Día de los Muertos events in Greater Palm Springs

Looking for a Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) event in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley?  You have a few options:

Day of the Dead at the Palm Springs Art Museum

Day of the Dead held at Palm Springs Art Museum (Photo Credit: Dimitri Halkidis)

Palm Springs Art Museum is hosting its popular annual Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) celebration on Sunday, October 28, from 10 am to 4 pm at their Palm Springs location.  They will also host an event on Friday, November 2 from 4 pm to 9 pm at their Palm Desert location.

Both events are free and family friendly and will include altars constructed by the community, performances and films (including Coco), art activities, and more.

(Palm Springs Art Museum)

Run with Los Muertos

The 6th annual Run with Los Muertos 5K & Block Party will take place on Saturday, November 3 in Downtown Coachella.  Over 5,000 people attended in 2017 and this year features plenty of DJs and performers.  The event will have Dia de Los Muertos procession of performances including authentic, large-scale puppets, traditional art, music and dance.  The night will also include an interactive art walk, food vendors, beer garden and art installations.

A portion of all funds raised benefit Raices Cultura, an empowering local nonprofit that works to bring art education and culturally centered events to students and community members in the East Valley.  The event kicks off at 5 pm, the race is at 6 pm – and the event is scheduled to run til midnight.

(Run with Los Muertos)

CV Days of Los Muertos

Sunnylands hosts their 5th annual Coachella Valley Days of Los Muertos beginning October 31. The four-day event at the Center & Gardens will include pop-up craft tables, themed activities, and traditional ofrendas (ceremonial altars) on display throughout the gardens.  Sunnylands will also stay open until 9 pm on Friday, November 2 with live music and activities.


Cathedral City Día de los Muertos

(Discover Cathedral City)

The October 27 event at Desert Memorial Park will include mariachi bands, dancers, an art contest, a craft area for kids, food, and more from 11 am to 3pm.  The event is free to attend.

(Discover Cathedral City)

6th Annual Dia De Los Muertos Celebration and Fundraiser at The Coachella Valley History Museum


The annual fundraiser for the museum will include dinner, a silent auction, art, tequila tasting and live entertainment.  Tickets start at $90 for the November 3 event, which will begin at 5 pm.

(Coachella Valley History Museum)

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Any event that we missed?  Let us know about it.

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