Scottsdale dia de Los Muertos at the Old Adobe Mission
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OPENING NOVEMBER 2nd, 4-10 pm.  Art and Altars Open through Nov. 4th, 9am-9pm


Join Us

Join us as The Scottsdale Old Adobe Mission, Grandeza Mexicana, and Lore Media and Art invite you to celebrate and learn about The Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos), a time honored tradition reserved for remembrance of family members who have passed away. To honor the deceased, altars are traditionally built and decorated with marigolds, photographs, and favorite foods of the departed.

The Event

Community, Theatre and Art come to life as downtown Scottsdale celebrates Dia de Los Muertos, an ancient Aztec ritual that both remember the dead and mocks death itself. Discover the extraordinary rituals and observances that take place during this celebration of life while enjoying traditional food, family activities, vibrant music, dance, elaborate altar displays, sculptured art and an interactive community altar.


 Schedule of Upcoming Events:

  • Scottsdale Dia De Los Muertos Nov. 2-4, 2018


old adobe mission Downtown Scottsdale

3817 N. Brown Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251


A celebration for all at the historic Scottsdale Old Adobe Mission


grandeza mexicana  |  lore productions


Grandeza Mexicana

Folk Ballet Company

About the Company

GRANDEZA MEXICANA FOLK BALLET COMPANY was founded by Jose Vences in September 2003. Currently, Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company has over 30 dancers and is a non-profit performing arts organization. The company was formed to advance the field of Mexican folk ballet, enhance the public’s appreciation for the diversity and depth of Mexican culture, and to present high-quality dance productions.

With signature pride in the rich national culture, Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company presents high-caliber dance productions that represent the diverse regions of Mexico. Whether choreographic works depict celebrations, ceremonies, or daily rituals, they are a colorful slice of the flavor of Mexico. Backed by careful research, GMFBC’s choreography is committed to preserving the traditions and customs of Mexico’s historic past and promising present.

The Mission of the Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company is to perpetuate and showcase the splendor of Mexican Folk dance, and to cultivate and promote public awareness and appreciation of this rich and diverse cultural heritage.


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Fulfill your Dia de Los Muertos Artistic Repertoire

Scottsdale Dia de los Muertos supports the work of emerging, established and mid-career creative artists and performers. Pre-Production collaborative art installation project opportunities will be available in a variety of artistic mediums. Individual artist, community art organizations and musical performers are encouraged to partner with us.  For further details please submit your contact info to

Scottsdale Arts Engagement & Community Education

Scottsdale’s Dia de Los Muertos celebration is a collaboration of artists, community, and local business who envision a growing event that will attract tourists, spur the creative class, as well as allow families both young and old to enjoy a festive remembrance of our dearly departed. Our festivities will serve as an enduring bridge to a creative and engaging platform for the residents of Scottsdale.