Festival Día de Muertos – Day of the Dead Festival
Presented by Levine Museum of the New South and the Latin American Coalition, our annual Festival Día de Muertos celebration took place on Saturday, November 4th. Day of the Dead is a local, intimate recreation of the Mexican Day of the Dead tradition. This colorful and vibrant event is held at Camp North End and featured traditional foods, folkloric arts and crafts, community altars, traditional dances, and fun activities for children. Our 2023 festival was our largest yet, with 10,000 guests in attendance.
Save the date for our next celebration on Saturday, November 2nd, 2024.
The lineup this year included:
Altar Exhibition: Altars, or ofrendas, are an essential element of Dia de Muertos, where families honor and remember their loved ones with offerings of their favorite foods, drinks, and mementos.
Face Painting: Participants chose from various traditional and creative designs while immersing themselves in the spirit of Dia de Muertos with intricate and colorful skull designs.
Folkloric Dancing & Live Mariachi Music: Experience the beauty and grace of traditional Mexican folkloric dancing and the melodies of live Mariachi music.
Mexican Cuisine: Savor the flavors of Mexico with a delectable array of dishes, including pan de Muertos, a sweet and symbolic bread, pozole, a hearty hominy stew, and mouthwatering tamales and tacos.
Movie Screening: Enjoy a bilingual screening of the Disney & Pixars animated movie “Coco” in Spanish and English.
Family-Friendly Fun: This family-friendly event will feature activities and entertainment suitable for all ages. It’s a wonderful opportunity for children and adults to come together and learn about Mexican traditions and culture.
Catrina Attire Encouraged:
We welcome all attendees to embrace the rich traditions of Dia de Muertos by dressing up as a catrina/catrine, an iconic and elegant skull figure often associated with the holiday.
Camp North End | 300 Camp Rd., Charlotte NC, 28206
About Levine Museum of the New South
Levine Museum of the New South is the region’s premier history museum, telling the stories of the diverse people who have shaped and been shaped by this region. Through exhibits, dialogues, digital programs and celebrations that tell everyone’s story, Levine Museum explores the world today through the lens of history to deepen understanding, ignite productive dialogue, and inspire civic engagement. Since its founding in 1990, Levine Museum has earned a national reputation for its innovative and compelling programming and commitment to using history to build community.
About Latin American Coalition
The Latin American Coalition (La Coalición) is a community of Latin Americans, immigrants and allies that promotes full and equal participation of all people in the civic, economic and cultural life of North Carolina through education, celebration and advocacy.