Join us this October and November for our Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration!

First Friday October 6th from 6-10 pm

The unveiling of our Dia de los Muertos Family and Community Ofrendas! Enjoy from local artists our Dia de los Muertos exhibit, food from local food trucks, shop from local vendors, and enjoy from entertainment. 1701 Jarboe St, KCMO 64106

First Friday November 3rd from 6-10pm

Close out Dia de los Muertos with us by parading through the Westside neighborhood in our Calaca parade. Get a last look at the community ofrendas, artwork, and enjoy food, vendors and entertainment. 1701 Jarboe St, KCMO 64108

Community Ofrendas

In memory of Beverly Powell

In memory of Ma-Del Sagrario Diaz-Torres & Victims of femicide and domestic abuse

In memory of Aguirre Family

In memory of Tinoco Family

In memory of Anthony Alvarez Sr. & Anthony Goana

In memory of Daniel Banuelos

In memory of Francisco Contreras

In memory of Alexander Esteban

In memory of Cecilia Rojas

In memory of Mary Rojas, Pauline Garcia

In memory of Filiberto Gutierrez, Robert Grado Sr., Robert Grado Jr


Installation by Erick Felix

Dia de los Muertos Featured Artist: Isaac Tapia


James Jukes

Andrea Cira

Barbara McCreery

Eulalia Pulido

Coco Rico

Baldemar Rivas

Chico Sierra

Thank you to:

StoneLion Puppets





Calaca Light-Up Parade

Join in on the fun and become a part of the 2023 Dia de los Muertos Calaca Light-Up Parade! Parade floats, cars, walking groups, light up bikes, wagons, strollers or whatever you can imagine are encouraged to participate! Help us celebrate those we have lost in a night of remembrance and celebration.

Catrina Contest

Come dress as your best Catrina, walk in the parade and compete for a prize!

Anyone interested in being a part of the parade or contest please email your application to Jenny Mendez at There will be a mandatory Parade Participate meeting to go over all information and answer any questions. Monday, October 30th at 5:30pm held at the MRC Cultural Arts Center, 1701 Jarboe St, KCMO.

Below is Parade Participate Application:

2023 Dia de los Muertos featured artist: Isaac Tapia

Isaac is a Mexican artist and muralist.

Tapia started painting when he was in high school and graduated from the Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts. After high school, Tapia went on to the Kansas City Art Institute, which he attended for two years. He paints his surroundings which usually incorporate the people and events he connects with.

You can also catch Isaac painting murals through @itraicons

With his Co-collaborator Rico Alvarez.

Interested in Volunteering

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Photos from Dia de los Muertos 2022