Day of the Dead (Dia de Muertos) is a Mexican celebration that brings family and friends together to love, honour and respect their loved ones who have passed. It’s Mexico’s most colourful celebration.
People dress in beautiful costumes with unique make-up, there are parades and parties with delicious Mexican feasts. This year there is a selection of family-friendly Day of the Dead celebrations around Melbourne.
Day of the Dead is a chance for family members to come together to decorate the graves of loved ones with flowers and food to encourage the souls of the departed to join in the fun.
The ARRIBA! Melbourne Mexican Festival will showcase Melbourne’s rich and diverse Mexican culture with Day of the Dead celebrations. The festival includes entertainment and performances by various artists, a selection of Mexican and Latin American handcrafted products will be available to purchase.
Families can enjoy over 25 Mexican and Latino-American vendors selling delicious Mexican food like tacos, enchiladas, burritos, fajitas and more. There will also be plenty of kids activities.
The Day of the Dead celebrations will be a colourful experience, with beautiful costumes, face painting and more.
Date: 26–27 October 2019
Location: Flagstaff Gardens, 311 William Street, Melbourne
Boneo Discovery Park is hosting their first-ever Day of the Dead event. This family-friendly fiesta will have live music, mini train, movie tent, fright walk, workshops and face painting. Kids are encouraged to dress up in their favourite costumes and enter the best-dressed competition.
Enjoy the spectacular grounds of Boneo Discovery Park, bring a picnic or purchase some delicious food from their food trucks.
There will also be new light sculptures from Lantasia Lights -– The Lanternist.
Families are invited to St Brigid’s Parish Hall to celebrate the traditional Dia De Los Muertos Festival with a free family-friendly event.
Enjoy a day full of live Mexican music, face painting, traditional Alter d Muertos, Mexican crafts, traditional Mexican food and free kids activities.
Date: 2 November 2019
Location: St Brigid’s Parish Hall, 378 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy North
We try our best to provide accurate information on kid-friendly events around Victoria, but we do recommend that parents check details directly to confirm dates, times, prices as some details may be subject to change.