Día de Muertos

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Effective October 4, masks are required inside all Indy Parks facilities and family centers, regardless of vaccination status. Masks will not be required when engaging in physical fitness activities or sports. Park staff are continuing to sanitize common areas, and park visitors are encouraged to continue practice social distancing where appropriate. We appreciate your patience and cooperation!

Día de Muertos is moving inside the Garfield Park Arts Center! Masks are required for everyone over the age of 2. We have limited supply available if you forget yours. We'll see you starting at 5:30.

Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a traditional Mexican holiday that celebrates deceased family members through music, storytelling, food, and ofrendas (altars).

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Join us to learn more about this Mexican holiday and partake in the traditions by enjoying cultural music, dance performances, & storytelling (from 6:15 - 8:15 PM), creating Mexican-inspired crafts through take-home kits (see more info below), and more!

Share a photo, drawing, or stories about your deceased loved ones by adding to our community memorial wall. View our community ofrenda and learn more about the elements that go into building an ofrenda. Guests are encouraged to dress up in traditional outfits and face paint, too.

Please note that this event will take place outdoors at the Garfield Park Corporate Shelter. Restrooms will be available inside the Garfield Park Arts Center. Masks are required in the Arts Center, regardless of vaccination status.

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Click here for a PDF copy of the program.

Take-Home Kits

Take-home craft kits will be available for pick-up October 26 - November 2 at the Garfield Park Arts Center and Garfield Park Library.

Kits include all materials and instructions:
Skull and Flower Origami
Skull Mask
Papel Picado
Mexican Marigold Flower
Mexican Bracelets

Garfield Park Arts Center

2432 Conservatory Drive

Open hours:

Tuesday - Saturday | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Questions? Feel free to contact us at GPAC@indy.gov or 317-327-7135.

Garfield Park Library

2502 Shelby Street


Open hours:

Monday - Tuesday | 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Wednesday - Friday | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM