From 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM:

Mexican food for sale

Artisan market


Giant Sugar Skull and altar outdoor exhibition presented by the students from the Fine Arts Diploma Program at the Ottawa School of Art Downtown Campus, ByWard Market 35 George Street Ottawa.

Indoor exhibitions from October 26 to November 13 at Gallery 55, located at 55 ByWard Market Square Building second floor, downtown Ottawa.

• Day of the Dead Altar exhibition honoring children that have passed away around the world presented by The Day of the Dead Festival organization.

• Tequila distillation process exhibition presented by Jose Cuervo and Proximo Inc.

• Children's drawing contest exhibition “Remember me” presented by The Day of the Dead Festival organization.

Photographic exhibition : "I've got things on my mind"

presented by Francisco Huaroco, invited artist from Michoacan, Mexico.


11:00 am Special presentation: "The meaning of the Day of the Dead Celebration"

11:30 am Mariachi Band Los Paisanos

                     "Bilingual Babies" activities at Gallery 55

                      (55 ByWard Market Square 2nd floor)


12:30 pm Mexican Fashion Show - Presented by Frida's Attic

12:45 pm Dance presentation by Indigenous group "Andarani tzïtzï p'urhe uarharicha de la étnia Purépecha de Michoacan, Mexico"


1:00 pm Award ceremony Children’s Drawing Contest “Remember me”

2:00 pm Papel picado workshop.

3:00 pm Salsa dance presentation by Ritmo Baile dance school

3:15 pm Salsa workshop by Ritmo Baile dance shcool

3:45 pm Dance competition and Day of the Dead Fashion Contest. Everyone welcome. Prizes for children's and adults.

Tequila sampling from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Gallery 55. (No registration required. First come, first serve basis. Proof of legal drinking age required)

5:00 to 7:00  pm Rattle Your Bones dance party with "La Banda Sabrosa" (Live Latin Band)