Days of the Dead Community Celebration

Don’t miss OMCA’s flagship community celebration, the annual festival marking the Days of the Dead. For over two decades, OMCA has honored the tradition of Días de los Muertos with a festival held on a Sunday in October. In honor of the annual Latino tradition of honoring passed loved ones, the Museum comes alive in a festival of music, dance, food, and culture. Craft activities, live performances, colorful ofrendas, and ceremonia bring the community together for this healing tradition. Watch demonstrations of traditional Mesoamerican arts and cooking, and browse Days of the Dead merchandise by local artisans in OMCA’s mercado.

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Included with Museum admission. Free to OMCA Members.

OMCA Festivals are made possible in part by generous support from the Oakland Museum Women’s Board and the Koret Foundation.