MILWAUKEE -- The Friends of the Domes is introducing a new event this year to celebrate Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. Brian Kramp spent the morning at the Mitchell Park Domes to learn all about the event.
While this Mexican celebration occurs around the same time of year as Halloween, it is a completely different holiday with rich symbolism and traditions that appeal to people young and old.
The Desert Dome will be filled with cheerful candlelight, orange marigolds, and colorful decorations. View traditional ofrendas located throughout the Domes. Guests will enjoy a mariachi band and dancing in the Show Dome. Children will enjoy free crafts such as creating artistic marigolds, painting sugar skulls, or for a fee of $5 building a skull garden. They can interact with and have photos taken with characters in costume. The evening will be infused with educational opportunities to learn about this rich cultural event that is quickly gaining popularity all over the country.
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Cultural Institute of Dance
Mariachi Music and Dancing
Face Painting - The Real Clowns
Characters in costume from Coco
A special thank you to the UCC and Latino Arts for sharing artwork for this event from Bruce Guadalupe Middle School!