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Day of the Dead

Signature Event

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

Friday, to Sunday,
Presented by: Old Pasadena Management District
Throughout Old Pasadena
Pasadena, CA 91105

Free and open to the public

Old Pasadena celebrates Day of the Dead with a Tour of Altars and more!

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. All weekend long, enjoy free pop-up activities and promotions as we celebrate life and honor the souls of those who have gone before.

Día de los Muertos is an ancient Mexican tradition held on November 1st (All Saints Day) and 2nd (All Souls Day), when families welcome the visit of their departed loved ones by cleaning and decorating grave sites, or creating a memorial altar (ofrenda) in their home or business.  This is a playful and festive event where death, the great equalizer, is treated with humor, and the circle of life is celebrated. 


Friday-Sunday, October 27-29, during participating business hours

Participating businesses throughout Old Pasadena 

Visitors are invited to take a self-guided tour of both traditional and contemporary interpretations of altars lovingly created to honor and celebrate the spirits of the dearly departed. Various prizes will be awarded as determined by our panel of judges. 

More details coming soon!  In the meantime, scroll through our gallery of photos from last year's event.

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