Celebrate Day of the Dead at Atlanta History Center

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Annual Festival Offers a Full Day of Fun That Promises To Stimulate Your Senses

Enjoy a day of cultural exploration during the Atlanta History Center’s annual family program, Day of the Dead or Dia de Muertos. Visitors of all ages enjoy learning about this ancient festival rooted in Mexican heritage and that serves as a way for families to remember their deceased loved ones while celebrating their children and the continuity of life.  Smiling faces, swirling brilliant colors, storytelling, and elaborately decorated altars designed to honor lost family and friends, and authentic Mexican food, music, and performances are highlights of this celebration.

The Atlanta History Center has presented this annual family program in collaboration with the Instituto de Mexico and the Mexican Consulate with support by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council for more than ten years. 

WHAT:             Day of the Dead; Atlanta History Center’s annual family program  

WHEN:             Sunday, October 28, 2012; Noon – 5:00 pm

WHERE:          Atlanta History Center; 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305

ADMISSION:   This outdoor program is free; special half off admission offer to the Atlanta History Museum, historic houses, and gardens during            Day of the Dead.   Food and drinks are available for purchase.  For more information, please call 404.814.4000 or visit AtlantaHistoryCenter.com/family


  • Noon                Welcome music and ongoing craft and food activities
  • Ongoing            Elaborately decorated altars on display in Grand Overlook Ballroom
  • 12:45 -  1:15     Alma Mexicana; Folkloric Dance                                                           
  • 1:15  -  2:00      Chicahua Yolotli; Aztec Dance -- Dance Calballo, Dance Paloma, Dance Fuego, Dance Mallimali
  • 2:00  -  2:30      Youth Marimba Group  from Oaxaca Mexico                 
  • 2:30  -  3:00      Alma Mexicana; Folkloric Dance           
  • 3:00  -  3:30      Certificates of participation, Altar Exhibit         
  • 3:30  -  4:00      Chicahua Yolotli; Aztec Dance -- Dance Mayahuel, Dance Tonatzin, Dance Venado         
  • 4:00  -  4:30      Youth Marimba Group from Oaxaca Mexico                 
  • 4:30  -  5:00      Mariachi; Pepe Lopez    



Quick facts

2012 is the 11th year of Day of the Dead at Atlanta History Center
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Dedicated altars are uniquely decorated with favorite food, drinks, images, candles, artwork, and much more.
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Day of the Dead is a free outdoor program; special half off admission offer on this day to view Atlanta History Museum, historic houses, and gardens
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