Day of the Dead Festival
A Celebration of Mexican Culture
Mon 28 Oct
Camden Market will be brought to life with a Day of the Dead festival
To celebrate Day of the Dead, Aeroméxico is offering the change to win a 4-night stay at an all-inclusive hotel and round-trip flights with you and your friend to the Mexican Caribbean, Cancún. If this doesn’t strike your fancy, they’re also offering 10% off all international flights as well. Find out more HERE!
SATURDAY 2ND NOVEMBER ONLY
Performances // North Yard & Stables Yard // 12pm – 5pm
12pm: Live roaming mariachi band
2pm: Mexican pop music (North Yard)
3:30pm: Catrina performance
5pm: Costumes competition (North Yard)
Cafe Chula // West Yard // 10am – 1am
As the actual Day of the Dead happens on the 2nd November, Cafe Chula will play host to a day full of food, live music, face painting and DJs until the early hours. Why not join one of their FREE tequila masterclasses?
Main Altar // Gabeto // All-day
To kick-off in true Mexican style, these traditional Altars will be created by the State of Oaxaca and pay homage to Franciso Toledo.
Art Installations // Unit 16, The Stables // All-day
Curated by Mexican artists, this gallery will showcase the best of contemporary art Mexico has to offer.
Floating Market // Camden Lock // 11am – 6pm
Next to Cafe Chula in the West Yard and inspired by the canal city Xochimilco, one of our longboats will be fully dressed in bright colours and flowers and will host a mini Mexican Market where they’ll be serving native Mexican delicacies.
Children’s Crafts // Camden Lock Place // 10am – 3pm
Mestizo Food Market // The Stables // 11am – 6pm
Take a bite out of delicious and authentic Mexican food delights!
Mezcalería Speakeasy // Unit 88, North Yard // 11am – 6pm
Tequila isn’t the only alcohol Mexico make. Experience tastings of Mezcal surrounded by beautifully curated artwork and music to get you into the Mexican spirit.
Gabeto // Stables Yard // 12pm – 2am
As well as hosting a Day of the Dead Fiesta Saturday night, Gabeto will host talks, workshops and film screenings:
Friday 1st November
5pm: Talk – The Day of the Dead in Ancient Mexico and today (BOOK HERE)
7pm: La Carga film screening
Saturday 2nd November
12pm: Talk – The Mixteca Region of Mexico: The social and cultural relevance in the XXI century (BOOK HERE)
1:30pm / 2:30pm: Calaveritas workshop (BOOK HERE)
5:30pm: Escapando film screening
Sunday 3rd November
12pm: Paper Flowers workshop (BOOK HERE)
3pm: Salma’s Big Wish film screening