Celebrate the Day of the Dead in the Land of the Skulls on November 5, 2022 in Murphys, CA. Join us for our annual celebration of those who have passed on but are with us in memory and spirit on this Day. Local businesses will display ofrendas, we’ll have artisan vendors, food, drinks, the community altar, and entertainment in our beautiful Community Park along the banks of Murphys Creek from 11-5. The event will end with a blessing of the items left on the community altar at around 5:15 pm. Check out our Day of the Dead page for more information. That page will be continually updated as more information is available.

This is a family-friendly event, and we welcome your children.  The park will host dancers, musicians, and El Catrin/La Catrina, and Los Nino pageants during the day.  There is a $10 fee for adults to compete for a chance to win bragging rights and a cash prize, but kids are free and need not register in advance. Adults should sign up at our information booth in the Park by 2pm. We encourage everyone to get in the spirit by dressing up or getting their face painted.  Browse our Facebook page and Day of the Dead page for images of previous winners and traditional garb.

In addition, businesses on Main Street will have entertainment, special menus, kids’ activities, and many ofrendas honoring family, friends, and community members.  Grab a printed program on the morning of the event at the Wine Information Center at Main Street & big Trees Road, the information desk in the Community Park, or at a participating business to see a map of the event area and a list of all the participating businesses.

10.22.2022 Vendor Update:  We are full for our 2022 event.  We want to remind everybody that this is a juried event with very limited vendor space, and we accept only those vendors who are a good fit for our event with Dia de Los Muertos-themed and culturally authentic artisan offerings.  Halloween-themed items are not accepted at this event. If you would like to be considered for next year, please send photos of your vendor booth or items to Catherine now, and she’ll put you on a waitlist for next year.  We welcome your interest in our event. Application links and vendor coordinator contact information are available on our Day of the Dead page.

Want to download the program guide? Click below.

DOD Program 2022 – Outside
DOD Program 2022 – Inside-Revised Final

Want to get involved with this event?  We always need volunteers to help out on the day of the event.  It’s just an hour or two, you’ll be in the Park where most of the action is, and you’ll get the satisfaction of helping us make this event happen as well as our gratitude!  You’ll be helping at the information desk or helping us set up and take down the Community Altar. Sign up here.

We hope to see you here in Murphys!