2017 Event Schedule

All events will take place at the Shenkman Arts Centre in Orleans.

Stay tuned for these exciting activities!

Oct 28- 

Nov 2

Day of the dead altars

Altar exhibition created by local artists and dedicated to prominent Mexican and Canadian figures.


Oct 28


7:00 pm 

to 1:00 am

"Rattle your Bones Dance Night"

Come and taste our authentic Mexican cuisine and quench your thirst with a delicious Margarita or Corona beer. Dance with the sound of the incredible "Ottawence Salsa Band". Learn  how to to dance Salsa and Bachata in our dance workshops and admire the talented artistic presentation of Ricardo and Gisèlle from Montreal.​

Wear your "Day of the Dead "costume and let your imagination run wild !!


Oct 29

From 11.00 am

to 6.00 pm

Day of the Dead Festival

Participate in a variety of family-friendly activities such as:

  • Mariachi performances
  • Mexican folkloric dances
  • Authentic Mexican food
  • "Catrina" contest
  • Face painting
  • Mexican paper flower workshops
  • Paper mache skull painting workshop
  • Artisan market
  • Day of the Dead bread
  • Photo booth
  • Mexican chocolate skulls