For a second year, Old Pasadena celebrates Day of the Dead, the reverent yet vibrant Mexican holiday that honors loved ones who have passed before us. During the three-day event, dozens of Old Pasadena businesses will create beautiful altars in their spaces to showcase during the self-guided Tour of Altars. The weekend culminates with Sunday’s lively, free Family Fiesta and One Colorado Courtyard’s outdoor screening of the animated 2014 film The Book of Life.
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Day of the Dead Tour of Altars
Friday, October 28 – Sunday, October 30, during participating business hours
Altar Selections Announced!
Our judges have tour the altars and made their announcements:
Judges: Historian Robert Martinez | Artist Ricardo Reyes | Curator Victor Solis
Judges: Artist Sonia Romero| Artist Kathy Gallegos | Artist Liz Espinoza
Day of the Dead Family Fiesta
Sunday, October 30 ~ 2:00–6:00pm
Metro Right of Way at Union Street (between Colorado and Holly Street)
100 E. Union Street
SCHEDULENorth Side of METRO Right of Way
The Book of Life Movie Screening
Sunday, October 30, 7:00pm
One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley - (626) 564-1066
The 2014 animated The Book of Life follows protagonist Manolo’s mythic struggle between following his heart or his familial expectations. From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez, “The Book of Life” offers thrilling visuals to accompany Manolo’s journey through fantastical worlds where he confronts his greatest fears and contends with some interesting deities.