoid traffic by taking public transit. 

This event is easily accessible via Chicago’s public transit system! Enjoy a ride on the Pink Line train, and exit at either the Damen or 18th stops or take the #50 Damen Bus to 19th or the #9 Ashland Bus to 18th Street. 

This project is partially supported by an IncentOvate grant from City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

Support is also provided by:

Chicago Park District

Illinois Arts Council Agency

Travel provided by Southwest Airlines.

Univision Communications, Inc


Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 4:00pm

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