Celebrate this traditional Mexican holiday quickly gaining popularity nationwide in the beautiful setting of the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory.
The Friends of the Domes is introducing a new event this year to celebrate Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. 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.
Local Mexican restaurants will be on site to sell food and beverages.
This is a Friends of the Domes fundraiser. Proceeds will benefit Domes education programs and projects.
Admission is $8 per person (ages two and under Free)
Tickets are available online (or by visiting our website: www.milwaukeedomes.org
Tickets may also be purchased in the Domes Gift Shop, or by calling the Friends of the Domes office at 414-257-5609