Old Pasadena Day of the Dead Tour of Altars 2016
Friday, October 28th – Sunday, October 30th
Click here for the Map of Altars.
Flower Pepper Gallery Altar is created by Amy Van Gilder and assisted by Misty Summers. It’s dedicated to Jim Henson.
Old Pasadena Day of the Dead 2016
For a second year, Old Pasadena celebrates Day of the Dead, the reverent yet vibrant Mexican holiday that honors loved ones who have passed before us. During the three-day event, dozens of Old Pasadena businesses will create beautiful altars in their spaces to showcase during the self-guided Tour of Altars. The weekend culminates with Sunday’s lively, free Family Fiesta and One Colorado Courtyard’s outdoor screening of the animated 2014 film The Book of Life.
Day of the Dead Tour of Altars
Friday, October 28 – Sunday, October 30, during participating business hours
- Take a self-guided tour of altars hosted by participating businesses
- Our judges will award $500 to the Best Traditional and Contemporary Altars
- Download a PDF map of the Tour of Altars. COMING SOON!
- Scoll down and use this Google map of all participating locations for easy reference.
Day of the Dead Family Fiesta
Sunday, October 30 ~ 2:00–6:00pm
Metro Right of Way at Union Street (between Colorado and Holly Street)
100 E. Union Street
North Side of METRO Right of Way
2:00-6:00pm Traditional Altar dedicated to Rocky Behr, The Folk Tree
2:00-6:00pm Armory Center for the Arts craft activity *
3:00-4:15pm Day of the Dead Storytelling by Olga Loya
5:00-5:30pm Mariachi Tesoro de Rebecca Gonzales performance
5:30-6:00pm In Tlanextli Tlacopan performance of La Danza Azteca
South Side of METRO Right of Way
2:00-3:00pm Marimba Tropical performance
2:00-5:00pm Calavera face painting (children aged 3+)
2:00-6:00pm Day of the Dead merchandise and artwork from local artisan vendors
2:00-6:00pm Color Me Mine Pasadena craft activity *
* FREE craft activities are offered on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.
The Book of Life Movie Screening
Sunday, October 30, 7:00pm
One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley – (626) 564-1066
The 2014 animated The Book of Life follows protagonist Manolo’s mythic struggle between following his heart or his familial expectations. From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez, “The Book of Life” offers thrilling visuals to accompany Manolo’s journey through fantastical worlds where he confronts his greatest fears and contends with some interesting deities.
Click here for more details on Old Pasadena Website.