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Day of the Dead Festivities in Melbourne 2023

Day of the Dead (Dia de Muertos) is a vibrant Mexican tradition that unites families and friends in a heartfelt tribute to their departed loved ones. As Mexico’s most exuberant celebration, it’s a time when people wear beautiful costumes with unique makeup, join lively parades, and partake in joyous parties featuring delicious Mexican cuisine.

This year, Melbourne hosts a diverse array of family-friendly Day of the Dead festivities, where the spirit of this rich cultural celebration comes alive.


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Day of the dead celebrations in Melbourne
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ARRIBA! Melbourne Mexican Festival

The Arriba! Mexican Festival in Melbourne is a vibrant celebration of Mexican culture, offering a diverse array of experiences. With over 20 Mexican and Latino-American food vendors, an exhibit of handcrafted Mexican and Latin American products, and a lineup of Mariachis, folk performances, live bands, and DJs, there’s non-stop entertainment. Additionally, the festival provides a dedicated Kids Area for young visitors. 

Date: 27 – 29 October 2023
Location: Flagstaff Gardens, Melbourne
Price: FREE

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We try our best to provide accurate information on kid-friendly events around Victoria but do recommend parents check details directly to confirm dates, times, prices as some details may be subject to change.

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