Día de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead”, is traditionally a Mexican holiday that begins on October 31st and goes through November 2nd. Although we typically view death as a somber time, Día de los Muertos gives us an opportunity to celebrate the lives of our deceased relatives and pray for their souls. Celebrations typically include food, music and dancing. Here in Wichita, KS, we have several adult and family-friendly ways to honor and remember those who have passed on before us.
Family-Friendly Día de los Muertos Events
November 1 Día de los Muertos Make and Take Paper Skulls at Evergreen Branch Wichita Public Library, 2601 N. Arkansas St. This is a come and go event from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. This FREE event is geared towards children ages 3 to 11.
November 1 Día de los Muertos/First Friday Party at Revolutsia, 2721 E. Central. The event is a safe place for kids to trick-or-treat, and attendees can expect fun, prizes, music, and a good time!
November 1 Día De Los Muertos/First Friday at the Workroom, 150 N Cleveland St. They will have Day of the Dead themed artwork on display from local artists from 6-9 p.m. All artwork is for sale, but is free to view.
November 2 5th Annual Día de los Muertos Celebration at the Old Town Farmers Market, 835 E. 1st St. This will be a day full of dances, food, altars, a silent candle walk, a giant paper mache catrina, entertainment, and contests from 2 p.m. to midnight.
Adults Only Día de los Muertos Events
November 1 Day of the Dead Cake Class at Cake Stuff, 8909 W Central Ave. In this adult-only class, you will learn how to design and create your very own sugar skull cake from 7-9 p.m. There is a $35 fee for this class and there is a small list of supplies you will need to bring. Contact Cake Stuff to register for the event.
November 1 Día de Muertos Party at Los Compadres, 3213 N Toben. Celebrate Halloween and Day of the Dead starting at 8p.m. with a $19.99 dinner buffet. There will also be special entertainment with Nicky Lauren, spooky themed drinks, and DJ Flaco. Costumes are encouraged and there is a prize for the best costume. There is no cover fee. Reservations are required if you want to eat the dinner buffet. Must be 21 to enter.
November 2 Day of the Dead Celebration at La Hacienda, 5905 W. Kellogg Dr., is from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.. There is no cover charge. Must be 18 to enter, 21 to drink. There will be food and drink specials all night! There is also a contest for best skull make-up and DJ Jesus Vivar will keep the dance floor going all night.