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Souls of the City: Dia de los Muertos in Old Sacramento

About Souls of the City

In October 2014, the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation once again partnered with Sol Collective to provide a month of programs and activities in celebration of Dia de los Muertos.

Pop Up Art Labs

On three Saturdays in October from 11:00AM to 2:00PM in Old Sacramento, we held a series of pop up art labs. These craft workshops were free to the public.

October 11: Mini Altars

October 18: Papel Picado and Paper Flowers

October 25: Decorated Calaveras

Honoring Our Past Community Lecture

Community members discussed the meaning and history of Dia De Los Muertos and honored the Native American community on Thursday, October 23 at the Sacramento History Museum from 6:30PM to 9:00PM.

Dia De Los Muertos Celebration

Finishing off our programs was a large-scale Dia De Los Muertos celebration in front of the Sacramento History Museum on Saturday, November 1st from 6:00PM to midnight. Featured was a procession and lighting of altar led by Kalpulli Maquilli Tonatiuh (Aztec Dancers), interactive community altars, pop up art exhibit, family activities, games, calavera face painting, vendors, and a music stage.


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