Santa Monica Pier Celebrates Dia de los Muertos
Dia de los Muertos - Guests will experience several art installations and live performances like ballet folklorico by Grupo La Rosa by Maria A Villalobos & Parents, and be serenaded by a Mariachi group during this celebration. The event of reflection and remembrance will start with a blessing led by the indigenous Tongva community at the far West End of the Pier, face painting hosted by our partner Mariasol and Ms. Brown’s Artistry, followed by a vibrant and colorful procession led by Aztec dancers from the west end to the Merry Go-Round building. We encourage you to dress up in your favorite Día de los Muertos fashion to take part in our community walking procession. Tamales provided at The Albright and hot cocoa by Soda Jerks.
Santa Monica Pier pays tribute to the cultural tradition of Dia de Los Muertos – Day of the Dead– with a two-day public art installation taking place from November 1st through November 2nd, 2022. The second annual Santa Monica Pier’s Dia de Los Muertos Celebration honors people, places, and ideas that are important to Santa Monican’s through free, family-friendly programming.
This year, we will also be bringing back Letters of Life, an art installation where we ask members of the community to share their favorite Pier memories, photographs, and anecdotes of family and friends who have passed. These memories will decorate our space via our digital murals that surround the historic 100-year-old Carousel and will be displayed over the course of our celebration.
Date and Time
Wednesday Nov 2, 2022
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM PDT
November 2, 2022 | 5:30-9:30PM
Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401
FREE | ALL AGES