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- Free and open to all -   

The City of Santa Monica presents its seventh annual Día de los Muertos celebration.
This family-friendly event celebrates the cycle of life and the remembrance of ancestors with
live music and dance, storytelling, workshops, altars, craft vendors and food trucks. 

- Gratis y abierto a todo el público –

La ciudad de Santa Mónica presenta su séptima celebración anual del Día de los Muertos. Este evento
familiar celebra el ciclo de la vida y el recuerdo de los antepasados con altares, músicos, bailarines, ofrendas, una 
presentación de fotos honrando a seres queridos, camiones de comida y una pared de memoria comunitaria.  



11:00 – 11:30am              Ketzalitzli – Aztec blessing

11:45 – 11:50am              Welcome 

12:00 – 12:30pm              Ballet Folklorico Flor de Mayo - Mexican folk dance

12:50 – 1:20pm                Conjunto Tenocelomeh - Son Jarocho folk music & dance from Southern Veracruz

1:40 – 2:10pm                  Ballet Folklorico Flor de Mayo - Mexican folk dance

2:20 –  3:00pm                 Conjunto Tenocelomeh - Son Jarocho folk music & dance from Southern Veracruz

11:00am – 3:00pm           Celebrating Día de los Muertos in Oaxaca Photo Exhibit by Gabriel Martinez |
                                      Family Altars (Mausoleum)

12:00 – 3:00pm                Mariachi Monumental - Strolling mariachi group

12:30 – 12:50pm              Celebrating Día de los Muertos in OaxacaArtist Talk with Gabriel Martinez

12:30 – 1:00pm                Antonio Sacre
- Día de los Muertos inspired folk tales, myths & legends in English &

1:20 – 1:40pm                  Celebrating Día de los Muertos in Oaxaca Artist Talk with Gabriel

1:30 – 2:00pm                  Antonio Sacre - Día de los Muertos inspired folk tales, myths & legends in English & 


11:00am – 3:00pm           Rainbow Painted Smiles Face Painting| Calavera Workshop | Memory Wall
                                      Workshop | Ofrenda Workshop & Community Altar with Marcus Kuiland-Nazario |
                                      La Catrina Photo Booth | Día de los Muertos Photo Booth                    
11:00am – 3:00pm          Event Info| Woodlawn Cemetery Info | Consulate General of Mexico 

11:00am – 3:00pm          Ines Garcia |Maritere’s Boutique | ¡Bueno! Designs| Arturo Martinez | The Fountain

11:00am – 3:00pm          Los Tamaleros Truck | Epic Tacos | Tacos Super Gallito | The Churro Company |
                                     La Tapatia | Water Station 


Woodlawn Cemetery is located at 1847 14th St. The event takes place inside the cemetery and mausoleum. Cars will not be allowed inside the cemetery. The main event entrance will be the south entrance to the cemetery on 14th St., just north of Pico Blvd. We love our furry friends, but pets are not allowed at the Cemetery.


Metro Expo Line
Metro’s Expo Line has a 17th/SMC Station located at Colorado Ave. and 17th St. which is a 14-minute walk to the cemetery. Use the Metro Trip Planner to find the best route. Buy or Reload your TAP card in advance and save money and time at Tap to Go. You can also take a scooter or bike share to or from the station.

Big Blue Bus
Ride Big Blue Bus Route 7 and Rapid 7 to the cemetery.  A roundtrip fare is $2.50--go cashless and download the mobile ticketing app from Token Transit. Plan your trip on BigBlue Bus.

Currently the City of Santa Monica’s Breeze Bike Share, Metro Bike Share, and JUMP bicycles are all available in the City of Santa Monica. To get rolling visit Breeze Bike Share, Metro Bike Share, or JUMP Bikes. A free bike valet will be provided and will be located near the event entrance which will be the south entrance to the cemetery on 14th St., just north of Pico Blvd.

Santa Monica Bike Map Locate bikeways, Breeze Bike hare stations, safety information, and more.

Google Maps Get bike direction from point A to B.

Please note that cars will be allowed into the cemetery. Free parking will be available from 10am – 5pm at two SMC parking lots along Pico Blvd. – one at 14th St. and one 16th St. Both are within 2 blocks of the cemetery. A free shuttle will run continuously from 11am – 4pm between 16th St. and Pico Blvd. and the south entrance to the cemetery. Look for the Shuttle sign.

A section of parking spots on 14th St. will be reserved for accessible parking. Vehicles must have a government-issued accessible parking license plate, placard, hangtag or sticker. The southern cemetery entrance, just north of Pico Blvd., will serve as a drop-off location. A parking attendant will be at the entrance. The cemetery and restrooms are wheelchair accessible. If you are using a wheeled mobility device, the streets can be used to traverse the cemetery. No cars will be allowed into the cemetery. For assistance with accessibility accommodations, contact Santa Monica Cultural Affairs at least one week prior to the event at 310-458-8350 or; TTY 310-458-8696.

This event is a unique interdepartmental partnership between the City’s Cultural Affairs Division, Human Resources Division, Santa Monica Public Library, and Woodlawn Cemetery.


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