The Día de los Muertos celebration is the premier Day of the Dead event in Atlanta, GA, attracting 5,000+ event-goers to the historic heart of our city. This event is free to the public and provides an opportunity for families to learn about the history, culture, and heritage of the region and take part in traditional activities. The authenticity of this celebration is held as a top priority in planning all aspects of the event and the result is a truly fantastic Atlanta tradition. 

The Atlanta History Center will host the 20th Annual Day of the Dead celebration on October 31st. Día de los Muertos is considered to be the most important holiday of the year by many in Mexico and other Latin American countries. The unity between life and death is celebrated when families come together and offer hospitality to the spirits of their loved ones. This event is designed to celebrate the history, culture, and heritage of the Atlanta region and to pay homage to this very important and festive tradition. The Atlanta History Center a diverse and historic legacy makes it the best site in Atlanta to hold this celebration transforming it into a traditional marketplace, providing goods, entertainment, and regional foods. There will be entertainment and activities for participants of all ages to enjoy.

General Admission: Free
Parking: Free
Dia de Los Muertos attire strongly encouraged – Come dressed in your finest Calaca apparel for the contest

Location Address: 
Margaret Mitchell House
979 Crescent Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309


HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EVENT - MORE INFO TO COME

Altar Exhibitions - Individuals and groups are invited to participate in this contest where they will be displaying their own altars
Catrin/Catrin Costume Contest - Contestants will show off their costumes during the festival where they will be juried
Fun Workshop Activities -Families can enjoy creating their own Día de los Muertos mementos to take with them at one of the many free or (marginal) fee workshops. Kids can decorate their own colorful sugar skulls, hats, and masks, as well as learn how to make papel picado and other
traditional crafts.
Traditional Food and Artisan Vendors- Enjoy fine Mexican cuisine and a wide spectrum of Day of the Dead arts and crafts available for purchase.
Live Entertainment - Folk, mariachis, and other live performances


Thank you for your interest in supporting the Institute of Mexican Culture. We welcome you to explore sponsorship opportunities with us and join in our efforts to continue these annual events by providing a venue for a community based celebration. With your support we can make sure this important cultural tradition continues. For a list of corporate opportunities contact: info@instituteofmexicanculture.org

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DAY OF THE DEAD FESTIVAL

SUNDAY, ​October 31st 12-5PM, MARGARET MITCHELL HOUSE