Día de Muertos

For nearly 20 years, Atlanta History Center has partnered with the Consulate General of Mexico and the Institute of Mexican Culture to host Day of the Dead on our campus.

Day of the Dead in Mexico doesn’t mean to worship death, it means to celebrate life.

Our Day of the Dead festival will be hosted at Atlanta History Center Midtown on October 31st from 12–5pm. While the event is free and open to the public, capacity is limited, and advanced registration is required.

Visitors of all ages can experience an authentic Day of the Dead celebration as if they were in the streets of Mexico.  Enjoy traditional dancing, crafts, authentic Mexican food, and entertainment; immerse yourself in a stunning display of altars honoring family and friends who have passed; and sing to the sound of Mariachi. 

Wear your favorite Day of the Dead costume and paint your face mask with skulls, skeletons, and cempasúchil flowers. For more information regarding this festival, please contact info@instituteofmexicanculture.org or informacionatl@sre.gob.mx.

Thank you for your interest in the Day of the Dead festival. All tickets have been claimed and there are no more tickets available.

Program of Activities

Main Lawn
12:00–12:10pmWelcome Remarks by the President of the Institute of Mexican Culture, Carlos Herrera.
12:10–12:30pmAztec Dance Group "Señor San José"
12:30–12:50pmTabula Rasa—Language Academy
12:50–1:10pmFolk Dances by "Alma Mexicana"
1:10–1:30pmSinger Veronica Gleasson
1:30–2:30pmMariachi Pepe López
2:30–2:50pmFolk Dances by "Tonalli"
2:50–3:10pmDances by Group "Así es mi México"
3:10–3:30pmThe Atlanta Opera
3:30–3:40pmMessage from the Consul General of Mexico, Javier Díaz de León
3:40–4:00pmJuan Ramirez and members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
4:00–4:20pmSinger El Charro de Aguascalientes
4:20–4:40pmDances from Oaxaca Folk Group "Euzkal"
4:40–5:00pmVeronica Espinoza
5:00pmEnd of the Program


Traditional Mexican Food, "Pan de Muerto", sugar skulls, arts, crafts, workshops and face painting throughout Atlanta History Center Midtown!

Altars Exhibition

Photo Exhibition: Day of the Dead in Mexico.

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As we honor our deceased loved ones on Day of the Dead, we listen to music that reminds us of all the good times we shared, while speaking to our sorrow that they are no longer with us. Let this playlist & concert inspire memories of your loved ones.

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This program is presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico, the Institute of Mexican Culture, and the Office of Guanajuato in Georgia.


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